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上市日期: 2018-06-15

The firm’s private equity and capital market practice group now has more than 20 lawyers and assistants. Our professionals ever worked in both international and local first tier law firms. They are familiar with international practices, and are able to provide tailor-made, creative legal solutions approved by governmental regulators for private equity and venture capital transactions.

In recent years, our practice group helped with the formation of dozens of domestic and foreign private equity funds; we also helped to close more than 100 of PE/VC deals (offshore and onshore). In the IPO and securities related sector, our practice group advised clients with their offshore and onshore restructuring, listing on stock exchanges including NYSE, NASDAQ, HKSE and China A Share.

Business introduction

In year 2011, G&P ranked No. 1 in China law firms in Chinese Involvement Small-Cap Ranking (below US$50 million) in the Legal Advisors Review for year 2011 released by Thomson Reuters. In addition, G&P was nominated as a Finalist in Private Equity Law Firm of the Year at Asian Legal Business China Law Awards 2012.

Private Equity Fund Formation

Our private equity practice team helps with the formation of private equity funds including Sino-foreign joint venture fund, pure RMB fund and offshore parallel fund. Our recent landmark deals include: advised Jiuding Capital with the formation of its offshore parallel fund, advised Beijing Capital Group with the formation of Sino-foreign PE fund manager and its first QFLP application in Beijing, advised with the formation of the Grand China real estate fund with its formation and the first real estate fund recordal with National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC (NDRC).

Our services include: 

Designing fund structure

Review and revise fund raising document (PPM)

Drafting fund documents

Providing legal advices to general partner

Communicating with government authorities to obtain approvals and registrations

Assisting with the formation and closing of the fund


Private Equity Investment

We represent both foreign and Chinese investors with their PE/VC investments in China; we also represented Chinese enterprises with their financings from global private equity funds.

With Chinese government’s tendency of tighter supervision over PE funds, the complex examination and approval as well as tighter foreign exchange control over cross-border transactions, we are committed to providing investors with innovative legal structures that are in compliance with PRC laws and regulations while protecting foreign investors’ interests to the utmost.

Our services include:

Designing investment structure (round-trip investment or direct investment)

Delivering due diligence report

Drafting investment documentation

Negotiating investment documents

Communicating with government authorities for approvals and registrations 

Issuing legal opinions

Assisting with closing of the transaction


IPO and Securities Related Transactions

G&P is one of the few law firms who have been practicing securities laws in China in the 1990’s, specifically including the restructuring of state-owned enterprises, the establishment of joint stock companies, IPO and securities related transactions. Our team has maintained  close working relationship with PRC regulators, investment banks, as well as the companies. Since, 1990’s, we have advised clients with their offshore and onshore restructuring, listing on stock exchanges including NYSE, NASDAQ, HKSE and China A Share.

G&P’s services include:

Designing restructuring plan; 

Conducting legal due diligence;

Assisting with the restructuring of the issuer;

Preparing the share listing application documents;

Assisting with the drafting of prospectus;

Coordinating/communicating with securities regulators, other intermediary agencies (including underwriters, accountants) and the stock exchange;

Issuing legal opinions;

Assisting with the completion of IPO and listing.

Team of Private Equity and Capital Market Department

Dr. Likai Li (Senior Partner)

Dr Likai Li's area of practice includes fund formation, PE/VC investment, competition law (international trade & custom), litigation and arbitration. Dr. Likai Li once worked as government legal counsel in the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of PRC for years, in charge of foreign investment and international trade issues. He is the founding partner of GuangSheng & Partners. He also founded IIC-capital Inc. and is the individual LP of Sequoia China Fund in 2007.

Dr. Likai Li practiced competition law and acted for commercial and government clients on anti-dumping and anti-trust actions. Dr. Likai Li’s practice also covers investment protection and international dispute settlement, including investor-state & investor-shareholder dispute resolution, corporate governance and white-collar crime issues in China.

Dr. Likai Li is listed regularly in leading legal directories such as The Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Lawyers “Who’s Who Legal” and “Chambers Global”. He also teaches at Tsinghua University as a professor and a frequent lecturer at high-end forums specializing in trade and VC/PE investment in PR China. Dr. Likai Li received his PHD from Queen’s University,Canada. Dr. Likai Li is proficient both in Chinese and English.


Jingru Zhang (Senior Partner)

Mr. Zhang specializes in company restructuring, IPO and securities related transactions.

Mr. Zhang, who started his legal practice career in 1986, has handled a large number of cases pertaining to securities, corporate financing, real estate and trade. In recent years, he has achieved impressive results in the area of corporate restructuring, public offering of shares, private placements, asset restructuring etc. Mr. Zhang also published several legal writings in Chinese core journals. Mr. Zhang graduated from China University of Political Science and Law with LLM & BA.

Haojie Zhai  (Senior Partner)

Mr. Zhai specializes in legal practice of corporate financing, Merger & Acquisition, litigation and real estate.

Mr. Zhai has been involved in multiple company investment and M&A transactions. Mr. Zhai joined G&P in 2007. Prior to this, he worked in China International Travel Service Limited Head Office from 2001 to 2003, and in Beijing New Era Law Firm from 2003 to 2007.

Mr. Zhai obtained his LL.B from Northeastern University in 2001, and his LL.M from Kansas City School of Law under University of Missouri in 2009.


Hui Ma(Partner)

Mr. Ma specializes in Merger & Acquisition, cross-border investment, intellectual property litigation, and investment disputes resolution.

Prior to G&P, he served as an IP/Chinese Legal Specialist at a New York – based law firm, handling patent and trademark prosecutions for more than 8 years. He has a wealth of experience in the application of patents and trademarks and relevant litigation in USA. He also assisted clients in patent and trademark filings and transactions in the USA, Europe, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and other countries. As a counsel familiar with Chinese law, he also provided legal services on China law in the fields of corporate, securities, venture capital, private equity, investments, and commercial litigations.

Mr. Ma is admitted to both New York State Bar and China Bar. He is also limitedly recognized to prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Ma received his B.E. from Gansu Agricultural University in China, his LL.B from Peking University and Master of Intellectual Property from FPLC, USA. He is a Chinese native speaker and fluent in English.

Song He(Partner)

Mr. He specializes in corporate and securities, foreign direct investment, intellectual property, disputes resolution and real estate.

Mr. He has provided international companies with satisfactory and comprehensive legal services, of which include the acquisition of Dawoo Company (Korea)’s investments in China by General Motors, the acquisition of Non-Performing Assets (NPL) of China Huarong Assets Management Company by GE, the establishment of the JV flight training center in Qingdao between Bombardier Company (Canada) and Shandong Airline Company (China). 

Mr. He joined G&P in 2003. Prior to G&P, he practiced law in several renowned domestic and foreign law firms since 1997, including Ying Ji Law Firm, Sichuan from 1997 to 2001, White & Case LLP Beijing Office from 2001 to 2002, and Concord & Partners Beijing from 2002 to 2003.  Mr. He received his LL.B degree from the University of Beijing Industry and Commerce in 1993, and his Master degree of Common Law from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2000.


Yihui Shen (Associate)

Mr. Shen specializes in corporate governance, corporate taxation, risk management, and Merger & Acquisition. Being a Chinese Certified Public Accountant and USA Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Shen worked in accounting firms for years and well experienced in auditing and taxation. He has helped multiple clients for perfecting their structure of corporate governance, improving their financial situation and designing plans of legal tax avoidance.

After joining GugangSheng & Partners, Mr. Shen combines his skills and experience in auditing, law practicing, and risk analysis and management in Merger & Acquisition transactions, and greatly reduces the risk of the transaction. Mr. Shen received his LL.B degree in economics from University of International Business and Economics.

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