PRC firm DeHeng Law Offices has opened up a new office in Hong Kong and established a joint operation with local firm Chungs Lawyers.
The new office will focus on areas such as listing compliance, bond work, cross-border M&A, investment funds, bank financing and dispute resolution, providing domestic and overseas clients with legal services under PRC laws.
Li Zhong—DeHeng’s Beijing office managing partner—Bi Xiuli and Li Yan—two other Beijing partners—are the first lawyers to be assigned to the Hong Kong office. Four partners of Chungs Lawyers, including Ernest Chung, will provide Hong Kong legal advice.
DeHeng is experienced in assisting Chinese companies such as Sinotruk, Agricultural Bank of China and China Railway Construction on their Hong Kong IPOs, while Chungs Lawyers is experienced in handling restructuring and Hong Kong listing matters.
This development marks the opening of the 43rd global office for DeHeng, and represents the 33rd PRC law firm to enter Hong Kong’s legal market.