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Han Kun Law Offices

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Beijing, HONG KONG, SHANGHAI 200041,, Shenzhen

Dafei Chen

Work (86) 10 8525 4618
Han Kun Law Offices


Mergers and acquisitions; venture capital and private equity financing; international capital markets transactions; foreign direct investment.


Prior to Han Kun, Mr. Chen practiced as a corporate lawyer at Clifford Chance and Debevoise & Plimpton.


Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Chiu Chow) (native), English (fluent)


Member of the PRC Bar and the New York State Bar


Mr. Chen graduated from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing with a B.A. Degree, and the University of Minnesota Law School with a J.D. Degree.

China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Within: Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Leveraging its focus in the TMT sector, Han Kun Law Offices regularly advises several industry players on high-value M&A, restructuring and joint venture mandates. For example, Charles Li and Loretta Li acted for Baidu on the $800m sale of Baidu Waimai to Alibaba-backed Chinese food delivery firm, and in a separate matter, assisted Baidu with its acquisition of a US AI company; Huan Wang advised International in acquiring Ctrip and Qunar's homestay business and handled the formation of a partnership between Taikang Insurance Group and IHH Healthcare; David Tang acted for a US power company in its sale of 50% equity to a Chinese SOE. Tencent also features in its client list which Li and counsel Adrian Lv advised on its investment in the merger of Maoyan (a Tencent-backed mobile movie ticketing service) and Weiying. Other recommended practitioners includeDafei Chen and Aaron Zhou; the latter has notable experience in handling FCPA-related regulatory and compliance matters.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms

Within: Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms

Han Kun Law Offices is 'a great firm that is well balanced as a mainland China-based practice; it not only identifies issues, it also provides solutions to those issues'. The team is highly rated for its advice to venture capital and private equity firms on their investments and fundraising in China. Recent work includes advising China's Meituan-Dianping, an online platform for movie ticketing, food delivery, restaurant bookings, beauty services, travel and luxury goods, on its $4bn series C round of equity financing; the assistance included legal opinions, deal negotiations and various financing documents. The practice also acted for China Structural Reform Fund Corporation in its investment in JD Finance, which involved designing the structure of a fund and negotiating a limited partners agreement. The names to note are Yijun Chao, Dafei Chen, Chaoying Li, Ying Yang and Loretta Li, along with Yixin Lin and Min Duan. Counsels Sheng Li and Zaiguang Lu are also highly regarded.

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China: TMT

TMT: PRC firms

Within: TMT: PRC firms

With a strong focus in the TMT sector and a wealth of experience acting for private equity and venture capital funds, Han Kun Law Offices has a market leading practice which make it a popular choice among clients such as Chinese TMT giants Baidu, Tencent,, Warburg Pincus, Legend Capital and Fidelity Asia Venture. 2017 has been another prolific year for the team; highlights included advising China Structural Reform Fund as one of the investors in China Unicom's mix ownership reform, handling iQiyi's US IPO and listing on the Nasdaq global market, and assisting Tencent and on their joint investment in Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties. Chaoying Li acted for Tencent in its $5bn global medium term note programme, Dafei Chen assisted Meituan-Dianping with its $4bn series C round of equity financing. Yijun Chao counts Mtime and NIO as his clients, and advised the latter in its series C and series D funding rounds, raising capital from Tencent, Baidu and a number of co-investors. Tracy Zhou and Gloria Xu are also names to note.

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