Hunan Jinzhou Lawyer Office was established in 1988. After development for 20 years, our office has become a first-class large professional and comprehensive lawyer office of China. It owns a large lawyer team, in which the lawyers have profound and extensive vocational knowledge, rich practicing experiences, excellent professional ability and wide social relations.
Our office has achieved an outstanding success in the course of 20 years, which has wined a high reputation and evaluation from all social circles and competitors. In January, 2001, our office was awarded the title of “Ministerial-level Civilized Lawyer Office” by State Ministry of Justice. There are only 49 offices enjoying this honor in China. In May, 2006, it was awarded another title of “National Excellent Lawyer Office” by All China Lawyers Association. The above-mentioned titles are the highest nationwide evaluation of lawyer office's comprehensive strength given by the government department and trade association.
Our office, located in the 20th floor of Xinshikong Mansion of Furong Zhonglu of ChangshaCity, owns a professional office of over 1000 m2 with self-possessed property right. It has a complete set of high-quality office facilities and rich and detailed books and documents, thus guaranteeing from the aspect of hardware that our office can timely provide high efficient legal services for our clients.
Our office occupies the leading position in many professional fields of legal services, which has acquired confirmation and approval of government departments. It has not only the practicing license of routine business issued by Hunan Provincial Department of Justice but also the following professional qualifications:
· Certificate of legal service qualifications on securities, issued by China Securities Regulatory Commission;
· Certificate of legal service qualifications on delimitation of the property right of collective science and technology enterprise, issued by Ministry of Justice, State Science and Technology Commission and State Administrative Bureau of State-Owned Assets;
· Legal service qualifications on state-owned assets property;
Our legal services fields contain many aspects such as corporate legal affairs, enterprise acquisition and merger, real estate, domestic and international investment, trade, risk investment, assets reorganization, delimitation of property right, bankruptcy, transformation into joint-stock system, issuing and listing stocks and bonds, intellectual property right, high and new technology, telecommunication, finance, tax, tendering and bidding, etc.
The main mood of our above-mentioned legal services includes litigation and non-litigation ways such as perennial legal advisor, special legal advisor, legal advice, issuing legal opinion, witnessing, acting as an attorney for special affairs, lawsuit and arbitration, etc.
1. Corporate Legal Affairs and Merger & Acquisition
The corporate legal affair is one of our core businesses. Our lawyers, relying on their rich practicing experiences of many years, provide comprehensive legal services such as corporate trade, investment, merger & acquisition, reorganization, corporate governance, bankruptcy, etc. for many clients such as foreign-invested enterprises, state-owned enterprises, private enterprises and government departments. Our legal services in the fields of corporate legal affairs and merger & acquisition mainly include:
· Answer legal problems;
· Conduct the legal demonstration for major operating decisions of corporation, and provide related legal basis;
· Take part in the negotiation of corporate major projects and related business affairs;
· Draft, examine and revise various corporate contracts, regulations and other legal documents relating to purchase & sale, investment, stock ownershiporproperty transfer, merger & acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, etc.;
· Take part in the design of overall plan for merger & acquisition project and financing structure;
· Conduct dutiful legal investigations for projects and write investigation reports. Draft related publishing documents;
· Provide the advisory opinion on the matters such as government examination and approval, recording, registration, immunity, etc. and help to handle related legal procedures and formalities;
· Write legal documents such as lawyer witnessing note, lawyer statement, legal opinion, legal proposal, lawyer’s letter, etc.;
· Hold regularorirregular legal training courses for corporation.
2. Real Estate and Building Projects
Our office is one of main lawyer offices in China that provide legal services for real estate and building projects. Over a long period of time, our office has provided legal services for a lot of real estate enterprises and building enterprises on the matters concerning investment and development of real estates and building projects. Our legal services in the field of real estate mainly include:
· Design the legal framework for real estate project to ensure its legality and feasibility;
· Careful legal investigation and legal advice relating to the development and acquisition of real estate project;
· Establish a real estate project company;
· Arrange the financing and trust for real estate project;
· Arrange the bidding, land acquisition and compensation for resettlement of real estate project;
· Sell, mortgage and lease the land-use right;
· Draft, revise and examine related contracts concerning design, construction, installation, decoration and supervision;
· Take part in sales planning; examine the sales plan and property management plan made by developer and the content of media advertisement; write legal opinion;
· Arrange the advance sales, sales, lease, mortgage contract and agreement of real estate;
· Property management for real estate.
3. International Trade and Foreign Investment
Since the establishment of Jinzhou Lawyer Office, our lawyers have served as the perennial legal advisors for many foreign-invested enterprises and import & export trade corporations for a long time. They have assisted their clients to solve such problems as trade practice, transportation, trade payment, trade credit, financing, foreign investment, government supervision, etc. and related disputes existing in foreign trade. Our legal services in the fields of international trade and foreign investment mainly include:
· Legal examination of international trade including services trade, commodities trade, processing trade and compensatory trade as well as transportation, bond, insurance, payment, settlement, financing and distributorship agreement related to international trade;
· International anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and guarantee measure investigations;
· Legal services on transfer and license of technology;
· Protection of intellectual property rights related to international trade;
· Structure design for foreign investment and careful legal investigation;
·Legal examination of foreign investment project application and feasibility report;
· draft and revise documents such as establishment documents of foreign-invested corporation (including joint venture contract and regulations), technical license agreement, etc. and take part in related negotiation;
· Provide advisory opinion on the matters of government examination and approval and registration and help to handle related legal procedures and formalities;
· Examine and supervise the legality of daily operation of foreign-invested enterprise;
· Various legal affairs relating to reorganization, dissolution and liquidation of foreign-invested enterprise.
4. Finance and Futures
In the course of 20 years, our office has provided plenty of legal services andlegal advices for financial institutions and futures companies on litigation and non-litigation cases. Therefore we have skilled professional level and rich experiences in the fields of finance, futures and bank. Our legal services in the fields of finance, futures and bank mainly include:
· Daily business of financial institution;
· Commercial loan, syndicated loan, creditormortgage loan;
· International financing items, including project financing, financing for ship, aircraft and other assets and syndicated loan;
· Property securitization;
· Finance leasing;
· Matters on letter of credit, credit card and electronic currency;
· Problem concerning commercial bill;
· Consumer credits such as housing mortgage and auto loan;
· Liability reorganization and disposal of bad assets;
· Futures, option and other financial derivative products.
Our office acquired the legal service qualifications on securities in 1993. It is a lawyer office that earliest provides the legal services for securities and capital market. Our lawyers, as the attorneys of issuersorunderwriters, have provided legal services for first publication and listing projects and refinancing projects as well as transformation of state-owned enterprises, reorganization of private enterprises, private placement at home and abroad and other securities trading. Our legal services in the field of securities mainly include:
· Transformation of enterprise into joint-stock system;
· Issue and list domestic A share (including first publication and refinancing);
· Assets reorganization for listed company;
· Issue and list convertible bond;
· Witness the shareholders' meeting of listed company and write legal opinions for related affairs;
· Issue, transfer and cash in bond;
· Affairs relating to investing bank of securities underwriters;
· Disposal disputes of securities trading;
· Issue the short-term financing bond of enterprise;
· Issue and list the security investment fund;
· Issue the privately offered fund at home and abroad.
6. Intellectual Property Right
Our legal services for intellectual property right contain a lot of aspects such as patent, trademark, copyright, integrated circuit design, trade secret, domain name, etc. Besides regular business for intellectual property right, our office can provide effective protection plan for intellectual property right for our clients and has rich experiences in implementing the plan and infringement remedy. The detailed services contents include:
· Provide legal advice for intellectual property right and write legal opinion;
· Protection of intellectual property right relating to computer technology, internet and other media communication;
· Legal support relating to transfer and licensed use of intellectual property right (including transfer and introduction of technology);
· Solve the problems of intellectual property right relating to comprehensive transactions such as investment and merger & acquisition;
· Against unfair competition and protection of trade secret;
· Investigate and obtain evidence for violation of intellectual property right, and solve the disputes of intellectual property right.
7. Business Concerning Labor Law
Our office owns excellent professional lawyers in labor law. We are good at not only helping our clients to establish various labor relations and handle daily labor affairs but also handling labor law matters and disputes in complicated business transactions. In this field, our legal services include:
· Draft and examine individual and collective contracts of labor, training agreement, agreement on prohibition of business strifeand agreement on secret information;
· Help to make employee handbook and internal rules and regulations of company;
· Employee resettlement plans for reorganization, merger & acquisition, separationorcombination, dissolution, bankruptcy and liquidation of enterprise;
· Help to makeorexamine the enterprise's redundancy plan;
· Advice on labor protection, industrial injury and occupational disease;
· Solve labor disputes.
8. Litigation and Arbitration
We have plenty of senior lawyers good at handling civil, commercial, criminal and administrative lawsuits, arbitrationorother disputes. For these 20 years, our lawyers have undertaken thousands of civil, commercial, criminal and administrative lawsuits and arbitration cases, among which, there are many difficult cases with great influence at home and abroad. In these fields, our legal services mainly include:
· Provide constructive and operational prevention plans for disputes;
· Design tactics for solving disputes;
· Write lawyer’s letter;
· Act as an attorney for the whole lawsuit and arbitration case, including investigating before lawsuit, applying for conservatory measure, instituting legal and arbitral proceedings, answering the charge, instituting countercharge and counterclaim, etc.;
· Mediate and reconcile disputes;
· Apply to execute court decision and arbitration award on client's behalf.
9. Other Legal Services
Commercial investigation, private legal advisor, computer filed, high and new technology, telecommunication, tax, etc.