Chairman: Xuefeng Peng
Number of partners: 1,500+
Number of lawyers: 5,000+
Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Russian
Dentons’ China region consists of 45 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 大成. Partly as a result of that combination, Dentons is now the largest law firm in the world.
Founded in 1992, 大成 was one of the first partnership law firms in China and is now one of the largest. 大成 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, 大成 lawyers gained access to global resources, referrals, knowledge and experience – enhancing delivery of cost-effective, agile and efficient service to clients.
With more than 9,000 lawyers serving more than 70 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, the firm is innovating the world’s legal services sector and marking a milestone in the history of the global legal profession.
Dentons offers the full service; as one of the largest Chinese law firms with 5,000+ lawyers in 45 offices, the firm provides the entire spectrum of legal services and boasts strong practices in a number of areas including corporate and litigation. No other firm can match its practice and geographical coverage in China.
The firm is both local and international, regularly advising international clients on their China investments and operations. The long and strong track record includes every type of investment activity in China. Clients from around the world trust Dentons’ deep local knowledge about the Chinese market and cross-cultural awareness and communication skills.
Dentons provides business solutions as well as technical advice. Services range from crafting innovative and customised solutions to developing structures that meet operational, legal and tax requirements. The firm builds connections to protect and support investments, and identify flexibility in risk management to add value to transactions and business in China.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Securities & Capital Markets
Private Equity & Investment Funds
State-Owned Enterprise (SOE)
Restructuring & Property Rights Transactions
Real Estate & Construction
Mining, Energy & Natural Resources
Banking & Finance
Foreign Direct Investment
Antitrust & National Security Scrutiny
International Trade Remedies & WTO
Maritime & Admiralty Law
Intellectual Property & Technology
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Employment & Labour
Main Areas of Practice:
Dentons has always adhered to safeguarding its clients’ interests to the maximum extent. It is committed to providing its domestic and overseas clients with professional, comprehensive and timely legal services that are of a high quality and efficiency.
Every Dentons lawyer has his or her specific practice areas and usually specialises in two or three of them. When clients call for multi-discipline comprehensive legal services, a cross-discipline, cross-area service team will be formed promptly to meet clients’ demands.
Key Sector Areas Include:
Aerospace and defence, transportation (including aviation), energy and chemical engineering, financial institutions, hotels and leisure (including gaming), manufacturing (including automotive/aircraft), mining and natural resources (including agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery), real estate and construction, transportation infrastructure and PPP (including PPP project and construction), retail (including luxury, fashion and beauty), technology, media and telecommunications, film and television, culture, entertainment and sports, life science and health care, environmental protection, logistics and warehousing, food (including wine, beverages, cooking oil and catering), education, training and advisory services, charity and public welfare (including government and governmental organisations), others.