Securities and Capital Markets
Securities and capital markets is a core practice area of AllBright and a sector where we are industry leaders. AllBright’s securities practice was among the earliest approved by the Chinese Ministry of Justice and Securities Regulatory Commission. To this day, AllBright remains widely recognized in this sector as one of the leading players, with one of the most diversified practices among national law firms. In recent years, we have been consistently ranked among the top Chinese firms in the capital markets field.
Banking and Finance
In our core practice area of banking and finance, AllBright is at the forefront in innovation and R&D. In the fields of commercial banking, insurance, trusts, fund and asset management, asset securitization, financial leasing, financial technology, futures, and financial derivatives, our firm enjoys a high reputation in the industry. Our services are recognized and trusted by our major financial institution clients.
Corporate and M&A
AllBright has long held competitive advantages in our corporate, commercial, and M&A core practice area. We have provided comprehensive legal services for many high-profile and complex mergers and acquisitions. As a result, AllBright enjoys wide recognition in the market and among clients. Thanks to our unique knowledge of China’s legal and regulatory environment, wealth of experience, and wide network of client and commercial resources, AllBright can provide innovative and customized basket solutions to foreign and domestic clients.
With the rapid development of China's foreign trade over the last few decades, our international trade practice has made great progress and has been in a leading position at home and abroad. We have accumulated a wealth of experience in trade remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures), import/export control law, WTO dispute settlement, customs law, Chinese foreign trade policies, international sale of goods, international transport and insurance, international payment, and other key practice areas.
We have many outstanding partners and professional teams deployed in significant countries and regions around the world. Their knowledge and experience has made us into one of the premier firms in China in this field. AllBright has helped cross-border investment clients successfully negotiate many complicated and high-value commercial transactions. We have successfully completed projects in many industries and fields, including mining and energy, infrastructure, biomedicine, manufacturing, high technology, and service industries. Our projects have involved various countries and regions in all parts of the world.
Real Estate and Construction
In our real estate and construction practice, AllBright has leveraged its comprehensive national service network and understanding of local legal environments and the latest market information to build up professional advantages. With our wealth of experience, we provide clients with the most effective legal advice.
AllBright is committed to providing clients with comprehensive and professional intellectual property legal services. Our clients come from a variety of fields, including machinery and electronics, life sciences, telecommunications, media, finance, and entertainment, while our services cover all administrative procedures, judicial procedures, and commercial transactions involved in intellectual property right acquisition, exercise, protection, licensing, transfer, and anti-counterfeiting technologies and products. We offer sound intellectual property solutions to our clients. AllBright holds patent and trademark agency qualifications recognized by the State Intellectual Property Office and the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.
AllBright possesses a substantial competitive advantage in our maritime affairs practice. Our maritime lawyers have represented well-known shipowners, shipyards, insurance companies, traders, and ship financing agencies in many cases with far-reaching implications, providing them with litigation, arbitration, and non-litigation legal services within and outside of China.
Bankruptcy Liquidation and Reorganization
Bankruptcy Liquidation and Reorganization is the business that AllBright has developed vigorously in recent years, and has been awarded the qualification of bankruptcy manager issued by more than ten high courts and middle courts, including the qualification of A-level bankruptcy manager of many courts, which is in the leading level in China. With abundant theoretical and practical experience, AllBright has successfully handled a large number of bankruptcy reorganization, bankruptcy liquidation and corporate liquidation cases as bankruptcy manager, member of liquidation team and creditor lawyer, achieving win-win economic and social benefits, and has won unanimous praise from courts, customers and creditors.
Dispute resolution has been AllBright’s core practice area. Nowadays, with the widespread branches and cooperation network across the country, AllBright has formed an intergrated system of dispute resolution. When faced with various needs of clients from different regions, especially cases that cover many regions, involve complicated legal relations, or of large scale/serial disputes, AllBright could achieve effective transregional engagement, design and enforce service plans that best protect the clients’ interests.
Criminal defense, criminal compliance and criminal risk prevention and control services are also one of the traditionally advantageous business areas of AllBright. In order to strengthen the strategic goals of AllBright for professionalization, standardization, scalization and brand building, the business for criminal defense, criminal compliance and criminal risk prevention and control has been specially separated from other litigation and arbitration businesses, and a separate criminal committee has been established for the management and operation of such business.
Tax lawyers at AllBright have been working in the field of tax-related legal services for many years, providing clients with services including tax compliance consulting, tax planning, tax-related dispute resolution, wealth inheritance, tax consulting related to cross-border transaction, etc. All of our tax lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in both legal and financial matters and can design and implement “packages” for our clients that meet their overall business strategy goals while reducing tax costs in their course of business.
Labour and Social Security
AllBright has extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience in labour and human resources management. More than half of the daily legal needs of enterprises are related to labour and human resources, which are important management elements for employers. At the same time, enterprises need legal services in labour and human resource in major matters such as restructuring, investment and M&A, bankruptcy liquidation, intellectual property rights and corporate compliance. Proper handling of issues in labour and human resources management is decisive for the survival and development of employers. AllBright's labour and social security legal services team consists of nearly 100 professional lawyers across China, most of whom have many years of experience in corporate management and extensive experience in helping clients deal with labour and human resources and social security legal matters. We can assist clients in all major areas of human resources management including but not limited to recruitment and hiring, labour contracts and rules & regulations, salary and benefits, performance management, trade secret protection and non-competition, equity incentive plans, special labour relations, labour safety and health, work-related injuries and occupational diseases, social security annuities and provident funds, trade unions and democratic management, solutions to disciplinary violation, human resource compliance, labour arbitration and litigation. We provide services such as drafting agreements and documents, legal consultation and training, as well as assistance in negotiations, in which way we can help clients protect their legal rights and interests in labour inspection, labour arbitration and litigation proceedings, criminal proceedings or administrative proceedings. Our lawyers are good at the design of labour contracts and regulations, compliance review of remuneration structures and performance appraisals and the formulation and negotiation of termination of labour relations. In addition, with offices in more than twenty major cities across China covering the major regions of East, North, Northeast, Northwest, Southwest and South Central China, including all municipalities directly under the central government, two major special economic zones and fourteen provincial capitals, we enjoy a special advantage in providing services for labour and social security matters that are particularly geographically specific.