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Linklaters in Mainland China 

Linklaters is renowned as one of China’s premier law firms. We have more than 40 years’ experience of advising Chinese and international corporates, Chinese state-owned enterprises and financial institutions on their most important strategic China-related deals.

We have an integrated team of over 200 lawyers working across China’s three major business centres: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. In addition, we are able to call on the expertise of lawyers from the firm’s other offices in Asia and our network of 29 offices globally. With more than 2,600 lawyers around the world, our clients have access to more market-leading practices and experts in relevant practice areas than any other firm.

We have a track record for advising on more “firsts” in China than any other firm. We offer a compelling combination of:

  • market experience: unparalleled insight into China’s legal and economic framework
  • technical skills: offering consistent, top-quality international standards
  • cross-practice strengths: top-tier expertise in corporate/M&A, competition and regulatory advice, banking, project finance, capital markets, financial sponsors, and dispute resolution
  • commercial understanding: dedication to assisting clients achieve their commercial objectives and manage risk
  • sectoral knowledge: expertise in a wide range of prominent business sectors and industries
  • cultural awareness and linguistic capabilities: we have 100 Chinese-speaking lawyers and an in-depth understanding of how best to negotiate and conclude PRC deals

Our expertise

  • M&A/ Strategic Investment
  • Competition and Regulatory Advice
  • Banking
  • Project Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Sponsors
  • Dispute Resolution


China Practice of the Year
Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year: Bank of China green covered notes
Debt and equity-linked deal of the Year: China Yangtze Power dual currency exchangeable bonds
IFLR Asia Law Awards 2017

Asia Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions: ChemChina-Syngenta financing
The Asia Legal Awards 2017

China Employer of Choice (International Firms)
Asian Legal Business 2017

M&A Deal of the Year and China Deal of the Year: CSR Corporation Limited and China CNR Corporation Limited Merged into CRRC Corporation Limited
Debt Market Deal of the Year: Abu Dhabi, Hungary, Singapore, Taipei, and Hong Kong Branches of Bank of China Issued Bonds
ALB China Awards 2016

Competition Firm of the Year
China Law and Practice Awards 2016

Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year
Energy and Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year
Best Overall International Law Firm for China Work
Competition and Antitrust Law Firm of the Year
Deal of the Year: CRRC Corporation issues H-share convertible bonds
Deal of the Year: Financing for the China-Russia LNG project in Yamal Peninsula
Deal of the Year: South Korea issues the first Panda bonds by overseas governments in China
Deal of the Year: Development of the Thar Block II coal mine in Pakistan
Deal of the Year: Top Spring issues two tranches of convertible bonds
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

Securities Deal of the Year: Debt: Bank of China four currency six-tranche US$3.5bn One belt, One Road bond
The Asia Legal Awards 2016

SRI bond: Bank of China’s US$3.03bn multi-currency Green bond
IFR Asia Awards 2016

  • Chambers 2017 rankings
  • Legal 500 2017 rankings
  • IFLR 1000 2016 rankings

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  • Beijing
    Linklaters LLP

    Unit 5206, Level 52 
    China World Tower B
    No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue
    Beijing 100004 China

    Telephone: (86 10) 6505 8590

    Fax (86 10) 6505 8582

  • Shanghai
    Linklaters LLP 

    29th Floor, Mirae Asset Tower

    166 Lu Jia Zui Ring Road


    200120 China

    Telephone: (86 21) 2891 1888

    Fax (86 21) 2891 1818



Fang Jian
Managing Partner - China
(86 21) 2891 1858


Richard Gu

Senior Consultant, Shanghai

(86 21) 2891 1839


Simon Meng

Partner, Shanghai

(86 21) 2891 1828


Andrew Ruff

Partner, Shanghai

(86 21) 2891 1838


John Xu

Partner, Shanghai

(86 21) 2891 1809


Xiaohui Ji

Partner, Beijing

(86 10) 6535 0621


Fay Zhou

Partner, Beijing

(86 10) 6535 0686

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