Anli hires IP team to boosts Beijing office

From left to right: Lin Minjie, Wei Peng, Hu Lijuan, Li Ying and Yu Chunsheng

Anli Partners has hired a team of IP lawyers from Finefields Associates plus four more lawyers, Li Ying, Hu Lijuan, Lin Minjie and Wei Peng, to its Beijing office as partners.

The Finefields team of five lawyers is led by Yu Chunsheng, the managing partner of the firm. Yu has been with Finefields for more than 20 years and was formerly an in-house counsel for Mitsui & Co, one of the largest trading companies in Japan. His practice is focused on investment and finance, IP, and international commercial arbitration and litigation.

With more than 20 years of experience, cross-border M&A expert Li has previously worked for Proskauer, where he was a partner. He has led a number of complex transactions, advising domestic and international companies and institutions.

Hu focuses on real estate, commercial civil litigation and arbitration, and M&A. Having practised for 16 years, she has advised on contract disputes such as equity transfer, commercial property sales and financial loans.

Lin specialises in advising private equity investment, project financing, trust and asset management, state-owned property transactions and asset restructuring. Wei’s practice is focused on insurance, commercial civil litigation and criminal defence. Prior to joining the firm, Wei had extensive in-house experience on corporate compliance in a Fortune 500 company, and in the insurance arm at one of the “big four” state-owned commercial banks.