Managing Partners: Sun Ganghong
Number of partners: 482 Number of lawyers: 1812
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian
DeHeng Law Offices is one of the leading law firms providing comprehensive legal services. It was founded in 1993 as China Law Office and was renamed in 1995 as DeHeng Law Offices, reflecting the firm’s evolution from an institution of the Ministry of Justice to rapid emergence as an independent, private law firm with 37 domestic and foreign branches and over 2,500 legal service professionals.
For over 25 years, DeHeng has been committed to providing quality and efficient legal services for clients at home and abroad. The firm has made outstanding contributions to the economy’s reform and opening-up, national development, and the prevalence of rule of law.
The firm’s accomplishments have been recognised by Chambers & Partners, Asian Legal Business, Legal 500 and other legal media outlets. DeHeng has received numerous deal awards recognising its work such as ‘Best IPO of the Year’, ‘Equity Market Deal of the Year’ and ‘Best Equity Transaction’ in many of its practice areas.
Banking & Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Cross-border Investment & Finance
Construction & Real Estate
International Construction & Projects
Antitrust & Competition
Employment & Social Security
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Government & Public Policy
Maritime Tax, etc.
■ DeHeng has been providing legal services for the Three Gorges project, the world’s largest water project since 1993
■ DeHeng has been providing pro bono legal services for academicians of the CAS and the CAE since 1994
■ In 2002, DeHeng advised FAW Group Corporation on its acquisition of Tianjin Automobile Xiali Co., Ltd. , the most influential deal in the Chinese automobile industry
■ In 2004, DeHeng began to serve the ‘South-to-North Water Transfer’ Project
■ In 2006, DeHeng completed the due diligence for China’ Resources’ acquisition of China Worldbest Group Co., Ltd.
■ In 2007, DeHeng advised China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. for its red-chip listing in Hong Kong
■ In 2008, DeHeng advised on CRCC’s A+H listing, then Asia-Pacific region’s largest and the world’s second largest IPO project
■ In 2008, DeHeng acted as China Mobile’s legal adviser for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
■ In 2009, DeHeng provided legal services for Ping An’s acquisition of Shenzhen Development Bank, then the largest M&A deal between two listed companies in the history of China’s stock market
■ In 2010, DeHeng provided legal services for the A+H listing of the Agricultural Bank of China, then the largest A-share IPO in China, the world’s largest IPO and the largest IPO of Chinese companies
■ In 2015, DeHeng advised on the bankruptcy and consolidation of Shanxi Liansheng Energy Group, then the biggest bankruptcy and consolidation case in China
■ Skilful in risk prevention and dispute resolution, DeHeng also has represented clients in major trade disputes between China and other countries and regions including the United States and EU in the sectors of iron & steel, chemical, automobile and textile industries, and in civil, commercial and criminal cases that have left a notable social impact