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Partner Associate



Name:   Liwen Chen

Qualification:   Admitted in PRC

Telephone:  (8620)3810 3699      


Language:  Native Mandarin and English  



Mergers & Acquisitions, Arbitration and Litigation



Chen Liwen began to practice in law in 2006 and has conducted many litigation or non-litigation cases in the fields of real estate, NPL, intellectual properties, foreign direct investments and M&A. Instead of or together with my clients I’ve been to England, France and USA to negotiate business in export or import, licensing of copyrights and inventions, overseas investment by Chinese companies and reviewed, drafted, amended or translated many contracts, legal opinions and other legal documents from English into Chinese or vice versa. My legal practice has brought me rich negotiation experience and improved my legal service competences.


1.   Litigations or Arbitrations

Representing China Everbright Bank, Nanyang Commercial Bank, I filed lawsuits against their clients to reclaim the loans, which involved in letter of credit, mortgage by real properties. Before filing suits, I made detailed research into China’s laws, regulations and policies and searched for the assets or the asset clues of the debtors and investigated the business status or confirmed the assets of the debtors or the loan guarantors and took proper asset or evidence preservation measures. And based on the Power of Attorney, I drafted and revised the complaints and presented evidences to the law court and participated in the hearing and offered replies and finally reclaimed my clients’ loans.


2.   Settlement of NPL

I participated in several settlements of the None-Performing Loans of China Orient Asset Management Corporation, Guangzhou Office, which amounts to billion dollars. Our tasks include conducting due diligence, such as reviewing the loan documents, their current status and their guarantees and making legal analysis of limitation of action, term of guarantee and validity of mortgage and other elements that affect the value and validity of the debts. All of the analyses are presented in the form of independent written legal opinions. We would also make legal feasible studies and frames for the debt restructuring or assist the determination of negotiation strategy, draft or make negotiation plans, research the modes of the debt transfer. We are also required to attend press conference for the debt transfer or answer the questions of the potential buyers or supervise them to read the debt documents.


3.   Services in M & A

I’ve led or organized more than a decade of M&A cases in China. The targaet companies include those in real estate, banking, International E-commerce, small-scale guaranty, and some other fields. For instance, the acquisiton of Guangzhou Sci-tech Trust Investment Co. by a foreign company and China Orient Asset Management Corporation. We conducted all-cover due diligence to the target corporation, and based on which we made a detailed frame for this acquisition and drafted an acquisition agreement for negotiation in which we participated as well. 


Professional Experience:

2014- Now     Lawyer, Schinders Law

2010-2014     lawyer, Beijing Yingke (Guangzhou) Law Firm

2006-2010     Lawyer, C & I Partners

2009-2006     Teacher, PLA Physical Education College 



1987      Hunan Normal University, Bachelor of Arts, Majored in English

1989      PLA University of Foreign Languages, Master of Arts, Majored in English