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Ranked Band 1 in Corporate M&A (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2021)

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As the only SRA regulated local English law firm with full Chinese legal service capability, Zhong Lun London is uniquely positioned to serve clients in cross-border corporate, M&A and other investment projects between China and the UK. Since its establishment, various sizes of Chinese companies in diversified industries have relied on Zhong Lun London to provide legal support to their investments, entry to the UK and their UK operations. With the rapid development of Chinese outbound FDI into the UK, Zhong Lun London has acted for a number of internationally well-known Chinese and foreign clients, such as a number of large state-owned Chinese enterprises and listed companies, in a series of complex, often business-critical and sometimes transformational transactions, such as the cross-border greenfield investments, M&As and group restructurings.


Alongside the cross-border M&A track record, Zhong Lun London has also assisted various Chinese companies in setting up their UK subsidiaries or branches and advised on their day-to-day operational matters. Zhong Lun London has extensive experience in advising UK and Europe-wide investments and M&As in disparate industries and sectors, having achieved consistent excellence in answering the clients’ most complex challenges and delivering legal certainty to our clients in an often challenging roadmap from China to the UK.


Our representative clients include Chinese state-owned and private enterprises, commercial and investment banks, and government institutions. The industries and sectors in which we have significant expertise include oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, railway and transportation, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, blockchain and virtual currency, etc.

Recent Awards

Ranked Band 1 in Corporate/M&A for consecutive years (Chambers Asia Pacific)
Ranked Tier 1 in M&A (IFLR1000)
Top-Tier Law Firm in Corporate/M&A (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific)
Outstanding Firm in Corporate/M&A (Asialaw Profiles)

Scope of Services

Services include:

  • Counselling on M&A transaction structures

  • Drafting and negotiating M&A transaction documents

  • Legal Due Diligence

  • Project management

  • Advising on regulatory approval issues

  • Issuing legal opinions as required by clients or regulators

  • Setting up businesses

  • Advising on the integration of pre-closing, transitional and post-closing stagesAdvising on procedures for approval, filing, registration at government departments

  • Advising on dispute resolution strategies

  • Assisting clients deal with administrative and criminal investigations

  • Assisting in starting winding up petition procedure

  • Advising on Corporate employment compliance and dispute resolution

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