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We have maintained an active presence in the telecommunications and internet sector in the past two decades and provided specialized legal counseling to a large number of clients encompassing basic telecommunications operators, value-added service providers, and internet companies. Telecommunications and internet related concerns are also a key part of our M&A, equity and debt financing, and capital market practice, where we have represented not only telecommunications operators, value-added service providers, and internet companies, but also private equity funds and investment institutions providing financing for these companies. Our lawyers exhibit considerable expertise on telecoms and internet matters and have maintained a market-leading profile and attracted effuse appraisals from our clients applauding our quality, innovative, and practical legal solutions. Our telecommunications and internet practice has been highly recommended and consistently ranked Band 1 by Chambers, a well-respected international legal rating agency and has received numerous emphatic recommendations and awards from The Legal 500, China Business Law Journal, Asialaw, and other preeminent industry watchers.

 

Our practice in the telecommunications and internet sphere covers a broad range of industry sectors, such as basic telecommunications, e-commerce, internet finance, online education, intelligent logistics, smart healthcare, online games, online video/live streaming, Internet of Things, and other value-added telecom business.

 

We are able to provide a full range of legal services to our clients based at home and abroad according to their needs regarding, among other things, M&A, equity and debt financing, restructuring, protection of personal information and data, cross-border transmission of data, network security compliance, antitrust, and intellectual property protection.

Scope of Services

  • Providing telecommunications and internet enterprises with a gamut of services, including due diligence, compliance advice, investment structuring, restructuring, negotiation, document drafting, and transaction closing for their financing, restructuring, M&As, foreign direct investment, and capital market business
  •  Advising on construction and development of basic telecommunications facilities
  •  Providing legal services related to big data, protection of personal information and privacy, data collection, cross-border transmission, etc.
  •  Assisting clients in their investment in various value-added telecommunications services in line with market access policies
  •  Assisting domestic start-up companies in designing business models that meet financing and listing requirements
  •  Advising on setup and operation of e-commerce platforms
  •  Providing network security advice, including construction of compliance systems and protection of key information infrastructure
  •  Advising on intellectual property protection and prevention of disputes and risks in the telecommunications and internet sector