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 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, we provide clients with tailored services aimed at preventing and minimizing compliance risks. We have built up a close working relationship with the relevant antitrust authorities. We regularly represent our 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 us 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. Our close working relationship with government authorities helps us provide practical and insightful legal advice to our clients. In addition, we regularly update our clients on developments concerning supervisory and regulatory rules which might have an impact on our client’s business operations. The projects we 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 us to fulfill our clients’ goals including introducing a list of “first-in-class” transactions into the market. Our clients include both domestic and international issuers and underwriters. Our 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 us industrywide recognition and our 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 our clients’ specific needs related to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate necessities in China. Our clientele is spread out across various industries and are in different stages of corporate development, from start-ups and growth companies to multinational giants. Our services include assisting with general corporate advice, complex investment, joint ventures, or merger and acquisition projects; assisting our 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.
Our deep understanding of international practice and market trends as well as our strong relationship with governmental agencies help our 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. We are committed to resolving disputes across the entire spectrum as efficiently as possible and we are focused on offering solutions that can fully protect the interest of our clients. Our partnerships with international law firms also allow us to assist our 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, IPOs and much more. Llinks also represents investment funds in their investment activities.
We 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
Our 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 our clients comply with requirements set by labor law. We address such workplace challenges by thoroughly understanding the business needs of our clients as well as their respective local practices.
Our experienced lawyers work closely with other practice groups. We promptly respond to the needs of both public and private enterprises ranging from foreign-invested enterprises, listed companies, and state-owned enterprises to large-scale companies and start-ups, as well as non-profit organizations.
Our 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 fundraising activities (including RMB funds, joint-venture funds, offshore funds, etc.), follow-up project investments, management, and exits. Llinks also assists domestic and international entrepreneurs in various rounds of fundraisings ranging from the initial start-up stage to the pre-IPO stage. In addition, Llinks not only offers feasible solutions to meet our clients’ legal needs but the management and coordination of projects are also often entrusted to us 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 the 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. Our 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. We provide our 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. We are repeatedly recommended by leading legal publications such as China Business Law Journal and Asialaw Profiles, among others.
Sports & Entertainment
Technology, policy, and the search for new markets have made sports increasingly globalized and ubiquitous. Our attorneys in sports law are pioneering practitioners with talent and insight from both Europe and Asia, maintaining global connections with FIFA, FIBA, Sports Lawyers Association, RexSport, and more. We 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, we 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.