HHP Ranked in Chambers 2018 China Best Lawyers and Law Firms
On December 7 2017, Chambers and Partners, the international authoritative rating agency of law, released the Asia Pacific Legal Guide 2018 - China Best Lawyers and Law Firms.
HHP Attorneys-At-Law is ranked as a leading firm in the area of Corporate/Commercial-East Coast-Shanghai due to its excellent performance in the practice area. Mr. Rao Yao, Partner of HHP, is also recognized in the same area this year as a leading individual, backed up by positive market appraisals.
Chambers and Partners, headquartered in London, have been ranking the best lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions. Rankings by Chambers and Partners are based on the research conducted by more than 170 full-time editors and researchers, well known for its objectivity and neutrality. The research also includes talking to lawyers and clients all the year round, conducting in-depth telephone interviews.
HHP provides full-scope legal supports on all aspects of corporate operation and M&A and restructuring for both inbound and outbound transactions. HHP’s corporate practice covers every step of the commercial transaction, covering industrial permit and products permit, commercial contract, land, planning, construction and real estate, labor, employment, social security, tax, customs and commodity inspection, foreign exchange, environmental protection, distribution, retail, chain operation, franchise and advertisement and so forth.
By virtue of its reliable global legal service network, HHP has successfully provided comprehensive legal services for investors in different industries for their mergers and acquisitions and restructurings in China and overseas, including structuring and optimizing deal structure, conducting due diligence, providing solutions for the legal challenges spotted in transaction, participating in deal negotiation, communicating and negotiating with regulatory authorities and handling relevant approval, registration and filing formalities, drafting various transactional documents, rendering specific legal opinions on transaction, as well as assisting the completion of closing.
Commentary from the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide:
“ What the team is known for Recognised by clients and peers alike, particularly in Shanghai, for its deep knowledge and expertise in the commercial law arena. Frequently assists foreign clients with M&A, finance, greenfield investments and employment issues in China. The firm is a member firm in China of legal network Meritas.
Strengths Clients are quick to single out the efficiency and practicality of its service, saying: "They are very responsive and the plan they worked out for us is very user-friendly." Another client is also very pleased with the team’s performance, because “they pick up things that I have not thought of, which is really appreciated.”
Rao Yao makes his debut as an up-and-comer in the Shanghai ranking table this year backed up by positive market appraisals. He is noted for his breadth of knowledge regarding corporate and commercial issues. One client confirms that “he has relevant experience in addition to just knowing the law.” Another client describes him as “hands-on, always making himself available.”
HHP has earned recognition as one of the leading firms in East Coast China by the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide for many years. This is the first time for HHP lawyer, Mr. Rao Yao, to be ranked in Commercial/Corporate as a leading individual. HHP would like to express our gratitude and share our accomplishment with our valued clients, business associates and friends.