Banking & Finance

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance

Ranked Band 1 in Banking and Finance (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2011-2017)

As one of the earliest Chinese law firms to advise on banking and financial services, Zhong Lun has provided comprehensive legal service on financial service related issues, accumulated ample practical experience while winning multiple awards given by Chambers Asia Pacific, Asian Legal Business, China Law & Practice, Corporate International, China Business Law Journal, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, International Journal of Project Financing, etc.


As one of the first PRC law firms to develop a banking and finance practice, Zhong Lun Law Firm is experienced in providing in-depth legal services for a wide variety of clients, 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 team of legal professionals has rich experience and a high of level of expertise 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
  • Internet finance
  • Supply chain finance