Non-litigation

Due Diligence

A state-owned energy company in Nantong, Jiangsu merged with a subsidiary of an Australian company. The amount invested is between AUD $30-50 million. Our firm was engaged in the whole process of merger and conducted due diligence investigation on Australia company’s headquarter, subsidiaries and branches. Our firm investigated the organizational structures, equity right allocation and transfer, transaction structures, assets held by the company, and issued due diligence reports accordingly.

A multinational technology company in Hangzhou was to be listed in H share in Hong Kong. In order to satisfy the critieria of China Securities Regulatory Commission, our firm conducted due diligence investigation on its Australian subsidiary in terms of the company’s qualification, asset, bond and debts, legal disputes, etc., and issued legal advice reports in accordance with the criteria of Securities Regulatory Commission.

An asset managing company in South Korea acquired commercial asset in Sydney, Australia with the total acquisition amount of AUD16-20 million. Our firm participated in the whole process of this project and conducted due diligence investigation on the original owner of the commercial assets, in terms of acquisition of property and business.

An investment company in Ningbo acquired commercial real estate in Australia with the total amount of AUD7 million. Our firm conducted due diligence investigation on the commercial real estate acquired and property transfer in accordance with the client’s requirement. The investigation covered property ownership and inquired whether the land was restricted and affected by any debts and other transactions.

A listed company in Sichuan merged with a vocational education institution in Sydney. The total amount invested is AUD10 million. Our law firm conducted due diligence investigation on the institution according to the client’s instructions. The investigation covered the equity right structure, important legal permission or license, and assets and the debts.

Our firm acted on behalf of a Chinese client to acquire a real estate development project at a prime location in Sydney. The amount invested is AUD30 million. We conducted the whole project’s consultation, negotiation, drafting of the land contract and the transactions of all the off-the-plan properties.

Our firm acted on behalf of a famous Australian developer to conduct specific financing for land development. We provided a full package of legal services from drafting fund documents, establishing fund to the successful completion of this project.

‘One-Stop Service’: We assisted in setting up the Australian Representative Office of Guangdong Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the Australian Representative Office of Huizhou Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

Litigation Matters

Acknowledge and execute the judgement from China

Our client sought the enforcement of the result of judgement by the People’s Court of China in Australia regarding a debt of nearly AUD 1 million. This debt was a repayment of a loan to be paid to our client. Whereas, the defendant not only refused to repay the loan, but also left China. The client applied to the Supreme Court of Victoria with our legal assistances, hoping to obtain the Court's acknowledgement of this foreign judgement.

However, this case was highly difficult due to the following two reasons. Firstly, as the defendant evaded debts and litigation, we experiened difficulties in the process of obtaining evidences. Secondly, both our clients and us had concerns on the Australian laws in acknowledging the result of judgement made by the People’s Court of China. Although such difficulties existed, we eventually successfully assisted our client in obtaining the acknowledgement from the Supreme Court of Victoria on the judgement made by the Court of China.

Successfully solved a dispute of repayment of usury

Our client signed a usury agreement involving nearly half a million Australian dollars for repayment within 2 months. The client failed to repay the loan and faced double interest rates. The client was sued to the court and was ordered to sell the Australian property under his name to repay the loan. Therefore, the client sought our assistance in this the debt dispute.

Despite the huge debts that our client experienced, we successfully obtained the court’s judgement that our client did not need to sell the property, and an amount that our client was able to repay was successfully negotiated.

Acknowledge and execute the international arbitration result

Our client successfully obtained an arbitration result of a compensation with the amount of nearly seven hundred thousand US dollars from an Australian company through International Arbitration Commission. The client wanted to execute this arbitration result within the Australian legal system. Therefore, he approached us to assist in this matter.

We successfully filed a suit against this Australian company and successfully gained the acknowledgement from the Federal Court of Australia regarding this arbitration result.

Lawsuit against violation of director’s obligation

Our client as a liquidator, found evidences to prove that the director of a company that was about to go bankrupt had suspicious secret operations (such as fund transfer), under the circumstances that this company had huge commercial liabilities to another company. The client required us to legally assist in recovering the fund from the director. After investigating all the evidences collected, we successfully and strongly proved that every transaction operated by the director was non-commercial, which was against the trust obligation as a director. Eventually, the director fulfilled the settlement in accordance with our client’s requirements with regard to this dispute.

Urgent freezing order to protect the client’s property from fraud

Our client paid over AUD 2 million for the goods in accordance with the contract. However, he received no good. Therefore, he sought urgent assistances from us. At that time, the client was worried regarding whereabouts of his fund. We immediately started investigating the company who received the payment made by our client, and found out very soon that this was a fraud existed for a long time. Instantly, we applied to the Court for freezing the asset of this company and restricting the director from dealing with commercial activities. With the strong evidence that we persistently collected, we successfully got the freezing order against the asset of the company and restricted the director from doing business, which effectively protected the interests of our client.

Defend for the application of security for costs

On behalf of a China import and export trader, our firm filed a lawsuit against an Australian company, its shareholders and directors to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. However, the defendant requested to apply for security for costs just because our client is a Chinese. However, our client was almost penniless and unable to pay for the security for costs after suffering the fraud. Followed by our persistent investigation on the Australian company’s business activites and research on the relevant laws, we successfully submitted strong evidences to the court and won the lawsuit.

Represent the litigation against international fraud, violation of trust, misleading and false actions

Our client paid over 2 million Australian dollars for the goods in accordance with the contract. However, no goods were received. Therefore, sought urgent assistance from us. For this business, the client bore many debts and was anxious to recover the fund as soon as possible.After working closely with the client and the lawyers from Vietnam and Pakistan, we found out that many messages our client received which were sent by this Australian company are misleading, false and fraudulent. The company also promised to deposit the client’s fund into a trust account. We immediately drafted a testimony against the Australian company and the relevant staff, as well as submitted a lot of powerful evidences. At the moment, the case is being heard by the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Family Law-Urgent freezing order

Our client and his ex-wife were granted with investment visas and invested AUD 5 million in a project designated by the Australian government. However, the client divorced his ex-wife later on. Because the client worried that his ex-wife would transfer some of the investment fund in Australia, he sought our urgent assistance. Eventually, we successfully got the freezing order and promptly prevented the client’s ex-wife from transferring the investment fund of AUD 5 million. In the meantime, we thoroughly investigated the exact amount invested. During the above-mentioned process, the client stayed in China all the time.

Investment and Migration

Assist employee in a startup company in obtaining visa

A startup financial service company approached us for assistance in visa application for their experienced financial service specialist. This specialist had been working in a large state-owned bank in China. Unfortunately, at that time, the company’s turnover and limited business operation length did not qualify the employee to apply for such visa. However, with our professional legal services, we successfully got the guarantee permission and guaranteed the employee to apply for work visa which was granted later on.

Assist in establishing Australian branch office

Our client which is a large listed and state-owned enterprise intended to set up a branch in Australia and assign senior management staff to work in Australia. With our close and sincere cooperations, we successfully assisted them in the successful application of commercial guarantor qualification. Eventually, our client successfully guaranteed their senior managers to get temporary working visas.

Assist in obtaining 188B visa after 2 rejections

As the founder and manager of a well-known enterprise management and consulting company in China, our client applied for the 5 million significant investor visa (188C) twice and both were rejected. Under the official authorization of the client, we carefully analyzed the reasons of rejections, and found out that it was because our client was unable to prove the legislative source of the 10 million Australian dollars’ savings in his Australian bank account.After a number of comprehensive communications with the client, we redesigned a new migration proposal, redrafted the documents and applied for 188B investor visa. Finally, our client was granted with the 188B visa in early 2018.

188C / 888C visa application- significant investor visa

Our client is a famous entrepreneur in China. We assisted him in obtaining the 188C visa. After that, we were authorized to assist him in applying for 888C permanent residence visa. Followed by a great deal of contacts with our client, we prepared all the documents and officially submitted the visa application in December of 2017. Later on, the Department of Home Affairs required many times to provide further documents or information. With our cooperation, the client provided relevant documents and information timely. In May of 2018, our client was successfully granted with the 888C permanent residence visa.