XU WenliPartner

Capital Markets Investment Funds & PE Investment and M&A Project & Infrastructures Bankruptcy & Liquidation International Trade Corporate Operation Compliance Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution
Managing Partner of Grandall Law Firm (Shijiazhuang) Master of law 86-311-85288350 86-311-85288321 Shijiazhuang |
Practice AreasPractice Areas

International Commercial Arbitration: Ms. Xu has represented Chinese companies in arbitration proceedings at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Ms. Xu has represented Chinese companies in applying for recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards issued by domestic arbitration tribunals. Ms. Xu has represented the foreign company in China for recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards issued by foreign arbitration institutions.

Meanwhile, Ms. Xu has also served as an arbitrator in dozens of arbitration institutions such as the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, the Hainan Court of International Arbitration, the Chongqing Arbitration Commission, the Tianjin Arbitration Commission, the Shijiazhuang Arbitration Commission, the Qingdao Arbitration Commission, and the Langfang Arbitration Commission, handling dozens of arbitration cases each year.

Investment, M&A and Capital Markets: Ms. Xu has served as legal counsel for several state-owned investment platform companies in Hebei Province and has been involved in many major asset restructuring, equity acquisition and mixed ownership restructuring.

Meanwhile, Ms. Xu has represented many Chinese companies in investing in U.S., Germany, Vietnam, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa and other countries. Provided whole-process legal services including examination and approval by domestic regulatory authorities, overseas investment path design, investment structure design, and drafting and revision of investment legal documents and negotiations for enterprises going global to carry out cross-border investments.

Professional ExperienceProfessional

Representing a company in Hebei on the invalidity of a foreign-related arbitration clause between an automobile manufacturer in Hebei and a company in the United Arab Emirates and a case involving non-recognition and non-enforcement of a foreign-related arbitral award. It was ranked as one of China’s top ten arbitration in 2018 and 2019.

In the case of the payment stop-payment dispute arising from letter of credit fraud between an import and export company in Hebei and a South Korean bank on behalf of the agent, the court won the award of Shijiazhuang Arbitration Commission and the judgment of Shijiazhuang Intermediate People's Court and Hebei Higher People's Court, and it is ranked as a classic case of the Hebei Higher People's Court.

As the legal counsel for Penghai Fund, provides the whole process legal services including transaction structure design, drafting and negotiating transaction documents and assisting in the closing for Penghai Fund's acquisition of the equity of Mengniu Group in Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy Industry Co., Ltd. The project won the "Best M&A Case" in the 4th China Equity Investment Golden Bull Awards in 2020.

Provided Whole process legal services for a private textile company in Hebei Province to invest in Vietnam, including approval by domestic regulatory authorities, design of overseas investment paths, design of investment structure, drafting and negotiation of investment legal documents, etc. It is a typical example of the successful going global of private companies in Hebei Province Case.

Representing for a US company to apply to the Shijiazhuang Intermediate People’s Court for enforcement of the International Oil, Oilseeds and Grease Association arbitration award. Based on the special background of the arbitration case, after repeated negotiations with the enforcee, a settlement agreement was finally reached and both parties were obtained Praise.

Ms. Xu was the first bankruptcy reorganization manager deputy leader of Baoding Tianwei Group Co., Ltd. in the country that entered bankruptcy proceedings due to a bond default. Successfully completed the reorganization of dozens of participating holding companies in the two major sectors of Baoding Tianwei Group, including wind power and photovoltaics.

Ms. Xu participated in the preliminary handling of the incident as a member of the government legal working group in the problem of milk powder incident of Shijiazhuang Sanlu Group Co., Ltd. After accepting the bankruptcy liquidation case of Sanlu Group in Shijiazhuang Intermediate People's Court, Ms. Xu was appointed as the administrator member by Shijiazhuang Intermediate People's Court and led all the lawyers of the firm to participate in the bankruptcy liquidation of Sanlu Group.

Awards & RecognitionsAwards & Recognitions

2019 Organization Department of Hebei Party Committee of CPC, The Eighth Batch of Excellent Experts in Hebei Province

2017 Office of Hebei Provincial Leading Group on Rule of Law Publicity and Education, “Seventh Five Year Plan” Lecturer group of law popularization

2015 LEGALBAND China Client Guide: Territory List, Leading Individual

2014 Hebei Lawyers Association, “Bai Qian Qian” Project Honor Certificate

2012 Hebei Provincial Department of Justice of CPC, Hebei Province Law Profession Outstanding Communist Party Member

2008 Hebei Lawyers Association, Outstanding Lawyer of Hebei Province

2007 Committee of Departments Directly under the Department of Justice of Hebei Province, Excellent Communist Party Members in the Departments Directly under the Provincial Department of Justice

2004 Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, National Excellent Arbitrator

work experienceexperience

Grandall Law Firm (Shijiazhuang), Managing Partner

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Hebei Branch, Deputy Minister of Law


Renmin University of China, Master of Law

China University of Political Science and Law, Bachelor of Law

Professional AffiliationsProfessional Affiliations

Deputy President of Hebei Lawyers Association

Member of Foreign-related Legal Service Committee of the All-China Lawyers' Association

Other Titles & PositionsOther Titles & Positions

Legal Counsel of Hebei provincial government

Non-permanent member of Hebei Judge Selection Committee

Special Researcher of Counselor's Office of Hebei provincial government

Expert of Legal expert database of Hebei provincial government

Talent of the enterprises under Hebei SASAC’s supervision external directors talent pool

Deputy President of Hebei Import and Export Chamber of Commerce

Deputy President of Shijiazhuang Entrepreneurs Association

Director of Legal service committee of Hebei foreign investment and economic cooperation association

Arbitrator of China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission

Mediator of Mediation Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Arbitrator of Shenzhen International Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Hainan International Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Chongqing Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Tianjin Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator, Member of Expert Advisory Committee of Shijiazhuang Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Qingdao Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Tangshan Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Xingtai Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Langfang Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator, Director of Expert Advisory Committee of Hengshui Arbitration Commission

Member of Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Specially Invited Supervisor (second term) of the High people’s court of Hebei province

Member of Legal Counsel Committee of Xiongan New Area

Talent lawyer of "One Belt One Road" cross-border lawyer talent pool

One of the First Batch of Lawyers to be Included in the Leading Foreign-related Lawyers Pool

Expert of Overseas Intellectual Property Protection of Ministry of Commerce of P.R.C

Academic TitlesAcademic Titles

Postgraduate Tutor of faculty of law of Hebei University of Economics and Business

Postgraduate Tutor of faculty of law and political of Hebei Normal University

Visiting professor of Hebei Vocational College of Political Science and Law


"Legal issues to be noted in the process of overseas investment" (Northern Lawyer Development Forum Second Prize, 2016);

"Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei: Opportunities and Challenges Faced by Changing Competitive Relationship into Cooperative Relationship and Promoting the Development of Hebei Lawyer Business" ("China Lawyer" 2014, 09)

"How to set up a joint venture in Canada" ("nternational Business Daily" 2001);

"The difference between agents and distributors should be paid attention to when conducting business activities in the EU" (co-author, first author) ("Hebei Law" 2000, 04);

"Arbitration Clauses in Foreign Economic Contracts" (co-authored) (Thesis of "Hebei Law Science" 1991 02);

"Prevention of Negative Effects in Economic and Trade Activities" , "Use and Protection of Trademarks of Export Commodities", "Prevention of Transfer Pricing for Foreign-invested Enterprises" at Common Legal Issues in Foreign Trade and Economic Practice and Coping Strategies (China Democratic Legal Press);

"Alternative Dispute Resolution", "Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Litigation" at Collections of International Commercial Mediation (Modern Education Press);

"Key Points for Examination of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods", "How to Establish Joint Ventures Abroad" at Hebei Lawyers' Selected Typical Cases - Non-litigation and Foreign-related Albums, edited by Hebei Lawyers' Association (Hebei Education Press);

"Guidelines for "Going Global" Enterprises' Foreign-related Legal Risk Prevention and Response" (co-author).

"Dare to Respond to Suit, Be Good at Responding to Suit, Win EU Casting Anti-dumping Case" at Selected Typical Cases of Hebei Lawyers (Hebei Education Press).

"Key Points for the Representation of Lawyers in A Letter of Credit Fraud Dispute" , "Mediation – An Effective Way to Resolve Disputes under 'One Belt, One Road’ Initiative" at Lawyers for Foreign Affairs in Action (Volume II and IV) (Law Press)

Professional TitlesProfessional Titles

Grade-1 lawyer of the Hebei Provincial Leading Group Office for Professional Titles Reform