• Mr. Linming JIN Delivered Lectures on PPP in Xiamen National Accounting Institute
    On April 27, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright, went to Xiamen National Accounting Institute to deliver a six-hour lecture with the theme of “PPP Legal Practice from Legal Perspective” to the trainees from the leading accountants (finance) training course in Heilongjiang province.
    In this lecture, Mr. Jin analyzed the important concepts, investment methods, practical operation modes and transaction structure of PPP. Meanwhile, based on the typical cases and data analysis of PPP projects, Mr. Jin shared his opinions on the PPP project policies released by the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Finance and other authorities, and his prospect on PPP.
    As required by the Heilongjiang Mid-and-long Term Development Plan for Top Accounting Talents (Hei Cai Kuai (2011) No.12), famous experts and scholars from national ministries and commissions and advanced scientific research institutions, such as the Ministry of Finance, the Academy of Fiscal Sciences, NDRC and the National Accounting Institute, are invited to deliver lectures in this training course, in order to train a group of high-quality and inter-disciplinary leading accounting talents for the economic and social development of Heilongjiang province.
  • Toranomon Chuo, Broad & Bright and CFN Successfully Held a Lecture on “Listing of Japan-Funded Enterprises in Hong Kong”
    On April 20, 2018, Broad & Bright, Toranomon Chuo Law Firm (Broad & Bright’s joint venture partner in Japan, “Toranomon”), and CFN Lawyers (Broad & Bright’s associated firm in Hong Kong, “CFN”) jointly held a lecture in Tokyo with the theme of “Listing of Japan-Funded Enterprises in Hong Kong”. Dozens of large Japanese manufacturing companies, financial institutions (such as security companies) and large group companies (such as trading companies) participated in this activity.
    This lecture is of great significance to Japanese companies which are not familiar with the listing procedures in Hong Kong.
  • Mr. Linming JIN and Ms. Jing CHEN Were Invited to Deliver Lectures on PPP
    From April 14 to April 15, 2018, as invited by the organizer, two partners of Broad & Bright, Mr. Linming JIN and Ms. Jing Chen, delivered two-day training with the theme of legal risks on PPP and financing of PPP, respectively. The participants were mainly the officials from local government authorities who are in charge of PPP projects
  • Mr. Linming JIN Delivered Legal Lectures on PPP in Palm Limited
    On April 3, 2018, Mr. Linming Jin, a partner of Broad & Bright, was invited by Palm Eco-Town Development Co., Ltd. (“Palm Limited”) to its Guangzhou headquarter to carry out practical training in the “Empowerment” Pilot Program.
    Based on his rich experience, Mr. Linming Jin introduced the important concepts, investment methods, transaction structure, practical operation modes and key issues in contracts of PPP projects. Meanwhile, Mr. Jin simplified the logic underlying various PPP policies in China, and expressed his insights on the financing and operation features of PPP based on the typical cases. After the training, Mr. Jin further communicated with the leaders from the headquarter and responded questions raised by them.
    As a listed company that closely follows the state policy of new type of urbanization development and takes eco-town business as its core of strategic development, Palm Limited attached great importance to this PPP training. To ensure the effect of the training, Palm Limited conducted a demand research for training in advance. Specific to the demand, Mr. Jin made serious preparation in order to resolve practical questions through the training. In addition to the main leaders from headquarter and other business departments, the leaders and project managers from local branches also attended the training in the whole process via video.
  • Broad & Bright Partners’ Visit to Liang & Co Law Firm
    On March 30, 2018, Broad & Bright partners headed by Mr. Jun JI visited Liang & Co and had a pleasant conversation with Mr. Hongwei LIU and other lawyers of Liang & Co. Through the conversation, Broad & Bright deeply felt the good intentions of Liang & Co. Its respect for the clients and respect for its employees and their work and life coincide with the original purpose of Broad & Bright when it was established, i.e. “making the dream of everyone in the firm come true”. Liang & Co is located at China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park and is dedicated to becoming a dynamic law firm. Being noble-hearted and professional to serve clients perfectly is the core value of Liang & Co. Its main practice areas include real estate and infrastructure, high-end manufacturing and technical service industry, corporate legal counsel, and dispute settlement. It specializes in real property, investment, business operations, labor, tax and other legal consulting services, and provides high-quality services for the litigation and arbitration in courts at different levels and arbitration institutions in China.
  • Broad & Bright Successfully Co-hosted the Seminar on “the Latest Development of the German Energy Law and its Relationship with EU Energy Law”
    In the morning of March 23, 2018, the seminar on “the Latest Development of the German Energy Act and its Relationship with EU Energy Law” was held at the First Hearing Room of Beijing Arbitration Commission, hosted by Beijing Arbitration Commission / Beijing International Arbitration Center and co-hosted by Broad & Bright. The speaker of this seminar is Prof. Franz Juergen Saecker, the head of the Berlin Energy and Regulation Institute, the chief editor of the Munich Code Annotated and the editor of the Berlin Code Annotated (Energy Law). The seminar was hosted by Mr. Libin ZHANG, the partner of Broad & Bright. Dr. Xiaofei MAO from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was accompanied and responsible for the translation between German and Chinese. About 20 professionals attended this seminar, including Jialiang WANG, the head of the Shale Gas Research Center of China Huadian Corporation, Zhengwan WU, the head of the Policy Research Office of China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Zi’an WANG, the manager of the Strategic Investment Department of Beijing Enterprises Holding Limited, Lifang MA, the chief officer, and Dan GENG, the senior counsel of the Policy Research Department of China Renewable Energy Industries Association, and etc.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Delivered a Legal Lecture on PPP Projects for Guangzhou Transportation Office
    On March 20, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office, was invited by Guangzhou Central Area Transportation Office (“Guangzhou Transportation Office”) to deliver a three-hour lecture on the theme of PPP Legal Practice. In addition to the main leaders and chief officials of the transportation office, persons from consulting agencies and law firms that may provide consulting services to the transportation office, and other persons in relation to the transportation office also attended this lecture.
    In this lecture, Mr. Jin analyzed the important concepts, investment methods, practical operation modes, transaction structure of PPP and the importance of law in a PPP project. Meanwhile, based on the typical cases and data analysis of PPP projects, Mr. Jin shared his opinions on the PPP project policies released by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance and other authorities, and his prospect on PPP. After the lecture, Mr. Jin further discussed and communicated the issues raised by the attendees in the meeting.
    This lecture was highly valued by Guangzhou Transportation Office. The attendees further learn the content of the lecture through questionnaires and summary materials in respect to the lecture. Leaders and guests attended the lecture say that this lecture would be a great help to the smooth development of subsequent PPP projects.
  • Mr. Linming JIN is Selected as the PPP Expert of Zhejiang Province
    On March 7, 2018, Development and Reform Commission of Zhejiang Province released a list of public-private partnership (“PPP”) experts of Zhejiang province in the traditional infrastructure area. There are 217 experts on the list, including 11 in the comprehensive category, 75 for the project management category, 60 for the engineering technology category, 37 for the finance category, and 34 for the legal category. Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright, was selected as an expert in the legal category.
    As arranged by the Development and Reform Commission of Zhejiang Province, the listed experts will participate in the PPP study, system design, decision-making consultation, propaganda and training and other activities carried out in various cities of Zhejiang in the area of traditional infrastructure. In addition, they will play an important role in PPP theory study, policy formulation, practice guidance, decision-making consultation and other aspects.
  • Ms. Jing CHEN and Ms. Lingqiong SU are selected as the recommended PPP experts of the Department of Finance of Henan Province
    On November 6, 2017, the PPP Center of the Department of Finance of Henan Province promulgated the “Announcement of Open Solicitation of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Experts by the Department of Finance of Henan Province” which publicly solicits PPP experts. According to the list published on January 30, 2018, 240 qualified people were elected as the experts in five catalogs of policy, law, finance, consulting and industry. Ms. Jing CHEN and Ms. Lingqiong SU from Broad & Bright are recognized as the recommended experts in the catalog of “Law”. Together with Mr. Linming JIN who had already been recognized as the PPP expert of the Department of Finance of Henan Province, three members from Broad & Bright have been listed as such PPP experts.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Was Invited to Deliver Lectures on PPP Practice for the Sixth Engineering Bureau of CCIN Co. Ltd
    On January 22, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office, was invited by the Sixth Engineering Bureau of CCIN Co. Ltd to conduct a half-day training on the theme of “PPP Operation Procedures and Related Legal Issues” in Sixth Engineering Bureau of CCIN Co. Ltd Guangzhou branch. This training was highly valued by the leader team of the Sixth Engineering Bureau. The leaders and business backbones from related departments attended the training.
    Based on his rich experience in PPP projects for many years, Mr. Jin systematically explained the concepts, current legislation, project investment, transaction structure, operation procedures in practice, financing modes, project contracts and ect of PPP, so to improve the attendees’ abilities for PPP business. Mr. Jin and attendees further communicated on some hot issues in the operation of PPP projects as well. During the training, Mr. Jin discussed with the attendees about the training and their interested issues and Mr. Jin made specific explanations based on his rich practical experience. The attendees think that this training is beneficial for them to deepen their understandingof PPP and to improve their ability to overall manage PPP projects in practice.
    Both parties are looking forward to further and more comprehensive cooperation in the further. This training is a complete success.
  • Ms. Fang LIU Joined Broad & Bright
    Ms. Fang LIU joined Broad & Bright as a partner. Ms. Liu received her LL.B degree from Peking University Law School in 1999. From 2009 to 2014, Ms. LIU studied in Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and received LL.M. and J.D. degree. Ms. Liu was awarded with the President’s Achievement Award from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, the Advanced Degree Program Scholarship from UC Berkeley Law School, and the ACCA (Associate of Corporate Counsel America) Scholarship Foundation Award, etc. Before joining Broad & Bright, Ms. Liu worked at Dickinson Wright law firm.
    Ms. Liu’s practice focuses on China and U.S. corporate law, cross border merger and acquisition, intellectual property, franchising and international litigation and arbitration. Ms. Liu is qualified to practice law in China as well as in New York, California, Michigan and Washington DC of the United States.
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  • On December 27, 2017, China’s first foreign currency-denominated asset-backed special plan and the first aircraft leasing asset-backed special plan successfully issued in Shanghai Stock Exchange.Thisis an asset backed special planissued by CALFinancial Leasing Company Limited (“CAL”). The special plan is managed by Huatai Securities (Shanghai)Asset Management Co., Ltd., backed with relevant assets arising from aircraft leasing business as the underlying assets, and is denominated in USD.As china’s the first asset-backedsecuritized product denominated in foreign currency, this special plan fills the vacuum of foreign currency-denominated ABS products and diversifies the financial products in domestic capital markets. It is a major financial innovation and a milestone in the development of asset-backed securitization. A Broad & Bright team led by Mr. Rong FAN provided full legal services and issued legal opinion to the issuer and the manager on this project. The signatory lawyers of this project are Mr. Yuping HE and Mr. Rong FAN, and Ms. Hao CHENG at Broad & Bright Shanghai Office also engaged in the project.
  • Nissin Foods Co., LTD. (“Nissin Foods”, Stock Code: 01475.HK) has successfully listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on December 11, 2017 for HKD3.54 per share, After adjusting for overallotment, the global offering raised a total amount of 900 million HKD. Broad & Bright has taken full participation in the listing of Nissin Foods and has provided special legal services for concentration declaration, employee reallocation,and other issues during the domestic and overseasreorganization of the issuer as the Chinese legal counsel. CFN Lawyers, theassociate firm of Broad & Bright in Hong Kong, provides legal services for the listing of Nissin Foods as a Hong Kong legal counsel of the issuer. Toranomon Chuo Law Firm, the joint venture partner of Broad & Bright in Japan support Broad & Bright and CFN Lawyers in relation to Japanese law for the listing project. The listing of Nissin Foods in Hong Kong fully showcases the strength of the cooperative structure of Broad & Bright, CFN Lawyers and Toranomon Chuo Law Firm.
  • As the PRC legal counsel for HP Group, Broad & Bright, cooperating with HP’s global legal counsel, provided legal services and consultation in regard to PRC law for HP’s acquisition of global printer business from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. HP Group purchased the global printer business from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. with the consideration of 1.05 billion US dollars. This acquisition will bring more than 6,500 related patents, a professional team constituted with 1,300 world-class researchers and engineers with rich experiences in the fields of laser technology, imagining electronics, and supply and accessories and all printer production facilities and manufacturing capacities in PRC to HP. This transaction was closed on November 1, 2017.
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  • Broad & Bright represented Chervon Group and provided full-spectrum legal service for its acquisition of the global brands and business of SKIL, an affiliated company of Bosch. The closing of this transaction in North America and China occurred at the end of 2016. The closing of this transaction in Europe and other areas occurred on March 31 this year. This acquisition was led and managed by Mr. Hongchuan LIU, with support from Ms. Ren JIANG, Ms. Lei SHI, and etc.
  • On December 14, 2016, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group (“S+B Group”) officially signed the contracts with Tsingshan Iron and Steel Group (“Tsingshan Group”) and announced their cooperation to establish a joint venture in Shanghai, China. This will be the first joint venture in China between S+B Group ad Tsingshan Group, which aims to combine S+B Group’s advanced technical know-how with Tsingshan’s strong market position in China, and thus to create a world-class supplier of special bright bars. The Broad & Bright team led by Mr. David Wang, Mr. Hao Jiang and Mr. Roland Sun represented S+B Group and provided full spectrum legal service in this transaction.
  • Mr. Libin Zhang, partner of Broad & Bright led his team, working together with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP represented Hewlett-Packard Group, acting as its PRC legal counsel and global counsel respectively, provided legal service for Hewlett-Packard Group’s acquisition of the global printing business sector of Samsung Electronics. Broad & Bright provided PRC law legal services for the project, including reviewing transaction documents, conducting due diligence and providing legal advice for government approval and filing related to the acquisition and etc.Ms. Yao Feng, partner of Broad & Bright and her team provided legal advice regarding PRC anti-monopoly review for Hewlett-Packard Group’s acquisition of Samsung Electronics’s global printer business sector.
  • Broad & Bright advised Fenbushi Capital (as a co-investor) on the closing in June 2016 of the US$ 72 million Series D financing of Circle, a global leading blockchain-based payment solution provider.  Being the largest venture round in the blockchain industry worldwide since the beginning of 2016, the financing was led by IDG and followed by such known institutional investors as Breyer Capital, Baidu, CICC Alpha, Everbright.  Our Partner Roland Sun is the lead partner of this project.
  • On June 2, 2016, Mr. Yifan Chen and Mr. Taotao Zhu, labor law specialists and partners of Broad & Bright, attended the seminar organized by the Japanese-invested enterprises in Shanghai. Mr. Chen gave a speech featuring labor law problems (layoff and dismissal) among Chinese companies and had a site discussion regarding the labor law problems encountered by the companies during their daily operation.
  • On June 1, 2016, Mr. Yifan Chen, labor law specialist and partner of Broad & Bright, attended the 152nd China Lawyers Club organized by Japan International Commercial Law Journal. Mr. Chen gave a speech featuring labor law problems (layoff and dismissal) among Chinese companies and had a site discussion regarding the labor law problems encountered by the companies during their daily operation.
  • On May 25, 2016, Mr. Taotao Zhu, partner based in the Guangzhou Office of Broad & Bright, attended the special lecture co-hosted by Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)and Foshan Cherry Association. Mr. Zhu made a key note speech to around 10 representatives from the Japan-invested enterprises on the topic of the layoff issues among Chinese companies. The key note speech on the same day also includes the speech featuring visa issues made by the consul from Consulate of Japan in Guangzhou.
  • Broad & Bright advised Wanxiang Blockchain Labs on its founding "ChinaLedger" together with over ten other entities.  With the establishment announced on April 19, 2016, ChinaLedger is the first-ever consortium in China focusing on distributed ledgers underlying protocol and blockchain technology research and development.  Members of ChinaLedger include financial institutions, equity and asset exchanges and fintech companies across the country while Wanxiang Blockchain Labs serves as the secretariat of the consortium.  Our Partner Mr. Roland Sun is the lead partner of this project. 
  • Broad & Bright and Toranomon Chuo Law Firm advised a famous Chinese travel company on its establishment of a Tokyo branch. Our partner Ms. Haiping Sun led the case with support from the Japanese lawyers from the international business department of Toranomon Chuo Law Firm.
  • Broad & Bright represented a well-know Japanese manufacturer in a lawsuit regarding disputes on bill of exchange in China, with all claims upheld by the court. Our partner Ms. Haiping Sun led the case with supported from Mr. Xiaote Jin and others.
  • Broad & Bright represented a well-know Japanese company on its acquisition of a Chinese consumer goods distribution company by means of asset transfer. Our partner Ms. Haiping Sun led the case with supported from Mr. Xiaote Jin and others.
  • Broad & Bright represented a well-know Japanese company on investment to a major veterinary-drug manufacturer in Shandong, China by means of capital increase and equity transfer. Our partners Mr. Jun Ji and Mr. Weiwei Weng led the team headed by Ms. Haiping Sun with support from Ms. Lihua Yin, Ms. Yali Lu and Mr. Xiaote Jin.
  • Broad & Bright advised a foreign invested manufacturing company on its labor disputes case. The employee claimed against the company for illegal termination of labor contract. However, the case was settled at the final arbitration stage with an amount far less than the claimant's claimed amount. This case was managed by our partner Mr. Yifan Chen, and was represented by Ms. Hua Ji and Ms. Yiming Huang.
  • Broad & Bright advised a Japanese-invested enterprise on the termination of labor relationship with one of its senior management personnel, who has been on a waiting post with full payroll for almost two years. Broad & Bright team advised on the whole process of plan making, several rounds of negotiation and making notification, and managed to assist the company to terminate the its labor contract with such senior management personnel within the statutory severance amount. Mr. Yifan Chen led the Broad & Bright team with the support from Ms. Hua Ji, who participated in the entire implementation and negotiation process.
  • Broad & Bright advised a Japanese company on its overall employee settlement resulted from its asset transfer, and provided legal services thereon.  Mr. Yifan Chen led the team supported by Ms. Hua Ji and Mr. Kaiyuan Xu. The total number of the settled employees reached 400 people.  Upon the company's official announcement on the cancellation of the assembly line department, a total of 28 employees refused the company's proposed termination plan by negotiation.  Upon the company's unilateral termination of their labor contracts, labor arbitration and litigation arose. Ms. Hua Ji and Mr. Kaiyuan Xu represented the company and won the labor arbitration.  Currently, this case was closed in the trial of first instance, with all employees accepting the mediation plan insisted by the company.
  • Broad & Bright advised a Japan's leading manufacturers in its recombine, involving Company’s set up and logout, transfer of more than 200 employees and so on. Ms. Haiping Sun led the team with the support from Ms. Hua Ji, Mr. Kaiyuan Xu and other associates.
  • Keith Yuan, partner of Broad & Bright, led the team to represent Chengdu Detong Yinke Venture (DT Capital Group) in its Pre-IPO Series investment in a Chinese high-tech agricultural products developing and processing enterprise. Broad & Bright advised DT Capital in its transaction documents and related PRC legal issues. Mr. Keith Yuan led Broad & Bright team with support from Ms. Shirley Lu.
  • Keith Yuan, partner of Broad & Bright, led the team to represent Chengdu Detong Yinkejincheng Venture (DT Capital Group) in its Series-A investment in a TMT enterprise. Broad & Bright advised DT Capital in its transaction documents and related PRC legal issues. Mr. Keith Yuan led Broad & Bright team with support from Ms. Shirley Lu.
  • Keith Yuan, partner of Broad & Bright, led the team to represent Vitop Bioenergy Holdings Limited in advising its affiliated subsidiary in acquiring several commercial properties in Guangzhou.  Keith Yuan led Broad & Bright team with support from Shirley Lu and Yuanyuan Zhu. Vitop Bioenergy Holdings Limited is a listing company on HKEx with Stock Code No. 1178, combining production and marketing business of healthcare products, multi-functional water generators as well as business of real estate investment.
  • Keith Yuan, partner of Broad & Bright, led the team to represent V1 Group Limited in advising its subsidiary V1 Group Information Engineering Co., Ltd. in contemplating and refining its contractual arrangements so to consolidate the account statement and interests of Beijing V1PIN E-Commerce Co., Ltd. Broad & Bright provided legal support for the project. Mr. Keith Yuan led Broad & Bright team with support from Ms. Shirley Lu and Ms. Yuanyuan Zhu. V1 Group Limited is a listing company on HKEx with Stock Code No. 0082, its focused business covers TMT, lottery, and mobile games business. Beijing V1PIN E-Commerce Co. Ltd. operates the platform of www.v1pin.com which is providing healthcare products, skin care products and personal care products to female consumers.
  • Broad & Bright advised a Japanese company for its settlement of more than 200 employees as a result of its failure to continue operation due to outstanding company debts. Mr. Hui Dong led the team with the support from Mr. Kaiyuan Xu and other associates.
  • Philips Ding, partner of Broad & Bright, led the team to advise Bertelsmann Asia Investments on its angel round investment in two start-up technology companies. Broad & Bright team performed legal due diligence over the target companies, draft transaction documents for the client.
  • Broad & Bright assisted its client to successfully obtain China’s first publicly announced release of restrictive conditions imposed in MOFCOM’s merger control reviews. Ms. Yao FENG, together with her team supported its clients throughout the process.
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