Han Kun invited by The Legal 500 to contribute the China chapter of "Class Actions - Country Comparative Guides"

August, 2023 - Beijing, Mainland China

Han Kun was invited by The Legal 500, an internationally renowned institution, to exclusively contribute the China chapter of the 2023 edition of "Class Actions - Country Comparative Guides". The Legal 500 invites law firms to contribute to the guide that are highly reputable and well-recognized in their respective fields. Eric Liu (partner), Jing Liu (partner), Qimin Zhu (partner), and Ying Zeng (of counsel) co-authored the chapter on class actions in China.

"China: Class Actions – Country Comparative Guides" provides an overview of current rules and practices of class action mechanisms in China in the form of a Q&A. Specifically, the guide covers topics including the main types of collective redress mechanisms, the typical causes of action, requirements to initiate an action and the subsequent procedures, the scope of remedies and relief, and major and leading court decisions. Particularly, the guide provides a thorough introduction to representative actions in securities litigation, the appointment of representatives, procedures for plaintiffs to join in and withdraw from the proceedings, settlement and its judicial review, and so forth. The guide also addresses cutting-edge topics such as how collective redress mechanisms interact with regulatory enforcement, and how to frame and bring claims for ESG matters.

Han Kun has always been dedicated to keeping clients up to date with the latest legal developments and practice information. We hope that this guide will help readers to understand the legislation, judicial practices, and trends of class actions in China, as well as provide readers with useful references and guidelines to formulate and implement litigation strategies.