Private Equity & Investment Funds

Private Equity & Investment Funds

Consistently ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Asia Pacific for our private equity (investment) practice and investment fund (fund formation) practice

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Private Equity and Investment Funds Practice Group is widely recognized as a national forerunner in the equity investment and investment fund practice fields, with a full range of services running through formation, fundraising, investment, project management and fund exit. Zhong Lun has long offered legal advice to a multitude of domestic and overseas equity investment funds and witnessed the growth and expansion of many successful private equity (“PE”) funds and fund management institutions. We also have advised numerous equity investors on their start-up, growth, expansion and acquisition activities, involving equity, debt, mezzanine financing and other forms of PE investment, with a focus on complex transactions that require a deep knowledge of Chinese and foreign law. Drawing on our local resources and international expertise, we have acted as a coordinator of legal services in many multijurisdictional transactions. For restructurings aimed at listing in China, we have assisted in developing groundbreaking innovations under the established PRC legal framework that have ensured our clients’ funds and fund investments are legally protected overseas, and gained a leading and respected position in this field.


Zhong Lun has acted as legal advisor for promoters and managers of equity investment funds in their formation and fundraising activities. Our clients include scores of brand name domestic and overseas institutional investors, as well as many start-ups which have achieved successful IPOs with our professional assistance. Chambers Asia Guide praised Zhong Lun as one of the few Chinese law firms that were able to handle complex, cross border issues independently and lauded us for our “strong commerciality and proximity to market developments.” Our equity investment and investment fund practice areas have been ranked in Band 1 ever since Chambers Asia Pacific established these two categories for PRC law firms. Other major foreign publications and institutions also recognize Zhong Lun as one of the best law firms in China in these areas.

Scope of Services

  • Formation and fundraising of various equity investment funds, including private equity, venture capital and other fund investment platforms
  • Investments of government guide funds, fund of funds and other investors into PE funds
  • PE funds’ investments into target companies
  • Investment management for portfolio companies invested in by PE funds
  • Exit of equity investment funds through sale, assignment, redemption and other methods
  • Absorption of investments from PE funds at different stages by fundraising companies
  • M&A, restructuring, and onshore and offshore listings of fundraising companies
  • Liquidation of PE funds