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Firm Profile

Llinks Law Offices

Firm Profile


  • 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: 31
Number of lawyers: 115
Languages: Cantonese, English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghai dialect, Spanish

Llinks Law Offices is an acclaimed PRC law firm with a national and international practice, specialising in crossborder 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 Asian-mena Counsel-In House community, Asian Legal Business, Asialaw Profiles, Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, and The Legal 500. 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; 35 fee-earners in total
■ Advised FIL Investment Management (Shanghai) Company Limited to get registered with AMAC as the first private securities investment fund manager, and to launch its first private securities fund, FIL China Bond No. 1 Privately-raised Fund. Partner: Sandra Lu
■ Advised around 70 fund management companies in launching over 1500 retail funds
Partners: Sandra Lu, Raymond Li, Desmond An
■ Advised Manulife Investment (Shanghai) Limited Company to establish an investment WFOE in Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Partner: Sandra Lu 
■ 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:
7 partners; 35 fee-earners in total
■ Advised CRRC Changchun’s (CRRC’s subsidiary) supply of high capacity massive transport (HCMT) trains for metro lines in Melbourne, Australia.
Partner: Michael Mei
■ Advised China Exim’s finance to Port Qasim’s, a Pakistani joint venture company established by PowerChina, and Pakistani local entity for EPC project.
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 in total
■ Advised China Molybdenum Co., Ltd. on its non-public issuance of A shares for its acquisition of Anglo American PLC’s niobium and phosphorus business assets in Braziland its acquisition of Freeport- Mcmoran Inc.’s copper and cobalt transaction business assets in Congo.
Partner: Grant Chen
■ Advised Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) to participate in the Material Assets Restructuring of JCET.
Partner: Wayne Chen
■ Advised Yonghui Superstores Co., Ltd. to introduce new investors (Jiangsu Jingdong Bangneng Investment Management Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Yuanzhou E-commerce Co., Ltd.) and build strategic cooperation with investors’ associated party by private issuing of A-shares.
Partners: James Weng, Wayne Chen

Contact: Wayne Chen
Tel: +86 21 3135 8766
Email: [email protected]

Corporate / M&A:
11 partners; 46 fee-earners in total
■ Advised Shanghai Electric Group to acquire 100% shares of TEC4AERO Gmbh for around 173 million euros, to expand their business of intelligent manufacturing.
Partner: David Yu
■ Advised AppLovin, the leading independent mobile marketing platform, entered into a definitive agreement with Orient Hontai Capital, a premier private equity investment firm in China. The transaction, which gives majority interest to Orient Hontai Capital, is valued at $1.4 billion.
Partners: Nicholas Lou, Leo Wang
■ 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 in total
■ Represented several well-known financial institutions who hold various kinds of China City Construction Holding Group Company bonds to claim for repayment and damages on CCCC’s breach of multiple bonds agreements.
Partner: Peiming Yang
■ Represented Jia Hong against Hua Zhong on its joint venture dispute of cooperation to develop real estate.
Partner: Peiming Yang
■ Represented Shanghai Hailong Properties Co., Ltd to apply for dissenting registration on the property in dispute to avoid a third party in good faith obtains the properties, and to take asset preservation method to avoid the properties from being transferred or mortgaged.
Partner: Peiming Yang

Contact: Peiming Yang
Tel: +86 21 3135 8787
[email protected]

Private Equity / Venture Capital:
5 partners; 28 fee-earners in total
■ Advised Yiguo to raise Series C and C+ financing from strategic partners Alibaba and Suning, and several reputable investment firms - KKR, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, Credit Suisse, BOC International, Mujia Investment, Trinity Capital, and Certain Capital. Yiguo raised approximately US$500 million in 2016, which is recognised as a milestone in China’s fresh-food e-commerce industry.
Partner: David Yu
■ Advised Zhihu to complete the Series D financing by raising funds from CTG and the existing shareholders including Tencent, Sogou, Qiming Venture Partners and Innovation Works.
Partner: David Yu
■ Advised Red Star Macalline in its Series A round investment in Mei Wu 365, which is a leading company in VR home decoration industry.
Partner: Nicholas Lou

Contact: David Yu
Tel: +86 21 3135 8686
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
3 Partners; 18 fee-earners in total
■ Advised BlackRock acquired 100% interests in Central Park by acquiring 100% shares in a BVI SPV, which directly holds Central Park and certain right to use car parks.
Partner: Bernie Liu
■ Advised Ping An Real Estate and its subsidiaries in corporation with Road King Infrastructure and its subsidiaries in the development of residential project on Wong Chuk Hang Station in Hong Kong
Partners: David Yu, Bernie Liu, Vivien Teu
■ 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]


  • 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