DeHeng Law Offices > Beijing, China > Firm Profile

DeHeng Law Offices
BEIJING 100033

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

DeHeng Law Offices‘ banking and finance team has strong experience of acting as lead counsel, as opposed to PRC counsel, on cross-border transactions. The firm is mainly specialised in acquisition finance and project finance matters, particularly those involving foreign governments and large lenders. Other key areas of activity include loan restructuring, sovereign loans, and interbank loans. The practice is run by Zhang Xu and Ma Kai, who are well versed in both domestic and cross-border matters. Other notable lawyers include Sisi Shen, who focuses on onshore and offshoring financing and real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Zhang Xu; Ma Kai

Other key lawyers:

Sisi Chen; Huang Huazhen


‘DeHeng’s team of lawyers has rich project experience and unique insights in the fields of reorganisation, bankruptcy and disposal of non-performing assets. Because of this, they can adapt to the needs of diverse customers.’

‘DeHeng’s banking and finance team has excellent professional ability, a good attitude, and rapid feedback speed.’

‘DeHeng provides very professional legal opinions and can respond to emergencies efficiently. Team members can cooperate with each other to provide excellent service to customers.’

‘Huang Huazhen is an outstanding partner – very professional and experienced. He can quickly understand the business logic of the project, discover the legal risks and propose targeted solutions.’

Key clients

China Development Bank

The Export-Import Bank of China

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

Nanyang Commercial Bank (China) Limited

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

Agricultural Bank of China

China Industrial Bank, Hong Kong Branch

China CITIC Bank International Limited

The Bank of East Asia, Limited

Bank of Communications

Bank of China

Shandong Gold Ming (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.

Banco Bradesco S.A. – Hong Kong


China Life Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Life Investment Management Company Limited

PICC Capital Insurance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

SPIC Clean Energy Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Beijing Guoshou CCCC Urban Development Investment Fund Partnership (limited Partnership)

Work highlights

  • Acting as PRC counsel to several international and domestic banks on a syndicated loan of US$423,000,000 to Bapton Company Limited for refinancing its existing financial indebtedness.
  • Acting as lead counsel and PRC counsel to ACE Investment Fund LP, as the borrower, on a syndicated loan of EUR 186,000,000 to refinance bridge loans in respect of its investment in wind power projects in Poland and Italy.
  • Acting as lead counsel and PRC counsel to a Hong Kong commercial bank’s PRC subsidiary on the RMB 80,000,000 working capital loan advanced by the client to China Tianrui Group Cement Company Limited.

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 2

DeHeng Law Offices is recognised in this space for assistance provided to large PRC state-owned enterprises; handling sensitive employee misconduct litigation, compliance reviews, major restructurings and personnel relocations. The team is jointly led by corporate reorganisations and insolvency matters specialist Jianping Wang and the disputes focussed Wenwei Su. Seasoned arbitrator Wei Shen, noted for his ‘profound professionalism and rich experience‘, is also key. The firm has a broad presence across the PRC, with offices in regional centres like Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an and Tianjin as well as Shanghai, Beijing and the Bay Area.

Practice head(s):

Jianping Wang; Wenwei Su

Other key lawyers:

Wei Shen; Mingming Cui


‘The team provided a high professional level and high-quality service and showed that it is a comprehensive service team.’

‘Our company believes that the outstanding partner in the team is lawyer Shen Wei, who is a partner we trust and is willing to maintain long-term cooperation. He has profound professionalism and rich experience and is one of the top lawyers in the domestic labour and employment field.’

Key clients

Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China

All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese

Bank of China – Beijing Branch

China National Offshore Oil Corporation



Yunnan Hongta Tobacco Company

AVIC Import & Export Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised a foreign retail enterprise on the employee placement project of a retail chain after its warehouse in Beijing is closed.
  • Worked on optimising the management structure and business model of a state-owned fuel company, streamlining its organizational structure and abolishing relevant institutions.
  • Advised a large boiler factory on a personnel relocation project.

China > Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 2

DeHeng Law Offices, through its branches in Chengdu and Chongqing, offers legal expertise in a myriad of areas ranging from finance, environmental resources, and real estate, to intellectual property and criminal business. Chongqing’s branch is home to figures like Xiaoping Chen, who is experienced in the realms of investment and financing, litigation, arbitration and non-litigation. Additionally, Jianzeng Liu advises governmental agencies and businesses, particularly in corporate governance and construction, while Mei Lu’s portfolio encompasses construction engineering, real estate, and finance. Over in Chengdu, Jiayu Zhang focuses on infrastructure, project financing, and corporate bailout disciplines. Qiang Xiao brings profound experience in the capital market, and Xiaoding Zhou’s proficiency lies in civil and commercial law, bankruptcy, and securities law.

Practice head(s):

Hao Chen; Xiaoping Chen; Zhenhang He; Jian Li; Yan Fang; Ke Li; Yuan Chen; Xiaoming Sun; Xiaoding Zhou; Minzi Liu; Qiang Xiao; Weitao Zheng; Zimian Xu; Jiayu Zhang

Key clients

Chongqing Transport Bureau

Chongqing Justice Bureau

Chongqing Committee of Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC

Chongqing Science City Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of Bank Of Communications Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Group Co., LTD.

Chongqing Branch of China National Tobacco Corporation

Sichuan Keyuan Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.

China National AERO-TECHNOLOGY International Engineering Corporation

Chongqing Yugao Technology Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Liangjiang Aircraft Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited

Hunan Construction Engineering Group No.2 Co., Ltd.

BANK of Chongqing Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of China Three Gorges Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of Bank of China Limited

China Ocean Engineering Construction General Bureau

Jinke Property Group Co., Ltd.

Yunnan Power Technology Co., Ltd.

Changan AUTOMOBILE Finance Co., Ltd.

Construction Engineering Co.,Ltd.Of Chongqing Lron and Steel Group

Shenzhou Energy Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

Zhongji Guoneng (Nanchong) Thermal Power Co., Ltd.

China Silian Instrument Group Co., Ltd.

Chinaunited Network Telecommunications Corporation Limited

China Nuclear Industry Zhongyuan Engineering Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of China Tobacco Corporation

Chongqing Branch of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Guodian Yuanda Ecological Energy Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Electric Power Trading Center Co., Ltd.


Chongqing Xiantao Data Valley Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Textile Holding (Group) Co.

Chongqing Liangjiang Aviation Industry Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Juneng Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Jintai State-Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Environmental Protection Investment Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Liangjiang Equity Investment Managemengt Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Tianyou Dairy Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Sanfeng Environment Group Corp., Ltd.

South West Weapon Industry Company

Chongqing Communications Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

SPIC Chongqing Aluminum International Trading Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Nong TOU Logisticsdevelopment Co., Ltd.

Huaxi Packaging (Group) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Yinhai Financing Leasing Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Tianquanxing Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Yugao Technology Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Digital Economy Investment Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Yufu Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Sino-Singapore Connectivity Private Equity Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Pharmaceutical (GROUP) Co., Ltd.

Good Doctor Pharmaceutical Group

Sichuan Hezong Medicine Easy-to-buy Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Dongfang Hydroelectric Intelligent Equipment & Engineering Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Olymvax Biopharmaceuticals Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Dayue Consulting Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Chongqing Yufu Capital Operation Group in the issuance of the first phase of medium-term notes.
  • Represented Chongqing Yinhai Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. in its issuance of Southwest securities.
  • Provide Chongqing Wangcheng Technology Co., Ltd. legal services related to listing for the issuer, including but not limited to issuing legal due diligence, lawyer’s work report, legal opinion, certification opinion and other relevant legal documents.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 2

DeHeng Law Offices is well-versed in bankruptcy restructuring cases, dividing work into the following five sections; claims data review, asset integration, investor recruitment, liaison with government agencies and courts, and public opinion control. Clients include pharmaceutical, energy, and construction companies. Notably, the team also handles personal debt liquidation. Liya Fan spearheads the corporate bankruptcy and rescue practice, assisting large and medium enterprise groups with bankruptcy reorganisation and mergers, as well as managing corporate debt restructuring and reorganisation investments. Jinan-based Feng Zhu often tackles enterprise dissolution and liquidation cases, alongside dispute resolutions and bankruptcy issues.

Practice head(s):

Liya Fan; Feng Zhu

Other key lawyers:

Chunlei Zhang; Dingku Jiang

Key clients

Shanxi Liansheng Energy Co.

Shandong jinshunda Group Co.

China Foreign Construction Co.

Sanya Luhuitou Co.

Qilu Special Steel Co.

Shandong Parkson Biotechnology Co.

Shenyang Wuzhou Commercial Plaza Development Co.

Beijing Xingda Pharmaceutical Research Co.

Shandong Dawang Jintai Group Co.

Shandong Cotton Flax Co.

Shandong Agricultural Means of Production Co.

Shandong Yudu Real Estate Development Co.

Jinan Baode Steel Construction Co.

Jinan Junyi Printing Co.

Shandong Dervock Electric Technology Co.

Dongying Dawang Nonferrous Metals Co.

Dongying Jintai Tyre Bladder Co.

Shandong Tianyang New Energy Co.

Shandong Taifeng Energy Conservation New Materials Co.

Shandong Xinhui Warehousing and Logistics Co.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Shanxi Liansheng Energy Co. with the merger and reorganisation of its enterprises following their bankruptcy in 2015, including the completion of their restructuring by the creditor controlling the debtor through a debt-to-equity swap.
  • Assisting Jin Shunda Group with a reorganisation plan for its merger with 25 other companies.
  • Assisting China Construction International Co. with the first nationwide restructuring case of a construction enterprise and handling the debt.

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 2

Leaving ‘a deep and good impression on clients‘, DeHeng Law Offices advises on the tax issues surrounding domestic and overseas investments, M&A transactions, restructurings, and finance deals. The team is also active in relation to the tax aspects of real estate, engineering, film and television, trade, securities, and IP. The firm additionally advises on wealth planning. Ming Yi‘s track record encompasses an approximately 20-year stint at China’s tax authorities; and Wei Sun predominantly focuses on tax inspections and responses, tax-related dispute resolution, tax risk management, and corporate tax planning. Also highly regarded, Peihua Linhas a deep understanding of clients’ legal needs‘.

Practice head(s):

Ming Yi; Wei Sun

Other key lawyers:

Peihua Lin; Tiantian Qian


‘Peihua Lin’s team has rich experience in taxation, with high professional levels and dedicated service.’

‘Peihua Lin’s team of lawyers demonstrates a high level of professionalism and a conscientious and meticulous work attitude.’

Peihua Lin has a deep understanding of clients’ legal needs.’

‘The whole team leaves a deep and good impression on clients.’

‘Great for tax administrative litigation.’

Work highlights

  • Represented Founder Securities Co (and a third party) in a lawsuit against the ¥590m implementation of a distribution plan.
  • Assisted an accounting firm with tailoring a set of tax compliance solutions.
  • Assisted Chongqing Gusi Trading Co with overturning opinions of the tax inspectorate twice.

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 3

DeHeng Law Offices has wide cross-sectorial expertise, representing clients in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, retail, automotive, and other industries. Practice head Liang Ding leads the team from its Beijing office. Recently, Ding has acted for a wide range of clients to conduct notification of transaction for acquisitions to various governmental administrations, including State Administration for Market Regulation, Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation, and Chongqing Administration for Market Regulation.

Practice head(s):

Ding Liang

Key clients

Volkswagen (China) Investment Co., Ltd

Danfoss A/S


China Mobile Communications Corporation

Country Garden Services Holdings Company Limited

Sandvik International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

SF Express Co., Ltd

China National Petroleum Corporation

Cosco Shipping Lines Co., Ltd

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd

AnSteel Group Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing four rare earth permanent magnet companies in Ningbo v. Hitachi Metal Co., Ltd. in the Supreme People’s Court for abuse of market dominance – this case was reported as the first case in which the refusal of the licence of Non-SEPs constitutes a violation of the Anti-monopoly Law of China.
  • Acted for Guangdong GW Holdings Group Co., Ltd. in its notification of its acquisition of EAST to the Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 3

DeHeng Law Offices has strong expertise in securities law and regularly advises A-share listed, overseas listed and OTC market companies on initial public offerings, listings, refinancings, M&A and regulatory compliance matters. The team is headed by Jianjun Xu, who has more than 20 years’ experience of advising on IPOs on domestic and overseas stock markets and M&A of listed companies. Xu is supported by a strong team of lawyers, including Zhenguo Liu.

Practice head(s):

Jianjun Xu

Other key lawyers:

Zhenguo Liu; Zhiwei Huo; Yongsheng Tang; Xianan Wang


‘The DeHeng team members have diverse backgrounds, solid expertise, and complementary abilities. They have a broad perspective on the capital markets and good communication skills. They also have rich practical experience in IPOs and project execution capabilities and can provide the most competitive legal services for companies in their issuance and listing.’

‘I have a good impression of DeHeng. The team members are professional and dedicated. They have strong communication and coordination skills, are patient, and have fast a response time.’

‘Professional, timely, and excellent.’

Key clients

CNOOC Limited

GRINM Semiconductor Materials Co., Ltd.

China Railway Harbin Group Of Technology Corporation-3

Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Leadmicro Nano Technology Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Highpower Technology Co., Ltd.


Suzhou Kechuan Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Meiteng Technology Co., Ltd

Huaibei GreenGold Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

Nano Labs

Eve Energy Co., Ltd.

Henan Liliang Diamond Co., Ltd.

State Grid Corporation Of China

China Three Gorges Corporation

Shanghai Ziyan Foods Co., Ltd.

Huatai Securities Company Limited

Great Microwave Technology Co.,Ltd.

Suzhou K-Hiragawa Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Novo protein Scientific Co.,Ltd.

Anhui Shunyu Water Co. LTD.

Hanbo High-tech Materials (Hefei) Co., LTD.

Xuzhou Zm-besta heavy Steel Structure Co., Ltd.


Yunchuang Zhixing Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Highbroad Advanced Material(He Fei)Co., Ltd.

Holly Futures Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou SDIC Microelectronics Inc.

Grandit Co., Ltd.

Sunstone Development Co., Ltd.




Rise Sun Real Estate Development Co.,Ltd

China Guoxin Holding Co., Ltd

Ping An Capital Co. Ltd

Goldstone Investment Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Baodi Mining Co.,Ltd

Joulwatt Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented CNOOC Limited in its initial public offering and listing on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Eve Energy Co., Ltd. on its private placement of A-shares.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 3

DeHeng Law Offices, a prominent firm with over 25 offices in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, stands as an active player in China’s M&A landscape. The firm consistently acts for a diverse clientele spanning SOEs and private companies, with a focus on restructuring and acquisition matters. Zhaoxia Fan, stationed in the Beijing office, demonstrates exceptional prowess in advising on acquisitions and asset restructuring transactions. Wei Chen spearheads the firm’s cross-border group, handling multimillion RMB inbound and outbound investments.

Practice head(s):

Zhaoxia Fan; Wei Chen

Other key lawyers:

Weiping Kong; Wenli Wang

Key clients

CSSC Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation

China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd., Sichuan Branch

Guangzhou Great Power Energy&Technology Co., Ltd.

The China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Asia—Potash International Investment (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Jianzhijia Pharmaceutical Chain Group Co., Ltd

Yunnan Coal & Energy Co., Ltd.

BanBao Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Haoyuan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

Quanzhou Haisi Water Investment Co., Ltd

Yunbaiyao Hong Kong Co., Limited

Shuifanxin Environmental Energy (Shandong) Co., LTD.

China International Water & Electric Corporation

Work highlights

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 3

DeHeng Law Offices’ arbitration practice is particularly active in Belt and Road Initiative-related disputes. The practice comprises experts in arbitrations concerning cross-border M&A, equity transfers, investments and finance. The team also fields large numbers of arbitrators, who serve at CIETAC, as well as at the China Maritime Arbitration Commission and Beijing Arbitration Commission (among others). Group head Lijin Xie is an international and national commercial arbitration specialist; Junqi Wang is an active commercial dispute resolution practitioner; and Xianwei Peng‘s experience includes shipbuilding disputes. Christina Peng‘s cross-border commercial dispute resolution practice also covers arbitration work.

Practice head(s):

Lijin Xie

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • Represented a Chinese contractor in an ICC London arbitration against a Spanish company.
  • Successfully acted for a Chinese EPC general contractor in an arbitration against a Spanish subcontractor.
  • Successfully acted for a Chinese contractor in an international arbitration over a coal-fired power plant project in Indonesia.

China > Insurance: PRC firms Tier 3

With ‘unique insights into the insurance market‘, DeHeng Law Offices regularly acts for major insurance clients on large-scale financing projects. The team also assists insurance asset management companies with insurance asset utilisation projects, advises on the establishment of insurance entities, and acts on insurance sector-related M&A transactions. Insurance department director Hui Jia is admitted to practise both in New York state and China, while Zhenghua Wang predominantly focuses on insurance matters. Further support is provided by Huazhen Huang, whose ‘level of professionalism is widely recognised in the industry‘.

Practice head(s):

Hui Jia

Other key lawyers:

Zhenghua Wang; Huazhen Huang; Luo Shujian; Fang Fang; Ranran Fu; Yue Xiaolin


Rich project experience and unique insights into the insurance market.’

‘High-quality legal services with the ability to discover and effectively solve compliance problems.’

‘Great ability to solve problems and risks, and to propose creative solutions through strong business capabilities.’

‘Huazhen Huang has a high level of professionalism – she quickly grasps the situation, has excellent research and innovation capabilities, and is good at balancing the needs of all parties.’

‘Huazhen Huang creatively tailors exclusive transactions for projects in order to achieve a win-win effect. Her level of professionalism is widely recognised in the industry.’

‘Clients appreciate the quality of the service of of Huazhen Huang and her team.’

‘Excellent professional ability, good attitude, and rapid feedback. The service provided is perfect.’

‘The team members are able to put forward targeted suggestions based on the needs of clients, provide professional legal advice and respond efficiently to unexpected issues.’

Key clients

Greatwall Life Insurance Co

People’s Insurance Company of China (PICC Liupanshui)

Beijing Energy Group Co

Dajia Insurance Group Co

China United Property Insurance Company

China Life Asset Management Co

China Life Investment Management Company

PICC Capital Insurance Asset Management Co

SPIC Clean Energy Fund Management Co

Munich Reinsurance Company Beijing Branch

China Insurance Asset Registration and Trading System Co

China Agricultural Reinsurance Co

PICC Property and Casualty Company

People’s Life Insurance Company of China

People’s Health Insurance Company of China

PICC Asset Management Co

PICC Capital Insurance Asset Management Co

China Life Property Insurance Co

China Property Reinsurance Co

China United Property Insurance Co

Zheshang Property Insurance Co

China Dadi Property Insurance Co

China Pingan Property Insurance Co

China and South Korea Life Insurance Co

Taikang Online Property Insurance Co

China Export Credit Insurance Company

Changan Liability Insurance Co

PICC Property and Casualty Company Zhejiang Branch

PICC Property and Casualty Company Hainan Branch

Dajia Life Insurance Co

China Insurance Exchange

Huatai Asset Management Co

Work highlights

  • Advised Beijing Energy Group Co on the acquisition of Ruihe Insurance Brokerage Co.
  • Advised Greatwall Life Insurance Co on an investment in Qiming VC’s Parallel Fund.
  • Successfully represented PICC in a property preservation dispute.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Assisting with a broad range of enforcement and cross-practice work, DeHeng Law Offices‘ IP team routinely prosecutes high-stakes matters at global levels. The practice, which predominantly focuses on patents, trade marks, copyright and unfair competition, is led by IP infringement specialist Mingjun Luo. Jun Cui is a fellow IP expert, who also maintains robust competition and anti-monopoly law practices; Menglong Li acts for several well-known companies in protecting their copyrights, patents, and trade mark interests in China; and Xinliang Tao‘s track record includes over 300 arbitration cases and domain name disputes.

Practice head(s):

Mingjun Luo

Other key lawyers:

Jun Cui; Menglong Li; Xinliang Tao; Bo Gao; Gui Lei

Key clients

Apple Inc.

Zte Corporation

Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd.

Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd.

Wingtech Technology Co., Ltd.

FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd.

MediaTek Inc.

Shenzhen uCloudlink Network Technology Co., Ltd.

GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd

Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation

Vivo Mobile Communication Co.,Ltd.

HM Power (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.

Siglent Technologies Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Smart City Big Data Center Co., Ltd

Zuoyou Furniture (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai iSmartware Technology Co., Ltd.

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Apple Inc.

Zte Corporation

Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd.

Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd.

Wingtech Technology Co., Ltd.

FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd.

MediaTek Inc.

Shenzhen uCloudlink Network Technology Co., Ltd.

GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd

Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation

Vivo Mobile Communication Co.,Ltd.

HM Power (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.

Siglent Technologies Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Smart City Big Data Center Co., Ltd

Zuoyou Furniture (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai iSmartware Technology Co., Ltd.

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Work highlights

  • Represented Apple Inc in its patent disputes against GPNE Corporation.
  • Represented FocalTech (Shenzhen) Co in its patent application rights ownership disputes.
  • Assisted Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co with its application for a retrial of a case on infringement of information network transmission rights.

China > Private wealth: PRC firms Tier 3

DeHeng Law Offices’ wide range of private wealth practice areas spans trust, insurance, family wealth management, and corporate governance. The department is led by Weifeng Guo, who specialises in services such as family office establishment, domestic and overseas trust creation, and global identity planning. He also assists clients with immigration asset arrangements and marriage inheritance matters. Qi Cao brings his expertise in equity funds, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance to the table, serving high-net-worth clients. Counsel Jiaji Du adds experience in regulatory policy and legal due diligence to the firm’s offerings.

Practice head(s):

Weifeng Guo

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

HT Capital

Beijing Air Business Investment Management Co., Ltd./Air Business College (北京空中商学投资管理有限公司/空中商学院)

CITIC Trust Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised HT Capital on a series of domestic and overseas investments, with accumulated investment value over 20 billion RMB.
  • Advised Beijing Air Business Investment Management Co., Ltd. on a series of domestic and overseas investments as well as its daily operation, with accumulated investment value over 1 billion RMB.
  • Advised CITIC Trust Co., Ltd. on the establishment of multiple family office and investment platforms, provided a series of family business, family office and wealth management services including the creation of many family charters, family funds and so on.

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 3

DeHeng Law Offices maintains a presence in Zhejiang with branches in Hangzhou and Wenzhou. Dingku Jiang, director of the Wenzhou office, hones his focus on bankruptcy and restructuring, having managed notable cases for large real estate firms. Da Lin oversees the office’s bankruptcy and restructuring committee, bringing expertise in corporate restructuring, architecture design, and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Dingku Jiang

Other key lawyers:

Xiaoxiong Zheng; Da Lin; Zhimiao Zhang; Zhuoer Ye; Shan Hu

Key clients

Wenzhou Shiyifang Catering Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Jiahong Shoes Material Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Xinye Stationery Co., Ltd.

Ruian Riou Automobile Parts Co., Ltd.

Wencheng County Hengha Shanzhen Food Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Woguo Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Dayu Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Cangming Construction Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Beidita Art Training Co., Ltd.

Ruian Xicheng Tourism Products Co., Ltd.

Wuyuan Congxi Cultural Tourism Co., Ltd.

Wuyuan Congxi Manor Hotel Co., Ltd.

Ruian Huilishi Shoes Co., Ltd.

Liancheng Tianyi Hotsprings Resort Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Zijingang Rubber Belt Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Wuhao Trading Co., Ltd.

Hengshui Jingxin Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Huaxia Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Ronghuan Hardware Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Fuxin Shengming Development Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Longgang Guoxing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Hengpeng Valve Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Zhongci Materials Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Qingtuo Industrial Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Qijun Shoes Co., Ltd.

Xiamen Xieli Huarong Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd.

Taizhou Hongrun Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Ruian Jinlyuwang Shoes Co., Ltd.

Ruian Feixiang Sand Processing Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Longwan Lijia Electric Appliance Factory

Wenzhou Anxiao Elderly Care Co., Ltd.

Bodu Culture Media (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Xinheying Optical Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Dacheng Hospital Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Shengda Packaging Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Guoju Home Appliances Co., Ltd.

Pingyang Jitong Express Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Xiangyu Food Co., Ltd.

Kangtuo Fluid Control Technology (Wenzhou) Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Shunfeng Materials Trading Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Participated in the pre-restructuring and judicial restructuring procedures as the group’s member to handle the restructuring case of Fujian Longyan Longhua Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Participated in the pre-restructuring and judicial restructuring procedures of Huainan Jinfeng Yiju Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Participated in the bankruptcy liquidation and restructuring procedures of Zhejiang Zijingang Rubber Belt Co., Ltd.

China > Shipping: PRC firms Tier 3

DeHeng Law Offices handles local and international maritime treaties for its varied client base of insurance companies, P&I clubs, and shipping companies. The practice also specialises in maritime litigation work, utilising its expertise to address complex cross-border issues. Other key areas for the team are carriage of goods by sea, multimodal transport contracts, and construction and repairs of ships and offshore engineering. Xianwei Peng takes charge of the team working on international arbitration maritime and international trade matters. Zhiyong Zhang co-chairs the practice, advising multinational clients on shipping mandates, marine casualties, and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Xianwei Peng; Zhiyong Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Yanan Wu

Key clients

China Communications Import & Export Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented China Communications Import & Export Co. in an international ship building and sales dispute case, winning the case before the Supreme People’s Court of China.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 3

The international trade practice at DeHeng Law Offices is highly experienced in world trade remedy issues, particularly anti-dumping cases. Its recent workload includes antidumping, countervailing, and safeguard investigations that were initiated by the US, India, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, New Zealand, and the EU. Examples include the team’s representation of Jiangsu Alpha Pharmaceutical Co in an anti-dumping investigation that was initiated by India, in relation to imports of ATS-8  that originate in (or are exported from) China. Practice head Yongzhong Ren recently acted in investigations involving the chemicals, glass, ceramics, food products, and iron and steel sectors.

Practice head(s):

Yongzhong Ren

Key clients

Jiangsu Alpha Pharmaceutical Co

Xinyi PV Products (Anhui) Holdings

Guangxi Xinyi PV Products Co

Xinyi Solar (Hong Kong)

Work highlights

  • Acted for Jiangsu Alpha Pharmaceutical Co in an anti-dumping investigation initiated by India, in relation to imports of ATS-8 (originated in or exported from China).
  • Acted for Xinyi PV Products (Anhui) Holdings (and related companies) in the anti-dumping sunset review investigation into imports of textured tempered glass (originated in or exported from China).

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 4

DeHeng Law Offices has been involved in policy research and drafting of China’s data cross-border transfer regulations, making the team experts in the area of outbound cross-border data transfers. The team also assists on other data protection and cybersecurity issues, mainly assisting Chinese enterprises across the TMT, telecoms, and finance sectors with data compliance programs. Practice head Yinan Wang is praised for being able to ‘accurately interpret the compliance requirements of the regulatory authorities‘; he is sought out for his expertise in cross-border data transfer security assessments. Co-head Tao Zhang handles network and data compliance and associate Qianhui Wan  is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Yinan Wang; Tao Zhang

Other key lawyers:


‘Yinan Wang’s lawyer team is equipped with professionals who understand network security technology, and can also integrate third-party network security and data protection technical teams externally to provide one-stop services for enterprises.’

‘Yinan Wang is the most professional lawyer in the field of data protection among all the lawyers we know. His most prominent advantage is that he can accurately interpret the compliance requirements of the regulatory authorities. He can help us deeply understand the regulatory logic behind the legal provisions. Qianhui Wan is also very dedicated and conscientious, and provides timely feedback.

‘The team has deep experience in the field of cross-border data flow, not only in practice, but also in theory – they have authored a large number of papers and published books in China.’

‘Yinan Wang is very familiar with the legal regulations and practices of cross-border data. He has provided professional and meticulous advice for our overseas business. Moreover, with his outstanding international vision and common law background, he has outstanding abilities in cross-jurisdictional language, culture, and regulations, and can effectively coordinate overseas law firms to provide local regulatory research results.’

‘The team is very professional and efficient. If possible, I would recommend this team to all relevant clients and partners in the industry.’

‘Yinan Wang is the best lawyer I have worked with in the field of data security. Not only is he professional and has strong communication skills, but he can also provide constructive advice to customers, so that customers can better mobilise existing resources to do data security protection.’

‘Yinan Wang maintains a good relationship with the government agencies in charge of relevant laws and regulations. The firm has a focus on efficiency, so that the company can provide assistance for future business decisions.’

Key clients

China Travel Sky Technology

Focus Technology Co.

Express (HangZhou) Technology Service Co.

Vaisala (Beijing) Measurement Technology Co.

China Automotive Innovation Corporation

Snowball Finance

Elane Inc.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Beijing Tiande Technology

China Science and Technology Information Magazine

Andrew International Sandbox Institute

Work highlights

  • Assisted Focus Technology Co. with successfully obtaining approval from the CAC for data cross-border transfer security assessment.
  • Assisted China TravelSky Holding with a data compliance program on dealing with government’s request for information.
  • Assisted CAC for the Chinese subsidiary of American Express Company (Amex) with a data cross-border transfer security assessment application.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 4

Dispute resolution is a core area of expertise for DeHeng Law Offices, which is ‘good at handling complex issues across different legal systems‘. The practice routinely handles major domestic and international cases at every court level. Changbin Chen, Junqi Wang, Huanghe Xiao, Fang Yan and Enhui Wang jointly head the department.

Practice head(s):

Changbin Chen; Junqi Wang; Huanghe Xiao; Fang Yan; Enhui Wang

Other key lawyers:

Xiao Guo


‘Clients are very satisfied with its level of professionalism.’

‘Solid legal background and great level of business thinking.’

‘Xiao Guo stands out for his strong levels of professionalism, smooth communications, and pleasant cooperation.’

‘Xiao Guo is able to put forward novel legal opinions.’

‘Xiao Guo has excellent professional abilities and a strong sense of responsibility.’

‘A law firm that is highly trustworthy.’

‘Good at handling complex issues across different legal systems and reasonable fees.’

‘The team’s performance level is very high.’

Key clients

Zhongbo Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Hanxin Culture and Art Development Co., Ltd.

Shanxi High-tech Huaye Electronic Group Co.,Ltd.

HONG-ZI Medical And Pharmaceutical Emergency Security Platform Co., Ltd.

Agricultural Bank of China Limited

Beijing Quancheng Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shougang Changzhi IRON& Steel Co., Ltd.

China CITIC BANK Corporation Limited

Xiong’an New Area Party and Mass Work Department

Shenzhen Meidafei Investment Development Co., LTD

Zhaoqing Gaoyao Jintao Industrial Park Development and Construction Co., Ltd

Shaanxi Broadcast & TV Network Intermediary (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shaanxi Yuhang Technology Industry Co., Ltd.

Yanan University Xianyang Hospital Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Handled a high-value, white-collar crime case.
  • Acted in multiple cases involving duty-related crimes.
  • Assisted a large coal industry company with retrieving huge losses.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 4

The real estate and construction team at DeHeng Law Offices utilises its background in real estate development, engineering, and law to advise environmental management and construction companies on their issues. The practice also deals with large-scale real estate developers and project owners, acting for clients on first and second stages of land development, engineering, and construction. The practice is co-led by Xiongwei Li, Jianwen Wang, and Kai Zhang. Ganghong Sun is an authority on M&A, construction engineering and real estate issues, Shan Cao handles dispute resolution for construction projects, and Yifeng Lai is core to the real estate team in Shenzhen.

Practice head(s):

Xiongwei Li; Jianwen Wang; Kai Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Beijing CSTJ Metro Investment and Development Co.,

Shanghai Construction Group Co.

SCEGC Mechanized Construction Group Company

Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co.

Shanghai BioGerm Medical Technology Co.

Jiangsu Phoenix Property Company

Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp.

Zhuhai Country Garden Management Service Co.

Nanjing Zhongjian Gubei Urban Development Co.

China Railway Electrification Bureau Group Co.

Beijing ZEHO Waterfront Ecological Environment Treatment Co.

Sanya Luhuitou Tourism Zone Development Co.

Yunnan Xinyi Investment Co.

Sinotrans Logistics Investment Holding Co.

Fuda Holding Group Co.

China Overseas Land & Investment

Shenzhen Metro Property Group Co.

Yanlord Land

China Resources Land

Country Garden

Work highlights

  • Assisted Banshan Bandao with a bankruptcy and reorganisation project.
  • Represented Beijing Zeho Waterfront Ecological Environment Treatment Co. in the lawsuit filed by it against the project owner, claiming the payment of such amounts payable.
  • Assisted China Merchants Financial Leasing Co. with its commercial property finance lease project of Taiziwan Park.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 5

DeHeng Law Offices offers considerable breadth of expertise in the PRC private equity space, handling a number of high-value IPOs, listings, refinancings, M&A and regulatory and compliance matters. Ping An, Softbank China Venture Capital and Taiping Asset Management are some of the significant clients on its books, having also handled a number of major listings on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges. The practice is jointly led by Weifeng Guo and Shujuan Ji in Beijing, as well as Lei Zhang heading operations from Shanghai.

Practice head(s):

Weifeng Guo; Lei Zhang; Shujuan Ji


‘The team of lawyers has rich experience in the investment and financing of new energy projects such as photovoltaics and wind power, and is familiar with the laws and policies of financial institutions including the use of insurance funds, and can better integrate financial regulatory policies with new energy project investment. The characteristics are combined to provide an effective solution for the smooth progress of this project. The team members are good at a variety of fields and can control the project risks as a whole.’

Key clients

U Power International Ltd

Genilink Capital

Northern Light Venture Capital

Mega Phase Technology

Zanecon Technology

Maison Capital

Ningbo Semiconductor International Corporation

Taiping Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Songuo Motors Co., Ltd.

Dezhou Financial Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction Group Shanghai Investment Development Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Spinnotec Group Co., Ltd.

V Capital Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings

Shanghai Cedar Composites Technology Co., Ltd.

Sinarmas Paper (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Softbank (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Guokang Credit Promotion Co., Ltd.

Sunshine Insurance Group Company Limited

Beijing International Emerging Industrial Investment Center (L.P.)Strategic Emerging Industrial Fund

CNPC Kunlun Capital Co., Ltd.

Bozhen Biotechnology (Suzhou) Co., LTD

Shanghai Supremind Intelligent Technology Co., LTD


Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd. (NPAC)

Softbank China Venture Capital (SBCVC)

Taiping Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Baosteel Group Corporation

Ping An Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Songuo Motors Co., Ltd.

Dezhou Financial Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Semiconductor International Corporation

Jiangyin Municipal Government Investment Fund (Limited Partnership)

Guangzhou PackGene Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Mastervision Technology Co., Ltd.

MediLink Therapeutics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Qinhao Pharmaceutical (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised U POWER INTERNATIONAL LIMITED on its Pre A and Series B financing for more than ¥100m.
  • Assisted Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings with its acquisitions of five subsidiaries in mainland China.
  • Advised Beijing Yizhuang International Emerging Industry Investment Center (Limited Partnership) on the establishment of an industry sub-fund together with the listed company, Jiangfeng Yitang.

China > Fintech: PRC firms

Led by Yang Liu, DeHeng Law Offices is praised for its ‘sensitive and in-depth understanding of high-tech internet crimes’.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms

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.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms

DeHeng Law Offices divides its compliance team into different enterprise sectors such as securities, government administrative supervision, criminal, and data compliance.

DeHeng Law Offices was founded in 1993, which was one of the first private law partnerships that has developed as one of the largest full service law firms providing global services. At present, we have 53 offices and more than 5,000 legal professionals at home and abroad.

Over 30 years, DeHeng has been committed to providing quality and efficient legal services for clients at home and abroad. The firm has made outstanding contributions to the economy’s reform and opening-up, national development, and the prevalence of rule of law. We have supported key rational infrastructure projects and created a number of the first in the field of Chinese legal services.

As a leading law firm in China with nationwide coverage and widely recognized comprehensive services, DeHeng has been listed in many ranking lists such as Chambers, Asialaw, The Legal 500 etc, DeHeng has been among the best in many practice areas and lawyers for many years.

Practice areas: capital markets, dispute resolution, criminal, banking and finance, M&A, cross-border investment and finance, construction and real estate, antitrust and competition, intellectual property, WTO, employment and social security, international construction and projects, bankruptcy and restructuring, government and public policy, healthcare industry, environment, maritime, tax, technology, regulatory.

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