Two Qin Li partners join Han Kun to boost Shanghai’s cross-border business

Two Qin Li partners join Han Kun to boost Shanghai’s cross-border business, Jia Weiheng, Cody Chen
From left: Jia Weiheng, Cody Chen

Han Kun Law Offices hired Jia Weiheng and Cody Chen to beef up its cross-border M&A and corporate compliance business in Shanghai.

Previously, Jia was the national leader of Deloitte Legal Greater China and the national managing partner of Qin Li Law Firm, a former member of the Deloitte Legal global network, and practised as a partner at US-based firm Squire Patton Boggs, while Chen was a partner at Qin Li Law Firm. Qin Li has now been cancelled.

Jia specialises in anti-bribery and business ethics, anti-monopoly competition, and data security. He also had served as the China senior legal counsel and compliance officer for General Electric’s C&I Group, as well as the general counsel and chief compliance officer for the Shanghai Environment Group, a PRC state-owned listed enterprise.

He was also notable in cross-border M&A and advised more than 100 overseas or domestic corporates on M&A, formation and dissolution of joint ventures, and the disposal of assets or business lines.

As an independent compliance monitor by the World Bank and Asia Development Bank, Jia has assisted sanctioned Chinese companies to meet the compliance criteria of multilateral banks and to be successfully unblocked.

Jia is qualified in China, New York state, and the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is fluent in Chinese, Japanese and English. China Business Law Journal named him as one of the A-List of top lawyers in 2021.

Chen focuses on the restructuring practice and has advised on dealing with China divestment projects, and outbound investments and restructuring.

He also has experience particularly in real estate and construction matters, including land acquisition, investment agreements with the local government or industrial park, planning advice, construction work, property due diligence, property disposition and acquisition, industrial facility relocation, government expropriation, and land reserve matters.