IFLR1000 is delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2nd IFLR1000 China Awards.

The awards celebrate the most innovative deals and the best performing firms and lawyers in China across 2020/21 and highlight where firms and lawyers performed exceptionally both provincially and nationally. Our methodology and criteria can be viewed here.

Winners will be announced via a Virtual Award ceremony on August 19, 2021.

For more details please contact: William Lo - william.lo@euromoneyasia.com

 

DEALS OF THE YEAR

 

BEIJING

BANKING AND FINANCE

Colorful Guizhou Airlines lease of four A320neo aircraft from GECAS

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun law firm

Sahiwal 2X660MW coal-fired power plant $1.44 billion syndicated loan restructuring

  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

China Yangtze Power International Obtains Syndicated Acquisition Financing

  • Tian Yuan Law Firm

Geely's fundraising to support Polestar's restructuring

  • JunHe
  • Zhong Lun law firm

58.com $8.7 billion take-private financing

  • Han Kun Law Offices
  • Fangda Partners
  • JunHe Law Firm


CAPITAL MARKETS

PRC Ministry of Finance $6 billion multi-tranche sovereign bond issue

  • Fangda Partners 

Tencent Music NYSE IPO

  • Han Kun Law Offices
  • Grandall Law Firm

Baidu HKSE secondary listing

  • Haiwen & Partners
  • King & Wood Mallesons

CPIC LSE GDR issue

  • Fangda Partners
  • King & Wood Malleson

Zero2IPO Holdings HKSE IPO

  • Dentons
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng

KE Holdings NYSE IPO

  • Han Kun Law Offices
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng

China Bohai Bank HKSE IPO

  • Commerce & Finance Law Offices
  • Haiwen & Partner


M&A

LyondellBasell/Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group $2.6 billion joint venture

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun law firm

Haier Electronics Group $7.7 billion take-private

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun law firm

PipeChina $38 billion acquistion of PetroChina pipeline business and assets 

  • Guantao Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons

Beijing Konruns Pharmacuetical Rmb900 million acquisition of NT Pharma

  • JunHe
  • Zhong Lun law firm

Gohigh Fund $410 million acquistion of Beijing Euro Plaza

  • Fangda Partners
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • Zhong Lun law firm

China Yangtze Power $3.6 billion acquistion of Luz Del Sur

  • Tian Yuan Law Firm


RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

Tewoo Group restructuring

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Antong Holdings restructuring 

  • JunHe

Lifan Group restructuring 

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Xueyuan Law Firm

Liaoning Huishan Dairy Group restructuring

  • Guantao Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Jincheng Tongda & Neal
  • JunHe

Compulsory Liquidation of Beijing Urban Construction Nandi Property Management

  •  Guantao Law Firm

 

CHONGQING

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

Daojiale Rmb500 million pre-A round financing

  • Grandall Law Firm

Chongqing Yuhai Precision Manufacturing SZSE IPO

  • Zhong Lun law firm

BAIC Yinxiang Automobile restructuring

  • Chongqing Lida Law Firm
  • Zhong Lun law firm

Bank of Chongqing SSE IPO

  • Fangda Partners

City Developments Rmb4.4 billion acquisition of 50.01% joint controlling stake in Sincere Property Group

  • Fangda Partners

 

GUANGDONG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Rmb2.3 billion acquisition of Boya Biopharmaceutical Group

  • AllBright Law Offices
  • Shu Jin Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons

Shenzhen Feima International Supply Chain restructuring

  • Zhong Lun law firm

Dongfang Precision asset sale

  • Fangda Partners

Guangdong Expressway Development asset restructuring

  • JunHe

Smoore HKSE IPO

  • DeHeng Law Offices
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

JIANGSU

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

Trina Solar SSE STAR Market IPO

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Lightcontrol Wujiang Innovation Fund 

  • King & Wood Mallesons

State Grid Jiangsu Integrated Energy Service mixed ownership reform project 

  • Grandall Law Firm

Jiangsu Akcome Industrial Group restructuring

  • AllBright Law Offices
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhongnan Red Culture Group Equity pre-restructuring and restructuring

  • JunHe

 

SHANDONG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

Haier COSMOPlat series A financing 

  • King & Wood Mallesons

 INKON Life Technology non-public A-share issue

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Shu Jin Law Firm

Shandong Luqiao Group share issue

  • Grandall Law Firm

Qingdao Gaoce Technology SSE STAR Market IPO

  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

SHANGHAI

BANKING AND FINANCE

Sina Corporation $2.6 billion take-private financing

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Blackstone $1.1 billion acquisition financing of R&F Properties’ Logistics Parks stake

  • King & Wood Mallesons

INVISTA Nylon Chemicals Rmb7.3 billion financing of adiponitrile plant in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park

  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Gubei SOHO Project of SOHO China syndicated loan facility 

  • JunHe
  • Zhong Lun law firm

Highly International acquisition financing for 60% equity of Marelli

  • DeHeng Law Offices


CAPITAL MARKETS

Glory Star New Media Group Nasdaq IPO

  • Grandall Law Firm

Lufax NYSE IPO

  • Haiwen & Partners
  • Zhong Lun law firm

NetEase HKSE secondary listing

  • JunHe
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Fudan-Zhangjiang SSE STAR Market IPO

  • Fangda Partners

ZTO Express HKSE secondary listing

  • Global Law Office


M&A

Shanshan $1.1 billion acquisition of LG Chem LCD polarizer business

  • King & Wood Mallesons

58.com $8.7 billion take-private

  • Han Kun Law Offices
  • Fangda Partners
  • JunHe Law Firm

Hudian Fuxin $1 billion take-private 

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Shanghai Pharma Health Commerce acquisition of KDL Pharmacy and Baiji Pharmacy

  • Han Kun Law Offices
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Montage Technology acquisition of No. 1 Huashang Road Property Project 

  • Commerce & Finance Law Offices
  • Llinks Law Offices

Shanghai Wanye Enterprises consortium $398 million acquisition of Compart Systems

  • Fangda Partners

Cinve Real Estate Group sale of Sanlin Impression City

  • AllBright Law Offices
  • Jin Mao Partners

 

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

Bankruptcy liquidation of Wah Heng Glass & Aluminium

  • Jin Mao Partners

Shanghai Xiangfa Dangerous Goods Shipping Storage and Transportation restructuring

  • Hui Ye Law Firm

Brilliance Automotive Group Holding restructuring 

  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Bestway Marine & Energy Technology restructuring

  • Commerce & Finance Law Offices
  • Fangda Partners


SICHUAN

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

Longfor Development acquisition of Chengdu Hilltop 

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Sichuan Bank establishment

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Jiaozi Financial Holding Group Epidemic Prevention and Control bond issue

  • Grandall Law Firm

Chengdu Kanghua Biological Products SZSE IPO

  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chengdu Express acquisition of Chengdu Energy Development

  • Tahota Law Firm


TIANJIN

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

Colorful Guizhou Airlines lease of four A320neo aircraft from GECAS

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Tianjin Zhonghuan Group mixed ownership reform project

  • Grandall Law Firm
  • Winners Law Firm
  • DeHeng Law Offices

Tianjin Energy Investment Group Rmb400 million green bond issue

  • Join&High Law Office

Dashun Flower share acquisition 

  • Join&High Law Office

360 Security Technology acquisition of 30% stake in Kincheng Bank of Tianjin 

  • Zhong Lun Law Firm


ZHEJIANG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

Zhejiang Supcon SSE STAR Market IPO

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Zhejiang Entive Smart Kitchen Appliance HKSE GEM IPO

  • King & Wood Mallesons

Jindi Union Holding Group acquisition of Chad Oil and Gas Field

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Fangda Partners
  • Allbright Law Firm
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding insolvency

  • Global Law Office

Shimge Pump Industry asset sale

  • Llinks Law Offices
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

Huayi Group pre-restructuring and restructuring

  • JunHe


FIRM OF THE YEAR


BEIJING

  • Fangda partners
  • Han Kun Law Offices
  • JunHe
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm


CHONGQING

  • DeHeng Law Offices
  • Exceedon & Partners
  • K & H Law Firm
  • Solton & Partners
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm


GUANGDONG

  • DeHeng Law Offices
  • Dentons
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • JunHe
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Shu Jin Law Firm
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm


JIANGSU

  • Allbright Law Offices
  • C&T Partners
  • Dentons
  • Grandall Law Firm
  • Jincheng Tongda & Neal
  • King & Wood Mallesons


SHANGHAI

  • Allbright Law Offices
  • Fangda partners
  • Grandall Law Firm
  • JunHe
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm


SHANDONG

  • Grandall Law Firm
  • Jointide Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Wincon Law Firm
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm


SICHUAN

  • AllBright Law Offices
  • Grandall Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Tahota Law Firm
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm


TIANJIN

  • AllBright Law Offices
  • Dentons
  • Grandall Law Firm
  • Join & High Law Firm
  • Winners Law Firm
  • Zhonglun W&D Law Firm


ZHEJIANG

  • AllBright Law Offices
  • Dentons
  • Grandall Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • L&H Law Firm
  • T & C Law Firm
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

LAWYER OF THE YEAR


BEIJING

BANKING AND FINANCE

  • Yuan Ting - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Lv Yinghao - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Ma Feng - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Wang Gang - JunHe
  • Lin Xiaolong (Lawrence) - Global Law Office

CAPITAL MARKETS

  • Zhang Xiaoman - Commerce & Finance Law Offices
  • Liu Jinrong - Global Law Office
  • Yu Yongqiang - JunHe
  • Xu Jianjun - DeHeng Law Offices
  • Su Zheng - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Chao Yijun - Han Kun Law Office

M&A 

  • Liu Yan - Tian Yuan Law Firm
  • Huang Yongqing - Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • Tan Peng - Fangda Partners
  • Bian Hao - Haiwen & Partner
  • Cao Yiran - Grandway Law Firm
  • Liu Hongchuan - Broad & Bright

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

  • Wang Bing - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Zhu Xiaodong - Tian Yuan Law Firm
  • Sun Shaosong - Guantao Law Firm
  • Zheng Zhibin - Dentons
  • Yang Li - JunHe


CHONGQING

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE 

  • Xiong Li - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Li Yong - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Liu Zhiqiang - Tahota Law Firm
  • Yang Pengfei - Tahota Law Firm
  • Lifeng Han - SGLA Law Firm (Solton & Partners)


GUANGDONG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Xue Bing  - Han Kun Law Offices
  • Xu Shengfeng - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Chen Jieyi - Global Law Office
  • Liu Zhenguo - DeHeng Law Offices
  • Zhou Rui - King & Wood Mallesons


JIANGSU

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Tang Jianhui - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Liu Zhu - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Wang Fan - C&T Partners
  • Zhang Mingyuan - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Che Jie - Grandall Law Firm


SHANDONG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Li Ping - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Yu Chi - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Chai Enwang - Wincon Law Firm
  • Sun Shouxia - Grandall Law Firm
  • Zhang Yuliang - Tahota Law Firm


SHANGHAI

BANKING AND FINANCE

  • Zhou Xin (Stanley) - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Stanley Chen - Fangda Partners
  • Zhou Hui - JunHe
  • Michael Mei - Llinks Law Offices
  • Shirley Lu - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Zhang Sheng - AllBright Law Offices

CAPITAL MARKETS

  • Leo Lou - Fangda Partners
  • Li Qiang - Grandall Law Firm
  • Anthony Zhao - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Yu Weifeng - Llinks Law Offices
  • Wang Yuan - Jia Yuan Law Offices
  • Guo Zhongqing - AllBright Law Offices

M&A 

  • Gong Lefan - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Luke Zhang - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Liu Qian - Grandway Law Firm
  • She Ming - Llinks Law Offices
  • Richard Nie - King & Wood Mallesons
  • David Tang - Han Kun Law Offices

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

  • Hao Zhaohui - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Li Kai - Fangda Partners
  • Zhao Min - JunHe
  • Sun Shiqi - Jingtian & Gongcheng


SICHUAN

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Fan Bin - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Liu Hongxia - DeHeng Law Offices
  • Liu Rong - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Cheng Shoutai - Tahota Law Firm
  • Xu Zhengping - Tahota Law Firm


TIANJIN

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Pang Shiyao - Join&High Law Office
  • Li Haibo- Winners Law Firm
  • Wen Zhisheng - Zhonglun W&D Law Firm
  • Liang Shuang - Grandall Law Firm
  • Wei Yi - Grandall Law Firm


ZHEJIANG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Yan Huarong - Grandall Law Firm
  • Zhang Zhenyu - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Xu Xuqing - Grandall Law Firm
  • Ye Guojun - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Liang Jin - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zou Jun- Guantao Law Firm

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

BEIJING

BANKING AND FINANCE

  • Feng Chen - Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • Zhou Yao - Dentons
  • Shuang Song - Tian Yuan Law Firm
  • Shen Sisi - DeHeng Law Offices
  • Xu Xiaoxuan - Lantai Partners

CAPITAL MARKETS

  • Aaron Ding - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Xue Yuting - Grandway Law Firm
  • Lei Tianxiao - JunHe
  • Zhang Yan - DeHeng Law Offices
  • Wang Jin - Han Kun Law Offices

M&A 

  • Lu Zaiguang  - Han Kun Law Offices
  • Xu Min - Haiwen & Partner
  • Zhang Sijing - Global Law Office
  • Hu Canlian - DeHeng Law Offices
  • Wang Xiaodong - Shihui Partners

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

  • Hou Yunjian - Global Law Office
  • Lin Xiaolu - Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • Li Hui - Commerce & Finance Law Offices
  • Wang Xin - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Li Wei - Tian Yuan Law Firm 


CHONGQING

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE 

  • Lu Peng- Tahota Law Firm
  • Yang Hongmei - DeHeng Law Offices
  • Huang Feng - DeHeng Law Offices
  • Zhang Shiyun - SGLA Law Firm (Solton & Partners)
  • Luo Wei- SGLA Law Firm (Solton & Partners)


GUANGDONG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Huang Bijun - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Zhang Sheng - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Zhang Huanyan - JunHe
  • Wang Shihua - Fangda Partners
  • Han Xue - DeHeng Law Offices


JIANGSU

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Xie Yuhao - Jincheng Tongda & Neal
  • Zhang Yukun - AllBright Law Offices
  • Wang Joanna (Zhaoyan) - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Ren Xiaolei - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Xu Beibei - C&T Partners


SHANDONG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Wang Li - Wincon Law Firm
  • Zhang Zhixin - Wincon Law Firm
  • Sun Zhiqin - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Jin Ruyue - AllBright Law Offices
  • Li Tingting - AllBright Law Offices


SHANGHAI

BANKING AND FINANCE

  • Zheng Ting - Han Kun Law Offices
  • Sophia Chen - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Joyce Zhou - Fangda Partners
  • Raymond Li - Llinks Law Offices
  • Chen Zikun - AllBright Law Offices

CAPITAL MARKETS

  • Xu Mo - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Cheng Jingjiao - Grandall Law Firm
  • Yvette Liu - Fangda Partners
  • Jiang Yi- Commerce & Finance Law Offices
  • Yang Zhenhua - King & Wood Mallesons

M&A 

  • Cindy Guo - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Cathy Huang - Llinks Law Offices
  • Amanda Guo - Dentons
  • Sherry Xu - Fangda Partners
  • Shi Qingqing - AllBright Law Offices


RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

  • Angela Sui - Global Law Office
  • Chen Zongyu - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Nafisa Nihmat - Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Zhang Liangmin - Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • Jin Heng - King & Wood Mallesons


SICHUAN

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Xu Yiheng - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Lu Yong- King & Wood Mallesons
  • Yang Xiao - Tahota Law Firm
  • Guo Xiaofeng - Grandall Law Firm
  • Chen Gang - Zhong Lun Law Firm


TIANJIN

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Wang Ping - Join&High Law Office
  • Wu Tianquan - Join&High Law Office
  • Wang Min - Grandall Law Firm
  • Chen Jing - Grandall Law Firm
  • Wang Junyu - Winners Law Firm


ZHEJIANG

FINANCIAL & CORPORATE

  • Shan Yingzhi - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Xiao Jiajia - Guantao Law Firm
  • Liu Rujiang - AllBright Law Offices
  • Zongyu Deng - Sunshine Law Firm
  • Huang Jie - T & C Law Firm

 

TEAM OF THE YEAR

 BANKING AND FINANCE

  • Fangda Partners
  • Global Law Office
  • Haiwen & Partners
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • JunHe
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

CAPITAL MARKETS

  • AllBright Law Offices
  • Commerce & Finance Law Offices
  • Fangda Partners
  • Grandall Law Firm
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • JunHe
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

M&A

  • Fangda Partners
  • Global Law Office
  • Han Kun Law Offices
  • Jingtian & Gongcheng
  • JunHe
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Tian Yuan Law Firm
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY 

  • DeHeng Law Offices
  • Dentons
  • Fangda Partners
  • Global Law Office
  • Guantao Law Firm
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

IFLR1000 CHINA HALL OF FAME

  • Xu Shengfeng - Zhong Lun Law Firm 
  • Yu Yongqiang - JunHe
  • Zhou Xin (Stanley) - King & Wood Mallesons
  • Zhu Xiaodong - Tian Yuan Law Firm
  • Stanley Chen - Fangda Partners