Chairman: Jiang Yong
Managing Partners: Chen Yaoquan; Peng Qing; Wang Feng
Number of partners: 27
Number of lawyers: 81
Languages: Chinese; English
Tiantong & Partners was founded in 2002. As one of the leading Chinese law firms, it is solely dedicated to complex civil and commercial dispute resolution. Headquartered in Beijing, Tiantong has approximately 150 people nationwide, many of whom had served as senior judges for years at different levels of Chinese courts, including the Supreme People’s Court and high courts of China. In the recent years, it has established six branch offices in Shenzhen, Nanjing, Chongqing, Shenyang, Xi’an and Zhengzhou, where the six circuit courts and two international commercial courts under the auspice of the Supreme People’s Court are seated.
Tiantong has been highly recognised by Chinese and international clients as well as the legal community, winning awards such as “Boutique PRC Law Firm of the Year” “Litigation Law Firm of the Year” consecutively by Chambers and Partners and Asian Legal Business.
Banking & Financial Litigation:
Banking and financial litigation is one of the‘bread and butter’ practices of Tiantong. Since its establishment, the firm has acted for leading commercial banks and financial institutions, domestic and international, on high-value complex financial disputes. To date, the firm has succeeded in dozens of cases which are related to security interests, securities, insurance, trust, assets management and private equity and so forth for our clients. Amongst these successful cases, 13 of them are recorded as landmark cases in the leading law journals such as Gazette of the Supreme People’s Court, Guide on Commercial Adjudication, Guide and Reference on Civil and Commercial Adjudication, etc. Meanwhile, members of the firm have publicised case notes, articles and yearbooks relating to commercial bank business, trade finance, non-standard legal risks and factoring business, etc. These publications are well recognised by the Chinese legal and financial industries.
Corporate & Commercial Litigation:
Corporate and commercial litigation is another area where the firm’s reputation shines. The firm has represented large state-owned and multinational companies and their shareholders from a wide variety of sectors, including real estate, logistics, coal, petrochemical, rental, assets management, etc. These cases involve shareholder’s infringement on creditor’s interests, shareholder capital payment, shareholder right, share transfer, etc. One of these cases was selected as the guiding case by the Supreme People’s Court and many have been recorded as landmark cases in the Chinese leading law journals including guide and reference on civil and commercial adjudication.
Lawyers are frequently invited to give presentations and trainings on corporate law theories and practice before large state-owned and private enterprises to help them improve internal corporate governance.
Lawyers have extensive experience in representing clients before domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings. The typical cases that our team handles include disputes arising from international trade transactions, joint venture agreement, M&A agreement, IP-related license agreement or confidentiality agreement, public infrastructure and EPC contract as well as financing and financial products agreement.
Tiantong construction practice has won great respect within the industry. The team’s leading partner holds dual degrees in engineering and law and has practiced in this area for more than 20 years. Long-term clients include China Railway, China Railway Construction Corporation, CNPC, Wanda, Evergrande, etc.
Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
Bankruptcy and restructuring practice is one of Tiantong’s major practice areas. The team often plays a role as a ‘white knight’ focusing on reorganisation and restructuring. The team is able to provide a catch-call service package combined with strategies and solutions of financing, M&A and reorganisation. In some significant and complex bankruptcy cases, the team assumed the responsibilities as administrator to identify, address and balance each party’s interests.