About Us
  • About
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    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 39 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 recognized by Chambers & Partners, Asian Legal Business, Legal 500 and other legal media outlets. DeHeng has received numerous deal awards recognizing 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. 

     

    OUR OFFICES

    Domestic

    Beijing (headquarters), Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changchun, Tianjin, Dalian, Changsha, Wuhan, Shenyang, Xi'an, Jinan, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Urumqi, Fuzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Kunming, Hefei, Taiyuan, Zhuhai, Suzhou, Wenzhou, Wuxi, Dongguan, Sanya, Ningbo, Shijiazhuang, Nanning, Nanchang.
     

    International

    The Hague, New York, Paris, Dubai, Brussels, Silicon Valley and Almaty.

     

    OUR PROFESSIONALS

     

    DeHeng has over 2,500 legal service professionals. Most hold domestic or foreign graduate degrees in law, and some of them have work experience in leading international law firms, in domestic and foreign legislatures, judicial organizations, government agencies, universities, and research institutes.

     

    DeHeng lawyers are solution oriented. They are familiar with both Eastern and Western legal cultures and practices. They know well the complexity of Chinese society, and untangle difficult cultural and legal issues through skillful communication and analysis.

     

    DeHeng Law Offices was one of the earliest law firms in China to be qualified to render legal services in securities, cross-border investment, infrastructure, bankruptcy management, domestic and international patent prosecutions and other areas. Many DeHeng professionals are nationally certified specialists such as patent attorneys, construction engineers, tax advisers, etc.

     

    DeHeng serves clients around the world and can also work in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Malay, etc. 

    PRACTICE AREAS


    DeHeng lawyers practice in seventeen areas. DeHeng professionals have accumulated robust experiences in the areas of Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cross-border Investment & Finance, Construction & Real Estate, International Construction & Projects, Antitrust & Competition, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Employment & Social Security, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Government & Public Policy, Healthcare Industry, Environment, Maritime, Tax, etc. 

     

    In addition, DeHeng lawyers have an exceptional track record in disputes and trials. Before courts and arbitration panels at all levels, DeHeng has recovered or prevented significant economic losses for or vindicated the rights of clients.  DeHeng's services cover the entire process of litigation, arbitration, and trial proceedings in civil, economic, criminal, administrative and alternative dispute resolution.

      

    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

     

    Ever since its establishment, DeHeng lawyers have provided pro bono services which are regarded as their professional duty. They have served various programs such as "Offering Legal Services to Communities", "Legal Awareness Campaigns at Village Level", etc. DeHeng has participated in pro bono activities organized by the Ministry of Justice and the programs of other governmental organizations such as "Legal Aid 1+1" and "Legal Assistance Green Action", and provided legal assistance to academics from the China Academy of Science (CAS) and China Academy of Engineering (CAE). DeHeng lawyers have also provided high quality legal services to the Beijing Olympic Games and Shanghai Expo.

     

    DeHeng also supports academic research and promotes a platform for mediation for the Belt & Road Initiative through the innovative B&R Service Mechanism and B&R International Commercial Mediation Center. 

     

    PROFESSIONAL LEGAL PRACTICE RESEARCH

     

    DeHeng has stood at the forefront of research into the development of rule of law in China and other topics like bankruptcy and restructuring in conjunction with the World Bank. We have successfully organized a series of influential international seminars on the following topics: WTO and Globalization of Legal Service (2001); Intellectual Property Section of World Conference on Law (2005); Investment and Interests Protection (2005); Cross-Border Investment and Tax Structuring (2009); and China Outbound Investment and Government Relations (2010); Exploitation and Sustainable Development of the Mekong Valley (2012); Legal Services and Social Responsibilities on the 20th Anniversary of DeHeng (2013); China-EU Symposium: How to Successfully Participate in European Infrastructure Projects (2014); Investment in Brazil (2014); International Seminar on Property Rights Protection Experiences (2015); Belt & Road Seminar on China-Indonesia Cooperation (2016); International Antitrust Seminar (2016); Investment on Metro Line Projects (2017); Facing the Risks of Internet Finance in China (2017); etc.

     

    DeHeng lawyers have authored many scholarly books including: Introductory Course on Legal Service; Philosophy of Criminal Law; Comparative Study on Freedom Penalty; Comparative Studies on Lawyer's Criminal Liability; Research on Contractual Liability; American Banking Law; American Law on Sale of Goods, Statutes and Cases; Early Warning Mechanism for Risks; M&A in America; Defense of Capital Cases; Theory and Practice of Customs Administrative Punishment Case; Research on Internal Governance of a Limited Partnership Private Equity Fund; M&A Reviews; and a series of books for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of DeHeng Law Offices. They have also extensively published in domestic and international professional journals on topics in Corporate Governance, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Intellectual Property, Capital Markets, etc.

  • History
    • 2017

      The Large-scale seminar "Road of development of Chinese characteristics lawyers"
      was successfully held during DeHeng's 25th anniversary.

    • 2017

      President XI Jinping inspected China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in 2017, and the deputy secretary of the DeHeng party committee and vice director LI Guifang was invited to participate in the symposium.

    • 2016

      The International Commercial Mediation Center for the Belt & Road went online.

    • 2016

      There were over 1,300 domestic and overseas listed companies and public companies as clients of DeHeng in 2016.

    • 2016

      DeHeng Wuxi Office was established.

    • 2015

      DeHeng Wenzhou Office was established.

    • 2015

      DeHeng Law Offices were on the road of reforming, and we set up a comprehensive reform working group under the leadership of the Partner Management Committee.

    • 2015

      Belt and Road Service Connections established Beijing office.

    • 2014

      DeHeng Zhuhai and Suzhou offices were established.

    • 2013

      DeHeng Kunming, Hefei and Chengdu offices were established.

    • 2013

      The 20th anniversary of DeHeng

    • 2012

      DeHeng Fuzhou, Nanjing, Taiyuan and Urumchi offices were established.

    • 2012

      XI Jinping met with WANG li (the Global Partner of DeHeng Law Offices) ,
      other outstanding experts and the frontline staff who were invited to
      take part in the summer vacation in Beidaihe.

    • 2011

      DeHeng Chongqing and Zhengzhou offices were established.

    • 2010

      XI Jinping visited DeHeng in 2010.

    • 2009

      DeHeng won the "Best Stock Equity Market Project Award"
      with the China railway construction A-shares and H-shares IPO.

    • 2009

      DeHeng Hangzhou and Xi'an Offices were established.

    • 2008

      DeHeng started the "Legal aid green action" project.

    • 2007

      DeHeng provided legal service for the red-chip listing of
      China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. in Hongkong.

    • 2006

      DeHeng provided legal service for the Central Route Construction Management Bureau of South to North Water Transfer Project throughout.

    • 2005

      DeHeng Wuhan Office was established.

    • 2005

      DeHeng hosted the seminar on investment and equity protection.

    • 2004

      DeHeng cooperated with the West Dutch Foreign
      Investment Bureau to set up the Beijing office.

    • 2004

      DeHeng Dalian Office was established.

    • 2003

      On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of DeHeng,
      the "DeHeng Cup" essay competition was successfully held in 2003.

    • 2003

      DeHeng Changsha Office was established.

    • 2002

      DeHeng hosted the International symposium on subject of
      "the globalization of WTO and legal services".

    • 2000

      DeHeng Guangzhou office was established

    • 2000

      DeHeng implemented the academician compulsory legal service project in 2000.

    • 1999

      DeHeng Hague was established in 1999, which was the first foreign branch.

    • 1998

      DeHeng Shanghai and Changchun offices were established.

    • 1998

      DeHeng relocated to COFCO Plaza in 1998.

    • 1997

      DeHeng provided legal services for the issuance of
      Three Gorges "phnom penh" bonds in 1997.

    • 1996

      DeHeng hosted the seminar about
      "the road of lawyers with Chinese characteristics" in 1996.

    • 1995

      DeHeng served as legal adviser of the Three Gorges Corporation in 1995.

    • 1994

      DeHeng served as legal adviser of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1994.

    • 1993

      DeHeng (formerly known as China Law Office) was
      founded on January 13th, 1993 in Beijing.