Jiannian is managing partner of Gide's Shanghai office and specialises in cross-border M&A. He advises multinational, public and private-sector clients on their activities in Greater China across a broad range of sectors, including the automotive, equipment manufacturing, industrial gas, biomedicine and fashion retail industries.
Jiannian's track record notably includes advising the SEB Group on its acquisition of Zhejiang Supor Co., Ltd., and advising Veolia Environnement on the filing of the Panda Bonds issuance plan in the Chinese domestic bond market.
In recent years, he has advised a number of Chinese enterprises on overseas investment projects, including assisting Kweichow Moutai, a leading Chinese liquor enterprise, in the acquisition of Chateau Loudenne ("AOC Médoc" winery in Bordeaux) and real estate in Paris, France, assisting ICICLE group in acquiring French luxury brand Carven and restructuring multinational group ICCF, and assisting Zhejiang Semir Garment Co., Ltd. in acquiring Kidiliz Group, the European leader in premium kidswear fashion.
Listed on China Business Law Journal's A-List top 100 Chinese lawyers for five times (2016, 2018-2021), Jiannian was also named in 2020 among best lawyers (M&A) by Best Lawyers in China. He also served as the deputy director of the specially invited member committee of Shanghai Bar Association in 2018, in charge of the coordination of all foreign law firms. He contributed, as Executive Deputy Editor-in-Chief, to the drafting and publication of a legal guide entitled « A Practical Guide to In-House Counsels » published in 2019 by Law Press.
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Chambers Asia Pacific 2022