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Chairman: Xue’en CAI
Managing Partners: Shunrong GONG, Yanzao HU, Kefeng ZHANG, Jing CHEN, Hui YU
Number of partners: 62
Number of Lawyers: 230
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Portuguese
Hubei Dewell & Partners Law Firm (‘Dewell & Partners’) is a comprehensive law firm approved by the Department of Justice of Hubei Province. At present, it has established 4 offices in Jianghan District of Wuhan, Wuhan Area of China (Hubei) Pilot Free Trade Zone, China (Hubei) Pilot Free Trade Zone Yichang Area and Shanghai.
As the only founding member in Central China, Dewell & Partners participated in the launching of and joined Sino-Global Legal Alliance (SGLA), one of the most influential inter-attorney cooperation organizations worldwide. After years of reform towards internationalized management system, Dewell & Partners has become a well-known law firm that can provide services to various international and foreign investment institutions, government agencies and domestic enterprises in central China.
In addition, currently, Dewell & Partners is also the only law firm in Hubei Province that has been awarded the titles of both ‘National Civilized Law Firm’ (granted by the Ministry of Justice) and ‘National Excellent Law Firm’ (granted by the All China Lawyers Association).
Main Areas of Practice:
Case: In 2015, Hubei Dewell & Partners Law Firm signed the “Contract for the Employment of Perennial Legal Consultant” with Provincial Public Security Department. Therefore, as a team of practicing attorneys, it acts as the perennial legal consultant to the Provincial Public Security Department.
Key Clients: Hubei Provincial Public Security Department, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Hubei Provincial People’s Government, Hubei Audit Office, Hubei Provincial Tax Service of State Taxation Administration, Hubei Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, Wuhan Municipal People’s Government, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Wuhan Municipal People’s Government, Wuhan East Lake Scenic Area Management Committee, Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone, Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone, Wuhan New Chemical Industry Zone, Wuhan Yangtze River Demonstration District Management Committee, etc.
Case: In June 2019, Hui Lyu Ecological Technology Groups Co., Ltd. (‘Hui Lyu 5’) engaged Dewell & Partners to provide legal services for its IPO. This is the first mainboard IPO project from NEEQ system in Wuhan in the last ten years served by a Wuhan law firm.
Key Clients: Hubei Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission and other Government regulators; Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications, Agricultural Bank of China, Postal Savings Bank of China, Hankou Bank, China Bohai Bank Co., Ltd and other Chinese commercial Banks; China Development Bank and other policy banks; Societe Generale, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Co., Ltd., Standard Chartered Bank, The Bank of East Asia and other foreign banking financial institution. Dewell & Partners also serves as legal consultant to dozens of insurance companies at the same time including Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd., The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited, Changjiang Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd., New China Life Insurance Company Ltd., etc.
Foreign-related Legal Service:
Case: A Californian filed a lawsuit against Hubei Provincial People’s Government and the former Wuhan Industrial Investment Development Group Co., Ltd. in the Central District Court of California. Under the efforts of the attorneys of Dewell & Partners, Hubei Provincial People’s Government won the first instance. And in the end, the original judgment was upheld in the second instance, which shows that the aggressive response of Hubei Provincial People’s Government received the final victory. The foreign-related legal team of Dewell & Partners has worked on cross-border M & A projects such as Siemens acquisition of ChangDong Group and overseas projects such as China-Belgium Technology Center, real estate project in Brisbane Gold Coast in Australia, Russia MMK Hot Rolled Water Treatment Project and International Contracting Project for the Nairobi-Malaba Expressway in Kenya. Besides, the foreign-related legal team also help many foreign-invested enterprises such as Diamond Power Machine (Hubei) Co. Inc. and Hutchinson (Wuhan) Automotive Rubber Products Co., Ltd. to deal with issues related to dispute resolution.
Civil & Commercial Legal Service:
In recent years, Dewell & Partners has helped dozens of enterprises to complete their listing on the NEEQ. The attorneys of Dewell & Partners led the team of the listing of ‘Bestore Co., Ltd.’ and achieved good results.
Key clients: FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co., Ltd., Wuhan Selline Group Co., Ltd., CNTC Hubei Provincial Tobacco Corporation, Hubei Energy Group Co., Ltd., United Investment Group, Hubei Hongtai State-owned Capital Investment Operation Group Co., Ltd., Wuhan Public Transportation Group Co. Ltd., Wuhan Bishui Group Co., Ltd., etc.
Construction & Real Estate:
The PPP practice department has undertaken dozens of full-process legal services for PPP projects in Hubei and Hunan Province since 2015, including the Wuhan East Lake Greenway Phase II PPP project. In the past two years, the attorneys of Dewell & Partners have been working in the main battlefield of government demolition and resettlement work, which has standardized the behaviour and improved the efficiency of government demolition and resettlement work. And the work of the attorneys also plays an important role on defending the interests of thousands of ordinary people.
The TMT division of Dewell & Partners has multidisciplinary talents with expertise in technology, law, finance, and management. And many attorneys have work experience in Internet ‘unicorn’ enterprises, listed companies, venture capital institutions and top domestic law firms. They serve large institutions, including Hubei Chutian Cloud Co., Ltd., and have undertaken influential projects involving copyright infringement cases.
Criminal Legal Service:
The members of Dewell & Partners Criminal Law Center graduated from professional law schools, and many of attorneys had work experience in public security bureau, procuratorate and other state organs. Dewell & Partners Criminal Law Center is a professional criminal team with theoretical background in law and practical judicial experience.