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Work Department

Investment Fund, Private Equity & VC, Corporate and M&A, Restructuring, Labour & Employment, Inbound Investment, Outbound Investment, TMT, Fintech


Partner of DaHui Lawyers


Cloud is a Partner of DaHui Lawyers’ TMT, M&A, corporate and employment practices. He has represented European and North American MNCs, large Chinese SOEs and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, China market entry, employment and compliance matters.


Chinese, English




LL.M. (Transnational Law and Business University, Republic of Korea)

LL.B. (Fudan University)


Lawyer Rankings

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms

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

(Next Generation Partners)

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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 > Fintech: PRC firms

(Next Generation Partners)

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Leveraging its exposure to major PRC regulators, DaHui Lawyers advises a broad range of clients on navigating payment license regimes and structuring payment solutions. Managing partner Richard Ma who is active in market entry and restructuring, leads the practice alongside Beijing-based Brendon Wu who focuses on advising PE and VC funds on various investments in the region. Complementing the firm’s private equity practice is Zheng Zha, noted for his work on cross-border investments, while Cloud Li is a key contact for fund formation. The team saw the hire of Greg Guo from Fangda Partners in April 2022; Guo focuses on capital markets, M&A and private equity mandates.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

(Next Generation Partners)

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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 > Investment funds: PRC firms

DaHui Lawyers has a burgeoning investment funds practice representing a number of dynamic clients. Cloud Li leads the China practice from Shanghai, while Zheng Zha operates in both Beijing and New York, serving large US funds investing in China. The firm provides services in the establishment, investment, maintenance, restructuring and dissolution of funds and also in dispute resolution following the dissolving of a fund. The team helps fund founders, institutional and high-net-worth individual investors with the establishment of RMB funds, USD funds, parallel funds, close-end funds, feeder funds and cross-border funds.