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19 JunHe Deals Named as “Deals of the Year 2022” by China Business Law Journal


On February 9, 2023, China Business Law Journal unveiled their “Deals of the Year 2022”, with 19 deals undertaken by JunHe on the list. Since its inception in 1989, JunHe has participated in many influential projects with consistent professionalism and keen and innovative insights. The practice areas in which JunHe was honored included capital markets, banking and finance, energy and infrastructure, corporate and M&A, pharmaceuticals and life science, and bankruptcy and restructuring.

The “Deals of the Year” examine the most important transactions and dispute resolution cases over the past year to recognize the industry trends behind each project.  The most exemplary deals are selected for recognition after considering the significance, complexity and innovative nature of the deals while also considering the deal size and other factors. 

The following projects undertaken by JunHe were listed as “Deals of the Year 2022” by China Business Law Journal: 

Capital Market Deals

  • JunHe advised Asia Innovations Group Limited on its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange through de-SPAC. The project was led by partners SANG, Binxue and LI, Xinjie (Orson).

  • JunHe advised BeiGene on its A-share IPO on the SSE STAR Market, assisting it to become the first biotechnology company to be listed in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York. The project was led by partners YU, Yongqiang (YY) and TAO, Xudong

  • JunHe advised CALB on its H-share IPO on the SEHK, making it the first ever IPO of a power battery company on the SEHK. The project was led by partners QU, Huiqing and NIU, Yuandong

  • JunHe assisted MYSE in becoming the first private company to issue GDRs, list on the London Stock Exchange and be approved to use the “Green Economy Mark”. The project was led by partners LIU, Ge and YU, Yongqiang (YY)

  • JunHe advised Tianqi Lithium on its IPO, the largest to date on the SEHK in 2022. The project was led by partner YU, Yongqiang (YY).

  • JunHe assisted Zhongtai Group in its successful issuance of the first Shanghai FTZ offshore bonds in the central and western regions of China. The project was led by partners YU, Yongqiang (YY), Chris Tang and Lee, Alex Jao Jang.

Domestic Deals

Cross-border Deals

  • JunHe assisted Temasek in the series C financing of Abogen Biosciences. The project was led by partners WEI, Yingling, ZHOU, Feng (Frank) and WANG, Zhaohui (Zoe)

  • JunHe assisted a syndicate led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in its successful granting of the first green syndicated loan in the domestic financial leasing industry – a breakthrough case in ESG finance. The project was led by partner LU, Juyi.

  • JunHe advised INEOS on three major deals with Sinopec worth about USD 7 billion. The project was led by partner CHEN, Wei

  • JunHe assisted CPE with its investment in JD Property. The project was led by partners XIE, Zheng and JIN, Hong (Cathryn)

  • JunHe assisted R&F Properties in completing the debt restructuring of the largest listed real estate company in Asia. The project was led by partner YU, Yongqiang (YY)

Disputes and Investigations

  • JunHe represented AstraZeneca in its invention patent infringement dispute with Aosaikang. The project was led by partner WANG, Zhaohui (Zoe)

  • JunHe represented Golden Arches (China) in an environmental public interest litigation and comprehensively won the lawsuit. The project was led by partners ZHAO, Min and HUANG, Rongnan

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.