Practices
  • Bonds Issuance
  • Equity Restructuring
  • Mergers & Asset Reorganization of Listed Companies
  • Securities Issuance & Listings
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Company Establishment
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Environmental Protection
  • Equity Restructuring
  • Equity Structure Design
  • Mining & Energy
  • Act on Behalf of Clients to Participate in Civil Procedure and Arbitration Procedure
  • Advises on Business Decisions Which may Resulting in Litigation
  • Analysis, Confirmation and Strategy Research of Dispute Requests
  • Background Investigation and Adoption of Property Preservation Measures
  • Risk Analysis for Chinese and Foreign Clients on Potential Criminal Procedure and Criminal Liability in Business
  • Banking & Compliance Reviews
  • Finance Lease
  • Financial Derivatives & Compliance
  • Insurance, Securities, and Futures Brokerage
  • Trust Projects
  • Due Diligence & Transactions
  • IP Administrative Litigation & Civil Litigation
  • Patent Review, Invalidation Application & Trademark Opposition, Review, Cancellation Application
  • Registration, Retrieval & Monitoring on Patent, Trademark & Copyright
  • Foreign Investment
  • International Commerce Dispute Resolution
  • International Commercial Department
  • International Trade
  • International Trade Remedy & WTO
  • Overseas Investment
  • M&A in Real Estate
  • Property Operation and Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Real Estate Presale, Sale, and Mortgage Registration

Bonds Issuance

Bonds Issuance include company bonds, corporate bonds, financial bonds, short-term financing bonds and ultra-short-term bonds. Our services include: initial legal advice, issue design, regulatory review of bond issue process, establish, check and verify all relevant legal documents of the project, draft legal opinions and supplementary opinions in accordance with China's interbank market dealers association requirements.

Equity Restructuring

Equity Restructuring is Lantai Partners' basic practice area, also the area that has obvious advantages. Our legal services include: industry access policy, approval procedures consulting, trading scheme design, tax planning, Legal Due Diligence, transaction documents review, drafting and negotiation, legal opinion provided.

Mergers & Asset Reorganization of Listed Companies

Our services for mergers and asset reorganization of listed companies include finance, manufacturing, real estate, high technology, infrastructure, electronics, medicine and service, etc. We have very obvious superiority of tissue mass lawyer teams for the overall operation in complex large reorganization merger and acquisition project.

Securities Issuance & Listings

Lantai partners have provided accurate, practical and effective legal solutions of securities listed for clients based years of experiences. In 2010, we agency the first China's domestic enterprises listed in Taiwan.

Antitrust & Competition

Lantai Partner’s knowledgeable attorneys provide excellent services relating to China's antitrust and anti-unfair competition laws.

Lantai’s antitrust services include:

·         Providing bespoke legal counsel for a client’s case;

·         Drafting legal memoranda on anti-monopoly law;

·         Assisting clients in applying for and passing anti-monopoly reviews conducted by the Ministry of Commerce;

·         Representing government agencies in anti-monopoly cases; and

·         Acting on behalf of private clients in anti-monopoly related litigations. 

 Lantai’s anti-unfair competition services include:

·         Legal consultation and compliance review;

·         Drafting legal memoranda on anti-unfair competition law;

·         Counseling clients through anti-unfair competition reviews conducted by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce; and

·         Acting on behalf of clients in anti-unfair competition litigations.

 In addition, a stated goal of any of our efforts is to maximize the protection of our customers' rights, and minimizing the damages resulting from the transaction.

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Company Establishment

  Lantai Partners provides multifarious services of company establishment for our clients, include provide legal advices and legal analyses for company and branch establishment, participate the selection and introduction of the investors, assist the equity structure design, draft and conclude the contribution agreement, establish and sign the article of incorporation, deal with the process of companies registry and negotiate with parties concerned.

Corporate Governance & Compliance

Lantai Partner’s knowledgeable attorneys provide excellent services relating to China's antitrust and anti-unfair competition laws.

Lantai’s antitrust services include:

        · Providing bespoke legal counsel for a client’s case;

        · Drafting legal memoranda on anti-monopoly law;

        · Assisting clients in applying for and passing anti-monopoly reviews conducted by the Ministry of Commerce;

        · Representing government agencies in anti-monopoly cases; and

        · Acting on behalf of private clients in anti-monopoly related litigations.

 Lantai’s anti-unfair competition services include:

        · Legal consultation and compliance review;

        · Drafting legal memoranda on anti-unfair competition law;

        · Counseling clients through anti-unfair competition reviews conducted by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce; and

        · Acting on behalf of clients in anti-unfair competition litigations.

 In addition, a stated goal of any of our efforts is to maximize the protection of our customers' rights, and minimizing the damages resulting from the transaction.


Environmental Protection

  Lantai Partners has rich experience in all kinds of legal matters related environmental pollution damage compensation, environmental pollution damage compensation litigation, and environment, energy, environmental protection. We provide services of legal risk assessment analysis and due diligence involved in the major domestic cities, Southeast Asia, Africa and other regions, aims to assist our clients guarantee the legality and security of energy, environment and other major projects.

  Our services include: environmental law consulting, advice the citizens, legal persons and other organizations' environmental protection legal questions, participate on behalf of the clients in the environmental pollution civil litigation, environmental administrative review and administrative litigation, environmental administrative permission hearing, and act as the environmental legal adviser.

Equity Restructuring

  Equity restructuring is the main implementation to improve the company's quality and structure, especially for listed company. Lantai Partners has achieved good results in the process of dealing with all kinds of complicated structure's assets reorganization, merger and acquisition project, and the restructure programme. Meanwhile, we accumulated rich experience in the legal practices with our large state-owned enterprises and famous foreign companies. 

  We have professional and efficient in-house counsel team, they are familiar with financing, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, and other financial and legal professional knowledges, not only have strong real operating ability, also have theory foundation of basic skills. In the year 2012, we published the book Comprehensive Book on Corporate Law Practicing for In-House Counsels and Lawyers, which is the conclusion of our legal practice experiences.

  Lantai Partners cares about social benefit and maintain the lawful rights of both creditor and debtor. We provide equity restructuring services include: arrange and coordinate the project process, carry out legal due diligence, design equity restructuring plan, draft employee allocation scheme, issue legal expert opinion, draft and review equity transfer agreement and other related transaction documents, participate in equity transfer negotiations, precipitate the transferor and the transferee to sign the transfer agreement, advice on the government approval permit, filing, registration and exemptions, assist in the relevant legal procedures, deal with stock and related authority card transfer procedures, advice on the tax policy, legal consultations and tracking transactions such as the performance of the contract.

Equity Structure Design

  Lantai Partners provides services of structure design for different companies, corporate shareholders and investors based on their own requirements. Meanwhile, we are expert in discovering our clients’ existing unreasonable or hidden risk of the equity structure and assisting them to update. Our services of equity structure design throughout the services process we provided, not only reflect in the establishment, also satisfy the design requirement of equity transfer, capital increase and investor introducing. Moreover, we provide the maximum relief for our clients who get into trouble due to the fact of unreasonable equity design.

Mining & Energy

  Lantai Partners is one of the few law firms who take the lead in offering professional legal services in the field of mining and energy in China; therefore, it accumulates rich experience in legal service of mining and energy. Comprehensive legal services are offered to merger, restructuring, remanufacturing, financing, joint venture cooperation, etc. Lantai Partners provides legal services for many investors both home and abroad who invest in minerals and energy resources in China, and at the same time, in respond to the "Going out" strategy towards Chinese enterprises, Lantai Partners also provides services for domestic mining enterprises who invest in mining and energy in places like Mongolia, Zimbabwe, Cote d'lvoire, Canada, Australia, South East Asia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, etc.

  Energy and Mining Department has strategic partner relationship with many domestic mineral exploration institutions and evaluation institutions. It also keeps good relationship with mining administration departments at all levels and industry associations, providing comprehensive services of mining investment for our clients.

  The legal services offered by Energy and Mining Department mainly include: the establishment of project company, the application and keeping of mining right, takeover or transfer of mining right or company stock ownership, remanufacturing of mining erterprises, day-to-day legal affairs of mining enterprises, financing among mining enterprises, acquisition of mineral industry lands, resolving disputes bu litigation or arbitration,etc.

Act on Behalf of Clients to Participate in Civil Procedure and Arbitration Procedure

Due to the fact that Lantai Partners has rich experience in in-house counsels' practices and in-depth knowledge of legal procedures, especially in the practice of significant civil and commercial litigations, we have great superiorities in litigations and arbitrations. For instance, we have undertaken dozens of retrial cases in the Supreme Court.

A number of our lawyers like YANG Guang, Yao Xiaomin, CHEN Yaodong are arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Beijing Arbitration Commission, and other local arbitration bodies. They have participated in lots of significant arbitration cases and accumulated rich experiences. 

Advises on Business Decisions Which may Resulting in Litigation

Lantai Partners commits herself to give legal advises on clients' business decisions, and assist companies enhance knowledges, estimate and control methods of legal risk. Establish a modern in-house management process: prevent, track and complete. Therefore, we can ensure the legality, regulatory, standardization, normalization and routinization of clients' decisions and management. Furthermore, realize the "service to create value" tenet of Lantai Partners, provide quality legal services that satisfy various needs of our clients without overstepping the line.

Analysis, Confirmation and Strategy Research of Dispute Requests

Lantai Partners always consider the situation, draft reasonable negotiation plans, strategy research the dispute requests and maximize the interests of our clients when participate the negotiation and solve disputes on behalf of clients, based on our rich experiences and proficient negotiate skills.

Background Investigation and Adoption of Property Preservation Measures

On the basis of rich practice experiences, Lantai Partners invariably assist our clients to make the correct judgment for the whole case procedure or commercial decisions. Specifically by collecting relevant dispute informations, inspecting backgrounds, providing legal opinions based on the actual circumstances. Moreover, our attorneys will apply to the People's Court for property preservation measures on behalf of clients if necessary, to maximize the interest and minimize the loss.

Risk Analysis for Chinese and Foreign Clients on Potential Criminal Procedure and Criminal Liability in Business

Lantai Partners' Dispute Resolution Department has provided routine legal services to avoid risks and solve civil and commercial disputes for our clients. Meanwhile, we are adept in criminal risk analyses and precautions, especially the risk of investment, establishment, management and delisting of enterprises. Moreover, we offer legal review to the commercial activity of clients, maximum avoid possible criminal risks.

Banking & Compliance Reviews

Banking is a practice area that Lantai Partners has prioritized for development within the firm, focusing a great deal of effort in department ever since the firm was founded. We now have a complete set of operation protocols and operation standards. We provide advanced integrated solutions for our clients based on our comprehensive legal and financial expertise.   

Our banking practice provides services in:

·         General structured credit;

·         Commodity financing and trade financing;

·         Letters of credit, debt collection, bills, and factoring; and

·         Retail and consumer finance.

Pursuant to providing our clients with effective legal aid in these areas, we draft, modify, and review documentation produced according to business standards for both our bank clients and our non-bank financial institution clients. In addition, we participate in negotiations to help all of our clientele in dealing with and solving any type of legal or business situation that may arise.

Finance Lease

Following the importation of finance lease practices to China, Lantai has been active in providing legal services for any clients engaging in these forms of contractual arrangements. Thus, we have a comprehensive understanding of the project arrangement considerations and issues concerning finance lease parties. We provide legal services for direct finance leasing, sale and leaseback, manufacturer leases, leveraged leases, trust leases, joint tenancies, and subleases. In practice, we apply an approach tailored to client needs by adapting to client liquidity, ensuring cooperation with investment agencies, and avoiding connected transactions.

Lantai’s finance lease specialists serve our clients by:

·         Recommending finance lease projects to clients;

·         Providing due diligence reports for proposed finance lease projects;

·         Providing legal analyses based on project negotiations; and

·         Drafting finance lease agreements and relevant contracts.


Financial Derivatives & Compliance

Regarding both national policy and practice of law, Lantai has participated in theoretical research and cutting-edge legal development for financial derivative services since the onset of China's financial derivative trading. For instance, we participated in the drafting of Provisional Regulations for the Administration of Futures Trading Agency and the drafting of judicial interpretations on disputes in futures trading for the Supreme People's Court. Our successful termination of certain landmark cases has had an influence on subsequent judicial interpretation in this area of the law.

We have significant experience in providing legal services to financial derivative exchanges, intermediary institutions, and traders, including in such matters as:

·         Drafting derivative trading rules and standardized management protocols for exchanges;

·         Drawing up contracts and compliance reviews for listed companies;  

·         Identifying risks, draft risk control processes and systems for exchanges, and assisting in establishing a risk supervision department;

·         Providing related legal training for exchange staff;

·         Providing due diligence and investment risk analysis;

·         Designing investment structures and models; 

·         Revealing legal risks associated with opening an account, order, or settlement, and draft a clarifying legal risk management plan; and

·         Reviewing the legality, validity, and feasibility of credit security measures.


Insurance, Securities, and Futures Brokerage

Lantai is well aware of the important role of brokers as intermediaries in insurance, securities, and futures markets. We are committed to refining market rules through the establishment of brokerage service rules. Our attorneys have long served as counsel to leading futures brokerages and have extensive experience in futures brokerage risk control. Lantai is the host to the National Futures Brokerage Contract Model and Guidelines research group. We were directly involved with, and led in, the establishment of industry standardizing legal texts. Lantai is a member of several securities and futures exchanges and we regularly argue the relevant issues in both official and legal settings.

The services we provided include:

·         Drafting, revising, and reviewing contracts and power of attorney appointments signed in the course of brokerage activities;

·         Provide solutions for legal issues encountered by brokers, trade participants (such as exchanges, traders, insurance companies, and policyholders), and regulatory agencies through conducting investigations and negotiations, and by drafting letters, legal opinions, and memorandums; and

Provide legal training to brokerage staff.


Trust Projects

TruTrusts is one of the emerging practice areas for Lantai Partners. Through our attorneys’ deep understanding and extensive experience in related legal transactions, our trust practice has expanded rapidly and represents an area of significant growth for the firm. We have undertaken over 100 trust cases thus far, covering almost all fixed income categories. Our attorneys have attained practical experience in a variety of trusts, specifically ones with assets in real estate, infrastructure, mineral energy, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, fund securities, and stock index futures areas. This broad range of experience gives Lantai lawyers a competitive edge.

Lantai participated in designing the first and the only trust project in Beijing that utilized the proceeds of real estate sales as the core asset comprising the trust fund. The design of the financing service agreement and repurchase agreement for this project avoided the policy risks from the regulatory agencies. Juxin Huijin Co.’s (an industry-leading trust company that provides legal services to Lantai for mineral resource related trust matters) approach has become an industry standard, and one we are thus well equipped to provide. Another trust company, Equity Plus Creditor's Trust, was established with legal counsel from Lantai. This work gained Lantai the 2011 Law Firm - Outstanding Deal award from the Commercial Law Magazine.

Lantai boasts a definite advantage over its competitors in our ability to tackle non-performing assets. Based on our annual performance before the Supreme People’s Court and the provincial high courts, at the re-examination, appeal, and enforcement stages of civil and commercial litigations, Lantai can guarantee that the trust products will not be recovered after disposal. We have top tier experience in collateral disposal where the trust assets are not cash. Furthermore, we have comprehensive understanding of the Chinese courts as they relate to trust matters, as well as strong government connections that allow for swift resolution of cases with minimal outside interference.        

Our trust-related legal services include:

·         Designing the structure of the trust;

·         Conducting due diligence on the counterparties;   

·         Compliance review;

·         Draft a full set of transaction documents;

·         Draft legal opinions and memoranda on the attendant legal issues; and

·         Disposing of non-performing assets.


Due Diligence & Transactions

Due diligence for intellectual property is very important in intellectual property management, also a necessary process for the listing, merger and acquisition, and signature of cooperation agreements. This practice area has become one of important practice areas of Lantai Partners. The main service object is the clients from other departments in need of listing, merger and acquisition and other running legal services. Moreover, we have undertaken more and more independent due diligence services in IP field for large and medium-size enterprises. IP transaction is also important in showing the trademark value. Lantai Partners provides such services, specifically including IP transfer, participation in professional IP fair and auction on behalf of clients, and IP rights pledge, to reappraise and bring economic appreciation on the value of enterprises’ intellectual property.

IP Administrative Litigation & Civil Litigation

Lantai Partners has rich experience in the international and domestic intellectual property litigation field, specifically including IP administrative litigation and civil litigation in patent, trademark, copyright, domain name, anti-unfair competition and trade secret, as well as the international arbitration involving IP disputes. Clients include many famous multinational companies and domestic enterprises. Via close cooperation with lawyers from other countries and the litigation resource Lantai accumulates for years, our attorneys are able to achieve the largest extent of lawful rights and interests for international clients.

In 2011, two of IP cases Lantai handled are chosen and recommended by the Supreme Court as the top 10 of most influential IP cases around the country. Based on our in-depth knowledge of intellectual property law, thorough grasp of technology background and intense cooperation with other attorneys, we can provide clients with more opportunities to win the lawsuit. Even in those complicated cases, we can still get judgment in favor of our clients due to our experience and professional skills.

Patent Review, Invalidation Application & Trademark Opposition, Review, Cancellation Application

For those official decisions refusing to protect our clients’ IP rights during the process of IP application, Lantai Partners has ability to communicate with the examiner, and to pertinently retort to obtain authorizations based on solid theory foundation and rich experience. Also, based on the clients’ needs, our attorneys will fill opposition to the Trademark Office and Invalidation Application to the Patent Office. Our attorneys have remained high success rate in the administrative dispute cases, winning the trust of our clients.

Registration, Retrieval & Monitoring on Patent, Trademark & Copyright

Lantai Partners provided basic legal services in the area of IP registration application, geography mark application, high-tech enterprise recognition and well-known trademark recognition. We have acted more than 28000 registration and recognition cases, the patent fields of which cover communication, computer, machinery, chemical industry, electricity, biology medicine, etc. We also established long-term cooperation with firms in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, which provide the convenient channel for us to handle the rapidly increased international IP registration. Our team is comprised of a group of bilingual attorneys and engineers with technique background and rich experience.

Over years, Lantai Partners accumulated many well-known multinational companies and domestic enterprises clients. Meanwhile, we have established a standardized and sophisticated service process to assist our clients, with retrieval service before application and monitoring after application. Our services are all based on clients' conditions and needs to gain maximum legal rights for our clients as well as a wide range of reputation and praises.

Foreign Investment

The core practice of International Commercial Department and also the legal service area that developes rapidly in Lantai Partners is services for foreign investment in China. As real Chinese legal experts, we provide our clients international level of legal services to help them achieve their business purpose in China.

We have years of successful experiences in providing professional legal advices of merger and acquisition, foreign direct investment, and development of China's energy, mining and infrastructure.

Our clients consist of both large multinational companies and small and medium-sized enterprises. Moreover, we have successfully assist many overseas private equity funds invest the domestic enterprises.

What we want to do is not only be the legal experts of China, but also we are more willing to be the partner who provide creative legal services for our clients.

International Commerce Dispute Resolution

As one of the best dispute resolution law firms in China, we are expert in processing cross-border lawsuits and international commercial arbitration cases. Meanwhile, we achieved great success and outstanding performance by dealing with disputes overseas and foreign clients' dispute in China.

By close cooperating with the cooperative law firms in other countries and regions, we successfully helped our Chinese clients resolved the dispute in the United States, Britain, Italy, Germany, the Czech republic, Brazil, Singapore, India and other countries and regions. Meanwhile, we assist our foreign cooperative law firms deal with their foreign clients' disputes in China. 

Lantai Partners possesses outstanding dispute resolution lawyer team. We design comprehensive forward-looking dispute solution for the clients. Meanwhile, we always trying our best to reduce the time and money that our clients spend, as well as realizing the entrusted target. 

International Commercial Department

  The International Commercial Department is one of the core departments of Lantai Partners. Attorneys of this department have educated in the first-class law school of China, the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan. Some of them have practiced in the top law firms overseas, have very rich and solid international background. Hence, we could provide creative legal services for our foreign clients' investment in China and Chinese clients' investment overseas.

  We have successfully assisted many clients' investment domestically and overseas, covered mining, energy, finance, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, automobile manufacturing, the entertainment industry and food industry, etc. Moreover, we have rich experience in company mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, foreign direct investment, engineering, investment and development of mining industry, and energy project. Meanwhile, as one of the best dispute resolution lawyers, we can deal with all kinds of disputes for our clients.

International Trade

International trade has always been one of the most important practice areas. We possess rich experience in providing quality legal services for our domestic and foreign clients.  

Based on the profound understanding of this area, our attorneys can provide comprehensive legal services in international trade for our clients. The services include: draft and audit the contract of import and export of goods, technology, services, international cargo transport contract, check the l/c and other international settlement documents, deal with customs and commodity inspection law affairs, take part in the negotiations and issue legal opinions, etc.

Our practice areas:

Contract of import and export of goods,

Contract of import and export of technology,

International service trade contract,

International cargo transport contract,

International settlement legal affairs,

Custom legal affairs.

International Trade Remedy & WTO

  Lantai's International Trade Remedy & WTO team is a professional team with experienced lawyers, senior accountants and advanced consultant. All of them graduated from leading law schools in China and abroad. They have rich practical experience in trade remedies, custom and WTO laws. Their objective is to defend the free trade rights and interests of clients on the basis of their thorough knowledge of domestic laws and WTO rules. Ever since the first anti-dumping case initiated by Chinese authorities against imported newsprint in 1997, Lantai lawyers have represented hundreds of Chinese or foreign clients in many antidumping cases.

Lantai's International Trade Remedy & WTO team develops close and positive cooperation with foreign law firms of United States, Europe, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa and Egypt, etc..  Through this world-wide network, Lantai lawyers can provide Chinese or foreign clients with timely, comprehensive and accurate industry information to remind our clients of potential antidumping investigations and cooperate with foreign law firms to provide complete strategy and solutions in specific cases for our clients.  

Lantai's International Trade Remedy & WTO team has also established and maintained frequent communication with the Chinese antidumping investigation authorities, chambers of import and export and industrial associations, etc..  Through such communication, Lantai lawyers can conveniently establish their knowledge on certain investigated industry or product and provide complete and accurate advice to foreign clients on how to prepare their responses to questionnaires and other necessary documents required by Chinese investigation authorities. 

Practices of International Trade Remedy & WTO Team

Anti-dumping

1.  Representing foreign clients in antidumping investigations initiated by Chinese authorities

Lantai lawyers will represent foreign manufacturers, exporters or Chinese importers in antidumping investigations initiated by Chinese authorities against foreign imports. We will provide the following services to clients:

•Monitoring relevant Chinese industries and reminding clients of potential Chinese antidumping investigations;

•Advising on Chinese antidumping laws and regulations and assisting clients to determine their strategy in specific case;

•Participating in Chinese antidumping investigations on behalf of clients and providing the relevant legal services. 

2.  Representing Chinese clients in antidumping investigation initiated by foreign authority

Lantai lawyers will represent Chinese manufacturers, exporters or foreign importers in antidumping investigations initiated by foreign authorities against Chinese imports. We will provide the following services to clients:

•Monitoring relevant foreign industries and reminding clients of potential foreign antidumping investigations;

•Advising on Foreign antidumping laws and regulations and assisting clients to determine their strategy in specific case;

•Participating in foreign antidumping investigations on behalf of clients and providing the relevant legal services. 

Countervailing

1.  Representing foreign clients in countervailing investigations initiated by Chinese authorities

Lantai lawyers will represent foreign manufacturers, exporters or Chinese importers in countervailing investigations initiated by Chinese authorities against imported products. We will provide the following services to clients:

•Monitoring relevant Chinese industries and reminding clients of potential Chinese countervailing investigations

•Advising on Chinese countervailing laws and regulations and assisting clients to determine their strategy in specific case;

•Participating in Chinese countervailing investigations on behalf of clients and providing relevant legal services.

2.  Representing Chinese clients in countervailing investigations initiated by foreign authorities

Lantai lawyers will represent Chinese manufacturers or exporters countervailing investigations initiated by foreign authorities against imported products. We will provide the following services to clients:

•Monitoring relevant foreign industries and reminding clients of potential foreign countervailing investigations

•Advising on foreign countervailing laws and regulations and assisting clients to determine their strategy in specific case;

•Participating in foreign countervailing investigations on behalf of clients and providing relevant legal services.

Safeguard Measures

1.  Representing foreign clients in safeguard investigations initiated by Chinese authorities

Lantai lawyers will represent foreign manufacturers, exporters or Chinese importers in safeguard investigations initiated by Chinese authorities against imported products.  We will provide the following services to clients:

•Monitoring relevant Chinese industries and reminding clients of potential Chinese safeguard investigations;

•Advising on Chinese safeguard laws and regulations and assisting clients to determine their strategy in specific case;  

•Participating in Chinese safeguard investigations on behalf of clients and providing relevant legal services;

•Assisting clients in negotiations with both Chinese authorities and industries, and applying for product-specific exclusion.

2.  Representing Chinese clients in safeguard investigations initiated by foreign authorities

Lantai lawyers will represent Chinese manufacturers or exporters in safeguard investigations initiated by foreign authorities against imported products.  We will provide the following services to clients:

•Monitoring relevant foreign industries and reminding clients of potential foreign safeguard investigations;

•Advising on foreign safeguard laws and regulations and assisting clients to determine their strategy in specific case;  

•Participating in foreign safeguard investigations on behalf of clients and providing relevant legal services;

•Assisting clients in negotiations with both foreign authorities and industries, and applying for product-specific exclusion.

WTO Disputes Settlement

WTO dispute settlement mechanism is one of the most effective channels for settlement of dispute in international trade and its procedures include consultation, good offices, conciliation and mediation, panel report, appellate body report, compensation and suspension of concessions, arbitration etc. However, WTO is a double-bladed sword, which benefits only such countries and nationalities which can well command the complicated WTO rules, and which harms the ones which opens its door to the world but cannot properly guard its economic interests. 

As a WTO member, China has to face challenges in WTO dispute settlement initiated by other members and to challenge unfair trade measures implemented by other members against Chinese firms. China has played an active role in WTO dispute settlements since China’s accession to the WTO.

Lantai is active in researching WTO dispute settlement cases. Prior to China's entry to the WTO, Lantai lawyers had already conducted deeply research into WTO Covered Agreements. Ms. Jing Chen published Annotation by Cases of The Anti-dumping Agreement of WTO in 2001, shortly after the successful accession to the WTO by China.

Lantai lawyers provide the following services to clients:

Legal consultation and advice in relation to all WTO issues

Understanding and advising in relation to the legal documentation concerning China’s entry to the WTO

Providing legal services to the Government of China in WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) cases. 


Technical Barriers on Trade (TBT)

Lantai lawyers will represent foreign governmental authorities and industrial associations to participate in trade barrier investigations initiated by Chinese authorities.  We will provide the following services to clients:

•Counseling on Chinese relevant laws and regulations and assisting clients to determine their strategy in specific case;

•Participating in Chinese trade barrier investigations on behalf of clients and providing relevant legal services;

•Assisting clients in negotiations with both Chinese authorities and industries.


Customs Laws

Customs-related matters are attracting more and more attention from both domestic and foreign clients. Lantai provides legal advice on China’s customs law, including customs classification, customs valuation, pre-shipment inspection, dispute on rules of origins, import and export licensing, customs tariffs, processing trade, compensation trade, preferential tariffs etc. Lantai also provide legal advise for customs disputes.

Trade in services

Trade in services is a relatively new area in international trade law. According to WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), WTO members may offer different levels of market access to trade in services with investment restrictions, operation restrictions, etc..

Lantai lawyers provide the following services to clients:

    Offer legal advice for GATS;

    Chinese regulations and policies on trade in services;

Overseas Investment

Lantai Partners has rich successful experience in assist Chinese enterprises to engage in overseas investment. Our attorneys of the International Commercial Department have several years of international experiences, therefore we are familiar with all kinds of acquisitions, infrastructure construction investments, the energy industry mergers and acquisitions and equity gain. Meanwhile, we established close contact with the relevant law firms in the United States, Canada, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Malaysia. Hence, we can provide completely seamless type single point service for our clients.   

In recent years, we have successfully assist our clients to purchase rights of oil and gas, merger and acquisition, infrastructure investment and construction project overseas. Those projects cover the mining industry, pharmaceutical, oil, gas, power, entertainment industry, infrastructure, insurance, automobile manufacturing and services and other industries. With our outstanding professional ability, the deep knowledge of related industries, and the cooperate and coordinate experience with the local law firm we have, we can provide creative legal solutions for our clients.

The service we provide covers the hole procedure of trading pattern design, due diligence, equity or asset transfer agreement, and subsequent affairs after transaction and merger and acquisition.

M&A in Real Estate

Lantai has comprehensive understanding and mastery of the finer points pertaining to M&A in real estate projects. This process is not only important for large-scale real estate development enterprises, but also an urgent concern for smaller and medium-sized developers. We pride ourselves in offering solutions for any sized developer.

 In this area, Lantai primarily provides legal services in:

 ·         Conducting legal due diligence on the target company and issuing legal due diligence reports;

·         Designing transaction structures, drafting legal documents for M&A transactions, and participating in transaction negotiations; and

·         Assisting in handling the approval and registration of relevant government departments and issuing relevant legal memoranda.

Property Operation and Management

Lantai has accumulated broad practical experience in the field of property operation and management. In May 2014, under the supervision of the Beijing Municipal Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Committee and the judicial system (including the courts in Beijing), we established the Lantai Property Mediation Center.

In the field of property operations and management, we provide a range of legal services including:

 ·         Securing the purchase payments and providing related legal consultation;

·         Inspecting and insuring conveyance of the property, as well as issuing relevant legal memoranda;

·         Drafting and reviewing all relevant property service agreements; and

·         Providing legal services for installments, occupancy, and the leasing of the property following delivery.


Real Estate Development

Lantai Partners provides clients with comprehensive legal services across the whole breadth of real estate development, including for project initiation, project survey and design, construction, relevant contracting, establishment of related support systems, project cost control, quality control, and ensuring the legality and compliance with land acquisition, zoning, and construction regulations.

Lantai’s legal services in real estate development include:

 ·         Tracking the legal issues related to negotiation, drafting, review and revision of contracts, and other legal documentation;

·         Providing oral or written legal advice on specific issues encountered in project construction, and providing formal written legal memoranda where necessary;

·         Taking formal legal action such as service of process; and

·         Regularly hosting legal training sessions related to risk control in the real estate development and construction field, effectively raising the project management and company management’s awareness in preventing legal liability.


Real Estate Financing

Lantai Partners has a thorough understanding of the regulatory policies underlying real estate project financing, allowing Lantai to effectively design trust transaction structures that insure smooth funding for any real estate project, while concurrently ensuring the security of the funds.

Since the end of 2012, Lantai has taken a leading role in designing real estate investment funds and brokerage asset management plans. Several dozen packages have been successfully issued or are in the process of being promoted.

A real estate trust project – Equity Plus Credit Mezzanine Investment Trust – designed and provided by Lantai, was recognized by the Business Law Magazine with the 2011 Law Firm - Outstanding Deal award.


Real Estate Presale, Sale, and Mortgage Registration

Lantai Partners has provided persistent and special legal advisory services to dozens of real estate companies such as Ocean Real Estate, Shougang Real Estate, China Merchants Property, Tianheng Real Estate, Financial Street (Beijing) Real Estate, China Resources Group, Sustained Group, and Shandong Jinluban Group. We have acquired wide-ranging insight into the legal issues involved in the presale, sale, and mortgage registration processes of real estate.

 Since its inception, Lantai’s real estate department has provided counsel across all areas real estate transaction, including working in the domestic personal housing loan business. Lantai enjoys effective and friendly cooperation with the Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Rural Commercial Bank, Minsheng Bank, Huaxia Bank, and the Bank of Communications.

 In the field of real estate pre-sale, sale, and mortgage registration, Lantai’s legal services include:

 ·         Drafting, reviewing, and revising presale contracts for commercial housing, and model contracts for the sale and purchase of existing housing in commercial zones;

·         Participating in mediation and negotiations on our clients’ behalf;

·         Drafting memoranda, legal opinions, and issuing services of process;

·         Pre-loan legal review and post-loan risk management; and

·         Discuss and craft litigation strategies, and undertake formal litigation proceedings.