China Practice

Debevoise’s China Group is based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, but also includes a number of lawyers from its international offices with specific experience advising on China related matters.

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American International Group in its joint venture with PICC Life Insurance Company to distribute life insurance and other insurance products in China.

Debevoise Advises CDH Investments in the formation of CDH Fund V, a $2.6 billion China growth capital fund.

China Life Insurance Company Limited, China’s leading life insurer listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange, in the fulfillment of its ongoing compliance obligations under the U.S. securities laws as a reporting company.


Ranked as a leading firm in China for Investment Funds, Private Equity Buyouts, Insurance, Corporate/M&A, Arbitration, Litigation and Financial Services.

“Debevoise's service has been very strong, in terms of comprehensiveness, the insight in the due diligence and advice provided, and the timeliness and thoughtfulness of the documentation.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020

Recommended for Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Investment Funds in China.

Chambers Global, 2020

Ranked in the top tier for White Collar Crime in China. Also ranked as a leading firm for Commercial/Transactional Disputes, and International Arbitration.

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes named Dispute Resolution Stars.

Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific), 2019

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