Broad & Bright

China

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Broad & Bright is a full service Chinese law firm that opened in Beijing in 2004 and then in Shanghai in 2008. It has further offices in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. The firm is one of two Chinese member firms of Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms. 

The firm’s main practice strengths are in M&A, private equity, project finance, real estate, financial technology, asset financing and securitisation.

Key clients of the firm include Sino-German Huajian, Dongguan Development, Mingyuecheng Real Estate, and Tuhu.

During the research period, the firm’s projects practice was highly active in a range of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and build–operate–transfer (BOT) projects. For example, its Guangzhou office handled the Dongguan Rail Transit Line 1 PPP project, which is significant to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay region. The firm’s M&A team advised on joint ventures and acquisitions in the technology, chemical and food and beverage sectors. 

Last year, Broad & Bright recruited partners Sunny Shen from Electronic Arts and Liang Peng from CMS. 

Deal highlights

-Dongguan Rail Transit Line 1 PPP

-Fengkai Domestic Sewage Disposal and Recycle PPP

-Freudenberg & Co Rmb1.2 billion acquisition of 75% stake in Apollo Environmental Equipment

-Shantou Construction Waste Disposal and Recycling BOT 

-Stratacache $4 million acquisition of Ningbo Plus and Popscreens Electronic Technology

-Tuhu Rmb1.4 billion joint venture with Exxon Mobile and Tencent 

-Wuchang Kitchen Waste Disposal PPP