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DaHui Lawyers

Dispute resolution: PRC firms Tier 2

International arbitration is a key area of expertise for the team at DaHui Lawyers, which also has a strong commercial litigation practice, including experience handling trade secret infringement, IP protection, labour disputes, and commercial bribery cases. The group has an impressive client roster of Chinese companies, SOEs and multinationals, including Boeing, Moody's and Elsevier, for which it often acts as PRC counsel. Key figures include Arthur Ma who focuses on foreign-related domestic and cross-border dispute resolution, and Xing Wan; together, the duo are representing Boeing, as lead counsel, in a number of product liability disputes before Chinese courts resulting from the MH370 incident. Owen Yang has experience in financial disputes involving derivatives, funds and investments, while Lin Bai is noted for general commercial disputes.

Fintech: PRC firms Tier 2

DaHui Lawyers continues to specialise in advising a number of clients on both sides of cross-border fintech financing matters, including Series C financing, stock offerings, and public listings. Clients include AirBNB, CICC, and Credit Suisse, with  matters including securing online payment licenses, regulation and compliance, as well as advising firms seeking to expand into the fintech market on restructuring. Richard Ma and Brendon Wu head the practice, both regularly advising investors on their entries into the Chinese market, with Brendon Wu advising Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan on the $152m listing of VCREDIT Holdings.

TMT: PRC firms Tier 2

The sweet-spot for DaHui Lawyers is advising clients based in the US, UK and Germany on their operations and transactions in the Chinese market. The group has expertise in market-entry, regulatory compliance, cross-border and domestic acquisitions, as well as structuring, financing and dispute resolution. The group is also able to advise on cybersecurity and data protection strategies. The department is jointly led by founding and managing partner Richard Ma, who specialises in cross-border transactions in the TMT space, and Brendon Wu, whose clients include a variety of private equity and venture capital funds. Cloud Li is another name to note with contentious and non-contentious TMT mandates. Michael Dardzinski joined from Reed Smith Richards Butler in 2018, and focuses on US clients, while in 2019, the group was joined by Shan He from an in-house position at China Media Capital.

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 3

DaHui LawyersJie Tong is praised for his 'solid competition knowledge', having worked at the MOFCOM for over a decade. Tong recently advised on merger control issues relating to the establishment of a joint venture, and assisted a Chinese e-commerce giant with merger control analysis, competition compliance, and antitrust risks assessment and mitigation.

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 3

DaHui Lawyers has 'extensive experience' in M&A transactions and has led on 'a number of influential and representative cross-border matters in the past few years in the TMT sector'. Managing partner Richard  Ma assisted Springer Nature with its restructuring, regulatory matters, tax planning and licensing deals with local partners and distributors, and advised Reed Exhibitions in a series of M&As, corporate matters and strategic cooperation transactions. Other highlights include advising Siam Cement Group on the establishment of a joint venture with Jusda, and acting for Signify on its recent China business restructuring. Zheng Zha and Brendon Wu has particular expertise in TMT and energy industries; Julia Dai advises clients on complex cross-border M&As, along with private equity and venture capital investments both in China and overseas; Cloud Li is also a name to note.

Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

The labour and employment team at DaHui Lawyers advises on HR-related issues in the context of M&A transactions, internal restructurings, day-to-day operations, trade union interactions, collective bargaining, non-compete, redundancy and mass layoff, anti-harassment, work safety and protection. On the contentious front, the group routinely handles employment disputes and disciplinary actions. Xing Wan and Lin Bai are both experienced litigators and jointly spearhead the practice in Beijing.

Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 3

DaHui Lawyers has built a strong practice advising international corporates on restructuring their operations in the PRC, drawing on deep regulatory and corporate expertise and knowledge of foreign investment restrictions. The team has attracted an impressive client portfolio, including Airbnb, Buzzfeed, NBCUniversal, Samsung Electronics and Warburg Pincus. Founding and managing partner Richard Ma leads the team, and is experienced in complex cross-border corporate transactions involving China. Chris Chen is another key name with a focus on capital markets, financing, regulatory compliance and corporate governance.

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 4

DaHui Lawyers has notable experience in RMB funds, US funds, parallel funds, and cross-border investment funds and it advises private equity, venture capital and hedge funds on domestic and cross-border investment transactions. It continues to handle a number of high value work for clients in the TMT and healthcare sectors. Demonstrating this, Zheng Zha and the 'detail-orientedChris Chen advised Viva Biotech on a number of series seed and A financings in drug discovery start-ups in the US and China;  Julia Dai assisted Mobike Japan with investment from Line, Japan's most popular messaging app; and Brendon Wu acted for the lead investor GSR Ventures on its investment in LSMcook and handled BluePay's Series C financing, invested by Source Code.

  • Firm Overview: DaHui Lawyers is redefining the standards of the Chinese legal market as the “next generation” PRC firm, with a particular strength in New Economy industries as well as complex cross-border transactions.

Combining an in-depth knowledge of China’s legal and business landscape with extensive international experience, DaHui has become a “go-to” firm for multinational companies across a broad range of industries and practice areas. DaHui’s high-standard expertise and professionalism have led it to become a key advisor and strategist to clients of all types and sizes in China’s emerging but challenging market, providing clients with the most effective and solution-oriented services tailored to their diversified business needs.

  • Main Areas of Practice: Telecommunications, Media & Technology: DaHui’s strength in the highly-regulated TMT industry is in providing practical advice containing insightful assessments, while highlighting key regulatory implications, trends and changes. As leading multinational and round-trip PRC investors seek to navigate challenges unique to China’s TMT environment, DaHui guides clients using its consummate regulatory expertise with industry-focused services across a range of TMT sub-sectors, including Internet, IT/telecoms, mobile, publishing, new media, entertainment, sports, events, and exhibitions.

Corporate/M&A: DaHui’s increased capacity has allowed it to not only handle cross-border transactions, but to act as lead counsel – rather than simply PRC advisers – on virtually all of them. As such, the firm has significant experience coordinating legal teams across multiple jurisdictions and spearheading all stages of a transaction, including structuring, DD, negotiations, documentation and closing procedures.

Dispute Resolution: DaHui’s dispute resolution team has lawyers qualified in the US, UK and Hong Kong, who have appeared before a range of international arbitration institutions (such as CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, LCIA). Domestically, the team’s years of litigation experience has given it a well-developed understanding of PRC judicial procedure and practice, and a strong understanding of Chinese society. The firm’s cross-jurisdictional expertise, as well as its strong network of international allied firms, allows DaHui to use effectively a range of procedural approaches, governmental resources, public security and even criminal measures to formulate and implement comprehensive dispute resolution strategies.

Private Equity/Venture Capital: DaHui’s PE/VC practice covers all stages of an investment, including fund establishment, project investment, capital restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, de-listings, IPOs, and others. The firm has rich practical experience in RMB funds, USD funds, parallel funds, and cross-border investment funds in multiple areas, with clients including PE fund investors of all sizes and all kinds of major participants, such as seed investors, fund promoters, fund managers and advisers.

Energy: DaHui’s extensive energy practice has steadily expanded by attracting new clients in traditional sectors, such as oil and gas, and significantly strengthening its renewable energy presence. Given the firm’s focus on ‘new economy’ industries, renewable energy was a logical area of expansion, with its renewable energy practice now reaching a range of sectors, including wind, solar, hydroelectricity and bioenergy.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition (86 10) 6535 5888
Banking and finance (86 10) 6535 5888
Capital markets (86 10) 6535 5888
Corporate and M&A (86 10) 6535 5888
Dispute resolution (86 10) 6535 5888
FinTech (86 10) 6535 5888
Healthcare and life sciences (86 10) 6535 5888
Intellectual property (86 10) 6535 5888
Labor and employment (86 10) 6535 5888
Private equity/venture capital (86 10) 6535 5888
Projects and energy (86 10) 6535 5888
Real estate and construction (86 10) 6535 5888
Regulatory/compliance (86 10) 6535 5888
TMT (86 10) 6535 5888
WTO/international trade (86 10) 6535 5888
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