DaHui Lawyers

Beijing Office

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Managing Partners: Richard Ma

Language: Chinese, English

Firm Overview:

Combining in-depth knowledge of China’s legal and business environment with extensive international experience, DaHui Lawyers provides innovative and practical legal solutions to clients across a broad range of industries and legal environments. The firm’s client base includes the most well-known multinational companies operating in China and the largest Chinese Internet and media platforms. DaHui knows how to work seamlessly with in-house teams and co-counsel to structure, negotiate and close complicated cross-border transactions and resolve challenging multi-jurisdictional disputes in the most efficient way.

Main Areas of Practice:


DaHui’s corporate team has a well-recognized record of handling first-of-their-kind transactions in China. The firm acts for both Chinese and international clients, inside and outside of China, on both private and public matters. The DaHui team has significant experience coordinating and working with legal colleagues across multiple jurisdictions and spearheading all stages of a transaction, particularly the complications arising from China’s unique legal landscape.

Key Clients: Alibaba Group, BMW, CBS, Daimler, HPE, RELX Group, Samsung Electronics, Telstra

Dispute Resolution:

DaHui’s international arbitration team has lawyers qualified in the US, UK and China, who have appeared before a range of arbitration commissions (including CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, LCIA). Domestically, DaHui’s dispute resolution team has decades of litigation experience successfully handling highly complex and sensitive civil litigation for its clients. DaHui’s experience, combined with its strong international network, allows the firm to effectively use a range of legal strategies across numerous jurisdictions to formulate and implement comprehensive dispute resolution strategies.

Key Clients: Boeing, GE, NBA, RELX Group, Signify (Philips Lighting), Tesla

Energy & Natural Resources:

DaHui’s energy and natural resources practice coverage is comprehensive and includes negotiation of M&A transactions and set-up of new projects, due diligence investigations on existing operations in China and abroad, and advice on highly sensitive compliance and regulatory investigations. The firm also regularly represents Chinese clients making energy-related investments overseas. The firm’s renewable energy expertise includes cutting edge projects in the solar power, waste-to-energy, wind, hydroelectricity and bioenergy fields.

Key Clients: CECEP Solar Energy Technology, GE Energy, Huadian Group, JinkoSolar, LDK Solar, Sinopec Group, Three Georges Group

Private Equity/Venture Capital:

DaHui’s private equity and venture capital practice covers all stages of an investment, including project investment, capital restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and de-listings. The firm’s fund expertise also includes setting up RMB funds, USD funds, parallel funds, and crossborder funds. The DaHui team regularly serves as counsel for fund founders and investors (institutional, high net worth individuals and/or family offices) and various other fund-related stakeholders, including fund promoters, fund managers and advisors.

Key Clients: IDG, Matrix Partners, New Oriental, Sequoia Capital, Source Code Capital, Warburg Pincus

Telecommunications, Media & Technology:

DaHui Lawyers is widely considered to be one of the few ‘go-to’ firms in the TMT sector in China. The firm advises multinational industry leaders establishing or modifying their businesses in China, leading Chinese Internet and media platforms, and funds investing in innovative start-ups aiming to capture a market lead in the most cutting edge technologies changing the TMT landscape. DaHui’s indepth knowledge of China’s legal and business environment and its extensive international experience allow the firm to manage client projects efficiently and help clients avoid the type of unforeseen pitfalls that can occur in transactions in these sectors.

Key Clients: Airbnb, Alibaba Group, Ant Group, BMJ, CBS, Comcast, Cloudflare, Elsevier, HPE, LexisNexis, Netflix, Reed Exhibitions, Springer Nature, Vonage

International Work:

DaHui Lawyers focuses on providing international legal advice of the highest quality. The firm knows the issues of importance and concern for PRC entities as they are looking abroad and it has the international know-how to address those issues. Each of the firm’s practice areas extend across national borders, and many clients are multinational businesses.