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We welcome 8 new partners and their teams to join the firm

In the last few months, Global Law Office (GLO) has welcomed 8 new partners and their teams to join the firm. The newly joined partners include Yuanyuan Qian who joins in Beijing; Guangming LiuLei NiuJin Xiang and Tong Zhang who join in Shanghai, and Lujun HouLaixiang Li and Yongpan Sheng who join in Shenzhen.


The joining of these 8 partners and their teams has further enhanced our practices’ abilities as a leading comprehensive law firm. Their expertise covers a wide range of practices which include banking and financing, TMT, antitrust & competition, corporate / merger & acquisition, shipping, compliance & risk control, outbound investment, private equity & investment funds, life sciences and healthcare, entertainment & sports, debt restructuring & corporate liquidation / bankruptcy, dispute resolution, intellectual property, etc. With years of professional / industry experience and a strong client base in the market, as well as the cutting-edge legal insights over their practice focuses, the new joiners will further integrate and strengthen the firm’s business in various practices to maintain our leading position over the market. They will contribute by further expanding the firm’s impact and effectively promoting our branding and development strategy among the regional offices in China.


In 2021, GLO’s professional team among the 4 regional offices in China is developing steadily, which further enhanced our overall business ability and integrated our comprehensive services in various industries and sectors. GLO remains as always client-oriented, and committed to improving our service quality and optimizing communications with clients in order to efficiently and creatively address their legal issues and realize their business pursuits.



Yuanyuan Qian has considerable experience in dispute resolution and compliance issues concerning asset management, NPLs disposal, corporate governance and capital market etc. Yuanyuan is familiar with court’s work process and judicial decision making, and has a deep understanding of commercial logic and clients’ demands behind transactions or cases. She has worked for commercial banks, trust companies, securities companies, private equity funds and other financial institutions or organizations, as well as entities in high-tech, big data, Internet, medical industries to design efficient litigation strategies and transaction plans from the clients’ perspective and assist clients to achieve their commercial objectives to the utmost extent.



Guangming Liu specialises in Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution and general corporate work. Guangming has been advising plenty of domestic and international clients on a variety of legal issues related to intellectual property. He has extensive experiences in registration, management, transaction and protection of intellectual property as well as dispute resolution for complicated intellectual property cases. Guangming has successfully dealt with lots of trademark cases related to application for registration, opposition, assignment, dispute and infringement. His practice also includes areas of copyright, anti-unfair competition, domain name and entertainment-media. In addition, Guangming also provides legal services related to foreign investment as well as various general corporate matters.


Lei Niu specialises in Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Compliance & Risk Control, Debt restructuring & Corporate Liquidation/Bankruptcy, Shipping, Real Estate & Construction. Lei has extensive experience in the field of Dispute Resolution, as listed arbitrator or mediator in many arbitration committees. He has represented many of the world’s leading multinational companies and international financial institutions regarding a large number of international commercial arbitration cases. Lei is also a litigator and has represented clients before China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and courts at various levels. A retrial case instituted through the adjudicatory supervision procedure which Lei won before the SPC was selected by the Court as one of the “Ten Model Cases of the Supreme People’s Court in 2016”.


Shirley Xiang specialises in capital market (domestic and overseas), private equity investment & financing, M&A, and insurance fund management. Shirley has rich experience in assisting Chinese companies’ restructuring and public offerings matters, organizing and assisting multinational corporations on their domestic and overseas IPOs, acquisitions, as well as assisting listed companies regarding their major restructuring and refinancing projects. Her expertise also covers a diverse range of industries and sectors which include life science, semiconductor, automobile, hi-tech manufacture, etc.


James Zhang specialises in PE/VC transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and different corporate matters. James advises on all phases of corporate transactions of the enterprises in different growth periods. He has extensive experiences in a wide range of business sectors, including pharmaceutical and healthcare, telecom and media, advertising and broadcasting, financial services (fund/asset management, insurance, securities and trusts) and real estate. Some of his prior cases also promoted the development of China’s legal system, which directly contributed to the promulgation of new regulations.



Henry Hou specialises in international banking and financing, cross-border investment and mergers and acquisitions, private fund investment, and cross-border dispute resolution. Henry provides professional legal services for many Chinese and foreign banks in connection with export credit, project financing, M&A loans, syndicated loans, trade financing and general banking services. In addition, Henry, as the leading counsel, provides legal services for many multinational companies, overseas listed companies as well as large state-owned enterprises, domestic listed companies and private enterprises in connection with their domestic greenfield investment and M&A projects, and overseas investment projects in many countries and regions. Henry Hou provides professional legal services for a number of domestic and foreign companies in connection with their establishment of QFLP and QDIE.


Joseph Li specialises in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate. Joseph regularly advises issuers and underwriters in stock and bond issuing on foreign and domestic capital markets. Representative works include IPOs or bond issue of Tencent Music Entertainment Group (NYSE: TME), DouYu (NYSE: DOYU), Sunlands (NYSE: STG) and etc. In the area of transaction, Joseph specializes in managing sophisticated cross-border M&A deals, and has advised over 100 VC/PE deals for investment funds or startups covering biotech, TMT, education and many other industries. Joseph also advise clients on matters related to non-profit organizations.


Yongpan Sheng specialises in intellectual property (IP), including IP commercialization and licensing, IP protection, IP management and dispute resolution, as well as domestic and foreign applications for patents and trademarks. Yongpan has extensive experience in IP dispute resolution, especially in the fields of patents, trademarks and trade secrets. He is an expert in formulating IP application strategies and rights protection strategies, and representing clients in IPR administrative confirmation cases before the Patent Reexamination Board and the Trademark Review Board.