International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that it was named a winner of the China Business Law Journal Deals of the Year. The Firm is was recognized for advising R&F Properties in sale of its 70% stake in the Integrated Logistics Park near Guangzhou Airport to Blackstone, with the property being valued at approximately US$1.0 billion. The Dorsey team was led by partners Hilda Chan (Hong Kong office) and Karen Yiqin Fan (Shanghai office).

R&F is one of the top-ranking property companies focusing on medium to high-end property developments with its headquarters in Guangzhou, the PRC. Its business includes property development of both residential and commercial properties, as well as office buildings, shopping malls, hotels and logistics parks. R&F is also the first real estate company from mainland China to be included in the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index.

The China Business Law Awards are published by the China Business Law Journal. The awards are based on nominations and comments received by the China Business Law Journal from China-focused corporate counsel, senior managers and legal professionals around the world, along with an evaluation of the winning firms’ landmark deals, cases and other notable achievements.

Dorsey & Whitney was founded in 1912 and has 20 offices around the world. The Firm has long been committed to developing its China practice, and has advised Chinese clients in a great variety of cross-border transactions and commercial dispute resolution matters, including well-known private companies, large state-owned enterprises and financial institutions. Dorsey & Whitney’s US-China Practice Group provides integrated international legal services to Chinese clients in a seamless manner.