JIANG Jiang | Partner
Practices:Corporate and M&A |Transnational Investment|Dispute Resolution|Anti-trust and Competition|Wealth Management & Inheritance
Telephone:+86 10 6502 8730/8888
Fax:+86 10 6502 8866
Email:jiangjiang@hylandslaw.com
Working Language:Chinese | English

Basic information

Education

2005-2008|Chinese Academy of Social Sciences|Law|Ph. D.

2001-2002|Oxford University|Law|M. Juris

1996-1999|China University of Law and Political Science|Private international law|M.L.

1989-1993|Beijing Foreign Studies University|English|B.A

Work Experience

2007-until now|Hylands Law Firm|Partner

1997–2006|Li Wen & Partners Law Firm|Lawyer Partner

1993–1996|Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China|Clerk

Professional Qualification

P. R. China Legal Professional Qualification

Representative Cases

■ Corporate and M&A

2017-now|Provided legal advice for a leading global luxury goods company on its e-commerce compliance in China regarded online sales website setup requirements, data protection, shopping processes, after-sales services, etc.

2016|Represented a Fortune 500 company owned by the Chinese central government to acquire a leading overseas company in the auto parts industry.

2013-2014|Assisted a public-traded company in electrical industry to acquire a high-tech company in the US in order to acquire and control the technology.

2012-2014|Assisted a large Switzerland based multi-national company in acquiring several mining enterprise in China by conducting the due diligence investigation, preparing the transaction documents, communicating with the local government authority and cooperating the client to complete the closing.

2010-now|Assisted an US company engaged in global procurement and sourcing services with establishment of a WFOE in China, advising on such matters as type and operation mode of the company, labor and employment, assignment of expatriates, hiring independent contractors to carry out projects of its customers, handled office lease, prepared incorporation documentation and handled formalities regarding approval, registration and applying for certificates and permits as well as opening and alteration of bank accounts.

2010-2017|Provided legal advice on legal issues related to customs, labor and tax for a leading manufacturer and seller of high precision instrument in China, and assisted the client in conducting forensic auditing and investigation concerning overseas anti-corruption.

2008-2012|Provided legal advice on raising charitable funds and conducting investigation in China.

2007-2018|Assisted a Philippine listed company in completing an acquisition of a Chinese food and beverage chain by designing the transaction structure, reorganizing all branches of such Chinese food and beverage chain, drafting transaction documents and cooperating the client to fulfill the disclosure requirement from PSE.

2001-2005|Assisted a number of world class investment banks in evaluating and acquiring non-performing assets in China and exploring the possibility of establishing joint venture asset management companies with major banks and asset management companies in China.

2000-2015|Assisted many private equity funds to carry out project acquisitions and financing in China, structuring the deal, drafting transactional documents and closing the deals in cooperation with overseas lawyers.

2000-2003|Assisted an established investment bank based in the US to carry out strategic restructuring of China's steel enterprises and introduce into modern financing methods China's metallurgy industry.

1999-2002|Assisted a well-known American telecom company in incorporating an equity joint venture company in China to produce hardware for Asia-Pacific Mobile Telecommunication System.

■ Competition & Anti-trust

2010-2015|Assisted a world-renowned IT company with the legal matters relating to unfair competition, intellectual property, labor issues and office lease and achieve results satisfactory to the clients.

2000-2015|Provided legal advice on and submitted anti-trust filings for overseas merger &acquisition cases.

■ Corporate and M&A,Competition & Anti-trust

2017-now|Provided full legal services for a well-known sports brand multinational company regarding its operation in China, including reviewing contracts and agreements, handling compliance, competition law, labor law, anti-commercial bribery and other related matters and providing its employees with the necessary legal training.

2013-now|Assisted a Sweden based multi-national company in setting up several WFOEs and JVs in China by participating the negotiation, preparing the incorporation documents; provided further legal services to such newly-established WFOEs and JVs.

2011-now|Assisted a large Swiss outdoor equipment manufacturer and distributor to set up a joint venture in China by designing transaction structure, preparing transaction documents, participating in commercial negotiations; provided further legal service in handling intellectual property protection matters and daily operations management matters.

2008-now|Assisted a leading global company in the international convention and exhibition industry in acquiring domestic enterprises and establishing joint ventures by designing transaction structure, conducting due diligence, participating in business negotiation, drafting transaction documents and preparing application materials for setting up the joint ventures.

1998-now|Assisted an US multinational company in establishing a joint venture enterprise to manufacture first-class wear-resistant iron castings with a large state-owned enterprise located in the city of Taiyuan of Shanxi Province and later acting as legal counsel of the joint venture enterprise to advise it on its business operation.

■ Real Estate & Construction

2005-2015|Assisted a well-known US real estate developer backed by two major pension funds to set up joint ventures in Beijing and Shanghai to develop high-class real estate projects and acting as legal counsel of such joint ventures to provide legal services for its operation and decision-making.

Honors & Evaluation

2018|National Foreign-related Lawyer Talent Pool|Minisry of Justic of China

2004-2018|Leading Asian Lawyer|Asialaw Magazine

2014|Full Service Lawyer of the Year in China|Corporate INTL

2009|Outstanding Corporate Lawyer|Jing’an Judicial Bureau, Shanghai

2001|Outstanding Lawyer|Chaoyang Judicial Bureau, Beijing

Mr. Jiang JIANG has more than twenty years’ experiences in the area of foreign direct investment, merger and acquisition, financing and real estate. He has assisted many multinational corporations and large financial institutions in making investments in China and provided high quality legal service in foreign invested companies’ daily operations with respect of foreign exchange management, anti-monopoly, anti-unfair competition, intellectual property rights, labor and personnel, etc. Mr. Jiang has been continuously awarded “Leading Asian Lawyer” by Asialaw Magazine since 2004. His professional skills and ethics also won highly praise and trust from the clients.

Social Activity

2000-until now|Member of All-China Lawyers Association

2006-2016|Chairman of Real Estate Group of Terralex

2014-2016|Member of Aspen Institute China Region

2001-2012|UK Chevening Scholar

2003-2005 | Member of Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Publications

2015|Doyle’s Practical Guide to Business Law in Emerging Countries in Asia, Author of China Chapter|Carolina Academic Press;

2008|Can Exchangeable Bonds Satisfy Cash-Hungry Shareholders?, Author|China Law & Practice;

2007|A New Insolvency Law in China, Co-author, International Corporate Rescue, Volumn 4, Issue 1|Chase Cambria Publishing;

2006|WHY CONVERT TO WFOE? –, Author|China Law & Practice;

2004|Suing the Government – a New Possibility in China, Co-author|Issue 3, International Lawyers’ Newsletter.