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DeHeng Recommended by the 2021 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific List


On January 13, 2021, the international legal rating media "The Legal 500" released its 2021 Asia-Pacific region list. With its outstanding practice and excellent reputation, DeHeng has made the list in 13 areas (including one region), and dozens of lawyers have been highly recommended.


"DeHeng Law Offices' capital markets practice consists of IPO advice, listings, refinancings, M&A and regulatory compliance of listed companies. It has rich experiences in assisting Chinese companies and financial institutions with overseas listings."

Leading lawyers:

Jianjun Xu; Zhengguo Liu (Shenzhen); Jiejun Zhang; Yanan Zhao; Xianan Wang (Shanghai); Qiyun Su (Shenzhen)


"DeHeng Law Offices' private equity group sits within the firm's capital markets team. It has expertise in fund formation, equity investments, transactions involving listed companies and exits via IPO."

Leading lawyers:

Zhiwei Hou; Hongbao Mu; Zhenhui Li (Shanghai)


"DeHeng Law Offices has a distinct arbitration and mediation department focusing on disputes arising from the Belt and Road Initiative. The team has experience before CIETAC, the China Maritime Arbitration Commission and domestic arbitration forums."

Leading lawyers:

Junqi Wang (Shanghai); Lijin Xie; Zhang Zhenli; Philip Peng


"DeHeng Law Offices is known for acting as leading and PRC counsel for domestic financial institutions on a variety of cross-border financing transactions. The group specializes in acquisition and project finance, as well as credit enforcement strategies and restructuring of loans in default."

Leading lawyers:

Xu Zhang; Kai Ma; Zhenghua Wang; Sisi Shen ; Kai Xue


"DeHeng Law Offices has an insurance practice with a strong client offering that advises banks, insurance companies, asset management companies, trust companies, fund management companies and financial leasing companies. Key clients include China Life Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance of China, China United Insurance Group Company. Practice head Jia Hui specialises in M&A and insurance."

Leading lawyers:

 Hui (Harrison) Jia


"The corporate and M&A group is central to DeHeng Law Offices' offering. The group often acts as lead counsel for Chinese clients in cross-border acquisitions, and is well-versed in outbound greenfield investments. In terms of sector expertise, the team specialises in advising mining and semiconductor manufacturers."

Leading lawyers:

Zhaoxia Fan; David Chen


DeHeng Law Offices has a team of Chinese and foreign lawyers with rich experiences in competition and antitrust matters. "The Chinese offices work closely with the firm's lawyers in Brussels, which is particularly useful for Chinese companies entering the European market."

Leading lawyers:

Liang Ding


"DeHeng Law Offices has a broad client base which includes some of the leading public and private organizations. The firm's clients are involved in a variety of sectors such as finance, energy, technology, transport and manufacturing. The team regularly advise on issues relating to patents, trade marks, copyright and unfair competition."

Leading lawyers:

Mingjun Luo; Xinliang Tao (Shanghai); Jun Cui (Shenzhen); Min Huang (Hefei)


"DeHeng Law Offices has specialists in WTO and international trade with strong sector expertise particularly in the glass, iron and steel, chemical products, ceramics, and food industries. The practice has a recognised presence in world trade remedy issues, especially in anti-dumping cases. Clients regularly seek advice on countervailing and safeguard investigations."

Leading lawyers:

Yongzhong Ren


"DeHeng Law Offices has a strong team of labour and employment specialists that handle a variety of work including compliance, labour dispatching, competitive restrictions, and dispute resolution."

Leading lawyers:

Jianping Wang; Wenwei Su

"DeHeng Law Offices has a long history in restructuring and insolvency and established the Enterprise Aid and Insolvency Committee which now has has 22 locations around China. The firm works alongside courts and government authorities including the Supreme People's Court, China Securities Regulatory Commission, and National Development and Reform Commission."

Leading lawyers:

Liya Fan; Jie Zhou; Jianhong Chen


"DeHeng Law Offices has a strong presence in the maritime sector with particular experience in arbitration and disputes. Key clients include shipyards, large cargo traders, and banks."

Leading lawyers:

Xianwei Peng; Zhiyong Zhang (Shanghai)


"DeHeng Law Offices displays particular expertise in banking and finance, M&A, environment, real estate and PPP project transactions. Other key areas of strength include insolvency and commercial disputes."

Leading lawyers:

Hao Chen (Chongqing); Yong Huang (Chengdu); Shaoyu Sun (Chongqing); Xiaoping Chen (Chongqing)


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