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 experienced, competent, and consistently give high-quality advice and produce excellent work.”

“Debevoise is an outstanding firm and provides stellar service.”

“The lawyers combine great technical expertise with industry knowledge and commercial problem-solving ability.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021-2022


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.

“The team continues to impress with its unparalleled knowledge of the industry, solutions-focused advice and impeccable service.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022


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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