Cathay Associates KeJie in Beijing is a leading Chinese boutique law firm which specializes in advising domestic and international leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions.

Year of establishment: 2009

Number of staff: 35


  • GEELY’s acquisition of Volvo Group – US$1.8billion (M&A, Corporate) China Life’s strategic investment in Sino-Ocean Land – HK$5.8 billion;
  • Beijing West Industries’ acquisition of Delphi’s global suspension and brakes business and assets – US$100 million;
  • Tongfang Guoxin Electronics Co. Ltd.’s acquisition of the OCXO production lines and related technologies in the Singapore factory of CTS corporation;
  • China National Fisheries Co.’s acquisition of a fishery company in Mozambique;
  • ShanXi Securities Company Limited’s issuance of new shares to purchase Green Futures Company Limited – RMB 1.1 billion;
  • Capital Semiconductor Limited’s acquisition of cellular communications technology of Motorola, Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.;
  • Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited’s IPO on Hong Kong Stock Exchange – US$ 1.7 billion;
  • Sino-Ocean Land’s issuance of RMB 10 billion Corporate Bonds, RMB2.6 billion;
  • Corporate Bonds, HK$1.5 billion Convertible Securities, US$400 million;
  • Perpetual Subordinated Capital Securities, US$900 million Perpetual;
  • Subordinated Convertible Securities, US$500 million guaranteed notes (due date in 2019), US$700 million guaranteed notes (due date in 2024), US$700 million;
  • Guaranteed notes (due date in 2020), US$500 million guaranteed notes (due date in 2027);
  • ShanXi Securities Company Limited’s issuance of new shares to purchase Green Futures Company Limited – RMB 1.1 billion;
  • Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd.’s acquisition of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. – US$1.79 billion;
  • Dialysis Services Cooperation Project in northeast China between Davita Inc. (a Fortune 500 healthcare company) and 3S Bio Inc.;
  • Beijing Puresino-Boda Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd. and Taliworks;
  • Corporation Berhad as the consortium on their acquisition of Yinchuan Sewage;
  • Treatment Co., Ltd.;
  • China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund;
  • Beijing Integrated Circuit Industry Development Equity Investment Fund – RMB30 billion;
  • Sino Prosperity Real Estate Fund (US$ 200 million) by Sino-Ocean Land and KKR as its sponsors;
  • Aerospace Industry Fund – RMB 3 billion;
  • Beijing Tourism Development Fund – RMB 1 billion;
  • Honghe Internet Fund – RMB 300 million;
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Industry Fund (RMB 250 million) by 3SBio Inc. and China Medical City as its sponsors;
  • The investments in VC funds by the New Industry VC Program of Ministry of Finance of PRC and National Development and Reform Commission of PRC.;
  • INDIGO, a large scale commercial complex project on Jiangtai Road, Beijing which was jointly developed by Sino-Ocean Land and John Swire & Sons Group;
  • Join-Hope’s investment in Renrendai, 3W Coffee,, Angel Crunch, Sexy Salad etc.,
  • Beijing Putike Technology Co., Ltd.’s Series A Financing, investors include: Sequoia Capital and IDG;
  • Wuzhou online’s private equity financing ,

Awards and recognitions:

LEGALBAND Leading PRCLaw Firm 2015 (Corporate/M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Investment Funds)

LEGALBAND Leading Beijing Law Firm 2015 (Corporate/M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital)

LEGALBAND Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2015 (Nomination)


Local specialities in addition to our Key Practices and Key Industries:

Financial regulation



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HE Jie
Managing Partner Global Chairman of Cathay Associates
Fred HAO
LI Xin


2606, Tower 2, China central Place, No. 79 Jianguo Road, Beijing, China

+86 10 59695336