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.


Recommended for Private Equity (Foreign) in China.

IFLR1000, 2022

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

“They are very capable in terms of analysing complex matters and coming up with feasible and sensible solutions.”

“The team is knowledgeable, thoughtful, innovative and resourceful when it comes to M&A transactions.”

“They have a really deep knowledge of Asia.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2023


Ranked in the top tier for Investment Funds and ranked as a leading firm for Corporate (including M&A), Insurance, International Arbitration, Private Equity, Litigation, and Anti-Corruption & Compliance work in Hong Kong.

“Debevoise & Plimpton is our go-to law firm … They have a very deep-bench of excellent lawyers in Hong Kong and across their international network, and really understand … how to help their clients achieve their objectives efficiently.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023


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

Chambers Global, 2022


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

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes named Dispute Resolution Stars.

Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific), 2021

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