Hall Of Fame

Firms To Watch: Projects and energy: PRC firms

City Development Law Firm‘s natural resources and infrastructure department acts on the full life cycle of projects, including the engineering, urban planning and insurance aspects. The team also advises on major international construction projects.
DeHeng Law Offices‘ infrastructure business department has notable experience in international engineering and domestic PPP projects, as well as franchise projects in China. The team’s expertise covers the construction of both medium and large-scale infrastructure and public facilities.
In April 2023, Han Kun Law Offices bolstered its projects and energy practice through the recruitment of Tao Lan and Gloria Wang, as partners, from Sidley Austin LLP. Lan advises Chinese companies on their outbound oil and gas, minerals and infrastructure-related investments, and Wang acts for both national and international oil companies on a range of matters.
Hylands Law Firm‘s practice covers traditional energy-related developments, investments, M&A and financings. The team also includes specialists in infrastructure, renewable and new energy, mineral resources, environmental protection, and water treatment and supply.

Projects and energy: PRC firms in China

Global Law Office

Notably standing out for its significant construction sector credentials, Global Law Office‘s full-service practice encompasses project-related design issues, financing, tendering, building stages, and completion. It is also routinely engaged to advise on project development and operational issues, M&A deals and project-related disputes. Among the firm’s several active practitioners, Zhongcheng Wang is highly experienced in real estate, construction, infrastructure and energy projects; Miller Wang and Xin Zhang are finance specialists; and Shifang Guo is a cross-border project investment expert. Other key figures are hospitality dispute resolution practitioner Yue Wang; Xiaofeng Tang, a domestic project investment and disputes lawyer; Catherine Song, whose sector expertise covers real estate, logistics, warehousing and commercial retail; Minghao Xu, who focuses on real estate, construction projects and financing; and Liya Peng, an adviser on project finance and bond issuances. Fanqin Meng and Chuan Wang are the of counsels to note.

Practice head(s):

Zhongcheng Wang; Xin Zhang; Miller Wang; Yue Wang; Shifang Guo; Xiaofeng Tang

Other key lawyers:

Catherine Song; Minghao Xu; Liya Peng; Fanqin Meng; Chuan Wang

Key clients

Jiangxi Copper Company Limited

Huaxia Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Beijing Capital Heat Co., Ltd

Beijing Shouchuang Thermal Power Co., Ltd

Chengdu Gas Group Corporation Ltd.

Huarun Gas Investment (China) Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Huarun Gas Engineering Co. Ltd

Jiaxin International Resources Investment Ltd.

Glencore International AG

City Development & Investment Co., Ltd of China Xiong’an Group

The People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Beijing BII Traffic Development Co., Ltd.

SK Hynix System Ic Inc.

RK Properties

Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., Ltd.

Beijing Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing BII City Utility Tube Investment Co., Ltd.

Beijing Investment Group Co.,Ltd.

China Africa Industrial (Hong Kong) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised China Africa Industrial (Hong Kong) on its sale to Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co.


The recent workload of JunHe LLP‘s ‘highly specialised‘ infrastructure and project financing team includes investments and developments involving the construction of roads, bridges, and water and power facilities. Foreign investment, project financing and PPPs are also specialist areas for the group, while its sector expertise covers power, public utilities, transportation, energy and natural resources, and the petrochemicals, chemical and metallurgical industries. The firm also maintains an active water conservancy and environmental practice. Jianan Yuan is a longstanding infrastructure investment and financial transaction specialist, and Bill Qin‘s cross-border experience ranges from Asia-Pacific to Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Providing further support, Elvis Zhou specialises in construction and engineering law, Fang Yi is an expert in infrastructure, project finance, banking and asset-backed securities, and the track record of firm managing partner Warren Hua includes advising multinational companies on greenfield investments, project finance and M&A deals in China.

Practice head(s):

Jianan Yuan; Bill Qin; Elvis Zhou; Fang Yi

Other key lawyers:

Warren Hua; Qianhong Tang; Qing Cong; He Zhu; Ye Tian; Lijing Du; Yanmei Chen; Deting Li


‘Professional, dedicated, enthusiastic service.’

‘The service is warm, thoughtful and timely.’

‘The team shows professionalism and solid business experience – good engineering backgrounds too.’

Key clients


China Power International Development Limited

Green Development Fund Private Equity Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

INEOS Group Holdings

Henan Bccy Environment Energy Co., Ltd

Anhui Huasun Energy Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Huajin Group on its fine chemicals and raw materials joint venture project with Saudi Aramco and Panjin Sincen.
  • Advised INEOS on the signing of four landmark strategic investments.
  • Assisted China Power with the acquisition of SPIC’s 2.16m KW of clean energy assets.

King & Wood Mallesons

Fielding ‘excellent lawyers with solid legal knowledge‘, King & Wood Mallesons consistently acts on some of China’s and the world’s most high-profile projects. The practice covers all aspects of energy and project law, including clean energy, renewables, real estate development, construction, infrastructure and utilities. Other areas of strength are mining, planning, environmental law, and oil and gas. Corporate and M&A specialist Xiao Yong, who divides his time between Beijing and Hong Kong, leads the firm’s China energy and renewable resources practice, while Wenjing Tian is an expert in cross-border energy and infrastructure projects, PPP, cross-border investments, international technology licensing, and international engineering and related disputes. Other key figures are banking and finance practitioner Yinghao Lv; Kathy Fan and George Zhao, who both advise on renewables; Jin Xiong, a specialist in energy and natural resources-related cross-border M&A; Sally Hou who acts on energy investments in China; and cross-border investment expert Zhizhi Liu.

Practice head(s):

Xiao Yong; Wenjing Tian

Other key lawyers:

Yinghao Lv; Kathy Fan; George Zhao; Jin Xiong; Sally Hou; Zhizhi Liu; Molly Su; Zhenzhen Yu; Yi Liu; Long Jing; Suodi Xi


‘Relying on its in-depth local knowledge, strong practice ability and rich experience, combined with global vision and resources, the law firm team provides an all-round, cross-jurisdictional, comprehensive and one-stop-shop legal service.’

‘High-quality and innovative business solutions to meet the diverse needs of clients.’

‘In addition to its technical competence and experience, the team is client focused and able to communicate complex issues in clear, precise business language.’

Key clients




The Three Gorges





Shanghai Electric

Yankuang Group


CMOC Group

China Gas

Work highlights

  • Advised Sinopec on four petrochemical joint venture projects in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Tianjin with INEOS.
  • Advised CCPC (Hong Kong) Limited and Mercuria Energy Group on their bilateral exit agreement.
  • Advised China National Nuclear Corporation Overseas Ltd. on the Atucha-III Nulear Power Project in Argentina.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Playing ‘a leading role in coordinating multiple resources for clients‘, Zhong Lun Law Firm handles large numbers of high-profile projects both in China and abroad. The team’s workload covers a wide array of energy resources, such as petroleum, coal and gas, along with thermal, nuclear and hydropower. The firm also houses specialists in photovoltaics, and wind and biomass power, as well as emerging technologies such as hydrogen energy and energy storage batteries. It is additionally active in mining sector projects. The energy and natural resources sector practice is co-led by Jun Cheng and Jihong Wang, while Li Hao is the firm’s energy and power industry group leader, and Zhenhua Wang heads up the mining and natural resources sector team. Other active practice members are new energy deal specialist Julia Zhu and Yan Gao, who has longstanding experience in energy and natural resources, corporate law, M&A and foreign investment in China.

Practice head(s):

Jun Cheng; Jihong Wang; Li Hao; Zhenhua Wang

Other key lawyers:

Julia Zhu; Yan Gao; Wayne Wang


‘High levels of professionalism as a whole and a pleasant cooperation process and reasonable billing.’

‘Plays a leading role in coordinating multiple resources for clients during projects.’

‘Professionalism and global vision. Great industry knowledge of energy and engineering.’

‘Li Hao’s team of lawyers has a precise grasp of the facts of cases, profound legal knowledge, and rich energy industry expertise.’

‘Performs very well.’

‘In-depth expertise and in-depth understanding of the relevant laws that enable them to apply regulations accurately.’

‘The service is very good, the responses are fast, and problems are solved effectively.’

‘Does a great job working as a team and maintains good communications with clients’ internal teams.’

Key clients

Sichuan Road and Bridge Group Co., Ltd.

China Railway Construction Corporation (International) Limited

Beijing United Rongbang New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Xinte Energy Co., Ltd.

GLP New Energy (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Guoneng Shaanxi Hydropower Co

Gansu Daigusi Hydropower Development Co., Ltd.

North China Power Engineering Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group

Beijing Jingneng International Holding Co., Ltd.

China Resources Power Investment Co., Ltd.

China Energy Engineering Group Yunnan Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Huangyan Thermal Power Co., Ltd.

Leader Power Equipment (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.


Sinohydro Foundation Engineering Co.,Ltd

China Nuclear New Energy Investment Co.,Ltd

SouthGobi Resources Ltd.

Minmetals Land Limited

Ningxia Hanas Natural Gas Group Co., Ltd.

Sequoia Capital China

Beijing Energy International Holding Co

Work highlights

  • Advised China Energy Investment Corporation as strategic investor in the bankruptcy reorganisation of Qinghai Huaxin Hydro Power Development Co.
  • Assisted China National Nuclear New Energy Investment Co on a series of M&A deals involving sewage disposal projects.
  • Advised China Railway Construction Corporation (International) on its investment in the Namdini gold mine project in Ghana.

Dacheng Law Offices

Energy, natural resources and environmental law is a core practice area for Dacheng Law Offices, which is consistently sought out to advise on mining, agriculture and forestry projects, along with environmental issues. Areas of expertise include carbon asset management and carbon trading, compliance, environmental impact assessments, community relations, and the financing and listing of energy and mining projects. Other key specialisms range from energy and mining joint ventures, power projects and pipeline construction to M&A deals involving oil, gas, LNG, coal and shale gas. The ‘very good‘ group additionally acts in litigation and arbitration relating to energy, natural resources and environmental projects. Guisheng Yang advises on investments in the mining, energy and construction sectors; Guanshan Yang heads the firm’s transportation and infrastructure group; Yunfeng Song is an energy, natural resources and environmental law expert; and Nancy Sun advises on inbound and outbound investments, along with M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Guisheng Yang

Other key lawyers:

Guanshan Yang; Yunfeng Song; Nancy Sun; Qing Chang; Amanda Guo; Haoran Yang; Sunny Qin; Qing Kang; Jingyu Wei


Very good at PPP business, with extensive experience in infrastructure investment and financing.’

‘Familiar with the legal operation and risk control of the entire life cycle of engineering construction projects.’

‘Unique in the field of construction engineering involving major, complex dispute resolution.’

Key clients

China Railway 16th Bureau Group Co

China Railway Guizhou Tourism Culture Development Co

China Railway Culture and Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Baichuang Environmental Protection

Foxconn Interconnect Technology

AcBel Polytech Inc

Ningbo Runming New Energy Co., Ltd

Shanxi Fengguangwuxian Energy Investment Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised a sewage treatment company on a sewage treatment plant project.
  • Advised Foxconn Interconnect Technology on the acquisition of Prettl SWH Group.
  • Advised Ningbo Runming New Energy Co on the sale of a wind power project.

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm‘s infrastructure and projects practice covers major power, oil, gas and new energy-related infrastructure investment projects. The team’s expertise encompasses approval stages, filings, land use rights, PPP work, tax issues, and construction project contracts and related disputes. On the transactional side, the practice acts for owners, acquirers, sellers, developers, investors and financing parties on high-profile deals involving petroleum, natural gas, coal, copper, platinum and gold (among others). A former business development manager for a multinational power corporation, Wei Jiang has longstanding infrastructure sector experience; Zi Wang specialises in energy-related M&A, cross-border transactions, capital markets and private equity; Fan Wang is experienced in mineral resources-related projects; and Huiwen Li is a PPP specialist. The next line of key advisers features Hang Zhou, who advises on energy, infrastructure and construction law, and Zheng Wang, a specialist in infrastructure construction, PPPs and project finance.

Practice head(s):

Wei Jiang

Other key lawyers:

Zi Wang; Fan Wang; Huiwen Li; Hang Zhou; Zheng Wang

Key clients

Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group Co.

EAST China Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group

PetroChina Company Limited

Development and Construction Administration Committee of Changning New Area

Xi’an Chanba Silk Road International Culture and Art Center Co., Ltd.

Shanxi Nonferrous Yulin New Materials Group Co., Ltd.

Rizhao Transportation Energy Development Group Co. LTD

Youpin Automobile Service Group Co. LTD

Work highlights

  • Advised Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group Co on the acquisition of Taihai Manoir Nuclear Equipment Co.
  • Advised East China Electric Power Design Institute Co on the EPC contract for the Longquanshan domestic waste incineration power generation PPP project in Hefei.
  • Advised Suzhou Wujiang Three Gorges Water Environment Comprehensive Management Co on the Suzhou rural domestic sewage treatment PPP project.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal‘s multidisciplinary energy and natural resources practice routinely leverages the expertise of the firm’s M&A, capital markets, infrastructure, finance and dispute resolution specialists for major projects, including large-scale, cross-border engineering, procurement and construction projects. Xiaodong Zheng‘s wide-ranging sector expertise includes energy and natural resources, while Guohua Wu acts for several large funds and industrial companies in both China and globally. Other experienced practitioners are Yonggao Wu, whose career includes working at the Ministry of Land and Resources for over ten years, and is an expert in land and mining rights, and Xiaoqing Chu, an adviser on both transactional work and dispute resolution. Xiaochen YingJiangxia Lu, Yingnan Li and Chunlei Xian are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Xiaodong Zheng; Guohua Wu

Other key lawyers:

Yonggao Wu; Xiaoqing Chu; Xiaochen Ying; Jiangxia Lu; Yingnan Li; Chunlei Xian

Key clients

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation

Shanghai Jinshan New Town Construction and Development Co., Ltd.

Wuling Power Corporation Ltd.

Hainan Free Trade Port Resort Software Community Group Co., Ltd

Aluminum Corporation of China

Chengdu-Kunming Railway Line

China Resources Power

JinkoSolar and its various affiliates

Jiangsu Huadian Energy Co., Ltd

HBIS Group

Shangang Investment

Lindian County Qingyang New Energy Power Generation Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Lead counsel to China Energy on its proposed shale gas investment in the US.
  • Advised Jinshan District, Shanghai on an investment cooperation agreement with Fosun International to construct Jinshan Coastal International Cultural Tourism Resort.
  • Advised Jiangsu Huadian Energy Co on the issue of corporate debt financing instruments.

Sunshine Law Firm

With ‘a very accurate grasp of the policies and practices of central and local governments‘, Sunshine Law Firm has extensive experience in energy, environmental and infrastructure projects. Operating from offices in Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the full-service practice covers development, construction, investment and financing stages of projects, as well as related M&A deals, and project operation and maintenance issues. In addition to acting across China, the firm’s track record covers projects in Europe, the Americas, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The group’s principal figures are Zhen Chen, an expert in climate change, renewable energy, electric power, nuclear power safety, and energy conservation and environmental protection; Angie Zhou, who leads the firm’s green and low carbon business practice; Jianlai Zhang; and ‘outstanding lawyer‘ and renewable energy team leader Zhijian Ge.

Practice head(s):

Anjie Zhou; Zhijian Ge; Jianlai Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Zhen Chen; Chuxing Dong; Fangliang Shou


‘With deep knowledge of the energy industry, Sunshine has a very accurate grasp of the policies and practices of central and local governments at all levels.’

‘Provides timely and efficient work, in accordance with clients’ needs.’

‘Zhijian Ge is an outstanding lawyer, and has an in-depth understanding of energy industry practice and the development direction of policies. The feedback is also very timely.’

Key clients

State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power Investment and Operation Co., Ltd.

State Power Investment Corporation Limited Jiangxi Electric Power Co., LTD. New Energy generation Branch

China Three Gorges Corporation

China Power International New Energy Hainan Co., Ltd.

China International Engineering Consulting Corporation

China National Petroleum BP Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Energy Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised the China Energy Engineering Corporation, and its joint venture, on a 500MW photovoltaic power plant in Egypt.
  • Advised China Energy Engineering Group on the development of offshore wind farms.
  • Advised State Power Investment Corporation Jiangxi Electric Power Company on the acquisition of a 600MW photovoltaic project.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm‘s team specialises in both project development and project finance work, and is particularly active in cross-border matters. The group’s expertise covers advice to major domestic and foreign businesses on the development and construction of infrastructure, energy and mineral resources projects. The team also advises on bulk commodity trades. It additionally fields lawyers who are highly experienced in project-related transactions, as well as disputes. The team is led by energy and mineral and natural resources expert Jie Chai, who routinely advises on cross-border M&A, project finance, overseas and foreign direct investment, large-scale industrial projects and infrastructure developments. Providing key support, Song Shuang maintains an active practice in construction and project finance, along with M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Jie Chai

Other key lawyers:

Song Shuang

Key clients

Changdian Andes Investment Co

Yangtze Andes Holding Co

PowerChina International Group

CRCC International Investment Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Yangtze Andes Holding Co on a large-value capitalisation deal.
  • Advised Mingyang Smart Energy Group Co on the issuance of global depositary receipts.
  • Advised (as underwriter’s Chinese counsel) on China Three Gorges Corporation’s public offering of $300m offshore bonds.

Beijing DaHui Lawyers

Beijing DaHui Lawyers‘ experienced energy team is consistently active in relation to traditional sectors including oil and gas. It has also experienced notable growth in the renewable energy space, as well as other new energy sectors such as electric vehicles (both on the investment and disputes side). The practice is headed by firm managing partner Richard Ma, while Jie Tong leads the firm’s antitrust department. Other key figures include Owen Yang, whose track record includes a range of deals involving energy and clean technologies, and Jida Zhang, who advises large PRC businesses on major solar and wind power project-related investments.

Practice head(s):

Richard Ma

Other key lawyers:

Jie Tong; Owen Yang; Jida Zhang

Key clients


Air Products



Beiterui New Materials


BTR China



China Huadian Group Cleaning Energy Co

China National Chemical Corporation

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation

China State Construction Engineering Group


CITIC Construction

CVC Capital Partners

Dachi Electrics

Daqo New Energy Corp

EQT Fund

GE (China) Co

GE Oil and Gas


GGV Capital

Hidden Hill Capital

Huadian Group


Jianglian International Engineering Co

Jinko Power Co

Kelin’en Environment Protection Technology



Noble Chemical Materials

Petro-Cyberworks Information Technology Co

Philips (China) Investment Co

PT Tuah Turangga Agung

Qatar Petroleum

Saudi Aramco


Shaanxi Gratitude New Energy Technology Development Co

Royal Dutch Shell

Shell Gas


Sinopec Group

Sojo Electric Co

State Grid (China)

Sumitomo Corporation

Temasek Holdings


TOTAL Energies


Work highlights

  • Leading an international team of lawyers in a complex dispute over the control of a listed energy company.
  • Acting in a complex dispute over a power plant, where construction is several years behind schedule.
  • Assisting with resolving a dispute involving a Chinese solar panel manufacturer.

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Commerce & Finance Law Offices fields several energy and power experts who routinely advise on energy-related deals, including major financings, with notable clients such as State Grid International Development and China National Offshore Oil Corporation. Xinggao Pan is an outbound specialist, while corporate law expert Wei Chen is experienced in IPOs, bond issuances and private equity investment. Other key advisers include Yiqun Cheng, whose track record covers energy sector-related IPOs; and Gang Wu, a capital markets, M&A and private equity practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Xinggao Pan; Wei Chen; Gang Wu

Other key lawyers:

Yiqun Cheng

Key clients

Morgan Stanley

Credit Suisse

China International Capital Corporation

Goldman Sachs

State Grid International Development

Hongtai Aplus

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

CNOOC Investment Holdings

CNOOC Finance Co

Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong)

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co

State Power Rixin Technology Co

Chengdu Longteng Water Resources Development Co

Zhongxing Tianheng Energy Technology (Beijing) Co

Topsun Information Technology Co

Xinjiang Haoyuan Natural Gas Co

Hive Energy Technology Co

Work highlights

  • Advised Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and China International Capital Corporation on NIO’s secondary listing on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Singapore Exchange.
  • Advised State Grid Europe Development on the issuance of high-value foreign bonds.
  • Advised CICC, as underwriter, on the reverse merger between Gezhouba Group Explosive Co (spun off from China Energy Engineering Group Co) and Hunan Nanling Industry Explosive Material Co.

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm‘s Beijing-based projects and energy team fields Weidong Wang, an expert in energy and infrastructure, international finance, overseas financing, IPOs and investments, along with project finance, PPPs, and engineering, procurement and construction contracts. Wang’s track record includes acting for both international and domestic investors, as well as financing institutions, on major projects. Examples include high-profile power and water plant build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects. Flanking Wang, Xinwei Li advises domestic and foreign companies on complex energy acquisitions, disposals and refinancings, as well as large-scale energy and infrastructure investment projects.

Other key lawyers:

Weidong Wang; Xinwei Li


‘Very experienced team.’

‘Has good understanding of clients.’

‘Rigorous thinking and strong professional abilities.’

Key clients

China Datang Corporation

Shanghai Electric Power Co

CRRC International Co

CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co

Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co

China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center

Nam Kwong (Group) Co

Golden Concord Holdings

GCL System Integration Technology Co

GCL Energy Technology Co


China Metallurgical Group Corporation

China Nuclear Power Engineering Co

CRRC Group Co.

China Huadian Corporation

Beijing Energy Holding Co

Beijing Energy International Holding Co

Jingtian & Gongcheng

A core area for the firm, Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s energy and natural resources practice handles high-profile deals across traditional sectors such as oil, coal, natural gas and hydropower. The team also advises on new energy sources, including solar power, biomass, wind power and mineral resources. Xiang Gao, a former adviser to China Resources Land, leads the team, which also features energy project development and acquisition specialist Sheng Song; mining M&A expert Yanmei Long; and Linming Jin, whose projects practice covers PPP implementation, concessions and tendering, along with M&A, financing and restructuring. Lei Zhang is an experienced project finance practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Xiang Gao

Other key lawyers:

Sheng Song; Yanmei Long; Linming Jin; Lei Zhang


‘The Jingtian team works seriously and responsibly, thinking about clients. When encountering problems, they can think of solutions for clients from multiple angles. The fees are reasonable and the staff is highly motivated.’

‘Yanmei Long has rich experience in the mining field. She has provided many unique suggestions for our projects and has a very accurate understanding and grasp of the risks. She is fluent in French and English which facilitates the development of our overseas projects. She is very dedicated and responsive.’

Key clients

China Power International Holding

China Three Gorges International

China Gezhouba Group Corporation Overseas Investment Co

China Machinery Engineering Corporation

China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation

China Energy Engineering Investment Corporation

Wuling Power Corporation

China Energy (Beijing) International Power Energy Co

GD Power Development Co

Guangzhou Development Group