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Introduction to Coorigin Law Firm



【BRIEFING】  

        Coorigin Law Firm was founded in 1998. After several years of development, it has become one of the law firm which has larger scale, broader geographical service integrated law firm in lawyers industry. It has got a good reputation.

        Owned by the Coorigin Law Firm of many experienced attorneys-at-law, including a number of legal experts in the field of legal business, which is the basic for the Coorigin Law Firm to meet the changing customer needs, to provide customers with legal services in multiple levels and different areas. The headquarters of the Coorigin Law Firm is in Beijing, there also has other affiliates in Shanghai, Urumqi , offices in Shenzhen, Dalian, Haikou and other cities. Such the advantages of its geographical distribution that it could maintain close business ties with the government departments and judicial departments of central and local, it could make the Coorigin Law Firm’s service scope can go to the north, east, northwest, northeast, south China, and other China's most important Regional economic development region.

        The Coorigin Law Firm has sponsored the magazine “the Coorigin Law Firm”, the website “Web of Coorigin Lawyers” (www.tylaw.cn) and “Corporate Law Online” (www.law-ol.com), and "the Hosts Coorigin Forum", send customers "China Legal Trend" (electronic publication) every week. In his unique market of China, it serves its clients duly and effectively.

        The Coorigin Law Firm will develop steadily, rapidly and sostenuto on the basic that has already been. It has to expand its new areas of business continuously, improve its service levels, and meet various new demand of services from the growing customers of the Coorigin.


【OBJECTIVE, WISH, MISSION AND STRATEGY】

        Objective: With the platform of core values, the framework of a unified strategy, we can make the value of life come ture and reach to a self-transcendence by hard-working.

        Wish: To promote the process of law through work, to make everybody could be helped by law through hard-working.

        Mission: Focus on the client's goals, to provide professional legal solutions and services, continued to create the most value for the client.

        Strategy: To provide professional, efficient legal services for clients inter-regional.


【OFFICES】

        Headquarter of Coorigin Law Firm in Beijing locates in geographically favorable and convenient central area adjacent to the Supreme People’s Court and the Beijing People’s Government. It’s offices in Shanghai, Urumqi, Tianjin, Dalian and Haikou are all located in central business districts and endowed with favorable environments, modern office facilities and convenient communications. All offices and departments are interlinked by office managerial software and visual conference system.


【Attorneys-at-law】

        Attorneys-at-law of Coorigin Law Firm, many of them masters and doctors, were all graduated from law schools of famous universities, such as Peking University, Renmin University of China, China University of Political Science and Law, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xiamen University, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Northwest University of Political Science and Law, Xinjiang University. Some attorneys enjoyed further education in prestigious law schools or business schools in France, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand. Many attorneys have practice experience in leading law firms of the above mentioned countries and Hong Kong SAR. To build a trustworthy team of elites, the firm recruits and trains outstanding talent graduates from top Chinese and foreign law schools. Coorigin Law Firm has accumulated abundant experience by providing high quality and efficient service for Chinese and foreign clients in a variety of legal fields over years of ever-improving legal practice. With favorable HR system, the firm and it’s members form a united entity, which enables it’s attorneys to make the best of it’s jointly-shared resources to provide clients with constructive, effective and feasible solutions upon close cooperation, thorough devotion and ever-improving spirit.


【FIELDS OF PRACTICES】

        Coorigin Law Firm aims at providing clients with high quality legal service. It’s tenet is to pursue and uphold it’s clients’ ultimate rights and interests to the maximum extent by producing positive, constructive and feasible solutions upon in-depth analysis of it’s clients’ ultimate rights and interests and background of the legal issue. Several special departments led by partners accomplished in related fields have been established so as to satisfy clients’ demands for highly specialized legal service, and supports from other expert attorneys are always readily available for the perfect fulfillment of the legal service involving multiple specialized legal fields.

        Fields of practices include:
        - Banking, project financing, financial lease, financial derivatives
        - Corporate restructuring and transformation, issuance of stocks and bonds
        - Securitization of assets
        - Mergers and acquisitions (M&As)
        - Litigation and arbitration
        - Foreign direct investment
        - Hi-tech and risk investment
        - Protection of intellectual property
        - Establishment of foreign invested enterprises (FIEs)
        - Real estate
        - Labor and employment disputes
        - Bankruptcy and liquidation
        - Funds and trusts
        - Insurance
        - Privatization of public utilities
        - Anti-monopoly/anti-unfair competition
        - Tax
        - Environmental protection
        - Legal opinions and advices


【INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND BANKING】

        Coorigin Law Firm began it’s legal engagement in banking since 1990s, and has accumulated abundant experience in domestic and foreign finance including general banking, trade financing, swap transactions, options, derivative tools, bilateral financing, syndicated loans and restructuring of debts. Coorigin Law Firm served as legal counsel for the whole financing transaction, including banking regulations, financing for accounts receivable, foreign exchange management and external debt registration, etc. The law firm created a whole series of standardized documents concerning common loans, bilateral loans, syndicated loans, guaranteed or non-guaranteed loans.

        Coorigin Law Firm also engaged in legal services for Chinese governments at various levels on governmental financing in international financing and banking transactions.


【PROJECTS AND CONSTRCUTION OF INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES】

        Coorigin Law Firm is practically experienced in legal service for large-scale projects. On behalf of lenders, export credit banks, financial institutions, project initiators, project companies, contractors, suppliers and other parties concerned, attorneys-at-law of the law firm participated in financing for numerous projects and infrastructure facilities including fuel power plants, sewage treatment plants, toll roads, bridges, telecommunication facilities, production facilities, chemical plants and other industrial development projects.

        Coorigin Law Firm helped clients in their projects and infrastructure facilities financing by designing project structure, undertaking prudence investigations, participating in negotiations, carrying out legal analysis, preparing various documents and disposing of all other legal issues concerned.


【CORPORATE SECURITIES】

        Coorigin Law Firm provided legal service for dozens of large-scale state-owned-enterprises (SOEs) in corporate system transformation, and for many domestic corporations in their listing abroad. Practices concerning securities include:
        - Corporate system transformation and restructuring
        - Creation of companies and establishment of corporate governance
        - Issuance and additional issuance of corporate securities and initiate public offerings (IPOs)
        - M&As
        - Immunity of buying out by offer
        - Information disclosure
        - Exchange of stock equities or assets
        - Funds and trusts
        - Private subscription
        - Assets evaluation and tax issues
        - Prudence investigations and legal opinions

        Coorigin Law Firm establishes favorable working relations with related Chinese governmental supervisory and administrative organs and securities institutions in it’s legal practices.


【M&As】

        Coorigin Law Firm engages in legal services concerning M&As including comprehensive legal opinions on investment, securities, revenues and litigations on purchase and disposal of stock equities, assets and businesses, and participation in related negotiations.

        Coorigin Law Firm successfully accomplished many M&As on behalf of the buyers, targeted companies, financial consultants or shareholders respectively, included:
        - M&As concerning FIEs, Chinese enterprises listed abroad and domestic companies
        - Division, capital restructuring and restructurings
        - Strategic investments and joint ventures
        - Risk investment transaction
        - MBO


【INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY】

        Partners and attorneys-at-law of Coorigin Law Firm have engaged especially in the field of intellectual property for years, protecting intellectual property on behalf of many famous companies. The law firm has accumulated successful experience in dealing with influential and complicated cases through administrative and civil litigation procedures. Practices concerning intellectual property include:
        - Formulation of anti-piracy plans and measures for clients with assistance from related governmental or judicial organs
        - Procedural service on trademark registrations, patent applications, reviews, dissents and dispute settlements
        - Trademark, patent annual fee payment and presentment
        - Business decision-making and risk control involve corporate intellectual property
        - Trademark registration or patent application abroad on behalf of Chinese companies
        - Overall programming for intellectual property protection
        - Drafting technology assignment contract and going through governmental procedures
        - Arrangement for appraisal and license of intellectual property
        - Registration of copyright and protection of trade name, domain name and trade secret
        - Registration of software
        - Negotiation, reconciliation or litigation on intellectual property disputes
        - Assistance to Chinese companies to cope with investigations, evidence obtaining, litigations by foreign governments or judicial organs.
        - Investigation, administrative procedure and litigation on anti-unfair competition
        - Legal opinions on intellectual property related issues

        Coorigin Law Firm is ready to provide more extensive in-depth professional services for clients as China becomes a member of WTO.


【LITIGATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY】

        Coorigin Law Firm effectively handled a large amount of litigations on intellectual property with skillful experience, including review of administrative decisions on patents and trademark grants, civil litigations on patents, trademarks, copyrights (including software), domain names and unfair competitions (including infringement to trade secrets). With skillful mastery of intellectual property law, thorough analysis of background science and technology, and close cooperation among attorneys-at-law, Coorigin Law Firm provides clients with better chances of winning lawsuits.


【LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION】

        Coorigin Law Firm represented many Chinese and foreign enterprises and financial institutions in influential and grand litigations and dispute settlements. Practices include:
        - Background investigation and application for attachment measures
        - Representation in domestic litigation, including analysis of claims and strategies, filing of lawsuits, appeals, responds, answers, counterclaims and reconciliation negotiations
        - Participation in arbitration, mediation and other ADR procedures
        - Analysis and strategic research of complicated and difficult cases
        - Suggestions on business decisions or policy-makings that may arouse possible litigations
        - Application for compulsory enforcements of rulings, verdicts and other effective judicial documents on behalf of Chinese and foreign clients
        - Judgements on possible criminal risks in business activities or defense in business-related criminal cases

        Coorigin Law Firm engages in arbitrations in China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and regional arbitration organs. Some attorneys are members of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and regional arbitration organs.

        Skillful practices in respect of litigations and arbitrations include:
        - Disputes over international trade, L/C and commercial instruments
        - Disputes over maritime trade and other maritime issues
        - Disputes over loans and guarantees
        - Disputes among FIE investors or disputes between FIE investors and others
        - Disputes over intellectual property such as trademarks, patents, domain names, copyrights, etc.
        - Disputes over liabilities for inferior product quality
        - Disputes over issuances and transactions of securities
        - Disputes between Chinese enterprises over business transactions
        - Labor disputes
        - Disputes involve Chinese and foreign jurisdictions


【FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT】

        Coorigin Law Firm is highly experienced in the field of foreign direct investment. It’s active engagements since 1990s including establishment of sino-foreign joint ventures, exclusively foreign-owned enterprises, buying out of Chinese enterprises and assets by foreign investors, investment restructuring, technology transfer and liquidation. Those investment projects covered a wide range of industries, such as telecommunications, software, internet, energy, petro-chemical, chemistry, infrastructure construction, machines, trade and construction materials.

        Legal services for foreign direct investment in China include:
        - Investment framework programming and prudence investigation
        - Establishment of equity joint venture, contractual joint venture, exclusively foreign-owned enterprise and other entities
        - Revenue and withdrawal strategies
        - Intellectual property
        - Programming corporate governance structure
        - Foreign exchange
        - Customs procedures, import and export of equipments and products
        - Labor and human resources
        - Registrations or records in related governmental organs
        - Related litigation and arbitration
        - Ongoing legal service for FIEs
        - Restructuring and liquidation


【OVERSEAS INVESTMENT】

        There will be more chances for Chinese enterprises to compete in the global arena by direct investment abroad due to China’s accession into WTO, and Overseas Investment Department of Coorigin Law Firm is ready to back them up with a team of attorneys who are highly experienced in dealing with overseas legal affairs and fully capable of acting as their agents. With favorable cooperation with foreign counterparts worldwide, Coorigin Law Firm is capable of choosing reliable cooperative partners for Chinese investors abroad. Services available include:
        - Structural design for investment projects
        - Domestic examination and approval for overseas investment
        - Coordination of relations among parities concerned
        - Legal risk control
        - Participation in project negotiations
        - Draft legal documents in Chinese and foreign languages
        - Solution for jurisdiction conflicts


【INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ANTI-DUMPING】

        Attorneys specialized in international trade and anti-dumping are experienced in practices such as trade remedy measures, WTO dispute settlements, negotiations on trade agreements, customs measures and export and import transactions. Services available include:
        - Participation in WTO dispute settlement cases on behalf of Chinese government
        - Responses to anti-dumping actions on behalf of the enterprises
        - Responses to anti-countervailing actions on behalf of Chinese government or the enterprises
        - Responses to safeguards actions on behalf of Chinese government or the enterprises
        - Responses to special textile protection actions related to WTO’s “Working Party Report on China‘s Accession” on behalf of Chinese government or the enterprises
        - Responses to special protection actions related to WTO’s “Protocol on Accession of China” on behalf of Chinese government or the enterprises
        - Participation in trade agreement negotiations on behalf of Chinese government
        - Working over trade policies and laws on behalf of Chinese government
        - Presentation of industrial interests concerns to competent governmental organs on behalf of the enterprises
        - Settlement of legal issues related to customs and import & export transactions on behalf of the enterprises


【ANTI-MONOPOLY AND ANTI-UNFAIR COMPETITION】

        Services in respect of anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition include:
        - Anti-monopoly scrutiny in M&A transactions
        - Representation in administrative anti-monopoly investigation procedure
        - Representation in anti-monopoly litigation
        - Prevention of abuses of monopoly actions
        - Opinions on price-fixing in respect of monopoly
        - Civil compensation in anti-monopoly cases


【BANKRUPTCY AND LIQUIDATION】

        Having successfully gone through dozens of corporate bankruptcy and liquidation cases, Coorigin Law Firm is highly experienced in practices such as corporate transformation, debt restructuring, bankruptcy and liquidation. Services available include:
        - Participation in creditor-debtor negotiations on debt restructuring or bankruptcies
        - Participation in corporate transformation conference and undertaking of necessary diligent investigation
        - Preparation of legal documents, including restructuring agreement, agreement on debts, reconciliation agreement, application for bankruptcy, letter of approval, letter of waiver of rights, decisions of board of directors, letter of authorization and documents on corporate governance
        - Assistance in gaining approval or disclaimation of the third party
        - Participation in litigation, arbitration and enforcement


【LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES】

        Coorigin Law Firm provides comprehensive labor law services for large and medium size domestic companies, banks and industrial organizations. Services available include:
        - Conclusion and dissolution of labor agreements
        - Establishment and enforcement of one deal employment system
        - Determination of employment scheme and strategy in M&As
        - Compliance reviews and opinions on employments

        Coorigin Law Firm owns first-rate senior labor law experts, who represent a number of large and medium size enterprises and multinational companies (MNCs) in arbitration and litigation concerning employments.


【INSURANCE】

        Coorigin Law Firm possesses a competitive edge in insurance and provides comprehensive legal services for many domestic insurance companies. Services available include:
        - Design and legal compliance verification of insurance products
        - Insurance litigation
        - Equity assignment and acquisition of approval
        - Supervision and administration consultation
        - M&As of Insurers
        - Insurance derivatives
        - Investments


【PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES】

        Coorigin Law Firm provided legal services for several domestic enterprises related to privatization of public facilities. Services available include:
        - Design of investment scheme or structure
        - Drafting of related legal documents
        - Participation in project negotiations
        - Presentation of consultative opinions


【REAL ESTATE】

        With a team of expert senior attorneys in it’s Real Estate Department, Coorigin Law Firm has successfully accomplished many real estate projects and transactions. Services available include:
        - Assignment and transfer of land use right
        - Real estate development projects
        - Assignment of real estate
        - Drafting legal documents on real estate presell, sale and mortgage
        - Going through registration procedure for real estate presell, sale and mortgage
        - Construction and management of luxurious hotels


【TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY(TMT)】

        Coorigin Law Firm owns a group of senior attorneys who possess in-depth knowledge of TMT industry, familiar with China’s supervision and management system, and have a good command of TMT related laws and regulations. Services available include:
        - Telecommunications, including basic businesses and value-added businesses such as network construction, capability purchase, Internet access, synchronous positioning, equipment supply, outward contracting and other resale arrangement, sharing agreement for infrastructure of telecommunications companies and related governmental supervision and administration.
        - IT, particularly Internet, E-commerce, E-banking, software and IC
        - Bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries
        - Other Hi-tech industries

        Coorigin Law Firm provides clients primarily with solutions and services on TMT issues concerning China’s laws and regulations. Services include: Legal advices on supervision and administration, foreign direct investment, M&As, financing, transaction agreement, franchise, quality of products, anti-monopoly, litigation and dispute settlement.


【PERENNIAL LEGAL CONSUL AND INTEGRATED PRACTICES】

        Coorigin Law Firm is also highly experienced in other legal fields such as environmental protection, tax, and provides daily integrated legal services for Chinese and foreign large and medium size enterprises, financial institutions and governmental organs. Services available include:
        - Perennial legal consul
        - Legal advices and opinions on environmental protection
        - Advices on taxes, legitimate tax evasion and it’s overall programming


【CULTURE OF COORIGIN LAW FIRM】

        Mutual respect, mutual care and team spirit are core elements of the firm’s culture. Furthermore, gradual transformation of it’s mode of practices also helps it’s offices nationwide to form an coherent entity. The firm encourages it’s attorneys to go for in-depth understanding of it’s clients’ demand and background of the legal issue in all engagements so as to secure precise, favorable and effective service. Meanwhile, the firm focuses on due respect and care to all individuals of the corporate family, and provides better opportunities and necessary support for their personal development, makes them feel attaching, and fills them with the gratification and joy for being able to make progress together with the firm. Such a sound talent base enables the firm to provide clients with sustaining, high standard and reliable legal service.

        Thanks to it’s favorable cultural atmosphere, Coorigin Law Firm enjoys a rapid and steady growth, especially in the past few years, and makes notable achievements is many fields of practice, and obtains universal recognition from both the business world and the legal society, which the firm cherished as the best award to the glorious achievement of it’s culture.

同一源律师事务所〖2007.10.11-15:58〗
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