Practice Areas

TianTong has traditionally excelled in complex commercial litigations, with a focus on  second-instance and trial supervision proceedings before the high people's courts and the Supreme People's Court. The establishment of seven branch  offices has marked the completion of our practice deployment in the country. 

Founded in 2002, TianTong Law Firm is a boutique law firm focusing only on commercial dispute resolution.  To date, TianTong has become one of the most reputable dispute resolution law firms in China. Headquartered in Beijing, TianTong has established offices in Shenzhen, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi’an, Shenyang Zhengzhou, and Sanya,  where the six Circuit Courts and two International Commercial Courts of the Supreme People's Court are seated. TianTong has approximately 200 lawyers, many of whom served as judges for years at different levels of Chinese courts, including the Supreme People's Court.

 

We specialize exclusively in complex commercial disputes involving high stakes across a number of practice areas. The firm is constituted by leading dispute resolution lawyers in China and enjoys a reputation for having innovative and groundbreaking litigation tactics. We are constantly placed in leading categories in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, and have been awarded the “Litigation Firm of the Year” prize by Asia Legal Business in China.

 

Clients choose TianTong for our excellence, our  expertise and our pioneering approach to handle complex litigations. Our focus is always success: winning the best results for our clients around the world.

 

What makes TianTong special and outstanding is that we strive for excellence in every work we provide. This includes not just our cutting-edge approach to win the case, but also our social responsibilities as an employer and to the wider legal community.

 

Banking and Finance Litigation

 

Banking and finance litigation is one of the “bread and butter” practices of TianTong. Since the establishment of the firm, we have acted for leading domestic and international commercial banks and financial institutions on complex financial disputes involving large amount. Our clients include Bank of China, Agriculture Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Minsheng Bank, CITIC Securities Company Limited, China Cinda Assets Management, China Life Insurance, Guotai Junan Securities, Royal Bank of Scotland, etc.

 

So far, we have won dozens of cases related to security interests, securities, insurance, trust, assets management, private equity and so forth for our clients. Amongst these winning cases, 13 of them are included as landmark cases in the leading law journals such as Gazette of the Supreme People's CourtGuide on Commercial Adjudication and Guide and Reference on Civil and Commercial Adjudication, etc.

 

Meanwhile, we have publicized case notes, articles and yearbooks relating to commercial bank businesses, trading finance, non-standard legal risks and factoring business etc. These materials are well recognized by the Chinese legal and financial industries.

 

Commercial Litigation

 

Commercial litigation is another area where our reputation shines. We have represented large state-owned enterprises, multinational companies and shareholders from a wide variety of sectors, including real estate, transportation, coal-mining, petrochemical, rental, assets management, etc. These cases involve shareholder's infringement on creditor's interests, shareholder capital payment, shareholder right and share transfer, etc. One case was selected as one of the guiding cases published by the Supreme People's Court and many have been included as landmark cases in Chinese leading law journals, such as Guide and Reference on Civil and Commercial Adjudication.

 

International and Foreign related Arbitration

 

We have extensive experience in representing clients before domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings. Typical cases that our team handles include disputes arising from international trade transactions, joint venture agreement, M&A agreement, IP-related license agreement or confidentiality agreement, public infrastructure and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract , and financial products agreement.

 

TianTong’s lawyers have handled international and foreign related arbitration cases before CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, SZIAC, HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, SCC and LCIA, with the seats of arbitration in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, London, etc.

 

Construction Litigation

 

TianTong's experience in representing construction and engineering litigations has won great respect within the industry. The team's leading partner holds dual degrees in engineering and law, and has practiced in this area for more than 20 years. Our long-term clients include China Railway, China Railway Construction Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Wanda and Evergrande, etc.

 

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

 

Bankruptcy and restructuring practice is one of TianTong's major practice areas. Our team often plays the role of "white knight", focusing on corporate reorganization and restructuring. Specifically, our team is able to provide a catch-call service package combined with strategies and solutions of financing, M&A and reorganization. In some significant and complex bankruptcy cases, our team assumed the responsibilities of the administrator to identify, address and balance each party's interests.