The Profile of Goldsun Law Firm
国信信扬律师事务所（以下简称“国信所”）成立于 1998年，经过近20年的发展，已成为广东省名列前茅的大型综合性律师事务所。形成了政府法律顾问、企业并购、改制、金融证券、破产重整、房地产、酒店合同管理、复杂民商事诉讼、刑事辩护等优势服务品牌。2000年被司法部授予 “部级文明律师事务所”荣誉称号，2005年度被福布斯评为“中国十大品牌律师所”，2008-2010年度被授予“全省优秀律师事务所”荣誉称号。2012—2013年度，连续两年被广州市律师协会授予“管理优秀奖”荣誉称号；2014年7月，被广州市政府部门评定为“广州市总部企业”； 2016年11月30日，经广东省司法厅核准，正式转制为特殊的普通合伙律师事务所。
Goldsun Law Firm (Goldsun) has been committed to, since its establishment in 1998, becoming one of the leading comprehensive law firms in Guangdong, with more than two decades of experience in various practice areas, including legal counsel for the government, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisation, financial securities, bankruptcy, real estate, hotel contract management, civil and commercial litigation, and criminal defense. In 2000, it was awarded Ministerial Civilized Law Firm by the Department of Justice; in 2005, it was awarded "the Top Ten Law Firms in China" by the worldwide famous magazine Forbes; in 2011, it was conferred the honorary title of "Ministerial Level Leading Law Firm". From 2012 to 2013, it was awarded the honorary title of Management Award for two years running; in July, 2014, it was rated by Guangzhou Municipal Government as Guangzhou’s Headquarter Enterprise. Officially approved by the Department of Justice, Guangdong, Goldsun was transformed into special general partnership on 30th November, 2016.
With other 7 offices located in Shenzhen, Heyuan, Jiangmen, Shantou, Dongguan, Nansha Guangzhou and Chengdu Sichuang currently, Goldsun is the first law firm in Guangzhou to open two Hong Kong-China associated offices in Qianhai Shenzhen and Pilot Free Trade Zone Nansha Area of Guangzhou respectively, namely Goldsun-Patrick Mak & Tse (Qianhai) Associated Law Firm and Goldsun-Patrick Mak & Tse (Nansha) Associated Law Firm with Patrick Mak & Tse.
Pratical and Efficient Management
Goldsun learns from standardizing and practical management modes of modern enterprises and establishes a sound internal organizational structure and management system in accordance with the features of law firms. Management committee, board of supervisors and business management committee are set up in the law firm.
To ensure the interests of customers and the sustainable development of the law firm, Goldsun adopts strict management system featuring with group discussion of major complex cases, professional teamwork, regular practical training, and internal review of legal Documents.
Diligent and Professional Teams
Goldsun is one of the largest law firms in Guangdong, with a professional legal team of more than 300 experienced licensed lawyers, over a half having master degree or above. With reasonable overall age structure, know-how and specializations, Goldsun lawyers have received legal education and practical training.
To improve our legal professionalism continuously, Goldsun provides our lawyers with access to various types of internal trainings including seminars and salons, and encourages and supports our lawyers to participate in all levels of external professional learning activities.
Goldsun attaches great importance to the work ethics and practice disciplines, stresses the role of teamwork, focuses on developing sound cooperation relationship with external counsels, customers and other professional institutions. Stable network of business support, partnership along with high-quality team of lawyers ensure our law firm to meet various need of our customers with professional legal services.
Work Division and Teamwork
To fulfill strategic development and meet need of work division, Goldsun sets up Civil Legal Affairs Committee, Criminal Legal Affairs Committee, Corporate Legal Affairs Committee, Finance and Securities Affairs Committee, Foreign Legal Affairs Committee, Real Estate Business Committee, Construction and Bidding Committee, Medical Legal Affairs Committee and Administrative Legal Affairs Committee, Legal Affairs Committee of Intellectual Property, Legal Affairs Committee of Mergers and Acquisitions, Bad Assets Disposal Committee, Committee of Management of Enterprise Legal Risks, Permanent Legal Consultant Committee and Community Legal Service Center. Each community shall be took charge by senior lawyers. They shall be responsible for business innovation, management and quality control of all specialized service areas. Based on work division, Goldsun also pursues teamwork. All communities, under the united coordination of law firm, set up a professional team so as to provide targeted service for different customers with different needs. Goldsun attaches equal importance to both work division and teamwork, gives full play to the advantages of it as a comprehensive large-scale law firm, and provides customers with comprehensive, stable, professional and efficient legal services.
Key Practice Areas and Highlighted Achievements
Our key practice areas includes legal cousel for the government and corporates, mergers and acquisitions, financial securities, foreign investment, construction and bidding, real estate, hotel management, bankruptcy, complex civil and commercial litigation, criminal defense, and other professional affairs. With outstanding achievements in the past, Goldsun tops the list of Guangzhou law firms by revenue for years.
◆Government Institutions Legal Counsel
Goldsun has acted as the Legal Counsel for Guangdong Provincial Government, Shantou Municipal Government in Guangdong, Nansha District Government in Guangzhou, People’s Government of Tianhe, Guangzhou, Shunde District Government in Foshan City of Guangdong and Gaoming District Government in Foshan of Guangdong, Ronggui Town Government, Beijiao Town Government and Leliu Town Government in Shunde District, Fengkai County People's Government of Guangdong, Tongqiao Town Government in Huizhou Zhongkai High-tech Zone of Guangdong, Guangzhou People's Government Affairs Office, Drug Rehabilitation Management Department of Guangdong, Guangdong Provincial Environmental Protection Bureau, Guangdong Quality and Technical Supervision, Economic Development Board in Haizhu District of Guangzhou, Guangdong Provincial Price Bureau, Tianhe District Education Bureau of Guangzhou, Liwan District Bureau of Culture of Guangzhou, Liwan District People's Air Defense Office of Guangzhou, Liwan District Civil Defense Office of Guangzhou, Yuexiu Branch of Guangzhou Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce, Nansha Development Zone Branch of Guangzhou Bureau of Land and Housing Management, Construction and Administration Bureau in Nansha Development Zone of Guangzhou, City Land Development Center in Nansha Development Zone of Guangzhou and Beiyu Administrative District in Dongguan. In addition, Goldsun has also acted as the legal consultants for some mainstream medias, including Guangdong Branch of Xinhua News Agency, Yangcheng Evening News Group's, Guangdong-Hong Kong Information Daily, Guangzhou -based New Express and Southern Weekend.
◆Corporate Legal Counsel
Goldsun has provided permanent and specialized legal services for more than 1,000 companies, among which are the following well-known large enterprises: China Cinda, China Orient, China Great Wall, GFTC, Guangdong Branch of Construction Bank, Guangdong Branch of Bank of China, Guangdong Branch of China Minsheng Bank, Guangdong Branch of Industrial Bank, Guangdong Branch of Bohai Bank, Guangdong Guansheng Civil Engineering Technology Co., Ltd, Anxin (Nigeria) Food Technology Development Co., Ltd, Dongbaoli Electric Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Guangdong Economic Publishing House, Shenzhen Zhongzhou Group, Zhongtian Urban Development Group, Guangzhou Branch of AJINOMOTO (China), Guangzhou Peal River Industrial Development Co., Ltd., Liby, Jabil Circuit (Guangzhou), Guangdong Overseas Trust, Perlos/Liteonmobile (Guangzhou), Nanguang Media, Guangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Meihe Expressway, Guangdng Foreign Trade Group, SINOPEC Guangzhou Branch, Guangdong Yudean Group Co., Ltd, CCXI, Li Ning Co. (China), Wens, Guangdong Yangjiang Port Co., Ltd. Guangdong Yudean Group, Guangdong Rongtai Industry Co., Ltd, Qinhai Huading, Henan Hanwei Electronics Co., Ltd, Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Co., Ltd, Guangdong Advertising Co., Ltd, Guangji International Bidding Co., Ltd, Guangdong Hydropower Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Disen Group and Guangdong Olympic Hotel.
◆Enterprise's Asset Restructures and Mergers and Acquisitions
Goldsun has provided asset reorganization and merger and acquisition services for a dozen of companies, among which are the following renowned large-scale enterprises: restructuring of GDH Group and Guangdong Investment Co., Ltd," plant separated in Guangdong Electric Power, restructuring of Guangdong Shaogang Group, reform and relocating of SINOPEC Guangzhou Branch, reform and restructuring of Meizhou Municipal Government, asset restructuring of International logistics in Nansha District of Guangzhou, asset restructuring of Huijin Group, restructuring of ARASOR, merger programs of Nanhai and Guangdong Yudean Group, Phase III of negotiation upon joint venture of Zhuhai Power Plant, equity transfer of Guangdong - Jiangxi Expressway and Guangdong- Huizhou Expressway, equity acquisitions of Zhejiang Shangfeng Industrial Holdings Co., Ltd, debt -to- equity exchange of Yunfu Guangye Pyrite Group Limited, asset acquisition of Midea Group, Meida Nylon and Hutchison Whampoa Property.
◆ Financial Securities
Goldsun has provided legal services for dozens of enterprises including Midea Group in Guangdong, Guangdong Expressway, Guangdong Meiya, Jianmen Sugarcane Chemical Factory (Group) Co., Ltd, Nanhai Development Co., Ltd, Yanjing beer, Wuliangye, Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Co., Ltd., TBEA, Xining Special Steel Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Hengyun Enterprises Holdings Ltd., Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Techonology (Holding) Co., Ltd, SGIS Songshan Co., Ltd., Guangdong Electricity Power Development Co., Ltd, Guangdong Rongtai Industry Co., Ltd, Guangdong Baolong Automobile Co., Ltd, KingTeller, PCCP, CHJ JEWELLERY, Guangdong Advertising Co., Ltd, Vanward, Henan Hanwei Electronics Co., Ltd, Great Wall Group, Pearl River Piano Company, Guangdong Guanghong Medicine Co., Ltd, By-Health and Holike on issuance of A shares, B shares, rights issues, reform of the shareholder structure, issuance of more shares, convertible bonds and corporate bonds.
Goldsun has provided legal services for multiple listed companies including Kelon Electrical, Guangdong Macro Co., Ltd, Dongguan Winnerway Industrial Zone Ltd, Zhongshan Public Utilities Science & Technology Co., Ltd, Qinghai Huading Industrial Co., Ltd, Foshan Plastics Group Co., Ltd, Guangdong Advertising Co., Ltd, Henan Hanwei Electronics Co., Ltd and Dalian Friendship (Group) Co., Ltd over restructuring and acquisition;
Provided legal services for several fund and fund management corporations including Pearl Fund Management Co., Ltd, GF Fund Management Co., Ltd, GZ Fund Management Co., Ltd, GX Fund Management Co., Ltd, China Southern Fund Management Co., Ltd, HX Fund Management Co., Ltd over issuance and standardized fund management;
Provided legal services for many companies including GMG International Tendering Co., Ltd, Trauer, China-Blast Digital, Xinlv Camellia and Zhengquan Software Development over shares listed in the New Third Market for public transfer and development of oriented business;
Provided legal services for assets management companies including China Cinda, China Orient, China Great Wall, China Huarong, Guangdong Fund, several state-owned assets management companies including Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co., Ltd and Guangdong Guangye Assets Management Co., Ltd, multiple foreign banks including Guangzhou Branch of People's Bank of China, Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank, Bank of Communications and a number of foreign banks, venture capital funds to provide financial loans, risk control, financial non-performing assets, investment planning, due investigation, invitation to submit an offer, auction, special litigation, mergers and acquisitions, asset restructuring, offering as well as overseas listing and suspending of business and rectifying on Commercial Bank in Shantou City.
While providing legal services for reform of multiple enterprises, Goldsun involves in developing the stock-bases incentive program for shares of the managerial personnel and employees, domestic control system so as to offer comprehensive legal services for enterprises.
◆ Construction Engineering and Bidding
Goldsun once acted as a legal consultant for Guangdong Provincial People's Congress and Guangdong Municipal People's Congress over legislation in area of construction engineering, provided legal opinions for relevant laws, regulations and drafts, and complied Illustrative Cases in Construction Engineering with relevant institutions.
Goldsun, one of the expert lawyers of "100 expert attorney for public interest," in area of construction and engineering, provides legal services for construction and engineering in Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City as well as standardizing management, risks prevention and rights and interests protection in large-scale engineering companies.
◆ Real Estate Legal Services
Goldsun provides high-quality and efficient services from signing a contract to getting a bank mortgage for a dozen of commercial properties including " Kang Center," " South tropical garden," "Faery Lake Mingyuan", "CTS Centre" "Liuhua Yaxuan", "Jinyang Garden", "Lujing Yayuan", "Huacheng Yuan", "Huiya Yuan", "Yiquan Village(in onghua)", "Hongcheng Garden(in Ersha Island)", "Fortune Plaza", "Nansha Binghai Garden" and "Jiangnan Xinyuan".
◆ Hotel Management Contract
Goldsun won "The Platinum Award of The Best Chief Legal Counsel of The Sixth IHFO" in 2009 and helped the Chinese property owners to sign hotel management contracts with foreign parties in hotel management cooperation programs of Hilton, Beijing Silo City IV, Marriott and Starwood, and provided legal services covering negotiation to signing a contract.
◆ Foreign-Related Legal Services
Goldsun provides services for customers from British, France, Hong Kong, Macao over investment, financing, restructuring and listing; for Guangdong Investment Limited to deal with large merger and relevant transactions on acquisition of Guangdong Yue Gang Water Supply Co., Ltd; for listing of Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited in Hongkong and separate listing of Lee & Man Handbags Holding Limited in Hongkong.
Provides legal service for famous Japanese companies to make investment in China, including Guangzhou Branch of Japanese enterprise Ajinomoto (China) Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Yiteng Zhongwanhong Steels Co., Ltd., OPTEX (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., Sumitomo, Sumitomo Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou, Meiji Dairies Corporation, YKK Zipper (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
◆ Litigation and Arbitration
Goldsun has focused on civil litigation and arbitration business for many years with handling significant and complex commercial disputes as it features, and gradually formed a complete system of case discussions and a supporting system of processed management of lawsuits, so as to ensure high quality and high efficiency of litigation. Goldsun also boasts enriched experience in applying for a retrial and protest by People's procuratorate. It has handled a magnitude of cases significant and complex civil and commercial litigation of the Supreme Court and the Provincial Superior Court, most of which are second instance or retrial. Thus, it safeguards the legitimate rights and interests of its customers, achieving good social effect and won praise from its customers.
Customers of Goldsun includes Liby Group, Guangzhou Grandview Enterprise Co., Ltd., Guangdong Highway Administration Bureau, Retreat for cadres on leave of Guangzhou Department of Military Politics, Guangdong Overseas Construction Group Co., Ltd, Agricultural Technology Development Company of SCAU, GDGC, Guangzhou Municipal State Land Bureau, Industrial Bank, Guangdong Guangye Investment Group Corporation, Guangdong Navigation Planning Designing Institute, The Fourth Construction Co., Ltd of China National Chemical Engineering, Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision Co., Ltd, Qianye Garden Property in Sanshui of Foshan and Guangdong Yuecai Property Development Co., Ltd.
Authorities of the cases Goldsun handled includes: The Supreme People's Court, The Supreme People's Procuratorate, Guangdong Higher People's Court, Guangdong Provincial People's Procuratorate and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) in Shanghai.
In addition, a dozen of lawyers in our law firm are arbitrators of the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission as well as the China International Trade Arbitration Commission, which lay a solid foundation for our law firm to represent cases in a professional manner.
Goldsun is a leading China-based Criminal Defense practice and is among a small group of elite firms at the top of the market. What makes us one of the most respected Criminal Defense practices in China is our expertise, the mandates we win, experience in Criminal Defense as well as our wide resources in the legal field. Our integrated team includes Deputy Director of the Criminal Law Service Committee of Guangdong Lawyers Association and other experts who resigned from procuratorate and court, recognised for their solid professional knowledge and ourstanding research capabilities.
Community Pro Bono Legal Service
Advocating the Community Pro Bono Legal Service Promotion Programme initiated by the Department of Justice, Guangdong, Goldsun has set up the Community Pro Bono Legal Service Center of more than 40 professional lawyers to provide legal service for Xinghua Street, Fenghuang Street, Shadong Street, Xiancun Street, Fengyuan Street and 30 other local communities. Goldsun has been recognised as “Advanced Unit of Community Pro Bono Legal Service” and “Advanced Communist Party Branch of Community Pro Bono Legal Service” by judicial bureaus of local districts for its contribution and pro bono achievements for the past decades, and highly regarded by the Department of Justice, Guangzhou, and the residential committees and the communities we serve.
Qualification and Honor
◆ In1998, Goldsun was granted a practicing license by the Department of Justice of Guangdong Province;
◆ In 1998, Goldsun was granted a qualification certificate for handling legal affairs of Definition of Property Rights of Collective Technology Enterprises;
◆ In1998, Goldsun was approved to engage in legal affairs concerning invitation of bids and bidding of national large and medium-sized projects of infrastructure;
◆ In 1999, Goldsun became one of the first batch of law firms that were approved to handle legal affairs concerning securities laws;
◆ In 1999, Goldsun became one of the 59 law firms in China that could handle relevant businesses of foreign companies' rights and interests in China;
◆ In 2000, Goldsun was awarded the honorable title of "Ministerial Civilized Law Firm" by the Justice Department;
◆ From 2004 to 2005, Goldsun was awarded the honorable title of "Standardizing Management" for two consecutive years due to its standardized management and outstanding performance by the lawyer's industry in Guangzhou.
◆ In 2006, Goldsun was awarded "the Top Ten Law Firms in China" by the Wall Street Wire;
◆ In 2006, Goldsun became the bankruptcy administrator approved by Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court;
◆ In 2007, Goldsun was included in the list of legal service providers by Guangdong Branch of China Construction Bank, Guangdong Branch of Bank of China, Mizuho Bank;
◆ In 2007, Goldsun was named by the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Justice as "Standardizing Management Law Firm";
◆ In 2009, Goldsun became a member unit of China’s National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII);
◆ From 2008 to 2010, Goldsun was named as "Ministerial Level Leading Law Firm" by Guangdong Industry Association;
◆ In 2011, Goldsun Review won a silver trophy in the Journal Awards of Guangdong Law Firms, presented by Guangdong Lawyers Association;
◆ In 2012, Goldsun was awarded the honorable title of "Management Excellence Award" by Guangzhou City Bar Association;
◆ From 2012 to 2015, Goldsun was consecutively announced for four years as a winner of Pro Bono Awards, presented by Guangzhou Lawyers Association;
◆ In 2003, Goldsun was announced as a winner of Social Stability Maintenance Award, presented by Guangzhou Lawyers Association;
◆ In 2013, Goldsun Review won the First Prize in the Journal Award of Guangzhou Law Firm, presented by Guangzhou Lawyers Association;
◆ In 2013, Goldsun became a member of Guangzhou Equity Exchange.
◆ In 2013, Goldsun was awarded the honorable title of "Management Excellence Award" by Guangzhou City Bar Association;
◆ In 2014, Goldsun has been admitted as an official member of Guangdong Equity Exchange;
◆ In 2014, Goldsun won the First Prize in the VI Design Award of Law Firms, presented by Guangdong Lawyers Association;
◆ In 2014, Goldsun was rated as "Guangzhou's headquarter enterprise" by Guangzhou municipal government;
◆ Officially approved by the Department of Justice, Guangdong, Goldsun was transformed into special general partnership on 30th November, 2016.
◆ During 2016 and 2017, Goldsun has been listed as a candidate legal counsel for the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province;
"High quality, excellent efficiency; satisfaction and trust" is the service concept of Goldsun, while "honest act, professional services, innovative ideas and win-win cooperation" is the principle abided by Goldsun.
Principle of Goldsun
“Carry Forward National Law, Win Trust of the Nation”