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With the constant development of the energy and natural resources industries and the constant business innovation, many legal issues have gradually emerged. Based on a thorough understanding of China's legal and business environment and a good grasp of legal practice, our lawyers have a deep understanding of clients' needs and are capable of handling extremely complex transactions. No matter in the traditional energy and natural resources fields, such as oil, coal, natural gas, coalbed methane and hydropower, etc., or in the new energy fields, such as solar energy, biomass, garbage power generation, wind power, LED, etc., as well as in the mineral resources fields,Chance Bridge Partners has handled a large number of listing, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and other businesses (such as cooperative exploration and development, drafting and negotiation of sharing contracts, assistance in handling the approval or filing with the relevant government, etc.), Chance Bridge Partners has accumulated rich experience and the project types involve mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures (greenland projects), BOT, BOO, etc. The Chance Bridge Partners' Energy and Resource Team is committed to providing solutions to our clients as well as forward-looking and pioneering professional advice, combining our expertise in overseas investments with one-stop legal services. 

The legal services provided by Chance Bridge Partners' Energy and natural resources lawyer team in the field of energy and natural resources include:

I.Merger, Acquisition and Reorganization of Listing Business

At present, under the guidance of national industrial policies and industry development plans, the energy and resource industries are focusing on promoting professional integration, and the restructuring and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and resource fields can effectively improve the efficiency of resource allocation. Legal services provided to the restructuring of energy and mineral resource enterprises and mergers and acquisitions focus on the confirmation of the legality and risk controllability of the circulation of natural resource rights and involve such issues as approved by approval authorities in accordance with the law and whether the conditions for the circulation of natural resource rights are met. As for energy and mineral resource enterprises that intend to go public through IPO, compared with enterprises in other fields, the focus of examination and approval of energy and mineral resource enterprises is mainly on work safety, environmental protection, labor and production qualification, payment for rights and interests in transfer of mining rights, payment for social security funds, historical evolution of natural resource rights and compliance in transfer of exploration and mining rights. Chance Bridge Partners focus on the capital market, and the SSE project team has extensive experience in restructuring, listing and mergers & acquisitions for energy and mineral resource enterprises. Chance Bridge Partners may assist clients in resolving the relevant legal issues involved in corporate restructuring; help clients fully understand and analyze the legal risks and conditions of mergers and acquisitions; assist clients in obtaining approval from the relevant authorities; conduct legal due diligence according to the characteristics of energy and mineral resources industries; and provide the relevant legal services to energy and mineral resource enterprises to be listed on the stock market. 

The services we are available to provide to our clients include:

1、 Providing legal service for the restructuring and merger of energy and mineral resource enterprises

(1) Conduct legal due diligence on the target company to be restructured or acquired and issue a legal due diligence report;

•    Reviewing the basic certificates of the target company and conducting interviews, specify that the subject qualification of the target company is true and valid and that the target company has the qualification to engage in relevant industries;
•    Reviewing the industry and commerce background files, examination and approval materials of the target company and conduct interviews etc, understand the equity structure of the target company and basic information of the directors, supervisors and senior management personnel, sort out the historical evolution of the target company and their natural resources rights, and specify the compliance of circulation of natural resources rights of the target company and work safety;
•    Reviewing the relevant documents on the core technology of the target company, have the information about the ownership, relevant qualifications and honors of the core technology of the issuer, the risks of the substituted products, the impact of the competitive products on the continuous operation capability of the target company, the market share, data of scientific research, the education background and salary of the researchers, etc.;
•    Reviewing the relevant business contracts of the target company and conduct field visits to understand the business model of the target company, information on dealers and suppliers, client stability and sales amount; 
•    Understanding the financial conditions of the Target Companies by communicating with accountants and reviewing the financial statements and audit reports of the Target Companies;
•    Reviewing the relevant materials on litigation, arbitration and administrative penalties provided by the target company or inquired through public channels, and analyzing whether the target company has committed any material violation of laws or regulations;
•    Other matters related to this restructuring and M&A. 

(2) Smoothly push forward restructuring and merger & acquisition by energy and mineral resource enterprises
•    Participating in the restructuring and M&A transaction structure design, and issuing legal opinions;
•    Assisting in completing the examination and approval procedures involved in the restructuring and merger transactions;
•    Participating in the negotiation, drafting and review of relevant transaction documents;
•    Assist in the review and registration process of restructuring and M&A transactions. 

2、 Provide legal service for the listing of energy and mineral resource enterprises
(1) Conduct legal due diligence on the energy and mineral resource enterprises to be listed and issue legal due diligence report; 

•    By reviewing the basic certificates of the target company and conducting interviews, specify that the subject qualification of the target company is true and valid and that the target company has the qualification to engage in relevant industries;
•    Reviewing the industry and commerce background files, examination and approval materials of the target company and conduct interviews etc, understand the equity structure of the target company and basic information of the directors, supervisors and senior management personnel, sort out the historical evolution of the target company and their natural resources rights, and specify the compliance of circulation of natural resources rights of the target company and work safety;
•    Reviewing the relevant documents on the core technology of the target company, have the information about the ownership, relevant qualifications and honors of the core technology of the issuer, the risks of the substituted products, the impact of the competitive products on the continuous operation capability of the target company, the market share, data of scientific research, the education background and salary of the researchers, etc.;
•    Reviewing the relevant business contracts of the target company and conduct field visits to understand the business model of the target company, information on dealers and suppliers, client stability and sales amount; 
•    Understanding the financial conditions of the Target Companies by communicating with accountants and reviewing the financial statements and audit reports of the Target Companies;
•    Reviewing the relevant materials on litigation, arbitration and administrative penalties provided by the target company or inquired through public channels, and analyzing whether the target company has committed any material violation of laws or regulations;
•    Other matters related to this IPO. 

(2) Operation of enterprises to be listed in a regulated manner within the reporting period
•    Assisting in the design of major management structures such as the shareholders’ meeting, board of directors and supervisory board;
•    Drafting and formulating various rules and regulations on the standardized operation of the joint- stock company according to the requirements of the stock exchange and the actual situation of the enterprise, including rules of procedure of the shareholders' general meeting and the board of directors, rules of procedure of the board of supervisors, external guarantee system, external investment system, decision-making system for related-party transactions, etc.;
•    Assisting in developing legal risk prevention system;
•    Assisting the amendment and perfection of material business contract templates;
•    Sorting out and regulating the related-party transactions of enterprises to be listed;
•    Sorting out and regulating the horizontal competition of the enterprises to be listed;
•    Providing in conjunction with securities traders and accounting firms, training to directors, supervisors, and senior management personnel of joint stock companies on laws and regulations relevant to share issue and listing, and help them understand the statutory obligations and responsibilities of listed companies and their directors, supervisors, and senior management personnel. 

(3) Tutoring enterprises to be listed and applying for listing
•    Participating in the formulation of the plan for public issuance and listing and formulating the relevant legal documents;
•    Assisting in drafting all kinds of statements, statements, commitment letters and other legal documents related to the initial public offering;
•    Issuing attorney’s work report and legal opinion in relation to this offering;
•    Reviewing prospectuses and other prospectuses from a legal standpoint;
•    Assisting the issuer in accepting the guidance acceptance by the stock exchange;
•    Assisting the issuer in preparing and examining the relevant legal documents that need to be submitted to the stock exchange for the listing;
•    Supplement the relevant legal opinion based on the feedback opinion required by the stock exchange. 
The specific service content and procedures of each phase as described above will be adjusted based on the actual progress of the project and the requirements of the enterprise. 

(II) Cross-border M&A Business
Since the launch of the "going global" strategy, China's energy enterprises, led by state-owned enterprises, have formed energy exploitation cooperation zones in all countries and regions of the world. With the continuous deepening of the "One Belt, One Road" investment and trade, more and more private enterprises are actively entering the international market, and through overseas mergers and acquisitions, China's overseas energy reserves have been increasing. Mergers and acquisitions of energy and mineral resources are a long and multi-faceted battle, compared to those in other sectors. Risks exist in the government approval, target company management, transaction agreement drafting and signing, post-acquisition integration and other transactions, and the transaction consideration is usually high. Chance Bridge Partners can assist the Client to fully understand and analyze the legal risks associated with overseas mergers and acquisitions of energy and mineral resources, complete the examination and approval by the relevant domestic authorities as scheduled, establish and follow a reasonable transaction schedule and complete a smooth transition of the management after the closing so as to ensure the successful completion of the entire transaction as scheduled. 

The services we are available to provide to our clients include:
•    Advising on the selection of overseas law firms and other service providers, coordinating the work of such service providers, and cooperating with overseas lawyers and other service providers jointly to complete the due diligence on the investment subject matter, especially the ownership of resources. 
•    Participating in the design of transaction structure of investment projects and merger and acquisition projects and issuing legal opinions. 
•    Assisting to build investment structure and set up overseas investment SPV. 
•    Design the financing structure of the leveraged acquisition, draft the formal financing documents for the leveraged acquisition, participate in the negotiations of the parties to the transaction, and realize the connection between the transaction side and the financing side. 
•    Assisting to complete the domestic examination and approval procedures for overseas investments. 
•    Participating in negotiations and drafting and reviewing relevant transaction documents;
•    Providing legal services for the integration of the onshore and offshore investment after the Closing with the original business. 
•    Providing legal services for continuous and compliant operation of overseas entities of enterprises. 
•    Assisting Chinese enterprises in the smooth withdrawal of their overseas investments. 

(III) Dispute Resolution Business
We have extensive experience in dispute resolution related to energy and natural resources. We are able to provide legal services to clients in disputes related to water, clean and renewable energy, oil and gas, mining and electricity industries. Our dispute resolution team can provide professional support to you in such proceedings as domestic litigation and arbitration, cross-border litigation and arbitration, overseas litigation and arbitration, etc., including:
•    Preliminary Analysis and uation of the Case – Before accepting a formal engagement, our lawyers will conduct legal analysis and uation of the client's proposed case, and provide written reports and recommendations for the client's reference, so that the client can analyze and make a decision on the dispute resolution strategy. 
•    Issuance of Legal Opinions — Our lawyers may issue special legal opinions on the potential or ongoing disputes with clients as requested by the clients in order to provide professional legal support for the internal decisions of the companies of the clients. 
•    Providing whole-process legal service for the litigation, arbitration and other proceedings, including but not limited to assisting the client to collect and sort out relevant evidence, drafting application form of complaint/arbitration, statement of defense/argument, list of evidence, opinion of attorneys, cross-examination opinion and other relevant documents, and reaching settlement or mediation with the other party as instructed by the client;
•    Providing legal services for appeal, retrial, enforcement procedures etc of litigation cases. 
•    Providing legal services for the determination of the validity of arbitration agreements, revocation of arbitration awards, enforcement of arbitration awards and other procedures relating to arbitration cases. 
•    Consultation and Advice - During the above services, we will maintain close working relationship with customers, according to customer's work needs, to provide customers with dispute resolution related daily legal advice and professional advice. 

(IV) Cross-border Compliance Business
Energy and mineral resources investment projects often have the characteristics of long project cycles, involving multiple regulators in the host country, involving national interests and security, requiring large numbers of local workers, and facing environmental protection and indigenous resettlement issues, all of which pose greater challenges to the "compliance" of the project's operations. Once there is a compliance issue, enterprises will face the loss of economic benefits and even criminal liability and other extremely serious consequences. Cross-border Compliance Business is one of the special businesses that Chance Bridge Partners focuses on. With more than 30 strategic partnership law firms and accounting firms in various regions and countries, as well as extensive experience in overseas investment in energy and mineral resources, we can provide our clients with a full range of compliance services, including U. S. export control, U. S. sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-commercial bribery and so on, in addition to daily operation compliance of overseas investment projects. 

The services we are available to provide to our clients include:
•    Providing the relevant risk assessment and compliancing advice based on the conditions and management of the project. 
•    Assisting the enterprise in conducting internal investigation and preventing risks. 
•    Assisting in establishing and improving the enterprise compliance system in accordance with the laws of the country where it is located. 
•    Providing compliance training to employees. 
•    Communicating with and respond to foreign regulatory authorities or regulators of relevant international institutions. 
•    Other related compliance services. 
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