Tian Yuan has gathered elite lawyers in various fields, has more than 200 partners, more than 800 professionals, and provides customers with all-round, cross-regional, comprehensive and one-stop legal services with profound practice experience and project experience. and best business solutions.


With 30 years of experience in legal practice and continuous innovation in practice, Tian Yuan's business covers the main practice fields and emerging fields of Chinese lawyers, and maintains the level of China's top lawyers and cross-team comprehensive service capabilities in many fields. Transactions and projects and cases with great industry influence.

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About Us

As a leading law firm with a long history and profound culture in China, Tian Yuan has always been based on legal services, constantly exploring and innovating, and has moved forward with the Chinese economy for 30 years. We have offices in 15 economically active cities in China and enjoys a high reputation in the industry.


As a leading legal service provider in the educational industry, we have long provided a complete range of legal services to educational segments and sci-tech education enterprises. With nearly 30 years of outstanding experience and the spirit of persistent innovation, we have advised on our educational clients' pioneering listing in the U.S., Hong Kong and China, provided leading legal services for the domestic and foreign listing of institutions engaged in training education, vocational education and higher education, and completed a series of milestone projects. We boast more than 100 long-active clients.


Based on the philosophy of “all markets, all industries and all-round services”, the legal services provided by our education team cover major domestic and overseas capital markets in the U.S., Hong Kong and China. On behalf of clients, we have dealt with benchmarking transactions in the industry (including a series of benchmarking IPO and M&A transactions). Our legal services also cover the whole education industry from various online and offline business forms to associated and auxiliary services; and focus on IPO financing, M&A and other capital market transactions, as well as full-chain legal affairs involved in school operations such as school start-up, daily operation, compliance, intellectual property, international cooperation and dispute resolution.


To date, we have completed the investment & financing, M&A and IPO of more than 300 education projects, successfully advised on the listing of dozens of leading private education enterprises as the issuer's lawyer, provided leading legal services for the domestic and foreign listing of institutions engaged in online education, vocational education and higher education, and delivered a series of milestone education projects.




Work Highlights
  • NYSE Listing of New Oriental Education & Tech Grp.: The first privately-owned educational enterprise from the Chinese mainland listed overseas, whose symbolic significance continues to impact to this day
  • NYSE Listing of Think Academy: The first K12 after-school tutoring enterprise from the Chinese mainland listed overseas, later renamed as TAL Education Group; it stands as the largest elementary and secondary education group in China

  • HKEX Listing of China Maple Leaf Educational: The first education group from the Chinese mainland listed in Hong Kong (The first academic education business from the Chinese mainland listed overseas, as well as the first private educational enterprise from the Chinese mainland listed in Hong Kong)

  • A-share Listing of Offcn Education: The first domestic education institution to go public through a backdoor listing in the A-share market

  • NYSE Listing of Bright Scholar: One of the largest diversified education groups in China, a model of real estate-derived education (The first education institution with a real estate background to be listed overseas)

  • HKEX Listing of China YuHua Education: The education company with the highest financing after listing, active in the M&A market

  • NYSE Listing of Sunlands Online: The first adult education institution from the Chinese mainland listed in the United States

  • NYSE Listing of PUXIN INTRODUCTION: The third largest education group in China

  • HKEX Listing of Hope Education: Currently the listed company with the largest number of private universities in China

  • HKEX Listing of China Chunlai Education: The largest higher education group in the central China region and the fourth largest nationwide

  • HKEX Listing of China Beststudy Education: The first K12 tutoring Hong Kong stock from the Chinese mainland

  • HKEX Listing of Koolearn Technology: The first online education Hong Kong stock

  • NYSE Listing of Gsx Techedu: The first domestic profitable online education company to be listed

  • NYSE Listing of NetEase Youdao: NetEase's first independently listed subsidiary

  • HKEX Listing of Chen Lin Education: One of the leading private higher education service providers in Jiangxi Province

  • Nasdaq Listing of China Liberal Education: Innovative education resource integration and operation organization

  • A-share Listing of Chuanzhiboke Education: The first education institution to apply for an A-share IPO (under review)

  • Represented China YuHua Education in the acquisition of Shandong Yingcai University, the largest private university in Shandong. This has become the largest single private university M&A transaction in the current capital market
  • Represented China YuHua Education in the acquisition of Stamford International University in Thailand, a subsidiary of Laureate Education Group. This has become a classic case of cross-border M&A in the private education sector

  • Represented Hope Education in the acquisition of the College of Science and Technology at Guizhou University and Suzhou Top Institute of Information Technology/Kunshan Technical School, aiding it to become the publicly listed company with the most private universities

  • Represented CITIC Capital in the acquisition of Wall Street English Training Group

  • Represented PUXIN INTRODUCTION Group in the acquisition of the Global IELTS Training Group

  • Represented China Chunlai Education in the acquisition of Tianping College of Suzhou University of Science and Technology

  • Represented PUXIN INTRODUCTION to complete a series of acquisitions of renowned arts examination institutions, assisting it to be a leading domestic arts examination education group

  • Represented New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. to establish an education investment fund and engage in numerous investment acquisition projects in the education sector

  • Represented VIPKID in completing a Series D financing round, raising over $200 million
  • Assisted clients in establishing the New Oriental Education Industry Fund and CICC Capital Education Industry Fund

  • Represented Beijing English Life, a company engaged in the development and operation of English online education software, in securing angel investment from Suzhou Haibo Venture Capital Fund

  • Represented Suzhou Fuge Education Technology Co., Ltd., a company engaged in piano online training, in securing angel investment

  • Represented Hampton Group, introduced the renowned British private school brand, Gordonstoun School, along with its educational resources, and assisted in formulating the legal framework for establishing their presence and operations in China

  • Provided legal services for Kaiyuan Education Fund LP in relation to the establishment of an educational industry fund and offered legal advisory on the investment of Kaiyuan Education Fund LP in the collaborative project with Reigate Grammar School, UK, to jointly establish the Nanjing international school project

  • Assisted Shanghai Ansheng Education Group in establishing international schools in Jinan, Hefei, and other locations by introducing the renowned American high school brand "Thomas School" and its educational resources

  • Represented the Dwight School in New York and Capital Normal University High School in completing a Sino-foreign cooperative high school experimental curriculum project; Provided legal advice and drafted transaction documents for cooperation agreements and brand licensing. This project is one of the first Sino-US cooperative education projects in China

  • LEGALBAND Top Ranked Law Firms: Band 1
  • CBLJ Firms of the Year
  • ALB China Law Awards
  • ALB China Law Awards
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