Firm Profile > Dechert LLP > Beijing, China

Dechert LLP
BEIJING 100020

Projects and energy: foreign firms Tier 3

Dechert LLP's recent Asia energy and natural resources work included advising on project developments, acquisitions, joint venture investments, divestments, distribution agreements, and dispute resolution. Clients particularly benefit from the firm's China offices' integration with global resources in Asia Pacific, CIS, Middle East, Europe and America. Xiao Yong, who works across the Beijing and Hong Kong offices, assists clients with cross-border transactions, with a focus on the energy and natural resources, mining and metals, and oil and gas sectors. The practice experienced the departure of energy specialist Nicholas Song for Asian co-working space provider, JustCo.

Practice head(s):

Xiao Yong

Key clients


Norinco International

Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production

Sinopec Chemical Commercial Holding Company

Sinopec Overseas Investment Holding

Lone Star Fund

Silk Road Fund

China National Petroleum Corporation

Dispute resolution: foreign firms Tier 4

Dechert LLP's team in China is led by Beijing-based Jingzhou Tao, who 'not only analyses the situation from the client's commercial interests, but also integrate resources with effective strategic arrangements to understand the client's business intentions'. Tao is experienced in both China-related complex dispute resolution and international arbitration; international litigation and arbitration specialist Mariana Zhong was recently made national partner.

Practice head(s):

Jingzhou Tao

Other key lawyers:


The team is good at handling the coordinated management of international disputes.’

Jingzhou Tao actively maintains legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies in international arbitration and international litigation.’

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 5

Dechert LLP's Hong Kong-based team is experienced in handling complex cross-border transactions; the team recently advised on several M&A and investment deals, spanning across Asia, America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Stephen Chan and recently promoted Yang Wang are the main advisers. Nicholas Song left the firm to become JustCo's legal VP.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Chan; David Cho

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Fortune Group Holdings


MIE Holdings


Lone Star Fund

China Financial Services Holdings

Portico International Holdings

Dechert lawyers in Beijing help global corporations, financial institutions and private investors to meet their legal and regulatory needs when doing business in China.

Our team includes some of the most eminent legal figures in the Chinese market, who facilitate clients’ expansion by maintaining a network of relationships with key members of the Chinese central regulatory authorities.

Chinese corporations, too, regularly seek our counsel when seeking to establish or expand their global footprint outside the country.

Qualified in multiple jurisdictions and fluent in several languages, we provide commercially minded solutions that bridge the business cultures of East and West.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Beijing Office Jingzhou Tao +8610 5829 1308
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Jingzhou Tao  photo Mr Jingzhou Tao
Ms Mariana Zhong  photo Ms Mariana Zhong National Partner
Number of lawyers : Approximately 1000 worldwide