Our research into China’s M&A market has revealed 45 highly esteemed practitioners who are renowned for their first-rate domestic and cross-border transactional practice.
Most Highly Regarded
JunHe shines in the M&A market with an impressive total of 11 nominations.
Audrey Chen excels at providing top-tier transactional advice to large-scale domestic and international companies.
Nancy Zhang is renowned for her “thorough, detailed and comprehensive approach towards legal due diligence and review of transaction documents” as well as her “wide-ranging expertise in corporate, M&A, real estate and financing matters”.
Jie Chen stands out as a distinguished figure in the M&A space, with decades of experience in corporate governance and complex transactions.
David Liu is a long-standing figure with three decades of experience representing financial institutions and Chinese companies in large-scale joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
Sang Binxue is acclaimed for having “in-depth knowledge of a range of Chinese law matters” and comes commended for his “responsiveness, client care and strong language skills.
Li Xiaocheng is celebrated for her top-notch handling of complex M&A issues for significant corporate clients.
The “vastly experienced” Fang He earns plaudits for her “exceptional legal acumen and responsiveness”. She excels in foreign investment proceedings and M&A transactions.
Zhong Lun performs well with five practitioners highlighted here.
Xiaojuan (Jane) Fan is touted for her impressive cross-border transactional work. She assists multinational clients in complex M&A proceedings in the PRC.
Yun Zhou is widely respected for his prodigious work in the sector, including aiding in foreign capital-initiated M&A as well as structuring and executing segments of global mergers.
Sources consider Peng Tan of Fangda Partners a name to know in the Chinese M&A space, with strong expertise in international transactions.
Jonathan Zhou’s extensive experience in domestic and international acquisitions makes him a standout name in the market.
The “exceptional” Jeffrey Ding is well versed at aiding multinational corporations and financial institutions in their inbound and outbound transactions.
The “excellent” Xu Ping at King & Wood Mallesons delivers two decades of M&A experience across a vast array of sectors, and assists in structuring, negotiating and implementation proceedings.
Ling Huan is a cross-border M&A specialist with a broad range of clients in the TMT and life sciences sectors.
Chuan Li at Kirkland & Ellis International is known for regularly representing private equity clients in complex cross-border M&A proceedings.