JunHe attorneys were among the earliest to provide professional financial legal services in the Chinese market, and have extensive experience in the provision of legal services for financial business. Through its tireless efforts, JunHe has become the market leader in Chinese legal services for financial business. Since 1998, JunHe has been recognized year after year by numerous international authoritative legal journals such as Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Global – Leader, and Asia Legal Business as one of the best law firms in banking, financing and capital markets, project finance and infrastructure.
All attorneys on JunHe’s asset securitization team have graduated from top law schools both home and abroad, and have a solid legal theoretical foundation and extensive practice experience with prestigious law firms. Lawyers on the team have sustained their excellence performing at the forefront of the market, and demonstrating the ability to creatively solve structural problems by applying the laws currently in force. They have long served various financial institutions in China and have extensive practice experience in Chinese business.
Core Areas of Practice
Asset securitization of enterprise loans
Securitization of individual housing mortgage loans
Specific asset management plan
Future creditor’s asset securitization
Non-performing asset securitization
Real estate investment trusts (REITS)
Integrated Legal Services
Relying on its financial legal service team, JunHe’s team of asset securitization is a team of well-trained professional lawyers that have extensive experience in various large and complicated financial transactions, and serves the leading role in the asset securitization. For many years, we have been dedicated to the provision of legal services to sponsors, managers, asset service agencies, banks and other various transaction participants with the scope of legal services covering:
Transaction structure design and argumentation: (1) to make analysis together with other intermediary institutions on whether the underlying assets can be securitized; and (2) to design an asset securitization structure and plan that comply with the demands of the transaction parties, and provide legal reasoning on risk prevention;
Legal due diligence investigation on underlying assets: (1) to conduct legal due diligence investigation on relevant entities; (2) to carry out legal due diligence investigation on the underlying assets accordingly; (3) to determine through analysis the legal property of the underlying assets and the legitimacy and validity of its security measures through review of the corresponding contracts and other legal documents; and (4) to issue legal due diligence reports according to the project needs;
Drafting and review of legal documents: (1) to determine jointly with other intermediary institutions the standard for pooled assets; and (2) to draft and revise the transaction documents according to the transaction structure that has been fixed; and
Issuance of legal opinions.
Recent Representative Cases
1.Sealand Securities - Jin Jian Factoring - Shanxi Construction Investment Supply Chain Asset-backed Special Scheme Phase 01-10. This was the first green construction supply chain project at the provincial level in China. The underlying assets in this project were the assets undertaken by Jin Jian Factoring in green industry projects such as “low-carbon environmental protection” and “clean energy”. JunHe worked closely with the other intermediaries, seized the policy opportunity, and maintained full communications with the exchange, efficiently completed the due diligence and regulatory approval, rapidly submitted feedback and pushed the deal forward. Within a short time, JunHe successfully obtained the no-objection letter and completed the issuance of the initial series, winning wide recognition from the market. JunHe, as the deal counsel, provided legal services for the entire process including transaction structure design and demonstration, due diligence on the relevant participants and underlying assets, issuance of legal opinions, drafting/revision of transaction documents and assisting in communication with the regulatory agencies.
2.Huaxia Hefei High-tech Innovation Industrial Park Closed Infrastructure Securities Investment Fund. This was the first infrastructure securities investment fund (the “Publicly-offered REITs”) project of a local enterprise in Anhui Province to be approved. The original owner Hefei STIP Co., Ltd., put its Hefei Innovation Industrial Park Phase I project into two project companies and issued the Publicly-offered REITs with the assets of the project companies and the industrial park, as the underlying assets. JunHe, as the deal counsel, participated in the entire process of this deal, including the transaction structure design, the restructuring plan discussion and implementation, legal due diligence on the infrastructure project, and the drafting of the transaction documents for the special scheme and the public offering of fund. In this project, JunHe also issued legal opinions on the special schemem and the public offering of fund, assisted with the various government approvals and approval procedures with the state-owned assets administrative authority, and cooperated with the financial advisor to communicate and submit feedback with the exchange and the CSRC. With its rigorous, efficient and professional working attitude and service quality, JunHe has won unanimous affirmation and high praise from the client and the other intermediaries.
3.CICC - NEW PARK Commercial Assets-backed Special Scheme. This was the first CMBS deal of New World Group, which was successfully issued by New World China, the domestic flagship property subsidiary of New World Development Co., Ltd. (HK.00017). The NEW PARK shopping mall and parking spaces (the “NEW PARK”), as the target project were located in the north of Guangzhou. The NEW PARK has obvious location advantages: it is adjacent to the airport, is near two major urban arterial roads and is where four subways meet. It covers multiple districts including Baiyun, Conghua and Huangpu, and can propel the commercial upgrade of the entire business area and promote the urban development of Guangzhou and even the Greater Bay Area. This deal has been reported by many news media and received wide attention from the market. Based on the commercial demands of the finance party, the project determined a relatively novel structure of a single SPV in terms of the overall transaction structure, through our lawyers’ argumentation and research on the local real estate policies. The project also adopted the structure of domestic and overseas joint credit enhancement measures according to repeated consideration and demonstration by our lawyers and managers. JunHe, as the deal counsel, provided legal services for the entire process of this deal including transaction structure design and demonstration, legal due diligence on the relevant participants and underlying assets, the issuance of legal opinions, drafting/revision of the transaction documents, and assisting in communications with the regulatory authorities.