94 Metro Rankings
Guantao Law Firm, founded in February 1994 and based in Beijing, is one of the pioneer law firms in China. After merging with Peter C. Wong, Chow & Chow, established in 1950s in Hong Kong, Shanghai Zhongmao Law Firm and Shanghai Shenda Law Firm, both founded in 1990s, Guantao has become a leading PRC law firm with a team of over 150 partners among 600 lawyers. These remarkable achievements are attributed to our adherence to the principles of honesty and diligence, efficiency and quality. At Guantao, our highest priority is to protect our client's rights and interests. Guantao has 13 offices in China. Guantao has established a strategic alliance with the UK-based international law firm Ashurst LLP. Through the close relationship with Ashurst LLP, Guantao endeavors to continue providing valuable and comprehensive legal services to domestic and international clients on a global platform. Guantao has received high rankings in Chambers Asia, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, ALB and other international legal rating agencies in these years for its expertise in the capital markets, corporate / M&A, restructuring & insolvency, projects infrastructure and energy, banking and finance, and international trade. Guantao's practice areas include capital markets, corporate / M&A, banking and finance, real estate and construction, restructuring & insolvency, energy and natural resources, dispute resolution, international trade and WTO, antitrust, private equity and venture capital, projects and infrastructures, intellectual property, technology media and telecommunications (TMT), innovative financing and structured products, maritime and admiralty, administrative law and other relevant areas. Guantao advises clients from a wide variety of industries, including banking, securities, insurance, telecommunications, technology, major infrastructure construction, real estate, mechanical engineering and manufacturing, education, life science and healthcare, transportation, energy, natural resources, environmental protection, chemical, bio-medicine and pharmaceuticals, scientific research and other service sectors. Guantao's legal research center, formed by its senior lawyers, tracks the latest legislative developments and the promulgation of new laws, governmental regulations and departmental rules in China, resulting in timely analyses and in-depth reports to Guantao's lawyers to ensure that Guantao maintains its leading position among law firms in China. Guantao lawyers are committed to excellence and integrity; they are experienced, hard-working, diligent and responsible, and have earned a reputation as experts in delivering comprehensive and innovative legal services. Guantao has been selected as one of the practice bases for law students by the top-ranking law schools in China, such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University and China University of Political Science and Law.
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.
Total Offices: 10
Total Attorneys: 179
|Practice Areas||No. of Attorneys|
|Antitrust and Competition||7|
|Corporate - General||1|
|Corporate - M&A||61|
|Corporate - Private Equity||3|
|Finance - Banking||2|
|Government and Government Relations||6|
|Labor & Employment||5|
|Litigation - General/Commercial||3|
|Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy, FDA etc.)||2|
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