Mr Richard Ma > DaHui Lawyers > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

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Corporate and M&A, Inbound Investment, Outbound Investment, Regulatory, Restructuring, TMT, Fintech


Managing Partner of DaHui Lawyers


At the forefront of legal innovation over the last two decades, Richard has long been regarded as a prominent legal expert in China’s TMT industries. He has successfully advised leading multinational and Chinese companies on many of the most well-known transactions in the market, ranging from market entry and restructuring, through regulatory and compliance matters, to M&A and financings. Richard’s clients include long-standing players, cutting-edge tech giants and traditional enterprises transitioning to the new economy. His industry-acknowledged creativity and strong commercial sense in mapping out solutions in response to China’s unique regulatory hurdles and business environment have made him the go-to PRC counsel for the world’s largest MNCs and leading TMT companies in China.


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LL.M. (South Central University of Finance & Law)
LL.B. (South Central University of Finance & Law)

Lawyer Rankings

China > Private equity: PRC firms

With a growing private equity practice in recent years, DaHui Lawyers now acts for both domestic and foreign investors of all sizes. It acts on a full scope of private equity and fund operations, from establishment and investment to capital restructurings. Practice head Brendon Wu has a particular specialism in the TMT and education industries. Richard Ma has a strong reputation acting on corporate and financing matters for cutting-edge companies and traditional enterprises, whilst Zheng Zha has additional expertise in equity financing of private companies.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms

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Richard Ma DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers advises on a variety of cross-border and domestic regulatory matters, with particular strength acting for clients in the TMT and fintech sectors. Additionally, the practice is also experienced in a wide range of operational matters, including structuring and licensing, as well as the construction of compliance frameworks. Richard Ma is the key name to note, advising leading domestic and multinational companies. The team is supported by Cloud Li, who is experienced in advising European and North American MNCs on employment and compliance matters, and Joanna Jiang, who has significant experience in data compliance cases.

China > TMT: PRC firms

DaHui Lawyers advises clients across the full span of the TMT regulatory environment in China. It has a strong practice in the technology and telecoms sectors, though it also has a preeminent media and entertainment offering, assisting domestic companies in onshore ventures and global companies in cross-border media projects. Richard Ma leads the practice, with extensive experience acting on a wide range of transactions for large MNCs and leading TMT companies. Cloud Li is experienced in M&A, corporate and employment related TMT projects, whilst Joanna Jiang focuses on the IT and telecoms, media, entertainment, and healthcare industries. Dimitri Phillips is experienced in advising foreign companies on their business in China, as well as Chinese companies seeking to go abroad.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

DaHui Lawyers stands out for its work advising multinational corporations on entering and expanding their operations in the Chinese market, including handling joint ventures, acquisitions, corporate structuring and commercial agreements. The practice’s work in this space draws on its ability to provide regulatory advice across data protection, foreign investment, employment and sanctions. In addition to its work for foreign enterprises, the team is regularly engaged by prominent Chinese companies to advise on corporate and commercial matters. While technology is a particular area of focus for the practice, its client base extends to cover the media and entertainment, life sciences and transportation sectors. Richard Ma heads up the team and is widely recognised for his experience in the TMT sector. In addition to Ma, key figures in the team include Julia Dai, Gary Li and Cloud Li.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms

DaHui Lawyers is a growing projects and energy practice led by Richard Ma. The firm covers a range of services for its clients including fund formation and arbitration. Serving the ‘new economy’ is part of the team’s philosophy; it acts for zero emissions innovators Ideanomics, while Tesla is another notable client. Jie Tong and Owen Yang are some of the key names to note in this practice.