Founded in 1949, Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm with 77 offices in 46 countries and regions with over 12,000 people. We were the first foreign law firm to obtain the license to practice in China and also the first foreign law firm to be granted a joint operation license in the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone. With over 300 China focused lawyers, we have one of the largest and the most experienced legal team in China providing clients with integrated international and PRC legal services through the joint operation platform.
Guantao Law Firm, founded in February 1994 and based in Beijing, is one of the pioneer law firms in China. Over more than two decades of hard work and dedication, Guantao has become a leading PRC law firm with a team of over 200 partners and 800 lawyers working across 21 offices in main cities at home and abroad.
Guantao has established strategic alliance with the UK-based international law firm Ashurst LLP. In February 2018, Guantao and Ashurst established a Joint Operation Office (JOO) in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Through the strong relationship with Ashurst, Guantao aims to continue delivering service excellence and sharing resources and information for the benefit of its domestic and international clients.
Han Kun is a leading full-service law firm in China. Over the years, Han Kun has been widely recognized as a leader in complex cross-border and domestic transactions. Our main practice areas include private equity, mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic capital markets, investment funds, assets management, Antitrust/Competition, banking and finance, aviation finance, foreign direct investment, compliance, private client wealth management, intellectual property and dispute resolution. As of today, we have over 400 lawyers located in the four offices of the firm in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzen and Hong Kong. All our lawyers are graduates of top universities and speak at least a foreign language. Many have worked outside of China and have extensive experience in complex cross-border transactions as counsel to both Chinese and foreign clients.
Founded in the early 1990s, Jingtian & Gongcheng is one of the first private partnership law firms in the People’s Republic of China. We are by now widely recognized as one of the top full service law firms in China. We command leading positions in practices including Capital Markets, Asset Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cross-border Investments, Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Asset Management, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity & Data Protection. We also lead in industry sectors including Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Education, Arts, Sports & Entertainment, and Energy & Natural Resources. We endeavor to efficiently provide a wide range of in-depth, comprehensive, customized, and innovative quality legal services to our domestic and multinational clients.
We currently have ten offices, more than 180 partners and approximately 450 lawyers and legal assistants. We have always been deeply committed to serving our clients and maximizing their interests. We boast a long list of many “first-ofits- kind” matters in various practices and sectors, and are widely recognized as leaders the market in those areas. We have won numerous awards and accolades from leading legal publications including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, China Law & Practice, IFLR1000, Asialaw Profiles, China Business Law Journal, Asian Legal Business, LEGALBAND. Most recently we have just been designated as the “Asian Law Firm of the Year” for 2020 by The Asian Lawyer, China Business Law Journal has also awarded us with its “Golden League” award.
The New Development Bank (NDB), now in its fifth year of operations, has become a fully-fledged multilateral development bank in terms of people, processes, platforms and products. In 2019, NDB approved 22 projects amounting to USD 7.2 billion, while cumulative project approvals crossed USD 15 billion. With the Bank’s proposed COVID-19 pandemic-related assistance, incremental approvals in 2020 are likely to be above USD 10 billion. The COVID-19 related assistance is intended to enable the Bank’s members to deal with immediate health impacts, as well as medium-term economic recovery challenges.
In the coming decade, technology-led accelerated change will challenge the existing paradigm of the development finance business. The Bank is well positioned to leverage the emerging and untapped opportunities in smart infrastructure financing.
Founded in 1992, Beijing Tian Yuan Law Firm is one of the earliest partnership law firms in China. Tian Yuan has its headquarters in Beijing and 9 branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Haikou, Suzhou and Guangzhou, with a team of 150+ partners and 600+ practitioners. The practice areas of Tian Yuan cover a wide range of capital markets, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, financial & asset management, antitrust/competition, private affairs & wealth management, education, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, PE/ VC, TMT, fin-tech, Belt & Road/cross-border investment, real estate, construction, infrastructure and project finance(PPP), restructuring & insolvency, labour and employment, regulatory and compliance, etc.