GCR 100 - 16th Edition

DeHeng Law Offices

Professional notice


The only Chinese law firm with an office in Brussels, DeHeng Law Offices is another full-service antitrust team that has a growing profile on the international stage. Partner Ding Liang runs the team from Beijing, while head of international antitrust Frank Fine heads up the Brussels practice.

This year, DeHeng has advised on some high-profile mergers, including the tie-up between global cement companies Holcim and Lafarge. Other recent highlights include acting on Sinoma/Hazemag and Huadian/Sulzer JG . On the investigations side, the firm has advised on the infant milk and automotive probes, as well as several other confidential matters. In a demonstration of its international capabilities, DeHeng has also been acting in the Chinese Vitamin C litigation in the United States, a significant matter not only for global antitrust but also for US-Chinese relations. The team has also advised four Chinese rare-earth permanent magnetic companies against Hitachi Metals in an abuse of dominance claim.

Founded in 1993, DeHeng Law Offices (“DeHeng”) (previously China Law Office, a subsidiary institution of the Ministry of Justice of China) is one of the largest law firms in China. Headquartered in Beijing, DeHeng has 1500 lawyers in twenty five offices in China. The aim of DeHeng is to be the leading Chinese law firm and to provide legal service of highest standard with professional integrity and proficiency for our Chinese and international clients.

For its successful developments, DeHeng has won a high reputation and gained favorable comments not only from its clients, but also from China's national leaders.

DeHeng antitrust team has provided full range of antitrust legal services for both domestic and international clients on antitrust litigation, antitrust investigation, merger filing, and antitrust compliance.

Competition and Antitrust Litigation

With rich experiences in antitrust litigation and a strong antitrust litigator team, DeHeng antitrust team has served the best interests of its clients in a number of high profile antitrust civil litigations, e.g. Huawei vs. InterDigital, Qihoo 360 vs. Tencent, Ningbo Magnet Companies vs. Hitachi Metals, YY vs. NetEase

Antitrust Investigation

DeHeng antitrust team has dealt with many antitrust investigations re telecommunication, pharmaceutical, automobile, hotel online booking, tobacco etc., on behalf of multinational or domestic companies.

Merger Filing

DeHeng antitrust team represents multinational and domestic companies to get merger clearance in MOFCOM, e.g. Holcim/Lafarge merger.

Antitrust Compliance

DeHeng antitrust team has assisted over 100 clients to establish antitrust compliance programs by formulating internal antitrust guidelines, drafting standard operation procedures, providing antitrust trainings, reviewing companies’ business models and distribution agreements, and conducting antitrust audits (simulated dawn raids).


DeHeng is one of the Highly Recommended Antitrust Firms in China by GCR - A Guide to the World’s Leading Competition Law and Economics Practices (15th Annual Edition).

Liang Ding
Partner/Attorney at Law
D +86 10 5268 2977
F +86 10 5268 2999
[email protected]

Ye Zhao
Partner/Attorney at Law/Patent Attorney at Law
D +86 10 5268 2824
F +86 10 5268 2999
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Frank Fine
Senior Counsel
D +32 2 735 0880
M +32 4 736 2080
[email protected]

Tie Hu
D +86 10 52682888
M +86 18611130249
[email protected]

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