JunHe promoted 12 of their lawyers – CHEN, Yi, GONG, Mingfang, LIU, Xin, SONG, Ke, WANG, Lihua, WEI, Wei, XIE, Jun, YAO, Jiwei (Jervis), ZHANG, Lijun, ZHANG, Yue (Brett), ZHANG, Zhijin (Jean) and ZHAO, Kun (in alphabetical order) - to partners in April 2017.
The new partners are from JunHe’s Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen Guangzhou and Hong Kong offices. They are particularly skilled in anti-trust and corporate matters as well as M&A, lawsuits, PE/capital ventures, debt reorganization, labor law, assets securitization, IP and other practices. As one of the top law firms in China, JunHe is fully aware that the promotion of top lawyers enables JunHe to retain an expert team to provide quality legal services to clients. In addition to external recruitment, it is important to identify the top performers from within its own ranks. In order to encourage and develop its young lawyers, JunHe has established a sound partner promotion system. Every year, a number of young lawyers with rich experience and excellent performance will become new partners as approved by the partners through voting. The 12 new partners promoted at this time have a proven record of outstanding performance in their respective sectors. They have become the fresh force in JunHe’s partner team.
We hereby congratulate the new partners and hope that they can show their capabilities on the wide platform provided by JunHe and create a bright future with JunHe!
Since graduating from the Law School of the University of International Business and Economics with her LL.B. in 2003, Ms. Chen Yi has nearly 14 years of experience. From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Chen has been engaged in litigation and arbitration matters. Since joining JunHe in November 2007, she has mainly focused on domestic and overseas IPOs, bonds issuance, mergers and acquisitions, material assets restructuring, reverse takeovers and information disclosure of listed companies. She also has experience in private equity and general corporate matters, as well as foreign direct investments.
Ms. Gong graduated from the Law School of the University of International Business and Economics with a bachelor degree. She joined JunHe’s Beijing office in May 2010. Prior to joining JunHe, Ms. Gong worked for the Ministry of Commerce (Treaty and Law Dept. and the Anti-monopoly Bureau) from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Gong worked at Slaughter and May’s London office as a secondee for six months in 2013. She has extensive experience in merger control filings and also provides legal advice in relation to antitrust compliance and monopolistic agreements.
Ms. Liu earned her LL.M. and LL.B from the University of International Business and Economics. Prior to joining JunHe in 2010, Ms. Liu practiced at King & Wood law offices for three years. Ms. Liu specializes in capital markets related practices, including domestic IPOs, major assets reorganization of listed companies, acquisitions of listed companies, equity investment, corporate and reorganization and bond issuance.
WANG, Lihua joined JunHe in 2008 and currently practices at our Beijing office. She has successfully represented many multi-national companies in litigation and arbitration concerning complex commercial disputes, product liability and international trade. She also has experience in compliance investigation, as well as financial insurance and corporation shares disputes resolution.
ZHANG, Lijun gained her LL.B. in the Law Faculty of Peking University in 2002 and joined JunHe in December 2005. She has 15 years experience in the legal profession, including extensive transactional experience in relation to foreign direct investments, M&A (especially in medical investment), PE investment, debt restructuring, intellectual property protection and hotel management.
Mr. ZHANG, Yue (Brett) graduated from Renmin University of China with a LL.B. in 2003, and earned a LL.M. in International Business Law at University College London in 2006. Mr. Zhang qualified as a PRC lawyer in 2007 and joined JunHe that year. He specializes in Corporate and M&A, TMT and Internet, charities and NGOs and intellectual property.
Mr. Zhao graduated from China University of Political Science and Law, with his LL.B degree in 2006 and LL.M. degree in 2006. He joined Jun He in 2007 and has been working in the Beijing headquarters since then. Mr. Zhao specializes in capital market transactions, including the establishment and investment of Private Equity/Venture Capital, IPOs in Chinese and overseas securities markets, privatization and delisting of listed companies, overseas direct investment of Chinese enterprises, reorganization of A share listed companies and other areas.
Mr. Xie received his LL.M. degree in 2004 at Hitotsubashi University in Japan and was admitted to practice law in China in 2006. He specializes in FDI, divestment and liquidation and labor and employment. He is particularly experienced in dealing with legal issues in the industries of chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals and automotives.
Ms. Song graduated from Wuhan University in 2003 and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law, and then graduated from Utrecht University with her Master’s degree in International Business Law. Ms. Song joined JunHe’s Shenzhen office in 2008 and her practice covers a wide variety of industries such as trusts asset management, asset securitization, PE and M&A.
Mr. Wei graduated from Xiamen University in 2008 with a master degree in international law, and joined JunHe the same year. In 2007, Mr. Wei worked as a legal researcher at Linklaters LLP Shanghai office. Mr. Wei specializes in capital markets, corporate and M&A and private equity/ venture capital.
Mr. Yao has been actively involved in the areas of capital markets, corporate and M&A, and private equity/venture capital since 2008, and has gained vast practical experience in the areas of the reorganization and the restructuring of domestic and overseas listings. He has experience in the refinancing of Chinese companies, bond issuance, "new three board" listings and the acquisition and restructuring of companies.
Ms. Zhang specializes in offshore private equity fund formation matters and the PE funds’ downstream investment transactions, out-bound investment and cross-border M&A transactions. She has experience in offshore asset management and wealth management companies’ multi-faceted cross border investments and financing transactions. Before being relocated to JunHe HK, she practiced in the Shanghai and New York offices of JunHe.
（NOTE：in alphabetical order）