The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Llinks Law Offices, China!
Llinks Law Offices is a leading PRC law firm with a domestic and international practice specialized in cross-border transactions, renowned for providing high quality legal services and formulating innovative solutions to complex legal problems. The firm’s professionalism and business expertise have been consistently recognized over the years as one of the top tier firms in China by international and domestic rating organizations, industrial and professional associations, and relevant regulatory agencies, including by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles and International Financial Law Review 1000, Asian Legal Business, Asia Asset Management, China Law & Practice, China Business Law Journal and many more. Llinks was also honored in being designated as a National Outstanding Law Firm in China, a Shanghai Outstanding Law Firm, and one of the Shanghai Top Ten Law Firms.
Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Financial Services
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Healthcare & Life Science
Labor & Employment
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Sports and Entertainment
Antitrust and Competition
Llinks provides multinational clients with an expansive range of antitrust services. Taking into account the client’s industry and business features, they provide clients with tailored services aimed at preventing and minimizing compliance risks. They have built up a close working relationship with the relevant antitrust authorities. They regularly represent their multinational and Chinese listed companies’ clients in merger filings for merger and acquisition deals and joint venture projects. In response to the ever-increasing focus of Chinese authorities on the enforcement of antitrust law, companies place more emphasis on building up their compliance programs.
Llinks’ asset management practice is a market-leader. With the constant development of China’s asset management industry, Llinks keeps close working relationships with the relevant authorities and industry regulators. This helps them keep track of current laws and regulations and to foresee the future development of regulations. Llinks has represented a substantial amount of domestic fund management companies and their subsidiaries, private equity funds, venture capital funds, securities investment funds, trust companies, insurance and insurance asset management companies, securities companies and foreign fund management institutions.
Banking and Financial Services
Llinks has an in-depth understanding of both national banking and financial services practices and the requirements of the international financing community. Their close working relationship with government authorities helps them provide practical and insightful legal advice to their clients. In addition, they regularly update their clients on developments concerning supervisory and regulatory rules which might have an impact on their client’s business operations. The projects they work on include merger and acquisition financing, corporate lending, derivatives and structured products, export credit, general banking, project finance, private banking/retail banking, structured finance, trade finance and restructuring of financial institutions.
As a key player in China’s capital market practice, Llinks’ experience and creativity has allowed them to fulfill their clients’ goals including introducing a list of “first-in-class” transactions into the market. Their clients include both domestic and international issuers and underwriters. Their wide variety of high-quality legal services, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, corporate debt and convertible debt offerings, merger and acquisition projects, material asset reorganizations, and backdoor listings, has won them industrywide recognition and their partners have been invited to serve on the Issuance Appraisal Committee and the Merger & Acquisition and Reorganization Committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission; and the expert committees of various stock exchanges in China.
Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
Llinks provides professional and customized services to meet their clients’ specific needs related to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate necessities in China. Their clientele is spread out across various industries and are in different stages of corporate development, from start-ups and growth companies to multinational giants. Their services include assisting with general corporate advice, complex investment, joint ventures, or merger and acquisition projects; assisting their clients from the design of the transaction structure to conducting the due diligence, from the drafting of multi-lingual documents to the pre- or post-closing management of the transaction.
Their deep understanding of international practice and market trends as well as their strong relationship with governmental agencies help their clients navigate the complex regulatory schemes governing foreign direct investments into China, outbound direct investments by Chinese entities to overseas, and other cross-border transactions.
Llinks has an exceptional record in handling difficult and complex commercial disputes related to Chinese law in or outside of China for a wide variety of domestic and international clients. They are committed to resolving disputes across the entire spectrum as efficiently as possible and they are focused on offering solutions that can fully protect the interest of their clients. Their partnerships with international law firms also allows them to assist their clients in pursuing legal proceedings abroad.
Healthcare & Life Science
Llinks’ expertise and experience in the healthcare and life science sector covers a broad spectrum, including healthcare services, online healthcare services, drug research and development, clinical research, production, and sales of drug, medical devices, experimentation, diagnosis, and nutritional products. Llinks represents multinational and domestic healthcare and life science companies in establishing and developing their businesses in China as well as in joint ventures, product licensing, co-promotion, R&D collaboration, compliance, anti-trust, equity financing, strategic alliances, IPO’s and much more. Llinks also represents investment funds in their investment activities.
They advise on commercial IP matters, including IP protection and filing strategies, IP licensing, technology transfers and R&D collaborations, technology capitalization, information governance, data protection, cyber security, unfair competition and anti-monopoly, government innovation support, regulatory and licensing issues in life science, TMT and other high tech sectors.
Labor & Employment
Their labor lawyers have a wealth of experience in handling complex matters in China, which allows them to proactively identify risks and develop strategic solutions to help their clients comply with requirements set by labor law. They address such workplace challenges by thoroughly understanding the business needs of their clients as well as their respective local practices.
Their experienced lawyers work closely with other practice groups. They promptly respond to the needs of both public and private enterprises ranging from foreign-invested enterprises, listed companies, state-owned enterprises to large scale companies and start-ups, as well as non- profit organizations.
Their legal services include day-to-day labor & employment advice, compliance investigations, trade union and crisis management, labor arbitration / litigation, anti-discrimination, personal privacy advice, trade secrets and non-competition advice etc.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Llinks has been at the forefront of advising on private equity and venture capital deals in and outside of China. Llinks represents domestic and international angel investors, venture capital funds, private equity funds, governmental guidance funds, industry funds, FOFs, and strategic investors in various types of fund formation and fund raising activities (including RMB fund, joint-venture fund, offshore fund, etc.), follow-up project investments, management, and exits. Llinks also assists domestic and international entrepreneurs in various rounds of fund raisings ranging from the initial start-up stage to the pre-IPO stage. In addition, Llinks not only offers feasible solutions to meet their clients’ legal needs, but the management and coordination of projects is also often entrusted to them by clients in order to ensure the smooth execution of the project. Llinks, for its exceptional services, has been recognized by its clients as one of top players in the field, which includes being awarded the Best Client Service Firm of 2020 by Chambers.
Llinks Law Offices is a leading law firm involved in the real estate market. Their real estate team has an in-depth understanding of the full spectrum of the real estate industry in China, and also has a deep understanding of the key commercial players behind different real estate transactions. They provide their clients with a one-stop shop for legal services covering every stage of the real estate transaction, from development, management and investment, to financing, securitization and dispute resolution. They are repeatedly recommended by leading legal publications such as China Business Law Journal and Asialaw Profiles, among others.
Sports & Entertainment
Technology, policy and search for new markets have made sports increasingly globalized and ubiquitous. Their attorneys in sports law are the pioneering practitioners with talent and insight from both Europe and Asia, maintaining global connections with FIFA, FIBA, Sports Lawyers Association, RexSport and more. They specialize in representing athletes, intermediaries, clubs, leagues, associations, game organizers and other organizations involved in professional, Olympic, and amateur sports. From routine issues to major disputes before civil courts, arbitration institutions and especially Court of Arbitration for Sports, they are honored to have provided practical and informed services to top-tier clients engaged in fields such as football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, yachting, e-sports and anti-doping.
Telephone: +86 21 3135 8770
Practice Groups: Corporate and foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investment, fund formation, intellectual property and technology license
Telephone: +86 21 3135 8722
Practice Groups: Corporate and foreign direct investment, labor and employment, dispute resolution
Telephone: +86 21 3135 8777
Practice Groups: Corporate and commerce, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, private equity and venture capital investment, compliance