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Dentons China
BEIJING 100020

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons handles a steady flow of merger filings and has reported an increasing instructions in antitrust investigation and litigation. Jet Deng advised State Development & Investment on the merge filing related to its merger with China High-Speed Railway Technology; and Ken Dai successfully obtained merger clearance for Fosunpharma and Marubeni's establishment of a joint venture. Shilin Wei is also recommended.

Key clients

Johnson Controls

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation

Carl Zeiss

TH Sware

China Agriculture & Chemical Company




Nippon Electric Glass


SinoPharm Group Co., Ltd


China Air Transportation Association

China Chamber of International Commerce

SF Holding

W. L. Gore & Associates

THSC Investments Pte. Ltd.

China National Machinery EMP & EXP Corp

Pacific International Lines

Marubeni China


Qinyuan Group

Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA

Wallenius Lines


Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons China is able to draw on a strong global presence to advise clients on cross-border finance and international banks on syndicated lending. The firm has banking and finance teams based in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Nanjing, and in other major cities across China, allowing it to offer a highly localised service. Leo Zhou is a key figure based in Guangzhou, while Shanghai-based Frank Qu and Yao Zhou in Beijing are also recommended.

Key clients

Agricultural bank financial assets investment Co

AVIC International Leasing Co

Banco Santander

Bank of China

China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd.

China Financial Futures Exchange

HSBC Canada

Huatai Securities Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Huaxia Bank

SinoPac Financial Holdings Company Limited

Standard Charted Bank

Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 2

Dentons advises SOEs and government organisations as well as private companies on corporate and commercial, debt issuance, insolvency and commercial litigation cases. Leveraging the firm's strong national and global network of offices, it is also active in advising on cross-border transactions. Shoumin LiuJunqiang Wang and Suozhi Zhang are names to notes in its Chengdu office, and Youkun Chen and Jun Ma are recommended practitioners in its Chongqing office.

Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

Dentons' Hangzhou office was established in 2008, and the sizable team advises on a broad range matters for clients in the technology, tourism, financial services and real estate sectors. Recent highlights include advising on a number of big-ticket railway PPP projects; representing Beijing Rui Er De Jia Venture Investment Management in a contractual dispute; and successfully defending Hithink Royal Flush Information Network in an unfair competition dispute against Dengta Financial Information. Jianwen He has expertise handling commercial disputes as well as financing and investment transactions. Weijie Lyu, Wanjun Xu and Liang Wu are also recommended.

Key clients

Ningbo Dooya Motor Technology Co., Ltd

Jinhe Biotechnology Co., Ltd

Ningbo Yuanwang Huaxia Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Yangtze River Pharmaceuticals Group Co., Ltd

Hangzhou PingPong Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd

Zhejiang China Tobacco Industrial Co., Ltd

Jiuding Construction Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd

Wasu Digital TV Media Group Co., Ltd

Geshan Real Estate

Zhejiang Property Zhongda Joint Financial Services Co., Ltd

Zhejiang Publishing Group Co., Ltd

Hangzhou Financial Investment Group Co., Ltd

WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons China's department is instructed by Chinese industry bodies and enterprises in a number of matters relating to the Sino-US trade war, including the China Chamber of International Commerce, representing China's automotive and automotive parts industry in response to section 232 of the national security investigation initiated by the US. Practice co-head Kevin Cai focuses on trade remedy cases involving the US, as well as Australia and Malaysia; leading the team alongside Cai, Jason Sun, who assists a range of domestic clients with trade remedy investigations.


The team has strong accounting capability to deal with the complicated accounting issues‘.

Under the leadership of Kevin Cai, the team actively kept clients up to date about the challenges Chinese exporters face‘.

The team tackles efficiently both the red tape anti-dumping administrative country cases and sophisticated international trade litigation and arbitration‘.

Kevin Cai and his team stand out for their responsiveness and flexibility to adjust to the global cultural differences around the globe‘.

Key clients

China Chamber of International Commerce

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts-Crafts

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

Shandong Iraeta Heavy Industry Stock Co

Guangdong Hua Chang Aluminum Factory Co

Shenzhen IVPS Technology Co

Xiamen Aifei Metal Co

Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

Dentons' Shanghai-based practice co-head Xin Luo has great experience in providing HRM compliance services for foreign banks and US based clients, while Grace Yang focuses on dispute resolution matters; she is also based in the Shanghai office. Also notable is senior partner Jie Zhang who advises foreign-invested corporations on legal compliance issues with respect to human resources, drafts employee handbooks, conducts employee background checks and workplace investigations from the Zhuhai office.

Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

Dentons China benefits from an extensive office network in China and globally, giving the firm the ability to provide localised advice on real estate transactions and construction projects. On the construction side, the group has a strong client roster, that includes government bodies, developers, construction companies, banks, securities companies and funds, which it assists with the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious issues. For real estate, finance is a key area of expertise, as is asset management and securitisation. Charles Wu is the key name in Shanghai, while Jingpu Zhao is noted in Beijing.


The team has strong comprehensive ability, profound understanding and good combination of law and business, and provides tailor-made highly commercial advice‘.

Key clients

Pingan Real Estate

Liandong Group

Goodman Group

East airline

Dongbai Ruixin

Chamrich Fund

Shanghai United Media Group

Everbright Anshi Investment Fund

Shanghai Xinma Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Newease China

Forest Logistic

Shanghai Bank

CITIC Pacific Properties

Shipping: PRC firms Tier 3

Dentons China's shipping, aviation and aerospace practice is led by Darong Wang in Xiamen. He specialises in bills of lading and charter party disputes, marine insurance, P&I defence, cargo claims, shipping finance, ship purchase and sale, ship collision and personal injuries, arrest of ships and ship bunkers and cargoes, marine pollution, salvage, and general averages. While the team covers the full spectrum of conventional shipping, it has a particularly strong expertise in the offshore oil and gas space where it acts for shipbuilders, owners, charterers, insurers, and lenders.


‘Dentons is very good and trustworthy.’

‘Dentons’ shipping lawyers are the most impressive lawyers in China.’

Key clients

Xiamen C&D Agricultural Products Co, Ltd.

PICC Quanzhou

Yangzijiang Shipping Pte Ltd

Xiamen C&D Agricultural Products Co, Ltd.

Torm A/S of Denmark

Gard P&I Club

Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd.,

Rich Forest Shipping Co, Ltd.

Tax: PRC firms Tier 3

The tax team in the Beijing office at Dentons China, which has a client-base across the jurisdiction, combines legal knowledge with expertise in tax, accounting, finance and economics, advises clients on tax consulting, management, planning and dispute resolution. On the contentious front, the group assists with communications with tax authorities before and during tax inspections and representations involving tax administrative hearings, administrative reconsiderations, administration litigation and tax-related criminal matters. Non-contentious work includes advising domestic and international clients on the tax aspects of investment and equity incentives, tax structuring and risk-management. Tax specialist Leng Xuefeng leads the team.

Key clients

China Development Bank

China National Aviation Holding Company

Okay Airways Company Limited

AgFeed Industries Inc

Tian Hong Asset Management Co

COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Company

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 4

Drawing on an international office network, the team at Dentons China advises clients on fundraising for equity funds, private equity investment, in addition to IPOs and capital exits. The group is instructed on domestic and international IPOs, corporate restructuring and reorganisation and M&A and refinancing of listed companies. Key names include Lihong Wang, Xugang Yu and Qin Chen.


Fully understand the business needs of customers, and propose practical and constructive legal solutions

Able to deal with business issues from a legal perspective

Key clients

China Insurance Investment

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

Agricultural Bank of China

AVIC International Leasing

Baiyin Nonferrous Group

China Citic Bank

China Development Bank Corporation Zhejiang Branch

China Everbright Bank

China First Highway Engineering Company

Great Wall Glory Securities

Ping An International Financial Leasing

Taiping Asset Management

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 4

Dentons China stands out for its impressive global and domestic footprint, with 45 office across China. Its Shanghai-based team had a particularly strong year which it assisted a large number of Chinese companies with their big-ticket domestic and outbound investments, and advised global clients on their business activities in China. Among them, Nancy Sun advised FMC Corporation on separating its lithium segment from its core agricultural chemicals segment, involving a wholly foreign-owned enterprise and a representative office in China, and acted for CK Holdings, a holding company of Calsonic Kansie Corporation on its acquisition of Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobile; Summit Chen acted for Pacific Insurance Senior Living Investment Management on its establishment of a joint venture with Orpea China; and Jinjuan Shi Bin Zhao and Chen handled Allianz China Life Insurance's establishment of a wholly foreign-owned insurance holding company in China.


Provides practical solutions according to the needs of the clients’.

Key clients

KKR-backed Calsonic Kansei


HNA Group

FMC Corporation

DTEK Renewables B.V.

Total Trading Asia PTE LTD

China Venture Capital Fund Corporation

SF Express Co

Wolong Electric Group Co

CITIC Urban Development & Operation

Dispute resolution: PRC firms Tier 4

Dentons China's team is highly localised, with offices across China, but it is also able to draw on the firm's international office network to advise clients on a range of cross-border disputes. The group has experience in commercial litigation, administrative litigation, alternative dispute resolution, advocacy, financial disputes, construction and engineering disputes, employment disputes, insurance litigation and arbitration. The department is co-led by Beijing-based commercial litigator Jiangtao Ma and John Zou in Shanghai, who has extensive arbitration experience. Yongrui Zhu is also highly noted, with solid experience of advising Chinese clients in outbound investment related disputes, siting either as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitration.

Key clients

Zhong Chong Group

Phoenix Bicycle

The Bank of East Asia (China)

Danone China

Miele China

Shendong Tianlong Group Co

Shanghai Lingang Offshore Wind Power Co

Hefei Dongling Metals Industries Co

Shanghai Zhima Media Group Co

Peking University

Tsinghua University

Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 4

Dentons focuses on advising private equity and venture capital houses on their investments in the pharmaceutical and TMT sectors; it also advise the invested companies. Recent highlights include advising Starquest Capital on its fund of funds (FOF) investments, and acted for Guangzhou ChinaLife Urban Development & Industry Investment on the transfer of its right to returns of lock-up shares of SOEs through a non-public transfer agreement. Beijing-based Bruce Li and Guangzhou-base Bin Jiang are key names to note.

Key clients

Gaorong Capital

Hopu Fund

China Renaissance

China Merchants Capital

CMIG Capital

SBI Holding

BAIC Capital

Poly Capital

Intellectual property: PRC firms

The intellectual property practice at Dentons China is led by patent law specialist Weidong Wang, dual-qualified as a lawyer and a patent agent, and the firm acts for clients on a wide range of IP issues. The firm is strong on litigation, advising both claimants and defendants on disputes involving patents, trade marks, unfair competition and trade secrets. Notable names within the practice include Yuzhou Yang and Feng Liu.

Key clients

Xiaomi Science and Technology Co., Ltd

Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd

OmniVision Co., Ltd

Emerson Electric Co., Ltd

Beijing Fengtai District ABC Foreign Language School

Konecranes Equipment (Shanghai)Co., Ltd

NXP Co., Ltd

Xiaomi Communication Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Fujiang Technology Co., Ltd.

Youon Technology Co.,Ltd.

Suzhou Lopsking Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Hella Corporate Center (China) Co.,Ltd

Anji Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

SDAAC Automotive Air-Conditioning Systems Co., Ltd., Shanghai

The firm: As a global leading law firm, Dentons is committed to delivering professional, comprehensive, quality and efficient legal services for clients in more than 145 locations (for more information, please visit

In China, the firm has offices in Beijing, Changchun, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Harbin, Haikou,Hangzhou, Hefei, Hohhot, Huangshi, Jilin, Jinan, Kunming, Lhasa, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantong, Ningbo, Qingdao, Suzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Wuxi, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Xining, Xiamen, Xi’an, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou, Zhoushan and Zhuhai.

Dentons’ China region consists of 44 offices, spanning all of the nation’s provinces and autonomous regions. It was formed through the 2015 combination of global firm Dentons and Chinese firm Dacheng. Partly as a result of that combination, Dentons is now the largest law firm in the world.

Founded in 1992, Dentons China was one of the first partnership law firms in China and is now one of the largest. Dacheng began implementing its first five-year plan in 2004, and in 2007 the firm launched its strategy of building a global legal services network.Through the rapid expansion that has resulted, Dacheng lawyers gained access to global resources, referrals, knowledge and experience-enhancing delivery of cost-effective, agile and efficient service to clients.

From 2005 to 2010, Dentons China was named an ‘Outstanding Law Firm in China’ for six consecutive years, and topped Asian Legal Business‘ annual rankings of ‘ALB China Top 20 Largest Law Firms’ and ‘ALB Asia Top 50 Largest Law Firms’ for years.

With more than 7,300 lawyers serving more than 55 countries, Dentons offers clients the benefit of quality experience in and of the communities in which they want to do business or resolve a dispute — from Canada and the United States, across Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa, Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Through broad and in-depth cooperation between the most influential law firms from China and the West, we are innovating the world’s legal services sector and marking a milestone in the history of the global legal profession.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions
Securities and capital markets
Private equity and investment funds
State-owned enterprises (SOE), restructuring and property rights transactions
Real estate and construction
Mining, energy and resources
Banking and finance
Foreign direct investment
Outbound investment
Antitrust and national security scrutiny
International trade
International trade remedies and WTO
Maritime and admiralty
Intellectual property and techology
Litigation and disputes resolution
Criminal defence
Employment and labour
Number of senior partners : 1,400+
Number of lawyers : 4,700+