Beijing Head OfficeAdd: 18/F, Tower B, Xinsheng Plaza, 5 Finance Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100032, PRCTel: (86-10) 6657 8066Fax: (86-10) 6657 8016Email: Chengdu Office...
  • Release time: 2016 - 10 - 14
    On 31 October 2014, Guantao signed service contract of permanent legal counsel with Administration Bureau for Organs Directly under the Authority of the CPC Central Committee (ABO for short). 14 lawyers of different practice areas will form a power team to provide customized counsel services.A subordinated unit of General Office of the Communist Party of China, ABO is responsible for management of expenditure, finance, government car, state asset and real estate of central government, as well as life services for high-ranking government officials.
  • Release time: 2017 - 03 - 08
    On 20 January 2017, Zhi Sheng Group Holdings Limited (hereinafter referred to as “Zhi Sheng Group Holdings”, stock code: had its H shares successfully listed on theHong Kong Stock Exchange Growth Enterprise Market.Zhi Sheng Group Holdings, founded in 1996, is a high-end office furniture manufacturer. Its production facilities, located in Wenjiang District, Chengdu, comprise seven buildings with total GFA of approximately 33,218.98 square meter. Its main clients include Chinese government agencies, financial institutions (state-owned and private) and other state-owned and private enterprises.Guantao Hong Kong Office acted as HK legal advisor for Zhi Sheng Group Holdings and provided HK legal services throughout the whole transaction. Leaders of this project are Mr. Lee, partner of ...
  • Release time: 2016 - 10 - 14
    On 30 June 2015, with Wang Fan, Fan Huiqiong and Zhang Bo of Xi'an office as legal counsel, Xi'an Hanshow Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (stock code: 832829; stock short name: Hanshow Chemical) was listed on National Equities Exchange and Quotations.Hanshow Chemical provides services of engineering design, management, consultation and engineering project contract in fields of basic chemical, petrochemical, coal chemical, fine chemical and energy chemical. With design permit of special equipment and second grade design and EPC qualifications in chemical engineering, petrochemical and pharmaceutical, Hanshow Chemical has developed into a strong engineering company with many patented technology and high-quality employees.
  • Release time: 2017 - 03 - 08
    An employee of a Guangzhou state-owned bank was charged with contract fraud involving over 27 million RMB. Tian Sihao, partner of Guangzhou Office, was the defense attorney and pleaded innocence on his client’s behalf. With rich experiences in criminal defense, Tian Sihao conducted a masterpiece of not guilty defense. The verdict of first trial pronounced the defendant’s innocence after fully adopting his defense opinion. After first trial, counterappeal from the procuratorate, withdrawal of counterappeal, the not guilty verdict took effect and the defendant was acquitted.
  • Release time: 2016 - 10 - 14
    On 29 January 2015, with Wang Yu and Hu Yanqing of Guangzhou office as legal counsel, Donguan Richtek Electronics Technology Co., Ltd (stock code: 831914; stock short name: Richtek Technology) was listed on National Equities Exchange and Quotations (New Three Board).Located at Innovation Center of Songshan Lake hi-tech industrial development zone, Richtek Technology is a hi-tech enterprise specializing in R&D, production and sales of automobile tyre inflater and energy monitoring products.
  • Release time: 2020 - 01 - 07
    Recently, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific released its 2020 ranking of law firms. Guantao was recommended in 11 practice areas, including Banking and finance, Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Investment funds, Private equity, Projects and energy, Real estate and construction, Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou, Restructuring and insolvency, WTO/International trade.In addition, 21 Guantao partners were recommended respectively:Wei Jiang: Projects and energy; Corporate and M&ALing Xu: Projects and energyLiqiu Lyu: Banking and financeLiguo Cui: Capital markets; Private equityDongying Sun: Capital markets; Corporate and M&ABo Su: Capital markets; Corporate and M&ALeiming Sheng: Dispute resolutionShaosong Sun: Dispute resolutionYang Wang: Investment...
  • Release time: 2016 - 10 - 13
    Thomson Reuters has just released M&A Markets Legal Advisory Review for first three quarters of 2015. Guantao's rankings are as follows:• Published Transaction involving Asia (excluding Japan) (AE31) - ranking 5 (ranking first in China)• Finished Transaction involving Asia (excluding Japan) (AE31) - ranking 4 (ranking first in China)• Published Transaction involving Asia (excluding Japan) (AE30) - ranking 8 (ranking second in China)• Finished Transaction involving Asia (excluding Japan) (AG31) - ranking 5 (ranking first in China)
  • Release time: 2016 - 10 - 14
    In July 2015, Guantao ranked 46 on the top 100 biggest Asia-Pacific law firm released by The Lawyer, a renowned British legal review.
  • Release time: 2016 - 10 - 14
    Guantao's impressive ranking owns to being Chinese legal counsel for reorganisation, spin-off and listing project of Cheung Kong Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited. This project ranks first in top 10 published Asian Transactions (excluding Japan). In July 2015, Thomson Reuters released M&A Legal Advisory Review for the first half of 2015. Based on M&A transaction value of Asian-Pacific (excluding Japan), Guantao ranks fifth overall and first in domestic law firms.
  • Release time: 2016 - 10 - 14
    On May 5th, 2015, Listed Company M&A and Reorganization Forum, co-sponsored by the Listed Company Association of Zhejiang and Hangzhou Daily in Hangzhou, releasedwhite paper of Hangzhou Listed Company M&A 2014, which ranks intermediaries involved in M&A as following:• China Enterprise Appraisals Consultation Co., Ltd. ranks first in asset evaluation agencies• Guantao ranks first in law firms• Pan-China Certified Public Accountants ranks first in accounting firms• Goldman Sachs ranks first in buyer’s financial counselThe white paper also analyzes classic M&A cases and praises Guantao's change of actual controller of Hundsun Technologies Inc. case as an excellent capital market case.
  • Release time: 2017 - 03 - 06
    On February 22 and 24, XMU-Guantao International Law Forum kicks off. It was organized by Xiamen Office and Institute of International Economic Law of Xiamen University.On the noon of February 22, first luncheon meeting was held in Youran Cafeteria.Zhang Binxin, assistant professor of XMU, introduced her research in Judge Parr’s objection in Tokyo Trial. Over ten professors and lecturers specializing in international law took part in the luncheon meeting and had a heated yet friendly discussion.On the afternoon of February 24, the first seminar of XMU-Guantao International Law Forum. Professor Xu Chongli, deputy chairman of Chinese Society of International Economic Law lectured on constructivism analysis of international law.In this seminar, a young lecturer first introduced his or her the...
  • Release time: 2017 - 03 - 06
    On 14 February 2017, Xiamen Office signed strategic cooperation agreement with Institute of International Economic Law of Xiamen University. Eminent professors, including Song Fangqing, dean of law school of XMU, and Guantao lawyers, including Li Yansheng, executive partner of Xiamen Office, attended the signing ceremony.Both parties recognized the opportunities and challenges for economic law scholars and lawyers posed by China’s rise. They fully appreciated the benefit of long-term close cooperation for each other’s development, especially in the background of The Belt and Road Initiative and Go Global strategy. For this purpose, they decided to start strategic cooperation and set up XMU-Guantao International Law Forum.XMU-Guantao International Law Forum focuses on, among other things, i...
  • Release time: 2017 - 03 - 06
    On 13 January 2017, over 200 lawyers and honored guests from all over the country gathered in Westin Hotel to join the 2017 annual celebration, with “New Office, New Page, New Leap, Elite Show” as the theme.The celebration party was orchestrated by executive committee and administrative staff of Beijing Office. After walking the red carpet in gorgeous dress, the attendees listened chorus, watched stage play, cheongsam show and modern dance, which all shows the vivacity, creativeness and charm of Guantao employees, and enjoyed three rounds of game.After that, Cui Liguo, Sheng Leiming, Han Dejing and Wang Yang gave their new year addresses and greetings. Senior staff was also awarded for their long years of dedicated service. The lottery drawing was certainly the most thrilling part. Everyon...
  • Release time: 2016 - 11 - 29
    Challenge to the Existing Law from the Frequent Hostile M&AOn the morning of 8 August 2016, Guantao invited Professor Zhu Ciyun, director of the Civil Law Research Center at Tsinghua University, to give a lecture "Challenge to the Existing Law from the Frequent Hostile M&A". Professor Zhu classified and analyzed with 27 typical cases of hostile takeover and anti-takeover by listed companies applying Chinese laws, then discussed these issues with the example of Kingkey Group vs. Kanter, at last made a self-criticism from the perspective of Corporation Law, Securities Law and others in the context of the Chinese laws.Brief Introduction of India's Investment EnvironmentOn the afternoon of 12 August 2016, Guantao invited Mr. Dipen Rughani, chief chairman of India Commerce...
  • Release time: 2016 - 11 - 29
    On 2 August 2016, the merger ceremony of Guantao Law Firm and Shenda Partners was held at Hongkou District People’s Government of Shanghai. Government officials from Hongkou District People's Government, Shanghai Bureau of Justice and Shanghai Bar Association, along with other celebrities, attended this ceremony.With over 400 lawyers, more than 100 partners and 14 offices in main cities at home and abroad including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, HK and Sidney, Guantao Law Firm is a prestigious law firm renowned for its performance in capital markets, corporate and M&A, insolvency & restructuring, real estate, energy & resources, banking and finance as well as international trade. It has excellent performance in the rankings of ALB, China Business Law Journ...
  • Release time: 2017 - 03 - 06
    Sponsored by Guantao Law Firm in 2016, Guantao lawyers actively participated in donating for charities to Guantao Ganlin Class. 50 students of Dali Weishan No.1 Middle School joined Guantao family. The students' thirst for knowledge, enthusiasm for learning and wish for changing destiny deeply impressed us.When the new year begins, Guantao proposed an initiative again. In order to prepare a significant gift for Guantao Ganlin students, Guantao lawyers decided to donate a book corner, so that the children could know a wider world.Liu, teacher of Weishan No.1 Middle School, expressed appreciation for Guantao when receiving the books. Liu said: “Students like the books. They need spiritual wealth. These books are the best new year gifts for them. Reading will benefit the children in the w...
  • Release time: 2016 - 11 - 29
    To celebrate the Party's birthday, Party Branch of the Guantao Xi'an Office set up a series of bono activities. On 25 June, lawyer Li Wenhui, secretary of the Party Branch of Guantao Xi'an Office, senior partner Sun Dongfeng, young lawyers and staffs of administrative departments arrived at Shaanxi Aiding Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents and presented the children with food such as rice, flour, edible oil, milk, oatmeal, beans etc. and cash.This center, founded in 1996, works as a non-profit charity organization for the minor children of incarcerated parents. It has helped more than 600 minor children of prisoners get through their most difficult days, find jobs and earn their own livings. Guantao Xi'an Office will carry out "Legal Classroom" at the cen...
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  • Release time: 2016 - 06 - 11
    One of its core practice areas, it has advised issuers and underwriters for the listings of companies in almost all industries, such as power and steel industries, finance and financial services, construction and building materials, commercial real estate, chemical and mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, bio-engineering, non-ferrous metals, transportation, energy, environmental protection, food, tourism, and high-tech industries. Guantao also has extensive experience regarding overseas securities regulations, issuance and trading.• issuance and listing of Class A, B and H shares• direct or indirect overseas listing of domestic enterprises• corporate restructuring in preparation for public offerings• rights offering and offering of additional shares• share repurchase / buyback, spin-of...
  • Release time: 2016 - 06 - 11
    Corporate / M&A is another of Guantao's core practice areas. Guantao's services in this area include but are not limited to:• formation of various types of companies• corporate governance• setting up optimal legal and capital structures• stock ownership restructuring and share transfer• public and private mergers and acquisitions• franchise and chain store operations• general legal counsel for all enterprises• legal counsel for publicly traded companies, securities companies, fund management companies, futures companies, insurance companies, asset management companies, and investment companies• liquidation, insolvency and reorganization "We feel great gratitude for Guantao's professionalism and efficiency demonstrated in our acquisition project. "Have great v...
  • Release time: 2016 - 06 - 11
    Guantao provides high-quality legal services to banking and non-bank financial institutions, including central bank and commercial banks, policy banks, cooperative banks, joint stock banks, foreign-invested banks, trust investment companies, asset management companies, securities companies, insurance companies, fund management companies, futures companies, guaranty companies, leasing companies and other financial institutions. Guantao’s services in this area include but are not limited to: • equity participation in Chinese banks by foreign banks• formation of banking and non-bank financial institutions• Sino-foreign finance cooperation projects• foreign financial institutions access to the PRC market• risk management, liquidation and exit strategies for financial institutions• export credi...
  • Release time: 2016 - 06 - 11
    Guantao is one of the earliest law firms that established real estate department, could provide full and whole industry legal services to all kinds of clients, including government agencies, development enterprises, construction groups, financial institutions, real estate REITs, etc. Legal services of Guantao team not only contain traditional real estate development projects, such as land development (land first-level development, land use right transfer and land comprehensive development), M&A and restructuring of real estate projects, construction projects management (contracting and subcontracting, design and performance of construction contracts, final acceptance of construction projects, settlement of construction payment, etc.), sale and leasing of commercial properties, property...
  • Release time: 2016 - 06 - 11
    Guantao attorneys have extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Guantao has successfully represented many leading corporations of different industries and government departments in both domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, and have gained a nationwide reputation. Guantao represents clients both domestically and internationally in litigation and arbitration matters, in areas including but not limited to: • investment disputes• equity disputes• criminal prosecution• commercial and financial fraud• all types of IP and software infringement• general torts• international trade• real estate transactions• economic crime• anti-commercial bribery "Based in Beijing, the partners at Guantao are greatly resp...
  • Release time: 2016 - 06 - 11
    Guantao is a pioneer law firm in the PRC engaged in corporate liquidation or insolvency liquidation, advising over 30 companies including non-bank financial institutions in dissolution liquidation, insolvency liquidation and insolvency reorganization. With experienced lawyers, Guantao's team has undertaken a wide variety of legal tasks such as group leader of the liquidation group, leader of insolvency administrators, and counsel for taking-over group, trustee group, and insolvency administrators. Therefore, Guantao has accumulated a wealth of valuable knowledge and practical experience in this area.Guantao's experience in this area includes the followings without limitation:• acting as member of liquidation group of corporations• acting as insolvency liquidation administrator• est...
  • Release time: 2017 - 08 - 03
    Guantao's legal services in the field of infrastructure and projects including but not limited to:  • representing and advising clients in the approval stage of infrastructure investment projects such as power, oil, gas, new energy, and environment protection in respect of the project examination and approval, verification and approval, filing or other mandatory or referenced prepositional procedures• advising on the land use rights, sea areas use rights, construction planning, building property rights and other relevant legal matters involved in infrastructure and construction projects• providing legal services for various PPP projects (including BOT, BOOT, BOO, etc.)• providing legal services for various contracts of construction project (including EPC, EPCM, PMC, etc.)• advisin...
  • Release time: 2017 - 02 - 05
    Intellectual property has been a long-time core practice and research area for Guantao, and it has successfully represented clients on a number of cases in matters including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, proprietary technology, integrated circuit, computer software, database protection, new plant type, the design and implementation of protection programs for the copy right / trade mark / franchise right, etc.Also, Guantao has extensive experience in the field of telecommunication and media, and provides legal services for companies' M&A, general telecommunication services, value-added telecommunication services, internet services, etc.Guantao's services include but are not limited to:• information search• application and registration of IP rights (including comput...
  • Release time: 2016 - 11 - 26
    Guantao is one of the very few Chinese law firms with substantial experiences in representing both domestic and foreign clients in merger clearance, antitrust litigation, government investigations, compliance program and counseling projects.Our antitrust lawyers have extensive and in-depth cooperation with international law firms and economic experts in order to provide our clients with high quality legal support to meet their needs in various antitrust matters.Meanwhile, the consistent communications between Guantao lawyers and the Chinese antitrust authorities, including the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”), have also enabled Guantao lawyers to serve the clients with th...
  • Release time: 2016 - 06 - 11
    Guantao has rich knowledge and experience in international commerce, with outstanding legal team. Guantao has provided legal services on remedy in international commerce for many large-scale enterprises, corporations and government agencies. Guantao has rich experience in anti-dumping investigation, anti-subsidy, safeguard measure, trade remedy, WTO rules on goods, service, investment and IP, as well as WTO dispute settlement procedure, custom’s classification, valuation and appellations of origin. Based on these, with a thorough understanding of Chinese substantive and procedural law, we are able to provide comprehensive high-quality legal service on for anti-dumping investigation, anti-subsidy investigation and safeguard measure of our clients. Meanwhile, Guantao has served as legal coun...
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  • Updated: 2015 - 01 - 22

    Beijing Head Office


    Add: 18/F, Tower B, Xinsheng Plaza, 5 Finance Street, Xicheng

    District, Beijing 100032, PRC

    Tel: (86-10) 6657 8066

    Fax: (86-10) 6657 8016



    Beijing Head Office

    Located in the heart of Beijing's financial district, our head office was established in 1994 and has become a leading law firm in China. With more than 40 partners and 120 lawyers, Beijing Office serves as the gateway to our extensive PRC network of unparalleled expertise and long-standing client relationship. The head office has the experience spanning a broad range of sectors, including banking, securities, insurance, large-scale infrastructure projects, real estate, manufacturing, transportation, energy and natural resources, environmental protection, research and development, chemical, pharmaceutical and service industry. We provide a full range of legal services including:

    • International trade and foreign direct investments;

    • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions;

    • Venture capital and private equity transactions;

    • Capital markets and corporate finance (public and private);

    • Joint ventures and cooperation agreements;

    • Debt restructurings and insolvencies;

    • Corporate reorganizations and commercial contracts;

    • Administrative compliance and corporate governance;

    • Intellectual property and new- and high-tech;

    • Bidding and tendering;

    • Commercial litigation and arbitration.

    With legal expertise in virtually every area of law, Guantao has the scope and flexibility to meet the demands of today's most sophisticated clients. Our domestic and international clients rely on Guantao to provide strategic, innovative advice on the most complex corporate transactions, significant banking and securities developments, intricate financing issues and high profile litigation matters. Equipped with solid legal theory and skills, our superior team of lawyers and legal experts are diligent and trustworthy, with proven track record of excellent performance. This ensures our clients receive the most reliable and comprehensive legal advice in the rapid changing economy in China and around the world.


  • Updated: 2016 - 06 - 11



    Add: Room 702, 7/F, Western Tower, 19, 4th Section, Renminnan

    Avenue, Chengdu 610041, PRC

    Tel: (86-28) 6829 9886

    Fax: (86-28) 6829 9899




    Chengdu Office

    Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, is at the forefront and key region in China's western region development strategy. As the hub for finance, commerce, transportation as well as science and technology, Chengdu has become the hotspot for international investment. Located in the central business district of Chengdu, Chengdu Office was established in 2001 with 3 partners and over 30 associates and paralegals.

    International investment is a core practice area for our Sichuan office, attributing to rapid economic growth in the western region of China. The Sichuan office's other core practice areas include acquisition of domestic equity / assets by overseas enterprises, setting up joint ventures or wholly-owned foreign enterprises or branch operation in China on behalf of foreign entities; Additionally, Sichuan Office has accumulated extensive experience in fields including real estate, securities, corporate asset restructuring, and administrative laws.

  • Updated: 2016 - 11 - 24



    Add: Room 1109, 11/F, Renshou Tower, Renmin Road,

    Zhongshan District, Dalian 116001, PRC

    Tel: (86-411) 8282 9601