Han Kun Law Offices



Dispute resolution

Han Kun Law Offices’ dispute resolution practice is known for its high-quality work and regularly advises clients in commercial, intellectual property, antitrust and labour and employment issues. The firm is particularly praised for its work in IP disputes in the telecommunications, healthcare and chemical sectors.

Eric Liu, partner and member of the dispute resolution team, is noted for his work in the commercial and transactions field. IP specialist Yan Wang is also a recognised name. Other key names include Denning Jin, Andy Liao and Yaxing Zhang.

In the past 12 months, highlights include representing Bitmain Technologies in a series of disputes over corporate control of well-known chip company Bitmain Group; representing Pepsi (China) in defending an application filed by Burger King (Shanghai) Restaurant for setting aside a Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) arbitral award before Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court; and representing the members of Guizhou Maotai Winery Group Technology Development, a domestic alcohol industry group company, in responding to a dispute involving its 19 shareholders.

In the IP space, the firm acted for Sanan, a leading LED manufacturer in China, in patent infringement cases. The case drew a great attention in the LED industry because it is the first case claiming high damage in this industry. In another IP dispute, the firm represented HP in four patent infringement cases against two local companies manufacturing and selling ink cartridges compatible with HP printers.

The firm’s IP team lured Jian Zhang to its bench from Liu Shen & Associates as partner.

Notable clients include Dsquared 2, SandvikSino-Maple (Jiangsu), Ubox and Wuliangye Great World (Beijing) Trading.

Client feedback

“While providing legal advice, they would give full consideration to a company's business requirements. Reminding us that there are always workable solutions to legal risks. Professional lawyers, professional services and strong sense of responsibility.” – Commercial and transactions

“The firm works closely with clients and dives deep into the details of the case. The lawyers provide practical advice with good communication skills.” – International arbitration

“Clear and fair fee structure in accordance with international standards. They give practical and cogent advice and really think about the issues from the client's perspective. They know the law.” – Government and regulatory

“Practical advice on PRC employment law and litigation issues.” – Labour and employment

“Down-to-earth advice suitable for local practice. Efficient feedback in a timely manner.” – Labour and employment

“Very responsive and adaptable at communicating across time zones and geos.” – Labour and employment

“Patient and meticulous working attitude. Ability to work professionally and efficiently. More comprehensive and long-term thoughts and provided more comprehensive, extended legal advisory services. They are not only our legal consultant, but also our trusted partner.” – Trade and customs

Will Huang

“He has good knowledge of the employment law landscape in China and can highlight the important issues very quickly. He is also solid and experienced litigation lawyer who has a great deal of experience with employment disputes.”

“Excellent responsiveness and practical problem-solving skills.”

Yaxing Zhang

“He always gives us workable advice and solutions in connection with commercial disputes. Strong sense of responsibility, timely feedback, and overall and strong risk management ability.”

“Experienced lawyer in multi-industries, outstanding communication skills and grounded advice which could help us solve problems.”

“Zhang is really experienced in litigation and arbitration. He is highly detailed oriented with excellent insights. Quick reaction enables him to offer the best representation in the hearing. We totally rely on his analysis for those important cases.”

“Provides sound and practical advice after having considered all angles from client's perspective, at very reasonable rates.”

“Efficient feedback in a timely manner. Down-to-earth advice. Fast responsiveness to queries. Balanced approach towards situations.”

“Communicates frequently and always provides feedback in time. Excellent manner and professional skills.”