Dispute resolution has been a core area of practice throughout the development of JunHe. With the expansion of our practice areas and growing of demands from our clients, JunHe’s dispute resolution team has shifted from focusing solely on the provision of traditional litigation and arbitration services to providing a full-range of dispute resolution services, including FCPA investigations, internal corporate compliance investigations and bankruptcy practice.
JunHe’s dispute resolution team consists of more than 90 lawyers, including more than 20 partners. All of our attorneys graduated from top law schools both at home and abroad and many were ex-judges or recruited from leading litigation firms. Our litigators have extensive experience appearing before courts at various levels and well-known arbitration tribunals, and offer clients an in-depth understanding of the Chinese legal system and judicial practice.
Our team includes many lawyers who are qualified to practice concurrently in China as well as in the U.S., Hong Kong and other jurisdictions. The team works in multiple languages including Chinese, English, French and Japanese. We provide clients with high quality dispute resolution services that span borders, languages and industries.
Due to our outstanding performance and word-of-mouth recommendations, our dispute resolution team is consistently recognized by well-known law firm rating agencies (including Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, and Asia Law & Practice) as a “Band 1” or “Top-tier Recommendation” law firm in the legal practice of dispute resolution in Mainland China.
Key Practice Areas
Arbitration practice, including domestic and foreign-related arbitration proceedings, international arbitration (including serving as expert witnesses on Chinese law), and recognition and enforcement of overseas arbitral awards in China;
Litigation practice (domestic and international), including civil and commercial, intellectual property, maritime, administrative, as well as criminal and incidental civil actions involving corporate clients;
FCPA and bribery investigations, including joint representation with overseas law firms and conducting internal investigations of employees suspected of violating the FCPA and the UK’s Bribery Act 2010;
Internal corporate investigations, including internal investigations of employees concerning acts that may infringe the legitimate rights and interests of the company, infringe intellectual property rights, or violate corporate management policies;
Bankruptcy practice, including commencing or participating in bankruptcy procedures, assisting with the formulation, implementation and enforcement of bankruptcy and reorganization plans, acting for clients in related litigation and acting as court-appointed administrators.
Comprehensive Dispute Resolution Services
Relying on the firm's expertise and experience in a full spectrum of business law practice, our dispute resolution team provides comprehensive dispute resolution services across all industries and fields. The team enjoys an esteemed reputation in the litigation and arbitration of disputes concerning corporate control/equity, project investment and financing, international trade, intellectual property rights, product liability, as well as in the handling of matters concerning corporate anti-fraud/anti-corruption investigations, white-collar crime, and bankruptcy and liquidation, etc.
Our dispute resolution team not only provides constructive and practical dispute avoidance plans, but also formulates case-by-case countermeasures and solutions in litigation and arbitration. We vow to staunchly defend the reputation and interests of our clients throughout the entire process of legal proceedings, from pre-litigation investigations to evidence/property preservation and from initiating of lawsuit/arbitration procedures to applications for enforcement.
Preferred Law Firm for High-Profile Cases
By virtue of our outstanding performance in the practice of dispute resolution, our dispute resolution team has played an important role in a number of complex and influential cases, thereby becoming the preferred law firm for leading domestic enterprises and well-known multinational corporations.
Among the high-profile cases handled by our dispute resolution team, the serial investment disputes (including the trademark investment dispute) involving Danone Group, Wahaha Group, the relevant joint venture companies between them, and the other shareholders of the relevant subsidiaries of Wahaha Group are undoubtedly one of the most influential cases in China. The case crossed a wide range of cutting-edge and controversial legal issues, such as capital contribution in form of trademark rights, trademark transfer and trademark license, non-competition obligation of directors, unfair competition, trade union action, labor/agency contracts, bilateral and multilateral investment protection conventions, bilateral and multilateral judicial assistance, many of which were not clearly articulated by law at the time. The case involved concurrent domestic and international legal actions, including more than 40 litigation and/or arbitration proceedings within China (excluding second instance reviews and appeals) and more than 10 overseas proceedings (including 8 arbitration proceedings at the SCC, Stockholm, and litigation proceedings in the U.S.). As Danone’s primary and leading law firm, JunHe collaborated with dozens of other prestigious law firms inside and outside of China. JunHe developed the overall litigation strategy and capitalized on the various advantages, expertise, and resources of the cooperating law firms by strategically allocating research and other legal services to various legal teams. Leveraging the breadth and depth of our legal and communication skills, JunHe overcame cross-border cultural and legal hurdles, effectively coordinated the services of numerous international and domestic law firms, and provided our client with “one-stop” legal services in China.