In terms of PE and investment banking, ZHH has participated in various projects related to VC firms including Softbank, DT Capital Partners, SZVC, JP Morgan, Richland Equities and government guide funds and provide quality services. Being active in domestic and international capital markets, ZHH provides various legal services in the establishment of PEs, supervision of funding and target companies, PE and VC, issuance and sales of stocks, and issuance, transfer and redemption of bonds, as well as creative operations gathering wealth management, warrants, asset securitization, securities margin trading, and stock index futures to be developed for securities underwriters.
ZHH's PE/VC team is part of ZHH's finance department. The finance department has an elite team of 8 partners and over 30 lawyers. All of them have deep professional backgrounds and rich experience. Many have worked in financial institutions. They can fully understand the demands of clients. They can provide various services from the purpose of the demands of clients in addition to starting from a legal point of view. Based on effective full communication mechanisms with local competent government departments, arbitration commissions and courts, experienced in finance and PE fund practices, and well informed of applicable judgment standards, issues, and applicable laws to dispute resolution, the Finance Department provides clients with professional, accurate and efficient finance and funds-related legal services and meets the client’s commercial purposes.
- to provide compliance rectification opinions to PE fund managers to be registered for establishment
- to produce legal opinions for the establishment of PE fund managers or special changes
- to assist in developing the PE fund establishment plan and its structure
- to provide professional advice for M&A and investments
- to participate in transaction negotiations
- to conduct legal due diligence on project investments and produce professional due diligence reports
- to provide full legal services for the raise, investment, management and exit of PE investment funds
- to draft and review fund contracts or investment contracts
- to deal with funds and investment dispute arbitration and litigation
- to provide legal compliance training on PE and VC investments
Latest Typical Projects/Cases
- Full legal services for the preparation and establishment of YIMIN Asset Management Co., Ltd.
YIMIN Asset Management Co., Ltd. was established with a registered capital of RMB 100 million on December 1, 2005, subject to approval by China Securities Regulatory Commission, by Chongqing International Trust & Investment Co., Ltd., Chongqing Road & Bridge Co., Ltd., China New Era Co., Ltd., and Huaxia Jiantong Technology Development Co., Ltd. As the special legal consultant of YIMIN Asset Management Co., Ltd., ZHH provided it with full legal services for its preparation and establishment, including a legal analysis of issues in its preparation and establishment, and witness of the founding meeting and the 1st shareholders' meeting, the 1st session of the 1st board of directors, and the 1st session of the 1st board of supervisors. ZHH's PE/VC team was fully recognized by the client for its legal professionalism and legal service capacity.
- Related legal services for the establishment of a RMB 5 billion Western Growth Fund by Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Development and Investment Group Co., Ltd. and TPG Capital
Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Development and Investment Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Liangjiang Group) is currently the municipal-owned group with the largest amount of registered capital in Chongqing. TPG, one of the world's largest PE investors, now manages more than USD 57 billion assets. TPG China Western Growth Fund, the first global PE fund into Chongqing and established by Liangjiang Group and TPG Capital, is mainly used to support the expansion of companies in western China and the growth of western companies. As the special legal consultant of Liangjiang Group, ZHH provided related legal services for this project, including assisting Liangjiang Group in negotiating the establishment of a growth fund with TPG Capital. ZHH's PE/VC team was fully recognized by the client during its services.
- Related legal services for a fund especially required by Guizhou Qiansheng Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.under Guizhou Province SASAC
The fund under this project is a green development fund of Guizhou's industrial and provincial state-owned company. As a government guide fund under the government's leadership, it covers RMB 30 billion funded by the combination of a provincial financial special fund, a provincial state-owned company's fund and also from the targeted social capital. As the special legal consultant of Guizhou Qiansheng Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd., ZHH provided related legal services for this project, including conducting a legal review of contracts and agreements signed with various counterparties. ZHH's PE/VC team was fully recognized by the client for its professional legal services. The green development fund project of Guizhou's industrial and provincial state-owned company. The green development fund of Guizhou's industrial and provincial state-owned company.