Practice Areas

  • Securities, Investment and Corporate
  • Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration
  • Criminal Defense
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Liquidation
  • Labor Relations and Employment Disputes
  • Cross-Border Affairs
  • Trust Funds
  • Perennial Legal Advisor and Corporate Compliance

Securities, Investment and Corporate Security&Corporate

Securities and capital markets are among Sundial’s core practices. As one of the first law firms that specialize in securities and capital markets, we are the largest and most active capital market practice in China. With extensive domestic and international capital markets experience, Sundial has successfully assisted hundreds of enterprises at home and abroad to complete stock system reform and advised issuers and underwriters for more than 100 initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore stock markets, the National Equity Exchange and Quotations and NASDAQ. We have represented clients in major types of security and equity-linked capital market transactions including restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, follow-on equity offerings, overseas securities issuance and mergers and acquisitions.

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Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Funds and assets

As a full-service commercial law firm, Sundial has placed Corporate/M&A law at the core of its practice and development. To meet the specific requirements of each client and project, we form project teams across different practice groups to combine the strengths of lawyers with the requisite skills to offer efficient legal advice.
Sundial has earned a reputation for handling complex transactions on behalf of many domestic and foreign multinational companies and listed companies, providing high-quality and efficient legal services.

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Banking and Finance

Sundial has always maintained a leading position in the field of banking and finance which is regards as its core business. We provide legal advice on Chinese financial institution operations, financial laws, regulations and policies affecting various financial institutions such as banks, securities, insurance, funds, trusts and other clients with financial legal service needs. Sundial’s services include reviews and suggestions on daily business compliance, legal due diligence of special businesses, design of financing transaction and guarantee structures, drafting and reviewing transaction documents, and the participation in negotiations. We have a high level of professional competence in the field of banking and finance. It consistently maintains a close long-term partnership with various financial client groups, and is highly regarded by clients and participants in the relevant industries.

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Intellectual Property

In this important area, all our intellectual property team have solid legal knowledge and cross-industry working backgrounds, professional scientific and technological knowledge, and patent agent capacities gained from career backgrounds in technology, media, telecommunications, internet, manufacturing and science. Our members can offer legal service plans, which creatively manage any complex litigation that clients face and help them maximize the value of intellectual property.
Our lawyers’ strong scientific and technological background enables them to handle all the technical fields they encounter. These include integrated circuit design, telecommunications, computer hardware, computer software, computer network, Internet structured e-commerce, computer network hardware and software, and computer programming. They have advised many prominent domestic and international enterprises and have extensive experience in solving IP disputes.

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Real Estate and Construction

This is one of Sundial's main practice areas. As a comprehensive boutique law firm, our real estate team is familiar with the entire operation, processes and legal practices of all types of land preparation, real estate development, and urban renewal projects. It has provided legal services for a number of well-known real estate developers in related to land (project company) acquisition, land investment and financing, real estate project development and construction, commercial property sales and leasing, mergers and acquisitions of real estate projects, financing, and property management. 

We have actively participated in a number of urban renewal and renovation projects in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. In recent years, we have provided full legal services for various types of renewal projects including cooperative development, urban villages, and the transformation of industrial areas in Shenzhen to new industrial, business and residential use. In this area, Sundial not only solid professional ability and team spirit, but also has the advantage of a wide range of professional and industry experience, providing all types of customers with a “one-stop shop” of multi-faceted efficient legal services for the real estate industry.

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Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration

Sundial has a very experienced and professional team of lawyers, with several senior lawyers having more than 20 years of experience in litigation and arbitration legal affairs. Moreover, some of the senior lawyers act as arbitrators in the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and other regional arbitration commissions. We have extensive experience in the field of litigation and arbitration, and represented many complex cases with significant social impacts. Sundial’s litigation experience covers all civil and commercial, criminal, administrative and other legal fields.

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Criminal Defense

Over the years, Sundial has provided full-course criminal legal services for all kinds of participants in the capital market. Our services includes criminal risk control, prosecution and defense. We provide full legal services including precautionary and ongoing criminal risk control and criminal defense afterwards. Some of the cases undertaken by our expert lawyers are selected as the annual example cases by the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Guangdong Provincial People's Procuratorate.

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Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Liquidation

Sundial specializes in bankruptcy, reorganization and liquidation, with sufficient experience and capacity to undertake enterprise or project liquidation and company reorganization tasks. Our lawyers have undertaken this work for many large companies since the 1990s, and have established a good cooperative relationship with the bankruptcy tribunal of the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court, acting as a bankruptcy case administrator. Sundial continues to undertake bankruptcy cases delegated by the court.

Approved by Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court and the Guangdong Provincial High Court in 2008, Sundial was in the first “List of Enterprise Bankruptcy Case Administrators of Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court” and became one of the members in the first batch of Shenzhen bankruptcy case managers list. In 2012, Sundial was promoted to second-level manager reflecting its rich experience and meticulous working style. At the beginning of 2019, Sundial was listed by the Guangdong Higher People's Court as a second-level administrator after rigorous assessment and evaluation.

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Labor Relations and Employment Disputes

Sundial is able to provide clients with legal services such as the establishment of internal employment systems, compliance reviews, arbitration and litigation services after a labor dispute arises. We have a professional team focusing on labor and social security issues, where some of our lawyers have extensive experience as members of labor arbitration commissions.

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Cross-Border Affairs

Sundial has extensive experience in providing legal services for every aspect of Cross-border affairs, including planning investment structure for international transactions, managing and executing investment procedures, and settling and preventing cross-border investment disputes. 

From foreign direct investment (FDI), bank consortium loan projects and financial leasing, to outbound investment from domestic clients (ODI), cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate cross-border financing characterized by the issuing of  equity securities, Sundial often serves as a bridge between diverse legal and business cultures, which enables us to provide a one-stop legal service and complex legal problem solutions for clients in and out of China, and help them to achieve their goals of exploiting advanced technologies, intellectual property, business capacity, market share and financing assistance at home and abroad. 

Our legal expertise, bilingual capabilities, and in-depth understanding of commercial realities, Sundial is able to provide precisely customised solutions for clients. Our frequent involvement in cross-jurisdiction deals has enabled Sundial to establish an extensive global network with leading international firms in major cities.

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Trust Funds

Along with the growth of trust, fund and other asset management markets, Sundial has participated in a range of issuance and establishment activities for various financial asset management products such as trust funds, public and private equity funds. We assist clients in the design and program optimization of the transaction structure of trusts and funds, handle the demonstration and implementation of nested structures of various financial asset management products, issue due diligence reports and legal opinions after conducting legal due diligence on relevant subjects, and help clients apply for various qualifications and complete relevant registration and filing processes.

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Perennial Legal Advisor and Corporate Compliance

The purpose of services provided by legal consultants to enterprises is not merely in litigation relief after disputes or losses arise, but in providing targeted, advanced and preventive risk control protection system services for enterprises, so as to avoid disputes and losses to the greatest extent possible.

In the process of providing clients with legal services, Sundial proceeds from the specific business conditions and tailors exclusive legal advisory services for clients. We promise to provide high-quality, efficient, honest, diligent and dedicated legal services, where client’s legal rights and interests are always our priority. By offering our professional legal services, we help clients establish risk prevention mechanisms to prevent and resolve management risks, meanwhile.

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Rankings and Awards


- Chambers & Partners

- Corporate/Commercial: East Coast: Guangdong (PRC Firms) (2016-2022)


- China Business Law Journal

- 2021 Deals of the Year -- CIMC launches on Shenzhen GEM (2022)

- China Business Law Journal

- Outstanding Law Firm Award -- Outstanding Law Firm Award (2022)

- China Business Law Journal

- Outstanding Law Firm Award -- "Internet and E-commerce" Award (2022)

- China Business Law Journal

- Top1 in the list of Outstanding Law firms listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2022

- China Business Law Journal

- 2021 Deals of the Year -- China Resources Pharmaceutical acquires Boya Biopharmaceuticals (2022)


- Ministry of Justice

- National Excellent Law Firm (2021)

- China Business Law Journal

- Best Overall Law Firms (Greater Bay Area)

- The Legal 500

- Regional Coverage-Other Notable Firms in Shenzhen (2022)Recommended Law Firm

- The Legal 500

- Regional Coverage-Other Notable Firms in Shenzhen Tier 1 Firms(2020-2021)Recommended Law Firm


- IFLR1000 China

- Tier 2 firm in Guangdong Region (2021)

- IFLR1000 China

- DEAL OF THE YEAR- China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Rmb2.3 billion acquisition of Boya Biopharmaceutical Group (2021)


- 36Kr

- Top 5 most influential domestic law firms in the IPO market (2018)

- Shenzhen Lawyers Association

- Preeminent Law Firm of the 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening-Up and the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Shenzhen Lawyers Association (2018)


- China Law & Practice

- Equity Deal of the Year – China Merchants RMB12Bn share exchange and listing (2016)


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