TianTong Law Firm
Chairman: XIN Zhengyu
Managing Partners: Chen Yaoquan; Peng Qing; Wang Feng ;Chi Weihong
Number of partners: 40+
Number of lawyers: 140+
Firm Overview: Founded in 2002, TianTong Law Firm is a boutique law firm focusing on commercial dispute resolution. To date, TianTong has become one of the most reputable dispute resolution law firms in China. Headquartered in Beijing, TianTong has established offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, and Sanya. TianTong has approximately 200 lawyers, many of whom served as judges for years at different levels of Chinese courts, including the Supreme People's Court. TianTong specialize exclusively in complex commercial disputes involving high stakes across a number of practice areas. The firm is constituted by leading dispute resolution lawyers in China and enjoys a reputation for having innovative and groundbreaking litigation tactics. The firm are constantly placed in leading categories in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, and have been awarded the “Litigation Firm of the Year” prize by Asia Legal Business in China. Clients choosethe firmfor their excellence, their expertise and their pioneering approach to handle complex litigations. TianTong's focus is always success: winning the best results for their clients around the world. What makes TianTong special and outstanding is that the firm strives for excellence in all of the work they provide. This includes not just their cutting-edge approach to win the case, but also their social responsibilities as an employer and to the wider legal community.
Banking and Finance Litigation:
Banking and finance litigation is one of the “bread and butter” practices of TianTong. Since the establishment of the firm, they have acted for leading domestic and international commercial banks and financial institutions on complex financial disputes involving large amounts. TianTong's clients include Bank of China, Agriculture Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Minsheng Bank, CITIC Securities Company Limited, China Cinda Assets Management, China Life Insurance, Guotai Junan Securities, Royal Bank of Scotland, etc. So far, the firm has won dozens of cases related to security interests, securities, insurance, trust, assets management, private equity and so forth for their clients. Amongst these winning cases, 13 of them are included as landmark cases in the leading law journals such as Gazette of the Supreme People's Court Guide on Commercial Adjudication and Guide and Reference on Civil and Commercial Adjudication, etc. Meanwhile, the firm have publicized case notes, articles and yearbooks relating to commercial bank businesses, trading finance, non-standard legal risks and factoring business etc. These materials are well recognized by the Chinese legal and financial industries.
Commercial litigation is another area where our reputation shines. TianTonghas represented large state-owned enterprises, multinational companies and shareholders from a wide variety of sectors, including real estate, transportation, coal-mining, petrochemical, rental, assets management, etc. These cases involve shareholder's infringement on creditor's interests, shareholder capital payment, shareholder right and share transfer, etc. One case was selected as one of the guiding cases published by the Supreme People's Court and many have been included as landmark cases in Chinese leading law journals, such as Guide and Reference on Civil and Commercial Adjudication.
International and Foreign related Arbitration:
Thefirm hasextensive experience in representing clients before domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings. 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 engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract , and financial products agreement. TianTong’s lawyers have handled international and foreign related arbitration cases before CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, SZIAC, HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, SCC and LCIA, with the seats of arbitration in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, London, etc.
TianTong's experience in representing construction and engineering litigations 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. Our long-term clients include China Railway, China Railway Construction Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Wanda and Evergrande, etc.
Bankruptcy and Restructuring:
Bankruptcy and restructuring practice is one of TianTong's major practice areas. Our team often plays the role of "white knight", focusing on corporate reorganization and restructuring. Specifically, the firm is able to provide a catch-call service package combined with strategies and solutions of financing, M&A and reorganization. In some significant and complex bankruptcy cases, TianTong assumed the responsibilities of the administrator to identify, address and balance each party's interests.