The De Heng Law Office (formerly China Law Office) is one of the largest leading full-service partnership law firms in China.
Since our establishment in 1993, we have gained the respect, and attracted the attention of leaders in law, business and politics throughout China.
Thanks to our national and worldwide networks, we are capable of providing highly efficient and reliable legal services for our clients.
De Heng's head office is in Beijing, China. We have sub-agencies in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Changchun. We also have branches and cooperating offices in Hong Kong, USA, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, Canada and Japan.
The principal areas of our firm's wide-ranging practice include:
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE AND TRADE
FINANCE AND INSURANCE
CONSUMER PROTECTION (PRODUCT LIABILITY)
ADMINISTRATIVE AND GOVERNMENTAL LAW
The De Heng Law Office is qualified in a number of areas requiring special government approvals, including handling securities, competitive bidding for infrastructure construction, property rights, and share-holding by employees in foreign-funded enterprises.
Our lawyers are members of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, the Criminal Law Commission, the Intellectual Property Rights Commission, the Securities Commission, and the Economic law Commission of the All China Lawyers Association.
Our lawyers are legal consultants of hundreds of organizations and legal bodies.
De Heng’s diverse clients include governmental agencies, defense establishments, financial institutions, major national projects, large-scale state-owned and private enterprises, research and cultural bodies, social groups, and global enterprises.
Our firm is staffed by distinguished attorneys and legal consultants having sound academic backgrounds, and with expertise in many areas of international and domestic law.
Over 80% of our staff have domestic or foreign LL.M., J.D. or Ph.D. degrees, and we are able to communicate effectively in many foreign languages. Most of our staff also have additional qualifications in fields including accounting, engineering, economics, real estate, and trademark and patent law. Many of our professionals have also gained practical experience working for private corporations, legislative and administrative bodies, judicial departments, higher education, banking and financial institutions, and accounting offices. Our strong team is capable of handling any sophisticated legal matter.
De Heng's vocational work includes projects and clients throughout China and internationally, in both public and private law.
We have recent experience as legal counsel in a wide variety of fields. These include, but are not limited to: major construction projects; aviation and space; communication networks; international bidding; finance and insurance; securities and futures; real estate; taxation; environmental protection; corporate establishment; mergers and acquisitions, issuing and listing shares and bonds; civil and criminal cases; intellectual property; international maritime law; and anti-dumping. We have handled thousands of commercial, civil, and criminal cases, as well as foreign litigation, non-litigation and arbitration cases. We have also effectively provided legal services for dozens of major national and multinational corporations, issuing bonds and convertible loan stock for projects such as the China Yangtze Three Gorges Project Development Corporation, and the new Shanghai Hong-Qiao International Airport.
Depending on our client’s needs, De Heng provides legal letters and legal advice; participates in the negotiations of their projects; and draws up or reviews contracts and charters.
De Heng also handles investigations, checks and provides legal valuation papers for our clients; acts as legal counsel for domestic and foreign individuals and corporations; and works as the agent to conduct litigation, arbitration or mediation for clients. We work with you to find the most efficient and effective means to meet your requirements.
We are particularly strong in handling major economic and international cases. We organize our lawyers into the teams required to meet each of our clients’ needs. We have created a comprehensive legal service model which guarantees our clients efficient management of their case and overall quality-control.
Education & Training
We believe that it is important to keep up-to-date in our field, and we are particularly interested in ongoing human resource development.
Our staff regularly have in-house professional training. We also encourage our lawyers to upgrade their professional qualifications by studying for advanced degrees. In some cases, we help our staff to study in other countries. We also invite distinguished domestic and overseas law professors and judges to give seminars and to discuss particularly difficult cases with our staff. This approach gives us current practical knowledge to improve service to our clients.
We are proud of our strong research capacity. We regularly publish the results of our research in dozens of academic journals, both foreign and domestic.
De Heng regularly holds, sponsors or attends academic conferences. Cooperating with the Jilin University in 1994, we founded the Journal of Law and Social Development, a core journal of the Chinese legal academy.
DeHeng College of Lawyers
In 1993, the China Law Office and Jilin University jointly founded the De Heng College of Lawyers.
This is the first full-time higher learning institution specially fostering lawyers in China. The college recruits both undergraduate and graduate students. The Chinese legal academy and related specialists highly value the College’s curriculum, textbooks and teaching methods, and there is high demand for its graduates. We also established the "De Heng Scholarship" for the college. Since 1998, the graduates have been qualified to take the national bar examination to become qualified lawyers. The college continues to provide many talented lawyers for the De Heng Law Office.
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