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Firm Profile

Llinks Law Offices

Firm Profile

Shanghai

  • Profile
  • 19F, One Lujiazui
  • 68 Yin Cheng Road Middle
  • Shanghai
  • Shanghai
  • China
  • 200120

Firm profile submitted by Llinks Law Offices

Managing Partner: David Yu
Number of partners: 25 Number of lawyers: 102
Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghai dialect


Llinks Law Offices is an acclaimed PRC law firm with a national and international practice, specialising in cross-border transactions. Since its founding in 1998, Llinks has consistently been a dominant force at the forefront of developments in China’s legal service market; the firm is renowned for its proficiency in providing innovative resolutions to complex legal problems. With offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, Llinks assists its global clientele in achieving their business goals, whilst providing both a high-caliber and professional service, through a combination of technical excellence, commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to legal issues. The firm frequently guides both international institutions and multinational corporations through the Chinese legal system, helping them to obtain protection under Chinese law. Llinks’ technical expertise, imagination and creativity have cemented the firm’s position as China’s leading law firm. Consequently, the firm’s professionalism and business prowess has been consistently recognised as that of a leading law firm by numerous reputable international publications such as The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, Asialaw Profiles, International Legal Alliance, Asian Legal Business, China Law Practice, and China Business Law Journal. The firm has also received the prestigious awards of ‘Outstanding Law Firm in Shanghai’ and ‘Outstanding Law Firm in China’ by the Shanghai Bar Association and the All China Lawyers Association respectively.



Asset Management:
3 partners; 24 fee earners based in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong
■ Advised Penghua Qianhai Vanke REIT’s closed-ended Mixed Seed Securities Investment Fund (China’s first REIT retail fund).
Partners:
Sandra Lu, Raymond Li
■ Advised Harvest on its Yuanhefeng closed-end equity seed fund (the first publicly-offered fund which participated in the reform of the diversified ownership system of state-owned enterprises).
Partners: Sandra Lu, Raymond Li
■ Advised Guotai Gold ETF on its feeder fund (one of the first Gold ETFs in China).
Partners:
Sandra Lu, Raymond Li 
■Advised Shanghai International Trust on China’s first QDII assembled fund trust scheme. Partner: Charles Qin
Contact: Charles Qin Tel: +86 21 3135 8668
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
4 partners; 19 fee earners based in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong
■ Advised a leading Belgian company throughout the facilitation of loans between the company, the European Investment Bank and an offshore syndication.
Partner: Michael Mei
■ Advised the Export-Import Bank of China on a loan facility granted by a Chinese state-owned policy bank to a Pakistan port company (a joint-venture company indirectly owned (51%) by Sinohydro).
Partner: Michael Mei
■ Advised Volkswagen’s Auto-Loan Backed Securitization Deal in China.
Partner: Michael Mei
■ Advised Bank of Beijing on the equity transfer by ING Bank of ING-BOB Life Insurance.
Partner: Charles Qin
Contact: Charles Qin Tel: +86 21 3135 8668
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
8 partners; 41 fee earners based in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong
■ Advised Red Star Macalline Group on its IPO at Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Partners: David Yu, Wayne Chen
■ Advised Jiangsu Future Land Co., Ltd. on its merger with Future Land Holdings.
Partner: Calista Huang
■ Advised Bestv New Media Co., Ltd. in merging Shanghai Oriental Pearl (Group) Co., Ltd. through absorption, purchasing assets by way of issuing shares and paying cash, and raising funds by way of issuing shares simultaneously.
Partners: Wayne Chen, Leo Wang
■ Advised Jiangsu Yuyue Technology Development Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of China Resources Wandong Medical Equipment Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Medical Instruments (Group) Ltd., Corp.
Partner: Grant Chen
Contact: Wayne Chen Tel: +86 21 3135 8766
Email: [email protected]

Corporate / M&A:
9 partners; 46 fee earners based in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong
■ Advised Sinochem on its acquisition of an offshore listed company and its restructuring in multijurisdictions.
Partners: Wayne Chen, Selena She
■ Advised Shanghai Electric Group on its acquisition of BAW in Germany.
Partners: David Yu, Amigo Xie
■ Advised Summitview Capital consortium on its acquisition of Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (ISSI).
Partner: Selena She
■ Advised Shanghai Jahwa (Group) Co., Ltd on its acquisition of Mayborn Group.
Partners: Wayne Chen, Yuhua Yang
Contact: David Yu Tel: +86 21 3135 8686
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
4 partners; 10 fee earners based in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong
■ Represented Huadong Automation on its share subscription agreement dispute against Dalian Gaojin.
Partner:
Peiming Yang
■ Represented Pacific Mechatronic Group Co., Ltd. on an equity transfer agreement dispute.
Partner:
Peiming Yang
■ Represented a Netherlands-based multinational company on its investment dispute with a leading Chinese juice producer.
Partners: David Yu, Peiming Yang
■ Represented a Korean Photovoltaic Producer in an international arbitration dispute.
Partners: Charles Qin, Michael Mei
Contact: Peiming Yang Tel: +86 21 3135 8787
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity / Venture Capital:
5 partners; 28 fee earners based in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong
■ Advised Capital Today on a merger between two of China’s leading O2O operators – Dianping and Meituan.
Partners: David Yu, Amigo Xie
■ Advised China Media Capital on its establishment of Whaley and Whaley’s Series A financing, invested in by Alibaba and Tencent.
Partners: David Yu, Dali Qian
■ Advised Meridian Capital on the fund formation and portfolio investments of the 825 Culture Fund.
Partners:
David Yu, Nicholas Lou
■ Advised Forerunner Medical on its Series A Financing.
Partner: Selena She
Contact: David Yu Tel: +86 21 3135 8686
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
3 Partners; 18 fee earners based in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong
■ Advised AEW Asia on the acquisition of Baolong Tower.
Partners: David Yu, Bernie Liu
■ Advised PingAn Real Estate on its equity investments in and acquisition of approx. 50 real estate projects.
Partners:
David Yu, Bernie Liu
■ Advised Red Star Macalline on its investment in furniture malls in various cities.
Partners: David Yu, Nicholas Lou
■ Advised on the establishment and daily operation of Shanghai Dream Center (the largest culture-oriented real estate project in Shanghai).
Partners: David Yu, Nicholas Lou
Contact: David Yu Tel: +86 21 3135 8686
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • Unit 401, China Resources Building,
  • No. 8 Jianguomenbei Avenue, Dongcheng,
  • District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100005
  • Tel +86 10 8519 2266
  • Fax +86 10 8519 2929
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Suite 1503-04,
  • ICBC Tower,
  • 3 Garden Road,
  • Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2969 5300
  • Fax +852 2997 3385