Practice Areas

Industrial Sectors

Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • WTO/International Trade
  • Banking and Financial
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Competition & Anti-trust
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Fund Management and Asset Management
  • Bankruptcy Reorganization and Disposal of Special Assets
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Belt and Road/FDI
  • Tax Law
Corporate and M&A
  • Entertainment & Media and Internet(TMT)
  • Health Industry
  • Energy, Infrastructure & Natural Resources
  • Automobile & Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Family Wealth Management & Inheritance

Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A legal service is one of Hylands’ well-established strengths. Hylands win high recognition from clients for providing risk management strategies, and viable solutions at all levels of the corporate governance structure, as well as domestic and overseas investments, acquisitions, M&A, and construction of corresponding structure, especially legal services in the emerging and frontier areas. Hylands offers tailor-made constructive and practical legal solutions based on client needs, and is deeply trusted by clients. Hylands has forged good relationships with many leading legal, financial and consulting organizations around the world to provide timely legal support for clients’ global investment needs.

The corporate and M&A business lawyer team of Hylands comprises over 30 partners and nearly 100 practicing lawyers. Some of lawyers have experience in working at state ministries and commissions, well-known domestic and foreign enterprise groups, financial institutions and related intermediaries. They possess rich experience and solid theoretical basis. The team consistently upholds the service attitude of comprehensiveness, professionalism and pragmatism. Relying on local resources, Hylands provides stellar legal services for domestic and foreign clients, having won wide acclaim from clients and the industry, achieved sound social benefits and contributed to the economic and social development.


Service Area

Corporate governance and consulting

  • Design and adjustment of internal ownership and control structure of companies; design of internal institution setting and management authority division for directors, supervisors and senior management; internal corporate dispute governance and disposal of corporate deadlock; design of governance structure of listed companies; legal consulting for corporate operations; review and standardization of business contracts, etc.
  • Labor and employment

  • Labor and personnel legal risk assessment, including labor contracts, social insurance, payment of premiums for accumulation fund, wage payment, non-competition, resignation management, etc.; answer the legal issues raised by companies in the labor and personnel management process and make recommendations; guide the negotiation regarding resignation, and help develop negotiations strategy and plan; review and revise the personnel management system, and regulate employee recruitment, training, welfare, and release; legal training on labor and personnel; issue lawyer’s letter on labor and personnel legal issues. Labor and personnel handling in long-term investment and financing, enterprise restructuring, reorganization, M&A, bankruptcy, listing (including listing on National Equities Exchange and Quotations); establishment and improvement of corporate annuity system; labor-related social insurance and wage tax optimization program; issue of legal opinions on specific matters related to labor and personnel; organize expert demonstration meetings on specific matters concerning labor and personnel.
  • Corporate compliance management

  • Corporate compliance management is central to comprehensive risk management of enterprises, which runs throughout corporate decision-making and management. Hylands provides clients with a systematic and large-scale service chain for comprehensive compliance management for enterprises. Through due diligence, Hylands fully learns about and analyzes the basic situation to build a three-level compliance management system involving seven parts for clients. From compliance system, compliance risk identification and early warning mechanism, compliance risk response, compliance review mechanism, accountability for violations, to compliance assessment and improvement, Hylands sets up a sound compliance operation module to assist clients to complete the work guarantee compliance module, covering assessment and evaluation mechanism, IT application, compliance team, compliance training, compliance culture, and compliance report. Hylands makes necessary adjustments and improvements to the existing compliance management system through the training of relevant departments and personnel and its involvement in the operation and debug of the compliance system.
  • M&A and restructuring

  • Corporate mergers and separation, dissolution and liquidation; equity merger and asset merger; long-term investments such as corporate external equity investments; financing in M&A; debt restructuring; SOE restructuring and reform of mixed ownership; internal business, ownership and structure adjustment and restructuring; major asset restructuring of listed companies; acquisition of listed companies.
  • Equity and compensation incentive system

  • Incentive plan for the management; stock ownership plan for employees; option plan; virtual equity plan; equity incentive of listed companies; design of compensation incentive system.
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