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Zhong Lun Law Firm

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Chairman: Xuebing Zhang
Managing Partners: Xuebing Zhang, Peng Wu, Anthony Zhao, Anthony Qiao, Decai Zhang, Jihong Lai, Yu Cui
Number of partners: 298 (excluding 109 non-equity partners)
Number of lawyers: 1200
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun is one of the largest law firms providing a complete spectrum of legal services in China. The firm has over 298 partners and more than 1568 professionals working in 16 offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Through specialisation and close teamwork, the firm provides clients with high-quality legal services across a wide range of fields.

Main Areas of Practice:
Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure:
73 partners; 299 fee earners based in China
■ China Zun, the tallest building in Beijing
■ Shanghai Disneyland Park, a Sino-US joint venture theme park
■ Hudson Yards project jointly invested in by Jiaming Group and Tishman Speyer in New York
Key Clients: Sun Hung Kai, Hutchison Whampoa, Longfor, CITIC Real Estate, Hines, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund
Contacts: Fei Wang, Jihong Wang, Gavin Zhang

Capital Markets/Securities:
131 partners; 510 fee earners based in China
■ Xunlei’s IPO on NASDAQ
■ Greenland Hong Kong’s US$700 million bond offering
■ Privatisation of Focus Media Holding Ltd
■ Privatisation of Pactera
Key Clients:
JD, Xunlei, Greenland, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, HSBC
Contacts: Limin Chen, Zhong Zhang, Catherine Chen

Foreign Direct Investment, Tax & Wealth Management, Labour & International Trade:
34 partners; 119 fee earners based in China
■ Chinese tax law service for scores of multinationals in their M&As in China
■ Labour law service for numerous multinationals regarding employment of foreign nationals in China
■ Representation of a large number of Chinese enterprises in responding to the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations initiated by Canada, the United States, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Egypt, Mexico, Russia, etc.
Key Clients: Ministry of Commerce, French Decathlon, Omron, Christie’s Auctions & Private Sales, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, PrimeVest Group
Contacts: Peter Ni, Lihua Wang

M&A, Antitrust, Outbound Investment:
58 partners; 197 fee earners based in China
■ Mengniu’s acquisition of Yashili
■ Yue Xiu’s acquisition of 75% stake in Ching Hing Bank
■ Baidu’s acquisition of 91 Wireless
Key Clients: Sony, Panasonic, MITSUI, Mengniu, Yue Xiu
Contacts: Yun Zhou, Scott Yu, Scott Guan

Banking & Finance:
32 partners; 136 fee earners based in China
■ Representation of the borrower of a RMB10 billion syndicated loan provided by China Development Bank, the Guangzhou Changdi Sub-Branch of the Bank of China and Guangzhou Bank for the Guangzhou - Zhongshan - Jiangmen Highway Project
■ Representation of Singapore’s United Overseas Bank and United Overseas Bank (China) Limited in their domestic and overseas funding for the acquisition of East Ocean Center by a real estate fund founded by United Overseas Bank and CLSA Capital Partners
■ Provision of legal service for a series of innovation programs of CITIC Trust
Key Clients: China Development Bank, The Export-Import Bank of China, CITIC Trust, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CITI Group and HSBC Bank
Contacts: Wantao Yang, Borong Liu

Dispute Resolution:
65 partners; 210 fee earners based in China
■ Two lawsuits on behalf of a world famous ship power equipment supplier in Chinese maritime courts
■ Acted as reorganisation administrator for six STX Companies
■ Representation of Ericsson (China) Co., Ltd. in several contract disputes before Beijing High People’s Court
Key Clients: GE, Ericsson, Hong Kong Special AdministrativeRegion
Contacts: Yuming Liu, Bomin Qian

Intellectual Property:
28 partners; 96 fee earners based in China
■ IP legal service for Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
■ IP legal service for Microsoft China
■ IP legal service for BMW
Key Clients: Tencent, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Suning, Nike
Contacts: Jihong Chen, Fanglong Sun


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