IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Dentons China was formerly known as Dacheng Law Offices but is now structured as a Swiss verein since international firms cannot practice PRC law. The firm has 48 offices across China, including in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shenzhen. 

Focusses / specialisms  

The firm is strongest in private equity and investment funds and has a highly active restructuring and capital markets structured finance and securitization practice. Its capital markets practice has had a mixture of Hong Kong IPO and bond work, including corporate and convertible issuances. The firm is also recognised for its M&A, project development and banking work. 

Key clients  

Key clients of the firm include PayPal, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, HSBC, BNP Paribas, Ningbo Communications Investment, Zhejiang Linyang Real Estate Development, and Zhongdu Holding Collection Association.  

Research period review: 33rd edition (2022/2023)

On the capital markets side, the firm advised Bank of Communications Financial Leasing on its Rmb2.4 billion ($0.33 billion) Free Trade Zone ESG offshore bond. The funds raised will be used for the company's green and social responsibility-related projects. The Dentons China team also assisted video technology solutions provider Baijiayun’s IPO on Nasdaq and became the first Chinese audio and video SaaS stock in the US.

Dentons China is also a go-to firm for many domestic and international banks. Among publishable transactions, the firm is assisting the Red Lion Indonesia East Canada Phase I Rmb2.15 billion syndicate project of the Zhejiang branch of the Export-Import Bank of China. This transaction involves multiple jurisdictions and requires reviews of the borrower and guarantor's situation and provides legal opinions.

Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2022/2023)

Baijiayun’s IPO on Nasdaq.

Meihua International Medical’s IPO on Nasdaq.

Deewin Tianxia’s Hong Kong listing.

Client feedback: 33rd edition (2022/2023)

Project finance

“Global network so no issues with multiple law firms. They provided good advice.”