Mr Liguo Cui is the founding partner and the Chairman of the Management Committee of Guantao Law Firm. His areas of expertise are capital markets, M&A, investment and financing. He has advised on numerous transactions relating to investment and private placement, as well as offering and listing in relation to stocks, bonds and trust fund.
Mr Cui has provided very professional and high-calibre legal services to international and domestic clients. After more than 25 years of practicing law, he has earned a good reputation from clients and peers for his responsiveness, dedication, high efficiency and professionalism.
Mr Cui has provided legal services for the onshore/offshore offering and listing projects of stock, bond and trust fund of many corporations and institutions, as well as share purchase and asset purchase of many listed and non-listed companies at home and abroad, covering a wide range of industries including mineral, energy, pharmaceutical, real estate, manufacturing, communication, hotel, electric power, finance, electronics, food and special steel, including advising Financial Street Property Co., on its IPO and listing of in Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.
In the areas of private equity & investment funds, Mr Cui provided PRC legal services as the leading attorney in many investment and private placement transactions, including advising on the establishment of the RMB 37.55 billion State FOF Fund of Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises , and advising China Insurance Investment Co., on raising and setting up Special Investment Fund (RMB 45 billion) and completing the equity investment project on PipeChina.
Mr Cui has led a number of large-scale, complicated and significant deals on the equity purchase and asset acquisition projects of approximately 20 listed / unlisted companies at home and abroad, for instance, he advised BBMG on its RMB 5.225 billion equity acquisition of JIDD, and he advised PetroChina on selling its pipeline business and assets to PipeChina.
Mr Cui served as a legal expert to the Asian Development Bank on PRC financial laws, corporation laws, financial institutions' bankruptcy laws and credit laws in respect of ADB's assistance project for the People's Bank of China, co-authored the Legal Framework Report on China's Finance Law.
Mr Cui was selected as "The A-List – China's Top 100 Lawyers" by China Business Law Journal from 2016 to 2020. Mr Cui was also named as one of "China's Top 10 Most Influential Lawyers" by ALB China Power List 2015, and from the year of 2008 to 2020, he has also been nominated several times the "Managing Partner of the Year" by ALB China Law Awards consecutively.