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Zhong Lun Law Firm

Established in 1993 始创于1993年
Managing Partner: Zhang Xuebing
Number of partners: 260+
Number of associates1200+
管理合伙人: 张学兵
现有合伙人: 260+
现有律师: 1200+

Firm Overview: Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun Law Firm was one of the first private law partnerships to receive approval from the Ministry of Justice. After years of rapid development and steady growth, today Zhong Lun is one of the largest full service law firms in China. With more than 260 partners and 1,200 professionals working in 15 offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Zhong Lun is capable of providing clients with high-quality legal services in more than 70 countries across a wide range of industries and sectors through our specialized expertise and close teamwork.

Zhong Lun’s outstanding work has achieved broad recognition and its practice groups and lawyers are frequently cited and recommended in their respective markets by distinguished legal media groups such as Chambers & Partners, IFLR, The Legal 500, China Business Law Journal, The Lawyer, Asian Legal Business, China Law & Practice and others.

• Zhong Lun is the PRC law firm with the highest number of Band One recommendations in terms of both practice areas and leading lawyers for the sixth consecutive year, with 27 practice areas obtaining rankings, of which 17 practice areas have received Band One recommendations and 52 lawyers have been rated as leading lawyers (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017)
• Dispute Resolution China PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers, 2017)
• National Law Firm of the Year (IFLR, 2015)
• National Law Firm of the Year (International Financial Law Review, 2015 & 2017)
• Best overall PRC law firm (China Business Law Journal, 2013-2016)
• Law firm of the year: Asia (The Lawyer, 2016)
• One of the 10 Most Powerful Law Firms in China (Asian Legal Business, 2015-2016)
• China Firm of the Year (China Law & Practice, 2016)

Key Practice Areas: Capital markets /securities; Real estate; Private equity & investment funds; Corporate/foreign direct investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Banking and finance; Litigation and arbitration; Intellectual property; Construction & infrastructure; WTO/international trade; Antitrust/competition; Outbound investment; Labour & employment; Taxation & wealth planning; Securitization and financial products; Bankruptcy & restructuring; Compliance/regulatory; Hospitality; TMT; Environment, energy & natural resources; and Shipping.


中伦的服务不断得到客户及同业的广泛好评,中伦及中伦律师经常得到钱伯斯(Chambers & Partners)、国际金融法律评论(IFLR)、法律500强(The Legal 500)、英国律师杂志(The Lawyer)、亚洲法律杂志(Asian Legal Business)、中国法律商务(China Law & Practice)等著名法律媒体的推荐。

• 连续第6年成为获得最多第一级别推荐和最多律师重点推荐的中国律师事务所,共27个业务领域获得推荐,其中17个业务领域获得第一级别推荐,52位律师获得重点推荐(钱伯斯亚太Chambers Asia Pacific,2017)
• 年度中国律师事务所(争议解决)(钱伯斯Chambers,2017)
• 年度中国律师事务所(国际金融法律评论International Financial Law Review,2015 & 2017)
• 年度亚洲律师事务所(英国律师杂志The Lawyer,2016)
• 中国最具影响力的10家律所之一(亚洲法律杂志Asian Legal Business,2015-2016)
• 年度中国律师事务所(中国法律商务China Law & Practice,2016)
• 中国卓越综合实力律所(商法China Business Law Journal,2013-2016)



Risks from US sanctions on investment in Iran

By Wang Jihong and Sun Lifeng, Zhong Lun Law Firm
In a Belt and Road project recently handled by the authors, the Iranian geopolitical environment and foreign investment environment were found to be very...

Opportunities and challenges of real estate securitization

By Jia Yong and Ma Huijun, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Securitization is the process whereby an originator structures and issues securities with illiquid assets that can generate steady cash flow as underlying assets. It...
穆耸 MU SONG 中伦律师事务所 合伙人 Partner

Land for home rental, commercial conversion

By Mu Song, Zhong Lun Law Firm
As the central government is putting in place a housing system that encourages both housing purchase and renting, the rental housing sector is presenting...
郝瀚 HAO HAN 中伦律师事务所权益合伙人 Equity Partner Zhong Lun Law Firm

Policy changes for foreign investment in real estate in China

By Hao Han and Shi Yi, Zhong Lun Law Firm
By issuing the Opinions on Regulating the Access to the Real Estate Market by Foreign Investors and the Administration Thereof (Document No. 171) by...
王霁虹 WANG JIHONG 中伦律师事务所合伙人 Partner Zhong Lun Law Firm 刘瑛 LIU YING 中伦律师事务所律师 Associate Zhong Lun Law Firm

Concerns and solutions in the post-PPP era

By Wang Jihong and Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm
China sees remarkable progress in its public-private partnership (PPP) mechanism now since its fast growth in the past four years. Both the number and...

Legal issues regarding online receivables exchange platform (Part 2)

By Zhi Hui, Zhong Lun Law Firm
An internet-based receivables trading platform focuses on the issuance, transfer and financing of or with receivables vouchers. If an account receivable is transferred or...
Lai Jihong, Cheng Jingeng, Zhong Lun Law Firm, on Red-chip companies bond issuance in overseas markets

EIS registration before listing red-chip companies

By Lai Jihong and Chen Jingeng, Zhong Lun Law Firm
To motivate its officers and key employees, retain talents and enhance core competencies, a Chinese company that is planning an initial public offering (IPO)...

Correction and refashioning: PPP projects after Document No. 92

By Wang Jihong and Yu Li, Zhong Lun Law Firm in Beijing
In recent years, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects have been developing at a ferocious pace, but various means of circumventing policies and illegal operations have...

Legal issues regarding online receivables exchange platforms

By Zhi Hui, Zhong Lun Law Firm
In recent years, China has launched relevant policies in support of the development of receivables finance and supply chain finance. Several ministries and authorities...

PPP regulations: basic concepts need clarification

By Wang Jihong and Han Jiangyu, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Following our article in the previous issue, this article will make recommendations on the Regulations for Public-Private Partnerships in the Infrastructure and Public Services...

Land liquidation, redevelopment by HK and Taiwan enterprises

By Yan Juntao and Liu Bowen, Zhong Lun Law Firm in Shenzhen
Relaxed and flexible foreign investment policies at the early stages of reform and opening up first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen...

PPP regulations need clarification

By Wang Jihong and Han Jiangyu, Zhong Lun Law Firm
The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council on 21 July 2017 issued the Regulations for Public-Private Partnerships in the Infrastructure and Public Services...
Lai Jihong, Cheng Jingeng, Zhong Lun Law Firm, on Red-chip companies bond issuance in overseas markets

Warning for red chips regarding foreign debts

By Lai Jihong and Chen Jingeng, Zhong Lun Law Firm
In the article titled “Risk warning to companies issuing bonds in overseas markets” published on its official website on 12 June 2017, the National...
Wang Jihong, Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm, on Asset securitization

Conditions for securitization of PPP project assets

By Wang Jihong and Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Asset securitization, an important financing instrument, has seen rapid growth in the Chinese market in recent years. As the investment in public-private partnership (PPP)...

Pilot project for cross-border transfer of claims on QEX

By Hu Yi, Zhong Lun Law Firm
The term “cross-border transfer of claims” means that a creditor in China transfers claims that it lawfully holds (the subject claims) to an offshore...

Examining common types of PPP project disputes

By Wang Jihong and Li Xiaodan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Following three years of development, the public-private partnership (PPP) model has become the mainstream financing model in China’s infrastructure and public service sector. The...

Sending funds abroad: an indirect approach

By Rao Xiaomin and Zhou Jun, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Against a background where exchange policy relating to cross-border investment has tightened, a Shenzhen investment company (company A) proposed to invest US$6 million in...

PPP procurement mistakes: Who’s responsible?

By Wang Jihong and Yu Li, Zhong Lun Law Firm
It’s frequent to see deficient, erroneous and contradictory content in procurement documents and contracts of public-private partnership (PPP) projects, leading to serious consequences such as the...

Out-of-the-box approach to winning lawsuits

By Rao Xiaomin and Hu Yongshuai, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Under the final ruling made by the Guangdong Provincial High People’s Court on the dispute between a bank and company A, and some other...

Avenues for funds to enter and withdraw from PPP projects

By Wang Jihong and Han Jiangyu, Zhong Lun Law Firm
In recent years, funds have become an increasingly important means by which investors can participate in public-private partnership (PPP) projects. An increasing number of...

Two critical steps in liquidizing state-owned assets

By Wang Jihong and Miao Juan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) remained a popular funding model in 2016, and central enterprises, especially those with a construction licence, captured the spotlight in the...

Are bankruptcy cases about to rise significantly?

By Xu Shengfeng and Li Chengwen, Zhong Lun Law Firm
T he Supreme People’s Court on 6 February 2017 promulgated the Guiding Opinions on Several Issues concerning Enforcement Cases Referred for Bankruptcy Examination. This...

Guidelines for foreign investment in Qianhai

By Jack Lai and Tina Lan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Co-operation Zone has implemented more favourable pioneering and pilot projects than special economic zones, including: (1) launching...

Consortium agreements: Key to a happy ‘marriage’

By Wang Jihong and Li Xiaodan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
To meet the requirements of government, social investors often form a consortium to make a joint bidding for PPP/concession projects. It is common to...

Are PPPs the only choice for project investment?

By Wang Jihong and Han Jiangyu, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Following years of promotion and application, the public-private partnership (PPP) model may just become the darling of the project investment sector, with local governments...

New incentive policy for Shanxi PPPs

By Wang Jihong and Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Compared with the vigorous growth of PPP (public-private partnership) projects across the country, there are only 31 PPP projects recorded in Shanxi province with...

Lifelong liability aims to improve oversight of SOEs

By Wang Jihong and Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm
On 23 August, the General Office of the State Council issued the Opinions on Establishing a System for Pursuing Liability for Illegal Operations and...

Perfecting design strategies for performance bond mechanism

By Wang Jihong and Li Xiaodan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Performance bond mechanism design is an important part of the government drafting of public-private partnership (PPP) project tender documents. To ensure that investors and...

VAT for PPP projects: Impact on construction companies

By Wang Jihong and Han Jiangyu, Zhong Lun Law Firm
As approved by the State Council, comprehensive roll-out of the pilot programme to replace business tax with value added tax (VAT) has been implemented...

Who pays the piper after PPP land requisitions?

By Wang Jihong and Yu Li, Zhong Lun Law Firm
With in-depth advancement of public private partnership (PPP) projects, a number of new problems have emerged. Several disputes over PPP projects that the authors...

Imbalance between rights and obligations of public, private parties

By Wang Jihong and Miao Juan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
At the two recently adjourned national meetings, PPPs (public private partnerships) were again a hot topic of conversation, with such phenomena as the unequal...

Innovation the key for PPP project operational models

By Wang Jihong and Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm
In addition to the traditional BOT (build-operate-transfer), TOT (transfer-operate-transfer), and ROT (rehabilitate-operate-transfer) models, a vast number of innovative operational models for PPP (public-private partnership)...

Disputes over laws applicable to procurement for PPPs

By Wang Jihong, Zhong Lun Law Firm
The competition between private investors for public-private partnership (PPP) projects has reached white-hot intensity. In a few of the projects which the author handled...

Impact of Commercial Bank Law’s article 43 on PPP projects

By Wang Jihong, Han Jiangyu and Gao Lei, Zhong Lun Law Firm
With the widespread use of the public-private partnership (PPP) model in China, financing channels for projects have increasingly diversified. Bank, trust, fund and insurance...

Clarity needed on PPPs and concessions

By Wang Jihong and Miao Juan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
From fledgling concessions to public-private partnerships (PPPs) that are sweeping the country today, there are two major sets of regulations to be followed: one...

Conflicts between PPPs and the existing legal system

By Wang Jihong and Miao Juan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Although the Ministry of Finance, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and other departments have been issuing new policies on public-private partnerships (PPPs),...

Common areas of confusion in the practical operation of PPPs

By Wang Jihong, Zhong Lun Law Firm
The government and private capital co-operation model, or public-private partnership (PPP), has been fervently applied in China for many years. However, the lead author...

Marrying bank wealth management products to infrastructure projects

By Wang Jihong, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Recently, in the course of providing legal services, the author was involved in a transaction in which a bank used a wealth management product...

Lack of PPP knowledge may hinder wave of infrastructure construction

By Wang Jihong, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Against the background of countries around the world painfully extricating themselves from the global financial crisis, the central government has on the one hand...

Construction authorities must keep it simple on recordals

By Wang Jihong and Yu Li, Zhong Lun Law Firm
The construction contract recordal system has long been criticised. The criteria of the housing, and urban and rural construction commissions of different regions for...

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