HHP Ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 in New Area
Chambers and Partners, the international authoritative rating agency of law, released the Asia Pacific Legal Guide 2020 - China Best Lawyers and Law Firms. This year, a total of 137 PRC law firms and more than 500 lawyers were included in the directory for mainland China. HHP has earned recognition as one of the leading firms in East Coast China by the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide for many years. This year, we have kept our ranking in Band 2 in the area of Corporate/Commercial-East Coast-Shanghai, and ranked as Recognised Practitioner in Corporate/M&A PRC Firms in China for the first time based on our progress and reputation in this field.
Mr. Rao Yao, Partner of HHP, is also recognized as a leading individual in the same areas with better ranking this year, Band 2 in Corporate/Commercial Law in Shanghai, and Up and Coming in Corporate/M&A in China, backed up by positive market appraisals.
Chambers and Partners, headquartered in London, have been ranking the best lawyers since 1990. Rankings by Chambers and Partners are based on the research conducted by more than 200 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.
We have received the comments from the research team of Chambers:
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, market entry and employment issues in China. Routinely mandated to provide commercial dispute resolution services. The firm is a member firm in China of legal network Meritas.
"The preparation was sufficient, the communication was ample, and the co-operation was smooth," says one impressed client.
Rao Yao is a formidable commercial and corporate law practitioner. He is lauded by one overawed client for his "lofty morals, good understanding of others, exceptional skills, remarkable wisdom and foresight, and rich experience."
Rao Yao enters the rankings after receiving endorsements for his corporate and commercial practice. "He is able to grasp and understand the key commercial and legal concerns of his clients and promptly provides pragmatic solutions. He never ceases to surprise me with his insight and legal skills," according to a source. He is particularly adept at assisting foreign companies with their inbound investments.
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.
As always, we are most grateful for the long-term support given by all our staff, business associates and our valued clients.