Our team specializes in advanced M&A planning, asset sales and purchases, fund investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, private equity, public and private takeovers and mergers, restructurings and recapitalizations, spin-offs, structuring for investments in China, stock sales and purchases and tax planning and structuring.

Our scope of services includes advising on industry access policies, structuring and tax planning, legal due diligence, drafting and negotiation of deal documentation, assisting in approval and filing procedures, issuing legal opinions as required by clients or regulators and post-transaction integration.
Below are some of the substantial transactions our team has advised on:
  • advising Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Company Limited (a Shenzhen listed company) on its acquisition of 100% interests in Infoport Management Limited and its related operations (Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf brand – being the number one cartoon brand in the PRC) from Imagi International Holdings Limited (a Hong Kong listed company) in 2013
  • advising Max Share Limited (a member of the China Resources Group) on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary in Hong Kong in 2013
  • advising CITIC Real Estate (Hong Kong) Development Limited on its acquisition of 27% interests in the Guangzhou Huadu Ziyouren real estate project held by Nan Hai Corporation Limited (a Hong Kong listed company) in 2013
  • advising China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited on its formation of port joint venture in Port de Djibouti S.A. with the Republic of Djibouti in 2012
  • advising Marubeni Corporation on its formation of car dealership joint venture in the PRC in 2012
  • advising China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited on its formation of joint venture in Colombo International Container Terminals Limited in Sri Lanka in 2012
  • advising Mitsui, a major Japanese property developer, on its acquisition of 49% of Value Land Investment Limited from Shui On Land Limited (a Hong Kong listed company) in 2012
  • advising The National Lacquer & Paint Products Company, Limited (commonly known as Camel Paint) on its formation of paint business joint venture with Dulux in 2011
  • advising CLSA Capital Partners (HK) Limited and Carlyle Asia Investment Advisors Limited on their acquisition of 100% interests in a company whose principal business is development of PRC properties in 2011
  • advising China Resources Cement Holdings Limited on the acquisition of Inner Mongolia Cement Strategic Investment Holdings Limited from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in 2011
  • advising Best Denki, a major Tokyo-listed Japanese electronic appliance retailer, on the sale of its entire business in Hong Kong to Suning Appliance (one of China’s largest electronic appliance retailers) in 2011
  • first listing of a Chinese company on Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • a USD 4 billion acquisition of a takeover operation in the United Kingdom
  • reorganization of a global restaurant chain to enter the Greater China market
  • a USD1.3 billion transaction involving the sale of titanium dioxide pigments and four other non-strategic businesses of a leading global specialty chemicals company
We have consistently been ranked as one of the top M&A law firms by many respected surveys and tables. Chambers Asia 2013, for example, praised Zhong Lun as a “full-service powerhouse that fields talented lawyers with international backgrounds and access to a depth of regional resources. The team continues to be counsel of choice for many leading domestic companies and multinational corporates”.


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