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.

“The team has deep knowledge and experience in all the most complex and sophisticated matters.”

“They have excellent client management and provide pragmatic commercial solutions.”

“They are a very experienced team with a strong eye for detail, but also an ability to proactively progress discussions.”

“Debevoise’s sector knowledge is excellent, which makes for an efficient and seamless exercise.”

Chambers Greater China, 2024


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.

“They have a very deep-bench of excellent lawyers in Hong Kong and across their international network.”

“They have deep market knowledge, an agile thought process and provide an excellent work quality.”

“Great knowledge of the market. Very responsive and innovative.”

“They have a stellar reputation.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Greater China, 2024


“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: Litigation and Investment Funds in China.

Chambers Global, 2023


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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