Jingzhan Wang

Jingzhan Wang is our exclusively recommended Contract Law expert in China on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jingzhan directly using the contact details listed above.

One of the top law firm in Tianjin, China. With good reputation and great lawyers, our firm is dedicated to provide clients with legal service of high level, whatever it’s general contract disputes, corporate legal affairs, maritime arbitration, international trade disputes, construction lawsuit, criminal proceedings or intellectual property infringement.

Tianjin Bozhuan Law Firm is a partnership and full-service law firm approved by Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China and Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Justice. It is composed of several lawyers in the fields of major civil and commercial affairs, criminal field and foreign-related legal affairs. Several experienced senior lawyers initialise the establishment. Currently, there are more than ten practicing lawyers and administrative staffs, all of lawyers are professional legal practitioners with solid legal skills, rich experience in doing with cases.

Our office is located at Room 205, Mansion Style, near the intersection of Huanghe Road and Guangkai Sima Road, Nankai District, Tianjin. It’s well-equipped and has an elegant work environment. Adjacent to the Tianjin Higher People’s Court, the Tianjin First Intermediate People’s Court, and the Tianjin Branch of the People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Procuratorate, Our firm is convenient for clients to reach, facilitating all kinds of litigation and non-litigation legal affairs.

Our firm is named “Tianjin Bozhuan Law Firm”, with “Bozhuan” taking the Chinese meaning of “Extensive to thousands of rivers, while focused on one”. As for law firms, we try our best to be “broadness and extensiveness”,  to build a comprehensive law firm with all respects of legal service, which means we are capable to provide customers high-quality service of comprehensive, multi-level and wide-range. As for our lawyers, we seek “professionalism”. We would try our best to train our lawyers into expertise and professionals who are skilful in particular fields and capable to provide customers with service of high quality.

In aspect of development, we think it is compatible to be both “comprehensive” and “professional”, which is in parallel not conflict.

Roberto Gilardino

Roberto Gilardino is our exclusively recommended Investigation Services expert in China on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Roberto directly using the contact details listed above.

Roberto is Regional Partner at Horizons, supervising the advisory’s activities in North Asia as well as additional countries.

From the Horizons lead office in the heart of downtown Shanghai, Roberto, in addition to his portfolio, oversees the advisory’s transnational operations. His Shanghai-based team, whose expertise rests in corporate issues and property safeguard, liaises day-to-day with Horizons’ regional offices, serving as the advisory’s global gateway.

Roberto’s background and skill-set lie in international business and corporate law with a special attention on corporate government, strategy and shareholder protection. He is further highly judicious in proving clients with robust M&A support and negotiation analysis. Having a deep sense of cross-cultural issues in cross-border transactions and corporate matters, Roberto and his team provide clients with unique insights and strategies related to the difficult-to-read, often behind the scenes, nuances in transnational business.

Serving as a versatile leader, Roberto is equally able to tend to highly positioned clients and liaise with governmental entities, as he is able to roll up his sleeves and attend to the nuts and bolt work corporate advisory.

Firm Overview:

Horizons’ network of counsel professionals may be accessed through any one our three lead offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Turin. From there, we’ll match you with an advisor that can meet your specific needs. It’s all part of our ‘one team, one focal point’ approach to service.

Horizons is a unique advisory firm providing highly specialised legal and tax solutions that allow enterprises to thrive in today’s complex transnational corporate environment. We leverage an international network of professionals to expertly and effectively address multifaceted corporate issues. We do so across world regions and legal systems, deploying an adept understanding of and ability to leverage socialist, common, civil and sharia law for your benefit.

Today’s world is one of unpredictable change and geopolitical volatility that requires businesses to nimbly respond to a continuous array of local, regional and global challenges that affect their operations. To this end, Horizons serves as a highly responsive advisory, providing turnkey corporate solutions that proactively anticipate your dedicated needs. If you can imagine a firm whose professional services are delivered through one single focal point, addressing all your corporate needs in a judicious, compliant and highly transparent manner, then you are imagining Horizons.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Roberto Gilardino and Horizons Corporate Advisory in China (streetinsider.com)

Cherry Chunfei GUO

Cherry Chunfei Guo is our exclusively recommended IT & Telecoms Advisory Services expert in China on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Cherry directly using the contact details listed above.

Senior Partner

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Antitrust & competition
  • Technology, media and telecommunications

Professional Experiences

Mrs. Guo has practiced in leading law firms in China for more than 20 years, and had also served as legal counsel of the international federation of phonographic industry (IFPI) for 6 years before practicing law.

Guo specializes in entertainment laws. Benefit from the accumulation of long-term industry work experience, she is one of the top entertainment lawyers in China, especially in music industry. She is familiar with the music industry practice at home and abroad. Her clients are involved in the whole industry of music creation, recording production, copyright operation, collective management, publishing and distribution, new media transmission, artist agency, advertising and endorsement, commercial performance and so on.

Mrs. Guo has rich experiences in intellectual property litigation and is especially good at handling complicated internet related copyright disputes, antitrust and competition disputes. She has represented thousands of IP cases in courts around the country. Some of them were selected as the top 10 most influential IP cases in China by courts every year. For example, one of her latest cases regarding unfair competition was simultaneously selected by the Supreme People’s Court as 2019 China’s 50 Typical IP Cases, the 2019 Beijing Court’s Top Ten IP Judicial Protection Cases, the 2019 China Top Ten Entertainment Law Cases and the Top Ten influence cases in the field of Chinese culture and media in 2019. She also represented China’s first anti-monopoly case involving copyright collective management organization between a KTV operator and the China Audio-visual Copyright Association (CAVCA) in 2017 to 2018.

Mrs. Guo also provides counsel service to clients on intellectual property issues, such as providing legal opinions, drafting and reviewing legal documents, etc.

The clients which Mrs. Guo represents come from a wide range of industry sectors such as music, education,literature, film, animation, photography, art, computer software, etc.

Mrs. Guo has been ranked as the Most Outstanding IP Lawyers 2021 by APAC Legal Awards;“the A-List 2020” China’s Elite 100 Lawyers 2020 & 2021 by China Business Law Journal, Asia IP Experts 2020 & 2021 China by the Apex Asia Media Group, 2019 ALB China Top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyers, and 2019 “China Top 50 Intellectual Property Lawyers” by Zhichanli/IP Daily.

Mrs. Guo is a part-time tutor of the Law School of Civil and Economic Law of China University of Politics and Law,as well as a senior trainer in Dianjing Internet Lawyer Institute.

She is also the Director of Music Industry Legal Committee, Beijing Culture and Entertainment Law Society.

Education

Mrs. Guo received an LL.B. degree from the China University of Political Science and Law in 1991.

She received an LL.M. degree in International Economic Law from Warwick University in UK in 2000.

Qualifications

Member of the PRC Bar

Working Languages

Mandarin Chinese (native) and English (fluent).

Some Cases in High Profile:

  • 2004 Beijing Higher People’s Court’s Top 10 Most Effective IP lawsuits in China- No. 2 & No. 5;
  • 2006 Beijing Higher People’s Court’s Top 10 Most Influential IP cases in China-No.6;
  • 2015 Jiangsu Higher People’s Court’s Top 10 IP cases-the 1st “illegal activity on collective management of copyright”;
  • 2016 the Supreme People’s Court’s Top 10 Most Influential IP cases in China-No. 8;
  • 2018 Yunnan Higher People’s Court’s Top 10 IP cases-the 1st anti-monopoly law dispute regarding copyright collecting society in China.
  • 2019 the Supreme People’s Court “the 50 typical IP cases in Chinese courts”-No.30; It is also selected by Beijing Higher People’s Court as the 2019 Top 10 IP cases in China-No.4;
  • 2019 Shanxi Higher People’s Court the Most Typical IP cases-the Qin Empire Copyright Dispute.

Speaking Engagement and Publications

Mrs. Guo frequently writes and publishes articles on the development of Chinese law and speaks at international conferences on subjects related to music industry in China.

Some speakings includes:

  • As a speaker at the New Media Seminar at the 2nd China International Audio and Visual Fair held by the Ministry of Culture and the Guangdong Provincial Government (Guangzhou) on November 2005.
  • As a panel member in a seminar in the 2nd Dongdong Music Festival in 2014.
  • As a panel member in Midem Music Festival held on June, 2017 in France.
  • As a speaker in the forum“Behind the Streams-State of Chinese Music Publishing” in All That Matters Online 2020.

Some articles includes:

  • Legal Issues Arising from Hyperlinks, Electric Intellectual Property, No.4, 2001;
  • New Problems Caused by Statutory License of Recordings in the Digital Age, Electric Intellectual Property No.5, 2008;
  • How Can Karaoke Industry Stays “OK” in a “litigation explosion” Era, http://news.zhichanli.com/article/6964.html, 7th 2018.
  • A Brief Discussion on the Influence of Copyright Law Revised in 2020 on Music Industry in China, http://news.zhichanli.com/article/9539.html, 18th 2020
  • Discussion on the rights and exercises of music joint works from the prospective of new Copyright Law-concurrently discussing the series disputes of the “Song of Five Rings”, Copyright Theory & Practice, China Copyright Association, Issue. 8, 2021.

Firm Overview:

First-class Lawyer Team

Tiantai has a highly skilled team of lawyers with more than 600 practicing lawyers. All of them are from the law schools at prestigious universities at home and abroad. Many of them have a doctor’s or master’s degree of law, some of them have the title of professor or associate professor, and some have studied in the UK, USA, Canada or Australia. Moreover, we have also invited the leading scholars in the legal profession and the senior experts in the judiciary to serve as our senior advisers to help our practicing lawyers deal with difficult legal issues.

Since most of our lawyers have ever worked the legislature, judiciary and government departments, they have the experience and ability to deal with complex and difficult legal issues. More importantly, most of them can provide the customers both at home and abroad with comprehensive professional services in such languages as Chinese, English, Japanese and etc.

Tiantai’s lawyers are ranked at the frontier of the industry with their outstanding forward-looking and professional standards in both the traditional legal service field and the emerging professional sectors, especially in the areas of intellectual property, finance and capital markets, building and real estate, taxation, etc.

Xiaoli GAO

Xiaoli Gao is our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in China on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gao directly using the contact details listed above.

Practice Areas:

  • Patent Drafting and Office Action Responding
  • Infringement Analysis
  • Patent Invalidation
  • Patent Search

Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.

Firm Overview:

Beshining is a well-known brand for intellectual property and legal services, headquartered in Shanghai, and has branches or offices in Wuhan, Changsha, Qingdao, Xi’an, Hangzhou, and Houston.

Beshining is a comprehensive law firm focused on intellectual property, with both patent and trademark agent qualifications. Our team has been formed for over 20 years and currently houses over 250 personnel including lawyers, patent attorneys and other legal and technical experts.

Beshining have provided thousands of clients at home and abroad with comprehensive intellectual property and domestic and overseas legal services, including patent, trademark, copyright, layout-design of integrated circuits, anti-unfair competition and trade secret. Moreover, our quantity of patent and trademark applications, and litigation cases ranks among the top in China.

Junius Xu

Junius Xu is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in China on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Junius directly using the contact details listed above.

Junius, a founding partner of Kingbridge Law Firm, had the full background and excellent experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international direct investment, and international commercial areas, served many cross-border incorporations and the foreign corporation as the retaining counsel, specialise in the foreign legal service, providing legal service to clients in the cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and Outbound direct investment, and intellectual property rights and disputes resolutions, etc.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Junius Xu and Guangdong Kingbridge Law Firm in China (streetinsider.com)

  • The listed 1000 foreign Elite Lawyers of Ministry of Justice of China
  • Guangdong International Leading Elite Lawyer
  • Retaining Counsel of the Guangdong Province Economic and Trade Office, Southeast Asia (Kuala Lumpur) Legal Service Center
  • Retaining Counsel of Commercial Section, Royal Thai Consulate-General in Guangzhou
  • Committee member of Guangzhou Bar Association foreign legal Committee
  • Foreign Elite lawyer designated by Guangdong Bar Association for the BPP legal training in London
  • Foreign Elite lawyer designated by Guangdong Bar Association for the ICC International Training
  • Foreign Elite lawyer designated by All-China Bar Association for the International Arbitration Training

Firm Overview:

Guangdong Kingbridge Law Firm (hereinafter refer as “Kingbridge”) ,Established in 1995, is one of the earliest partnership law firms in Guangzhou, a landmark development in the Chinese legal industry to align with international practice.

Kingbridge was promoted by advanced philosophy, unique tradition and the culture of advocate laws, diligently, proficiency. Kingbridge law firm already set up ten professional legal departments to promote the level of specialisation, and now the law firm already owns more than 360 lawyers with professional and skilled experience in litigation and non-litigation legal service.

Especially all our lawyers from foreign affairs legal department are professional, and most of them are graduated from the famous university or study abroad, and our team already served the foreign clients from more than 35 countries, and also our law firm already establish the cooperation with more than 50 law firms in worldwide, after the development of past years, Kingbridge had already become one of the largest and leading law firms in South China.

Adhering to the spirit of “Sound in Morality, Broad in Law; In Good Faith, With Due Diligence”, Kingbridge provides professional and efficient services to our clients domestic and abroad.

Feng Chen

Feng Chen is our exclusively recommended Sports Law expert in China on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Feng directly using the contact details listed above.

Feng is an expert in the special legal affairs of the Olympic Games and other major sports events, sports event market development rules, Contract Law, Company Law, Anti-unfair Competition Law, Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property Protection Law, etc. He also has a wealth of experience of sports events and sponsors, licensed merchandising, brand protection and legal affairs management.

Feng served as the narrator of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games during the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission visit in April 2015.

From January 2003 to June 2009, Feng was involved in the whole process of the market development  and commercial operation of the Beijing Olympic Games and served as the Director and Deputy Minister of Department of Contract Management and Brand Protection of Marketing Department of Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG), in charge of the contract negotiation and operation of market development work including the sponsorship, licensed merchandising, ticket business, as well as the brand protection of the Beijing Olympic Games.

From January 2011 to August 2014, Feng was involved in the whole process of the market development and commercial operation of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. As the Deputy Minister and Distinguished Expert of Marketing Department of Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC), he was responsible for the contract negotiation and operation of the market development work including the sponsorship, licensed merchandising and ticket business, as well as the brand protection.

Feng Chen has published monographs on legal affairs on sports, including Discussion on Market Development of Beijing Olympic Games, Discussion on Brand Protection of the Market Development of Beijing Olympic Games, Image Rights Protection under American Law, The Protection of the U.S. Trademark Law for Marketing Rights of Sports Events, Discussion on Antitrust Law of the Sales of Sports Events Broadcasting Rights, etc.