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DaHui Lawyers

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Managing Partners: Richard Ma
Number of partners: 16
Number of lawyers: 87
Languages: 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. From its two offices in Beijing and Shanghai, DaHui serves as counselor, strategist, and advocate for leading PRC and international companies.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust
Capital Markets
Compliance
Corporate/M&A
Dispute Resolution
Energy & Natural Resources
Intellectual Property
Labour & Employment
Outbound Investment
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Corporate/M&A:
11 partners, 69 fee earners based in China
DaHui’s increased capacity has allowed it to not only handle cross-border transactions, but to act as lead counsel – rather than simply PRC advisers – on virtually all of them. As such, the firm has significant experience coordinating legal teams across multiple jurisdictions and spearheading all stages of a transaction, including structuring, DD, negotiations, documentation and closing procedures.
Key Clients: Alibaba Group, CBS, Evernote, RELX Group, Samsung Electronics, Telstra

Dispute Resolution:
6 partners, 28 fee earners based in China
DaHui’s dispute resolution team has lawyers qualified in the US, UK and Hong Kong, who have appeared before a range of international arbitration centres (such as CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, LCIA). Domestically, the team’s years of litigation experience has given it a well-developed understanding of PRC judicial procedure and practice, and a strong understanding of Chinese society. The firm’s cross-jurisdictional expertise, as well as its strong network of international allied firms, allows DaHui to use effectively a range of procedural approaches, governmental resources, public security and even criminal measures to formulate and implement comprehensive dispute resolution strategies.
Key Clients: Boeing, NBA, Philips

Energy & Natural Resources:
7 partners, 25 fee earners based in China
DaHui’s extensive energy practice has steadily expanded by attracting new clients in traditional sectors, such as oil and gas, and significantly strengthening its renewable energy presence. Given the firm’s focus on ‘new economy’ industries, renewable energy was a logical area of expansion, with its renewable energy practice now reaching a range of sectors, including wind, solar, hydroelectricity and bioenergy.
Key Clients: CECEP Solar Energy Technology, GE Energy, Huadian Group, JinkoSolar, LDK Solar, Sinopec Group, Three Georges Group

Private Equity/Venture Capital:
8 partners, 36 fee earners based in China
DaHui’s practice covers all stages of an investment, including fund establishment, project investment, capital restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, de-listings, IPOs, and others. The firm has rich practical experience in RMB funds, USD funds, parallel funds, and cross-border investment funds in multiple areas, with clients including PE fund investors of all sizes and all kinds of major participants, such as seed investors, fund promoters, fund managers and advisers.
Key Clients: IDG, Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital, Source Code Capital

Telecommunications, Media & Technology:
10 partners, 58 fee earners based in China
DaHui’s strength in the highly-regulated TMT industry is in providing practical advice containing insightful assessments, while highlighting key regulatory implications, trends and changes. As leading multinational and round-trip PRC investors seek to navigate challenges unique to China’s TMT environment, DaHui guides clients using its consummate regulatory expertise with industry-focused services across a range of TMT sub-sectors, including Internet, IT/telecoms, mobile, publishing, new media, entertainment, sports, events, and exhibitions.
Key Clients: CBS, Comcast, Elsevier, LexisNexis, Netflix, Reed Exhibitions, Springer Nature

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.