SECURITIES AND CAPITAL MARKETS
AllBright Law Offices is one of the earliest law firms to obtain securities business qualifications from the Ministry of Justice and the China Securities Regulatory Commission. AllBright has always been a major legal service provider in China's securities industry, and is also one of the most versatile Chinese law firms in this sector; securities and capital market business are also AllBright's core businesses. In recent years, AllBright’s A-share IPO performance has been among the very best, and has been repeatedly listed on Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, ALB, LEGALBAND, Asialaw Profiles, IFLR 1000, and The Legal 500 for many years.
BANKING AND FINANCE
Banking and finance is one of AllBright's core businesses, with renown especially in banking and lending, insurance, trust and asset management, fund and asset management, bond and asset securitization, supply chain finance (financial leasing and commercial factoring), public-private partnership (PPP), financial compliance and financial technology, futures and derivatives, local finance and private finance, financial non-performing asset disposal and other fields. AllBright’s banking and finance services are well recognized and trusted by domestic and foreign financial institutions. With this strong professional strength and industry recognition, many of AllBright's partners in banking, finance and related industries have been listed in many well-known legal rankings such as Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000, IFLR China, Asialaw Profiles, and Legal 500.
CORPORATE AND M&A
Corporate and M&A is one of AllBright's core businesses, and the team shows determination in their contributions to the legal practice of corporate investment, mergers, acquisitions and daily business activities. AllBright provides tailor-made legal services for domestic and foreign clients with an in-depth, comprehensive, pragmatic, and innovative spirit, and is expanding the depth of the service by working with sub-industries.
As China's foreign trade has flourished in the past few decades, AllBright's international trade legal business has also grown, and has always been in a leading position both at home and abroad. AllBright has been involved in trade remedy measures (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures), World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute resolution, customs law, import/export controls and trade sanctions, Chinese foreign trade policy, international sales of goods, international transportation and insurance, international payment and other key business areas, and has accumulated extensive experience. A number of internationally renowned legal rating agencies (including Asian Legal Business (ALB), Chambers & Partner, Legal 500, etc.) have listed AllBright for many consecutive years among the leading law firms in the field of international trade.
Since its establishment, AllBright has responded to China’s reform and opening-up policy, actively assisting companies from all over the world to invest in China and also conduct foreign-related business. As China’s economy grows prosperously, many domestic companies have pursued strategic expansions in overseas markets through M&A and direct investment. At the same time, many foreign companies have extended their commercial footprints in China by foreign direct investment and other means. AllBright’s foreign-related lawyers have a deep understanding of the complex cross-border legal service needs of domestic and foreign companies. Many lawyers have experience in international law firms and have obtained local practice qualifications. They are not only familiar with domestic and foreign legal regulatory environments and business practices, but also proficient in English, Japanese, French, German, Russian, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese and other foreign languages. They have also accumulated rich experience in the fields of foreign investment, cross-border investment, domestic and foreign capital markets, compliance and dispute resolution across multiple jurisdictions. We have been listed in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR and Asian Business Journal for many consecutive years, and we are rated as a top comprehensive law firm in the field of foreign direct investment and overseas investment in the "Guide to China’s Commercial Law Firms".
REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION
AllBright has experienced legal talents who have accumulated a wealth of experience in the field of real estate and construction. AllBright provides various participants (including Chinese and foreign investors, government departments, real estate developers, construction enterprises, financial institutions, real estate trust funds, property owner’s self-use projects, etc.) all-round and full-process legal services in the fields of in real estate investment, financing, development, operation, project transfer, environment and energy, construction, and real estate enterprise risk management. The scope of services includes, but is not limited to, various equity/asset acquisition projects, theme park projects, office building projects, hotel projects, urban complex projects, residential projects, municipal projects, infrastructure projects, energy projects, senior care real estate projects, tourism real estate projects, various park projects, logistics projects, financing projects, merger and acquisition projects, corporate restructuring, asset restructuring projects, urban renewal projects, property management projects, EPC projects, PPP projects, real estate asset securitization, agricultural land transfer and other professional services.
AllBright has won a series of awards and honors for its comprehensive and professional legal services in the field of intellectual property rights. The IPR cases handled by AllBright have been frequently selected in the “Top Ten IPR Cases of the Supreme People’s Court”, the “50 Typical IPR Cases of the Supreme People’s Court”, the “Cases of the Gazette of the Supreme People’s Court”, the “Top Ten Classical IPR Cases of Chinese Courts”, the “Top Ten Classical IPR Protection Cases of China’s Procuratorial Organs” as well as the top ten typical cases of the Intellectual Property Courts in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shandong, Anhui, Chengdu, Chongqing and other places. In addition, the cases handled by AllBright have been rated as one of the “Top Ten IPR Protection Cases of the Year” by the Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment for six consecutive years; AllBright has also been rated as an excellent brand agent by the China Trademark Association, and awarded the “IPR Friendly Award” by the European Chamber. AllBright has also been rated by Chambers and Partners as a “highly recommended” law firm in “Intellectual Property Litigation” in the Asia-Pacific region for many years; listed on the patent and trademark/copyright rankings among local Chinese law firms announced by ALB; rated as a top Chinese law firm in “Intellectual Property Litigation” by LEGALBAND for many years; and won the intellectual property litigation award in the field of “highly recommended law firms” in the Asia-Pacific region announced by LEGAL500 in 2022.
As the oldest legal service in the world, the legal practice of maritime affairs has always been closely related to shipping, international trade, international settlement, insurance and other fields. AllBright 's maritime professional service team is composed of maritime lawyers with outstanding educational backgrounds and rich practice experience. The team has provided effective and high-quality services for various maritime businesses connected to and derived from international trade, shipping, international settlement, insurance and other activities.
BANKRUPTCY LIQUIDATION AND REORGANIZATION
With the continuous advancement of structural reform, bankruptcy courts have been established in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. The quantity and quality of bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation cases are increasing. AllBright has accumulated in-depth experience in theory and practice of bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation. We have successfully dealt with a large number of bankruptcy reorganizations, bankruptcy liquidations, compulsory liquidations and voluntary liquidation cases throughout China, involving state-owned enterprises, foreign-invested enterprises, private enterprises and other types of enterprises, covering finance, real estate, construction projects, petroleum, new energy, internet, shipping, logistics, cultural media and other industries.
LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION
As a large comprehensive law firm, litigation and arbitration has always been one of AllBright's core competences. AllBright has represented a number of civil and commercial disputes with significant social influence in the Supreme People's Court and domestic courts at all levels, and has obtained favorable judgments for clients. Meanwhile, AllBright has a number of lawyers serving as arbitrators in well-known domestic and foreign arbitration institutions. Therefore, in this traditional business field, AllBright hasnot only firmly grasped the traditional core advantages of litigation and arbitration and represented clients in various domestic and foreign litigation and arbitration cases, but also focusses on the cutting edgeof China's economic development, enlightening this traditional field and keeping up-to date with the latest news. In recognition of our excellent business capabilities and good client reputation, AllBright has been recommended by Chambers & Partners, ALB, LEGALBAND, Benchmark Litigation and other institutions in the field of litigation and arbitration for many years.
Criminal defense, anti-fraud, anti-corruption investigation and criminal accusation, corporate criminal risk prevention and control, criminal compliance, and criminal crisis response are also part of the traditionally business area strengths of AllBright. The criminal attorneys of AllBright are all senior attorneys who are proficient in the criminal law and criminal procedure law of China. They all graduated from first-class law schools in China, and most of them have a master’s degree or above in criminal law and criminal procedure law; accordingly, they have a solid foundation in professional knowledge and a profound knowledge of academic theories. In particular, a considerable number of them have rich experience in criminal justice in national agencies such as public security organs, procuratorates and courts, and some are even professors of criminal law and criminal procedure law. As such, the criminal attorneys of AllBright are good at handling all kinds of major, difficult and/or complicated company-related criminal cases. Some members used to work as legal directors or compliance directors of multination corporations, renowned central enterprises, state-owned enterprises, or large enterprises, and thus have remarkable expertise and extensive experience in criminal compliance and criminal risk control.
Tax is one of AllBright’s emerging fields of business. The scope of our tax services includes daily tax consultancy, perennial tax consultancy, tax compliance, special tax consultancy, tax planning, tax assessment response, tax auditing defense, tax administrative reconsideration representation, and tax administrative litigation representation, tax-related civil litigation representation and tax-related crime defense, etc.
PRIVATE CLIENT & WEALTH MANAGEMENT
AllBright’s private client and wealth management team is composed of the earliest group of expert lawyers in China who focussed on marriage, inheritance, private wealth management and inheritance, as well as lawyers with rich experience in finance, real estate, domestic and overseas investment and other fields. To provide clients with warm and worthwhile professional legal services, to help clients achieve a better life and long-lasting family businesses, we practice with a strong sense of responsibility and professionality and strive for the greater good.
LABOR AND SOCIAL SECURITY
Labor and human resource management is an important component of the daily operation of an enterprise. In dealing with major matters such as restructuring, listing, debt issuance, investment and mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and liquidation, it is imperative that enterprises obtain labor and human resource management legal services from professional lawyers.
INTERNET AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
AllBright is one of the domestic law firms that ventured into the field of internet and information technology legal services at an early stage. So far, we have provided high-quality vertical legal services for many well-known internet, big data, financial technology, and integrated circuit companies, and our service scope covers internet security and data compliance, personal information protection, emerging technologies such as cloud computing, as well as related investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, dispute resolution, etc.Our team's professionalism has been widely recognized by clients and the industry.
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
AllBright has extensive service experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Our legal service team has years of experience rooted in the industry and a deep understanding of the industry's rules of operation. We pay close attention to the industry's dynamics and development trends, and are always committed to providing clients with a professional one-stop legal service while keeping in mind the wider background of the industry. Our field of services include but are not limited to domestic and overseas capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, intellectual property protection, company operations and compliance governance, dispute resolution, etc.
ENERGY, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AllBright has extensive experience in the fields of energy, natural resources and environmental protection. Combining our sophisticated knowledge structure and diverse backgrounds, AllBright lawyers can provide a full range of legal services for energy and natural resource enterprises. AllBright also often provides clients with advice on fulfilling environmental protection legal obligations, helps them reduce civil or criminal legal risks in environmental protection, while wielding our sharp commercial sense to find the balance between environmental protection and commercial efficiency.
CONSUMER & RETAIL
AllBright has always been committed to providing high-quality legal services to the consumer and retail industries. With a large number of lawyers and professional teams engaged in consumer and retail legal services, AllBright ranks among the top of the industry in legal services related to consumer and retail. AllBright's services in the consumer and retail industry involve food and beverages, clothing and apparel, daily necessities, household appliances, medicines and other categories, covering the stream of commodity production, circulation, retail, and consumption, including both traditional consumption and retail models and the emerging retail models such as internet live broadcasts and self-media marketing.
State-Invested and State-Owned Enterprises
AllBright has always been a top-tier service provider for state-invested enterprises and state-owned enterprises (“SOEs”). SOEs have been a pillar of China’s economy, and AllBright has always kept SOE related services central to our practice. We assembled a professional team focusing on serving SOEs, and have provided assistance on many standard setting projects, contributing to both our extensive practical experience and our prevailing market recognition. Our clients portfolio has always included a large number of central and local SOEs. Some of China’s largest SOEs have turned to us for advice including PetroChina, Sinopec, State Grid, CHN Energy, China State Construction, POWERCHINA, China Resources Group, and Poly Group for services such as compliance management, restructuring, trading of state-owned assets and equities, investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions, capital market, dispute resolution, bankruptcy, reorganization, and liquidation.