Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

Highly recommended and ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Asia Pacific for years

Awarded for its top-tier performance by Chambers, Asian Legal Business, China Law & Practice, Corporate INTL, China Business Law Journal, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, International Project Finance and many other leading legal media and rating services


As one of the first PRC law firms to develop a banking and finance practice, Zhong Lun Law Firm is experienced in providing extensive and in-depth legal services for a wide variety of clients at home and abroad, including many influential Chinese and international banks and financial institutions, multinational corporations and domestic enterprises.


Our services cover compliance review and advice, due diligence investigation, structuring for financing transactions and security arrangements, drafting and negotiating legal documents in Chinese and English and other banking and financial legal issues. Our deep and talented team of legal professionals is highly capable of advising on cross-border financing transactions, as well as complex structured finance.


Scope of Services


  • Commercial loans, syndicated loans and cross-border financing portfolios
  • M&A loans, including financing for cross-border M&A
  • Finance facilities for real estate, energy, infrastructure and other projects
  • Finance facilities for commercial buildings, office buildings, residential buildings, hotels, multi-purpose development complexes, parking lots and other real estate projects
  • Finance facilities for China outbound investment projects
  • Finance facilities for privatization matters
  • Synthetic financing
  • Trade finance, commodity finance, letters of credit and letters of guarantee
  • Protection of financial claims, debt restructuring, disposal of non-performing assets and management of financial crises
  • Financial leasing for vessels, airplanes and large equipment
  • Automobile consumer finance
  • Financial derivatives and innovative financial products
  • Financial retail products, structured notes and QDII
  • Establishment and restructuring of banks and other financial institutions
  • Banking compliance review