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News & Events  2018

  • Some Practice Areas of Broad & Bright are Listed in the 2019 "International Financial Law Review"
    Recently, the "International Financial Law Review" (IFLR1000), an international authoritative and professional media on financial and corporate law, announced its 2019 rankings. In this selection, four practice areas of Broad & Bright are listed. Meanwhile, four lawyers of Broad & Bright are listed by virtue of their outstanding performance in their respective practicing fields.
    Recommended practice areas: Competition Law (Tier One), Merger & Acquisition (Tier Three), Project Development and Banking and Finance (Other Notable)
    Recommended Lawyers: Feng Yao (Highly Regarded), Liu Hongchuan (Highly Regarded), Ding Zhenyu (Highly Regarded), Jin Lingming (Notable Practitioner)
  • Ms. Chen Jing was Invited to Deliver Lectures on PPP Legal Practice for a legal class of SASAC of Fujian Province
    On October 31, 2018, invited by Xiamen National Accounting Institute, Ms. Chen Jing, a partner of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office, went to Xiamen to deliver lectures on the theme of PPP Practical Operations From Legal Perspective for chiefs and related persons of the legal departments of companies subordinated to the SASAC of Fujian Province. More than 100 persons participated into this training.
  • Broad & Bright Warmly Celebrates the Operation of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
    On October 23, 2018, President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and announced the official operation of the bridge.
    Mr. Jin Linming, a partner of Broad & Bright, participated in the agreement preparation and negotiation, the syndicated loan financing, the verification and proof of international bidding for bridge deck pavement and the study on the cross-border traffic policy in relation to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Mr. Jin assisted the governments of the three regions, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Bureau and the offices of prefectural Party committees in the three regions in completing various tasks successfully. His work has been highly recognized by these authorities. As a core member, Ms. Chen Jing, a current partner of Broad & Bright, has fully participated in the verification and proof of international bidding for bridge deck pavement and the study on the cross-border traffic policy in relation to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
  • Broad & Bright Receives Mergermarket's 2018 Industrials and Chemicals M&A Deal of the Year
    On October 18, 2018, Mergermarket, the world's leading M&A news and consulting service institute, held its second “China M&A Awards” dinner in Pudong, Shanghai, in recognition of M&A transactions in the past year, as well as prominent financial advisors and legal counsels. The Transaction between Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co., Ltd. ("Qinghai Salt Lake") and Sinochem Group won the "Industrials & Chemicals M&A Deal of the Year". Xie Shipo, on behalf of Broad & Bright, received this award in Shanghai.
  • Mr. Jin Linming was Invited to the “One Belt and One Road” Basic Industries Forum and was Appointed as a Part-time Professor of the School of Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University.
    In order to promote the development of the “One Belt and One Road” basic industries, on October 14, 2018, Beijing Jiaotong University held the “One Belt and One Road” Basic Industries Forum (“Forum”) on the theme of “Infrastructure Investment and Construction” at the Science Hall of Beijing Jiaotong University. Mr. Jin Linming, a partner of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office, was invited to participate in the Forum and was appointed as a part-time professor of the School of Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University.
    The Forum is aiming to provide advices on the infrastructure investment and construction during the development of “One Belt and One Road” basic industries from perspectives of different acknowledge backgrounds, professional angels and practical experiences. For this purpose, many experts fully discuss and raise reasonable suggestions on the delivery model and development of international engineering projects, the risk of international projects contracting and its prevention, opportunities and challenges faced by “One Belt and One Road” construction, the strategy synergy of “One Belt and One Road” and EU’s “Europe and Asia Connection”, the development strategy and experience of enterprises during the investment and construction of infrastructure projects, and etc.. The Forum is successfully achieved.
    After the Forum, as arranged by the School of Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University, the experts who are engaged as part-time professors held a half-day private meeting. The relevant leaders, professors and experts of the School of Economics and Management heatedly discussed on the topics such as effective combination of production, study and research and effective improvement of teaching and research of the School. Mr. Jin has been deeply involved in infrastructure and real estate areas for a long time and has participated in many projects with great industrial influence. Broad & Bright’s interaction with Beijing Jiaotong University, an influential higher education institution, will further strengthen the professional service capabilities of Broad & Bright. Broad & Bright is also looking forward to contributing to the academic development of Beijing Jiaotong University.
  • Mr. Jin Linming was Invited to Deliver Lectures to the 2018 Regional PPP Practical Operation Training Course of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
    At the invitation of the Development and Reform Commission of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on October 12, 2018, Mr. Jin Linming, a partner of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office, went to Nanning to conduct a special training on PPP business. The training was highly valued by the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The leaders and business elites of various departments actively participated.
    Mr. Jin Linming, with his experience during the years in PPP legal practice, systematically give lectures on PPP related concepts, project investment, transaction structure, practical operation process, project contracts and etc. from the perspective of how to improve the PPP practical operation abilities of the attendees. In addition to the training, Mr. Jin Linming and attendees discussed the content of the training and the difficulties encountered by the attendees in practice. Mr. Jin made specific explanations based on his practical experience during the years. The attendees said that this training is very helpful for them to deepen their understanding of PPP and to develop their ability to control PPP projects comprehensively. The training was successfully acheived.
  • Broad & Bright is Recommended by Asialaw
    Recently, Asialaw Profiles, an internationally renowned legal rating agency, announced its 2019 rankings. The Asialaw Profiles focuses on the commercial legal services in Asia and annually selects and announces the leading law firms and lawyers for each year. Broad & Bright is recommended in the following areas:
    Leading Lawyers: Ding Zhenyu (Capital Market, Corporate and M&A, Energy and Natural Resources, Private Equity), Fan Rong (Banking and Finance), Ji Jun (Dispute resolution, Intellectual Property), Liu Hongchuan ( Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A) Market-leading Lawyers: Feng Yao (Competition/Anti-trust)
    Recommended sectors: Corporate and M&A
    Outstanding sectors: Competition/Anti-trust
  • Mr. Chen Yifan Attends TEAMZ Blockchain Summit as a Guest Speaker
    On September 28, 2018, Mr. Chen Yifan, a partner of Broad & Bright, attended the TEAMZ Blockchain Summit in Tokyo as a guest speaker. The summit connects trustworthy investors, blockchain projects, exchanges, media and influential people in a variety of industries, so to make contribution to the emerging global blockchain ecosystem. In order to complete transactions, create business alliances and expand contacts, more than 2,000 participants from more than 50 countries joined the ranks. Mr. Chen Yifan was honored to be invited as a guest speaker on the morning of the opening day, participated in the discussion on the blockchain field in China and Japan and expressed relevant opinions. His speech paves the way for the development of Chinese companies in the Japanese blockchain field.
  • Mr. Jin Linming was Invited to Deliver Lectures for the Learning Law Activities of the Executive Conference (Expansion) of the Nansha District Government of Guangzhou
    In order to actively respond to the government investment and financing risks in the new situation, the Nansha District Government (the “District Government”) held learning law activities of District Government executive conference (expansion) on September 26, 2018. Mr. Jin Liming, a partner of the Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office is invited to give a special lecture on the theme of Investment and Financing Practice of Local Governments in the Background of “Anti-risk and Promoting Development”. The lecture was highly valued by the District Government. All leaders of the District Government from different levels and backbone of various institutions participated in the lecture. From the points of how to prevent the potential liabilities of government and how to promote the development of government investment and financing, Mr. Jin Linming, based on his experience in legal practice during the years and based on real cases, systematically analyzed related concepts, historical evolution, legal environment, practical operations and typical cases of government investment and financing. Also, Mr. Jin presents his unique insights and suggestions on the mode and development trend of local government investment and financing in the new situation. This lecture was successfully achieved.
  • The Establishment of Taiwan Stellex Law Firm will Further Strengthen the Cooperation in Broad & Bright Asia Pacific Friends Circle
    On September 21, 2018, a number of partners of Broad & Bright Law Firm, led by Mr. Ji Jun, were invited to participate in the opening ceremony of Taiwan Stellex Law Firm in Taipei, witnessing this important historical moment.
    Stellex Law Firm was established on August 1, 2018 by 23 in-service lawyers including Liu Zhipeng, Huang Xinhui, Wu Shimin, Yang Dade and etc.. Its goal is that "we don't ask for more, but be lean, aiming at providing exquisite and professional legal services for domestic and foreign clients, and building a brand new law firm. At the same time, we hope that Taiwan has one more new, meaningful and respected law firm."
    The partners from our collaborative firm Japan Toranomon Chuo Law Firm, Hong Kong CFN Law Firm and South Korea's Orne Haneul Law Firm also attended the ceremony. This is the first time that the Broad & Bright Asia Pacific Friendship Circle gets together in Taipei, which has a profound influence. It marks the further development and strengthening of the cooperation in Broad & Bright Asia Pacific Friendship Circle.
  • Ms. Chen Jing and Ms. Su Lingqiong were Engaged as PPP Experts of Hubei Provincial Department of Finance (Legal)
    On June 13, 2018, Hubei Provincial Department of Finance issued an announcement of additional election of PPP experts to collect PPP experts in various areas from the society. Upon review, the Hubei Provincial Department of Finance has identified 201 additional qualified experts, including 39 legal experts.
    According to the Notice of the Provisional Department of Finance regarding the Issuance of the Lists (Second Batch) of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Expert Database of Hubei Province and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Advisory Service Agencies Database of Hubei Province (E Cai Jin Fa [2018] No. 27) promulgated by the Hubei Provincial Department of Finance on September 4, 2018, Ms. Chen Jing and Ms. Su Lingqiong, partners of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office are formally engaged as the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Legal Experts of Hubei Province. In addition to another partner Mr. Jin Linming, who has already been engaged as a PPP legal expert, there are three lawyers from Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office listed.
  • Broad & Bright is Listed on the 2018 ALB Merger and Acquisition Rankings of China (Domestic)
    Recently, Asian Legal Business (ALB) released its 2018 Merger and Acquisition Rankings of China. Broad & Bright is listed as the third tier in the 2018 ALB Merger and Acquisition Rankings of China (Domestic).
  • Mr. Linming JIN was Invited to the Seminar on the Investment and Financing of the Public Transport Infrastructure Construction of Guiyang
    In order to facilitate the low-carbon and sustainable development of urban transportation in Guiyang and to solve the investment and financing problem of urban transportation, the World Resources Institute, entrusted by and together with the Guiyang Municipal Transport Committee, jointly held “the Seminar on the Investment and Financing of the Public Transport Infrastructure Construction of Guiyang” in Guiyang City on September 19, 2018 (the “Seminar”). Leading officials from the Guiyang Municipal Government and the Guiyang Municipal Transportation Committee, and experts and scholars in the industry participate this Seminar. Speeches on different topics were delivered on the Seminar by five speakers, including Weimin ZHOU, a transportation project expert from the World Bank, Ping ZOU, a senior project officer from the French Development Agency, Han ZHANG, a director of the Green Fintech Lab and a member of SAC Green Securities Committee, Daizong LIU, a director of the Urban Transport Project of the World Resources Institute, and Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright. Mr. JIN delivered an excellent speech on the topic of “the PPP Practice of Urban Rail Transportation in China”. At the end of the Seminar, the participants had a focused discussion on the theme of this Seminar in combination with the practice in Guiyang.
  • Mr. Jun JI, Mr. Hongchuan LIU and Mr. Yifan CHEN, three Broad & Bright Partners, are Honorably Listed on “the Draft List of 1000 Foreign Business Lawyers”
    Recently, the Ministry of Justice has released “the Draft List of 1000 Foreign Business Lawyers”. In accordance with the Notice of the General Office of the Ministry of Justice on Establishing an Expert Pool of Foreign Business Lawyers, the Ministry of Justice formulates this list based on the nominations from various provinces (districts and municipalities) and after reviewing of such nominations. The publicity period is from August 31, 2018 to September 13, 2018. Mr. Jun JI, Mr. Hongchuan LIU and Mr. Yifan CHEN, three Broad & Bright Partners, are listed on such “Draft List of 1000 Foreign Business Lawyers”.
  • Mr. Linming JIN was Invited to Deliver Lectures on the Fourth Training Courses for the High-end Accounting Professionals in Sichuan Province
    On September 11, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office, was invited by Xiamen National Accounting Institute to deliver a one-day lecture on the theme of PPP Practice from the Legal Perspective in Chengdu. This training was highly valued by the financial officers from the administrative and public institutions of Sichuan province, and the leaders and core personnel from the relevant departments also participated in this training.
  • Mr. Linming JIN was Invited to Deliver Lectures to the Seventh Training Courses for the Leading (Reserve) Accounting Professionals from Administrative and Public Institutions in Heilongjiang Province
    On September 13, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office, was invited by Xiamen National Accounting Institute to deliver a lecture on the theme of PPP Practice from the Legal Perspective in Xiamen. This training was highly valued by the financial officers from the administrative and public institutions of Heilongjiang Province, and the leaders and core personnel from the relevant departments also participated in this training.
  • Broad & Bright Successfully Hosted the Seminar on “Learning the Judicial Practice of the Supreme People's Court of China on Patent Infringement Cases From Our Defeated Lawsuits”
    In the afternoon of July 26, 2018, the customized seminar on “Learning the Judicial Practice of the Supreme People's Court of China on Patent Infringement Cases From Our Defeated Lawsuits”, headed by Mr. Jun JI, Ms. Dongmei HAN and Mr. Wenshi XU, was hosted in Beijing by Broad & Bright, profoundly reflecting on and analyzing the judgments of the lawsuits represented by us, based on our experiences. Mr. Jun JI shared his experiences and thoughts with the guests and discussed in depth with the guest during the seminar. Representatives from well-known multinational companies, including Alpenliebe, Panasonic, Idemitsu, Olympus, Marubeni, Shiseido, Asahi and etc. attended this seminar
  • Mr. Linming JIN Delivered a Lecture to the “2018 Tax Law Seminar of CICPA”

  • On July 12, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright, was invited by Xiamen National Accounting Institute to deliver a lecture on the tax issues regarding PPP practical operation process and relevant legal issues to the “2018 Tax Law Seminar of CICPA” hosted by CICPA. Mr. JIN delivered a speech on the “relevant legal issues on the PPP legal practice”, and analyzed the transaction structure, practical operation process, methods of contract understanding of PPP, and construed the recent PPP policies from legal perspective. During the lecture, the trainees had a positive interaction with Mr. JIN, and Mr. JIN answered all the puzzles and difficult issues raised by the trainees encountered in their PPP practice. Mr. Jin was highly praised for his lecture.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Was Invited to PPP Legislature Seminar Held by the Peking University Public-Private Partnership Research Center

  • To further promote the healthy and sustainable development of PPP and PPP legislation, on July 5, 2018, the Peking University Public-Private Partnership Research Center organized and held a PPP legislation seminar at the School of Economics, Peking University. Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright, was invited as a lawyer representative in the PPP practice field to attend this PPP legislation seminar.
  • Broad &Bright Provided Legal Services for the PPP Project Regarding the Rural Household Garbage Disposal of Huangshan City
    Recently, the signing ceremony and project promotion conference of the PPP project regarding the rural living waste disposal of Huangshan City were held at Tunxi District, Huangshan City. The public utilities and infrastructure team of Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office provided special legal services for this project. In the ceremony, Dalian Xintiandi Environment Cleaning Co., Ltd., Dongguan Jiabao Landscaping Co., Ltd. and the Commission of Housing and Urban-rural Development of Huangshan City signed the PPP Contract on the Rural Living Waste Disposal of Huangshan City.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Delivered a Lecture to “the Ability Improvement Training Courses for Directors of Municipal Bureau of Finance in Bengbu City”
    On June 29, 2018, Mr. Linming Jin, a partner of Broad & Bright, was invited by Xiamen National Accounting Institute to deliver a lecture on the PPP practical operation from the legal perspective to the trainees from the Ability Improvement Training Courses for Officials of Municipal Bureau of Finance in Bengbu City. Mr. JIN analyzed the basic logic, investment status and legislation trend of PPP, and construed the recent PPP policies from legal perspective. During the lecture, the trainees had a positive interaction with Mr. JIN, and Mr. JIN answered all the puzzles and difficult issues raised by the trainees encountered in the practice. Mr. Jin was highly praised for his lecture.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Delivered Lectures for“2018 Nantong Government Investment and Financing and Debts Management Courses”
    On June 21, 2018, Mr. Linming Jin, a partner of Broad Bright, was invited to Xiamen National Accounting Institute to deliver a lecture on the theme of “PPP Practice for Legal Perspective” to the heads of government departments in Nantong and its subordinated districts and counties, who are attendees of the “2018 Nantong Government Investment and Financing and Debts Management Courses”. In this lecture, Mr. Jin analyzed the basic logic, investment situation and legislative trends of PPP and interpreted the recent PPP policy from legal perspective. During the lecture, Mr. Jin answered the questions of the attendees encountered in their work one by one. Mr. Jin received high appraisals that his lecture is “excellent” and “refreshing”.
  • Broad & Bright Provided Legal Services on the Urban Comprehensive Development PPP Project of Gegu Town Jinnan District Tianjin
    On June 20, 2018, the signing ceremony of the Urban Comprehensive Development PPP Project of Gegu Town Jinan District Tianjin was held in Jinnan government. The public utility and infrastructure legal team from Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office provides special legal services on this project. In the signing ceremony, China Construction Fangcheng Investment & Development Co., LTD, Gegu Town government, and Tianjin Jinnan Urban Construction & Investment Co., LTD jointly signed the Contract of Urban Comprehensive Development PPP Project of Gegu Town Jinan District Tianjin. Leaders from the government of Jinnan district Tianjin and from China Construction Fangcheng Investment & development Co., LTD attended this ceremony.
  • The 3rd “Broad & Bright • Toranomon Chuo Cup”Golf Tournament was successfully held at F1 Birdie Golf Club on June 2, 2018.
    Following the successful hosting of the 1st “Broad & Bright • Toranomon Chuo Cup” Golf Tournament (the tournament in commemoration of Mr. Yifan Chen’s “a hole in one”) and the 2rd Golf Tournament at Qizhong Golf Club, Broad & Bright held the 3rd “Broad & Bright • Toranomon Chuo Cup” Golf Tournament at F1 Birdie Golf Club on June 2, 2018, in collaboration with Ctrip iwangolf. Special thanks are given to KOKUYO, Fujifilm, Nissin, Asahi Calpis, RaPid Consulting and Yuanjian Holdings for their constant sponsorship, as well as to Asahi for joining as our sponsor, who provided generous prizes for this golf tournament.
  • Broad & Bright, Toranomon Chuo, CFN and KPMG successfully Held a Lecture on “Listing of Japan-Funded Enterprises in Hong Kong”
    Recently, Broad & Bright, Toranomon Chuo Law Firm (Broad & Bright’s joint venture partner in Japan, “Toranomon”), CFN Lawyers (Broad & Bright’s associated firm in Hong Kong, “CFN”) and KPMG held a private customized lecture for Japan-funded large-scale business groups in Shanghai on the theme of “Listing of Japan-Funded Enterprises in Hong Kong”.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Delivered Lectures in Xiamen for the Ability Improvement Training Courses for Directors of Municipal Bureau of Finance and Division Heads of Provincial Finance Department in Heilongjiang Province
    On June 1, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad Bright, was invited by Xiamen National Accounting Institute to deliver a lecture with the theme of “PPP Policy Interpretation and Operation” to the trainees from the Ability Improvement Training Courses for Directors of Municipal Bureau of Finance and Division Heads of Provincial Finance Department in Heilongjiang Province.
    In this lecture, Mr. Jin introduced the basic logic, investment actuality, practical operation modes and transaction structure of PPP. Meanwhile, 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 of PPP development.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Was Invited to Deliver a Speech in the Academic Seminar on the Sustainable Development of PPP and the Fiscal Tolerance Capacity of Government
    On May 26, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright, was invited by the Culture and Technology Exchange Centre of Sun Yat-sen University to deliver a speech on the theme of the Sustainable Development of PPP From the Legal Perspective as a keynote speaker in the academic seminar on the theme of the Sustainable Development of PPP and the Government Fiscal Tolerance Capacity in the New Situation.
    In this speech, Mr. Jin analyzed the reasons of the current rapid development of PPP and the issues in PPP practice. Meanwhile, Mr. Jin also construed the recent relevant policies and shared his opinions on how China's PPP can achieve sustainable development in the new situation. In this seminar, Mr. Jin and the other experts and guests had a heated discussion and conducted full research and exchanges on these issues.
    This seminar is organized by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of HKUST and HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute. Senior experts in this field, representatives of government departments, and executives of well-known consulting companies are invited to conduct discussions and exchanges and to share academic theories, professional practice and industry experience in this seminar, aiming to promote the sustainable development of China's PPP in the new situation.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Delivered lectures on PPP Legal Risk Management for relevant Government Departments in Xiangtan City
    On May 19, 2018, Mr. Linming Jin, a partner of Broad & Bright, was invited to deliver a special lecture in Wuhan Huazhong Agricultural University for the trainees from relevant government departments in Xiangtan City in the training with the theme of “PPP Legal Risk Management and Financing Regulation in Xiangtan City”.
    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 of PPP development.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Presents PPP training for HCCI
    On May 10, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright, was invited by Hangzhou City Construction Investment Group Limited (“HCCI”) to present a three-hour training on the theme of the Changes, Influence and Prospect of the Lasted PPP Policies. This training is an important section of the “City Investment College” series trainings of HCCI. More than 120 people attended this training, including the relevant leaders of HCCI’s PPP center, the company heads, department heads, and project managers of several subsidiaries of HCCI.
    In this lecture, Mr. Jin analyzed the important concepts, the investment actuality, the investment scale and trend, the legal policies and the trend of legislation, and the recent policies changes of PPP. By comparing past PPP policies with the current ones, comparing domestic PPP policies with the foreign ones, and comparing special PPP policies in different industries, Mr. Jin analyzed the trend of domestic PPP policies and the PPP legal environment, and also shared his opinions on the PPP policies released by NDRC, MOF and other authorities, and his prospect on PPP development.
    HCCI was established in June, 2003, with the total assets of more than RMB 100 billion. Its business scope covers almost the entire industrial chain in the field of urban construction. Its subsidiaries involves in nine major industries, including public transportation, urban water supply and drainage, gas supply, waste disposal, cogeneration, real estate development, municipal engineering, construction projects and scientific research and design.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Delivered Lectures on Government Investment and Financing in Xiamen National Accounting Institute
    On May 6, 2018, Mr. Linming JIN, a partner of Broad & Bright, was invited by Xiamen National Accounting Institute to deliver a half-day lecture on the theme of Relevant Issues on the Government Investment and Financing to the comprehensive qualities improvement courses for fiscal cadres in Yuncheng City, Shanxi Province.
    In this lecture, Mr. Jin analyzed the important concepts, history, legal environment and common models of government investment and financing in details. Meanwhile, Mr. Jin also analyzed the pros and cons of each investment and financing mode based on the typical cases and data in relation to the government investment and financing, and shared his opinions and prospect on the existing non-compliance government financing practice and the government investment and financing modes.
    Famous experts and scholars from national ministries and commissions and advanced scientific research institutions, such as the MOF, the Academy of Fiscal Sciences, NDRC and the National Accounting Institute, are invited to deliver lectures in this training course. The aim of the courses is to further improve the comprehensive qualities of the fiscal cadres and to optimize the fiscal cadres team based on the current requirements on fiscal work in Yuncheng City, Shanxi Province.
  • Broad & Bright Hosted a Seminar on Patent Practice in Europe
    On April 25, 2018, Broad & Bight, with the cooperation of CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, its cooperative law firm in Europe, hosted a seminar on theme of “Patent Practice in Europe” in Broad & Bright Beijing Office. A few managers and in-house counsels from domestic and international enterprises and specialists in related fields from domestic law firms attended this seminar.
    Helen Wallis, Rachel Free and Charles Huang, the patent attorneys from CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, respectively delivered lectures on the topics of “Patents in Relation to the Internet of Things” and “Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions in Europe”. After their lectures, Mr. Jun JI and Mr. Xing YUAN, partners of Broad & Bright, made conclusive speeches and hosted a round table discussion. This seminar ended in a warm atmosphere and was set a high value by attendees.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Linming JIN Was Invited to Deliver Lectures on the Session of “Practices in Overseas PPP Projects”
    In order to help Shanghai “Go-Out” enterprises to better understand the practices in overseas PPP projects, to improve their comprehensive response capacity and risk control ability inoverseas investment, and to train integrated talents for complicated international situations, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants LLP (Deloitte), as authorized by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, held the first session of “Practices in Overseas PPP Projects” during a 2-day period from January 8 to January 9, 2018. Deloitte invited four experienced experts in this field to give lectures in this session to share their professional practices and experiences in this field. This session is one of the series of courses of “Globalization of Chinese Enterprises with the Accompany of Deloitte”.
    Mr. LinmingJin, a partner of Broad & Bright, was honored to be invited as an expert in this session to delivera half-day lecture on the theme of “Analysis and Countermeasures on PPP Legal Risks under the Background of the ‘One Belt and One Road’ Policy”. Based on his rich experience for many years, Mr. Jin focused on PPP legal risks and countermeasures under the “One Belt and One Road” policy background, and discussed the issuesinterested bythe trainees. The trainees think that the course was beneficial for them to deepen their understandingof the “One Belt and One Road” policy and PPP business and to improve their ability to overall manage overseas PPP projects in practice.
  • Broad & Bright Partner Promotion Notice
    Broad & Bright is honored to announce that Ms. Lihua YIN and Ms. Hua JI are promoted to be partners.
    Ms. Lihua Yin graduated from Law School of Shandong University with LL.B degree in 2006. Ms. Yin joined Broad & Bright in January 2009. The main practice areas of Ms. Yin are general corporate legal services, foreign investment and M&A.
    Ms. Hua JI graduated from Shanghai University Law School with LL.B degree in 2002. Ms. Ji joined Broad & Bright Shanghai Office in 2011. Ms. Ji has nearly 13 years of working experience, mainly in the areas of labor law, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property law, commercial bribery, liquidation and bankruptcy and general corporate.
  • Broad & Bright Held the Annual Dinner to Celebrate the New Year
    With the coming of 2018, Broad & Bright Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou Offices held the annual dinner respectively to celebrate the New Year. In the evening of December 28, 2017, Broad & Bright Beijing Office held its annual ceremony in Beijing Wtown. They climbed the Great Wall together on the next day. All members and some families thereof attended the activity. Broad & Bright Guangzhou Office held its annual ceremony on January 5, 2018. With the theme of “Remain true to our original aspiration and forge ahead with inspiration”, they celebrated the New Year together with new colleagues. Meanwhile, the colleagues and partners from Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Offices attended the ceremony as well. Broad & Bright Shanghai Office held its big annual ceremony on January 12, 2018. All members of Shanghai Office provide their ideas and suggestions for the form and substance of the ceremony, which was held with united strength and full participation. With the theme of “Rite and Music, Ancientry and Reasoning”, all participants attended the ceremony with Han Chinese clothing. Meanwhile, partners of Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Office attended the ceremony as well to celebrate the New Year together.
  • Mr. Libin ZHANG Was Interviewed by CGTN “Dialogue With Yang Rui” on CCTV
    On December 28, 2017, Mr. Libin Zhang, a partner of Broad & Bright, was interviewed by CGTN “Dialogue With Yang Rui” on CCTV to render his opinions on gas shortage and other issues related to China gas industry transformation and energy industry reform. This program pointed out that since the promotion of coal-to-gas in the winter of 2017, the natural gas is in short supply, which results in “gas shortage”. Besides the large demand for natural gas in our country and the reserve deficiency during the corresponding period, what’s other reason of “gas shortage”? How to solve the “gas shortage” problem? How the energy industry adapts to China’s growing energy demand? These problems have been discussed in this interview.
  • Broad & Bright Provides Legal Services on the First Foreign Currency-Denominated ABS and the First Aircraft Leasing ABS
    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.
  • Broad & Bright Provides Legal Services for Nissin Foods (01475) on Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing
    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. CFS 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, also provides part of the services for the listing of Nissin Foods in relation to Japanese law. 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.
  • Broad & Bright Honorably Named in Chambers 2018Asia-Pacific Guide
    On the night of December 7, 2017(Beijing time), Chamber and Partners, a renowned rating agency for legal services, released its “2018 Asia-Pacific Guide”. It recognized Broad & Bright as Band 1 in the area of Competition/Antitrust, Ms. Yao FENG wasawarded as Band 1 in the area of Competition/Antitrust and Mr. Rong FAN is awarded as Band 3 in the area of Banking & Finance.
  • Mr. Linming JIN and Ms. Jing CHEN joined Broad & Bright
    Mr. Linming JIN, as an equity partner, and Ms. Jing CHEN, as a salary partner, together with their team, joined Broad & Bright since January, 2018. After joining Broad & Bright, Mr. JIN will serve as the leading partner in areas of infrastructure and real estate as well as the management committee member of Broad & Bright and the managing partner of Guangzhou Office.
    Mr. Linming JIN graduated from Tongji University with a bachelor degree in engineering, and minored in law at Fudan University in the meantime. Mr. JIN received his master degree in law at Peking University. Before joining Broad & Bright, Mr. JIN served as the legal counsel for China Construction Bank Zhejiang Branch, and worked in King & Wood Mallesons and JunZeJun Law Offices as a lawyer and partner respectively.
    Mr. JIN practices mainly in the areas of PPP, real estate, corporate and financing business. Mr. JIN is awarded by IFLR1000 (2018) as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in financial and corporate business. He also awarded as the China Gold Medal Lawyer for PPP projects in the first public selection organized by China Bidding website in 2016. Mr. JIN has rich experience in Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Many projects led by him are selected as PPP demonstration projects. He also has rich experience in areas of real estate development, construction projects, new town development, especially in areas of real estate development, “three old” transformation, urban renewal, land reservation and first-level development, merger and acquisition of projects, and construction projects. Besides, Mr. JIN is rather experienced in merger and acquisition, foreign investment, capital market, banking business, private equity, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization.
    Mr. JIN is the legal panelist of the legislative panel for the Infrastructure and Public Utilities Concession Law organized by the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), the legal expert of the PPP expert database of NDRC, the legal expert of PPP center of the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”), the assessment expert of the third and the fourth batch of PPP demonstration projects held by MOF, the review expert of the urban comprehensive development projects cases held by MOF, and the PPP expert of many provinces. Mr. JIN also serves as the part-time graduate student tutor in Xiamen National Accounting Institute, the legal expert of PPP Research Center held by Tongji University, the legal expert of committee of experts for PPP of South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIA), the committee member of PPP Center in China University of Political Science and Law, and the distinguished expert of PPP Research Center in Business School of Xiangtan University. Mr. JIN often participates into expert review of various types of PPP projects as the legal expert. He is the legal counsel of the legal counsel office for Foshan Municipal Government and the member of legal advisory body for metro construction of Foshan City. Mr. JIN also served as the arbitrator in arbitration commissions of Guangzhou, Qingdao and Foshan. Mr. JIN is a member of the internal review institution for the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (“NEEQ”) business of Guangzhou Securities Co.,Ltd. He is or was an expert lecturer at Tongji University, Sun Yat-sen University, Beijing National Accounting Institute and Xiamen National Accounting Institute and his lectures involve PPP, real estate and private equity funds, etc.
    Mr. JIN participated into the compilation of the “Case Selection of PPP Demonstration Projects - Urban Comprehensive Development (The Third Series)” organized by the PPP Center of MOF as an expert, the writing of the “Practical Experience of A Financial Hunter” published by Economy and Management Publishing House in April, 2016 as an editorial committee member, and the writing of the “the Adjudication Criteria of Bankruptcy Cases” published by the People's Court Press in September, 2009. Mr. JIN, in cooperation with the WeChat public account “PPP wiki” which is famous in the area of PPP, launched the "Rhythm PPP" column, and writes articles regularly in this column, attracting wide attention and praise. He also attends various of professional forums frequently and delivered speeches with respect to PPP, real estate, engineering and other fields. He also expresses his views on relevant legal issues in Caixin Magazine, China Economic Weekly, Xinhuanet, China Economic Herald, 21st Century Business Herald, China Financial and Economic News and other media.
    Ms. Jing CHEN graduated from Nankai University with a bachelor degree in law and a master degree in economic law. Before joining Broad & Bright, Ms. CHEN worked in DeHeng Law Offices, King & Wood Mallesons and JunZeJun Law Offices.
    Ms. CHEN has rich experience in the area of infrastructure as well as the implementation, franchise, bidding, merger and acquisition, financing, restructuring, anti-monopoly of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects. She has handled hundreds of projects in extensive areas with various types. Ms. CHEN has rich experience in numerous projects in the real estate area, involving real estate development, “three old” transformation, urban renewal, land reservation and first-level development, merger and acquisition of projects, foreign acquisition, construction and etc. Ms. CHEN also provides legal services in finance and securities area such as IPO, NEEQ Listing, bond issuance (including company bonds, corporate bonds, medium term notes, short-term financing bonds), asset securitization, etc.
    Broad & Bright has established offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Tokyo successively, and established joint venture or stable cooperation with Toranomon Chuo Law Firm, CFN Lawyers, Formosan Brothers Attorneys-at-Law and Orne Law Office.
    The joining of Mr. Linming JIN, Ms. Jing CHEN and their teams will greatly enhance Broad & Bright’s professional strength in the areas of infrastructure and real estate. Meanwhile, relying on the mature business network and geographical coverage of Broad & Bright, resources of Broad & Bright offices are integrated, which further improves the business coverage of Broad & Bright in aforementioned areas and enables Broad & Bright to provide more efficient and high-quality legal services for domestic and foreign clients.
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