Dentons China




Dentons China is ‘Highly recommended’ in our construction and labour and employment tables. The firm is best known for its speciality in handling matters across the spectrum of transportation and infrastructure. Through cooperation with the government and enterprises in major construction projects, the team has accumulated extensive experience in public–private partnerships (PPPs). Based in Beijing, senior partner Huazhi Yuan heads the firm’s real estate and natural resources practices. Real estate, construction, PPP, mineral resources and general corporate law are some of his core practices. 

Client feedback 

Dentons China is professional and enthusiastic to provide us with high-quality legal services all the time. Meanwhile, it also has a professional team to provide us with customised, professional, team-based and elite services. The multi-field international team cooperation gives us a broader vision and helps us to establish a better and more professional enterprise management mechanism.” – Construction 

Dentons China has provided us with efficient, timely and professional legal services, which have solved many problems for us. At the same time, the law firm's docking team keeps in touch with our company every week to timely inquire about the project and the company's daily situation, so as to provide legal services at any time.” – Construction 

Tao Li 

“I would like to recommend Tao Li, the director of Dentons China. Since establishing of our holding company, we have been working with many lawyers both in China and North America for many different cases for the past 30 years. Li is the best lawyer we have known for many aspects. She is currently handling case before the Supreme Court. This case is extremely difficult. She can accurately analyse the key points of the case within limited time frame. She always thinks from all sides and gives the most professional advice to us. She is familiar with the current civil code law, and constantly strives for perfection. 

Changde Luo 

Luo is an outstanding lawyer I have never seen before. He is not only good at construction engineering and real estate, but also has sufficient strength in capital markets and dispute settlement. No matter how complicated the matters are, he can easily find the pain points and give corresponding solutions. This is the real lawyer we have been looking for.” 

Luo has been engaged in the practice area of real estate and construction for over fifteen years. He has provided professional legal services for our company in the past four years and has received appraisals and satisfied feedback from the leaders in our company. Moreover, he has also showed strong project coordination ability as well as professionalism in real estate and construction.” 

Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Acted for an automobile company in defending a lawsuit filed by an employee who was dismissed for violating corporate cultural values 

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Represented China Non-ferrous Metals Industrys 12th Metallurgical Construction on a construction contract dispute against Anhui Wante Investment Development. 

Represented China Datang Corporation in an arbitration against Zhejiang Dunan Industrial over equity transfer.  

Key clients 

China Datang Group Technologies EngineeringChina Eleventh Chemical Construction CompanyXinjiang Communications Construction Group 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised China Railway Investment Group of Culture and Tourism on its investment in the comprehensive treatment and restoration project of the ecological environment in Zongling mining area of Nayong County. 

Acted for Arçelika Turkish multinational household appliances manufacturer which owns Beko and Grundigon its asset carve-out transaction involving the sale of Beko Electrical Appliances to Konka Group by an asset deal. 

Key clients 

FMC CorporationLavazza, Oshkosh JLG (Tianjin) Equipment TechnologyShell Energy (China) 


Work highlights 

Acted on the merger filing of the establishment of a joint venture between Porsche and Munich Re Group. 

Key clients 

CITIC Capital HoldingsShenzhen SF Taisen Holding (Group)