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Foreign Affairs Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association Visits Jingtian & Gongcheng and Carries Out Foreign-related Business Development Researchpublish time:2017-06-07

On June 5, 2017, the Foreign Affairs Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association, led by Zhang Wei, Deputy Chairman of the Committee, visited Jingtian & Gongcheng and performed due diligence on the development of the firm's foreign-related legal services. This the first due diligence trip conducted by Beijing Lawyers Association regarding foreign-related legal services. Among the visitors are Wang Zhengzhi, Director of the Committee, Shi Xinyue, Deputy Director of the Committee, and Yang Hongwei, Deputy Secretary General of the Committee. Partners of Jingtian & Gongcheng that attended the meeting include the following lawyers: Zhang Hongjiu, Gao Xiang, Lang Yuanpeng, Cheng Xiaofeng, Dai Guanchun, Dong Chungang, Huang Yongqing, and Yao Jian.

 

During the meeting, Deputy Chairman Zhang Weigave a brief introduction of the functions of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association and its development, and expressed her hope to hear the opinions and suggestions of the firm with respect to the foreign-related work done by Association so as to better develop and improve the foreign-related work done by the Association, promote the development of foreign-related legal services provided by Beijing lawyers and cultivate a group of excellent foreign-related legal talents.

 

Partnersof Jingtian & Gongcheng explained in detail the basics of Jingtian & Gongcheng, the proportion of its foreign-related business to its total business, the structure and key areas of its foreign-related business, the basics of the firm’s foreign direct investment (FDI) and overseas direct investment (ODI) businesses, global development strategy, key foreign-related cases processed by Jingtian & Gongcheng, and the overview of foreign-related lawyers of Jingtian & Gongcheng.

 

Two sides also exchangedopinions on the status quo and development of foreign-related lawyers, cultivation of foreign-related legal talents, foreign communication and cooperation, and problems and difficulties encountered by the firm when engaging in foreign-related business. Jingtian & Gongcheng also offered advice and suggestions on how Beijing Lawyers Association could help law firms facilitate the development of foreign-related business.

 

For a long time, Jingtian & Gongcheng has been a market leader and made great achievements in foreign-related business. As far as foreign capital market is concerned, Jingtian & Gongcheng has participated in over 30% of IPOs in Hong Kong market in the recent five years, among which H-share IPOs account for 20% of all the firm's historical transactions, ranking first among other domestic law firms in terms of the quantity of enterprises listed in Hong Kong with the help of a law firm. Typical cases include the return of Focus Media to the A-share market through buyout by Hedy Holding, Mito's listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Bank of China's issue of "One Belt, One Road" theme bonds, etc. In terms of overseas merger & acquisition, Jingtian & Gongcheng has participated in some major projects like Wanda's acquisition of AMC, CMC Holdings' buying into Manchester City Football Club, and privatization of Qihu 360. Partners in the Dispute Settlement Department have processed a lot of foreign-related affairs, including overseas lawsuits and arbitrations, US 337 Investigation, etc.