Title: Admiralty and Maritime

Firm Overview



Founded in 1992, Dacheng Law Offices is one of the first and largest partnership law firms in China. On 10 November 2009, Dacheng was approved by The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice to transform its general partnership into special general partnership. Since its inception, Dacheng has consistently upheld the core cultural philosophy reflected in its motto: "aiming high and far as the sky, encompassing deep and wide as the sea, pursuing excellence one step at a time, achieving perfection through harmony", providing comprehensive, timely, high quality and efficient professional legal services to clients both at home and abroad.

In August 2009, leading Asia-Pacific magazine Asian Legal Business (ALB) ranked Dacheng Law Offices as one of the Top 20 Chinese Law Offices by Size, and first among the Top 50 Asian Law Offices by Size in 2009.

On 27 November 2009, Dacheng Law Offices was awarded the "profession Pioneer Award" by the Beijing Bureau of Justice and Beijing Municipal Lawyers Association.

Dacheng has established an extensive global legal service network, covering most of the major cities and regions in the world. Apart from its headquarters in Beijing, Dacheng also has 28 local offices located in Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu, Jinan, Chongqing, Tianjin, Harbin, Zhengzhou, Yinchuan, Xining, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Haikou, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Nantong, Changchun, Xi'an, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Shenyang, Wuxi, Qingdao, Nanning, Urumqi, Taiyuan, Hohhot and Kunming respectively. Dacheng has also absorbed many local law firms and training and media organizations into its network. In addition, Dacheng has forged long-term cooperative relationships with large providers of tax, accounting, auditing, business evaluation, and management consulting services. Dacheng has set up 26 overseas offices, representatives and member branches, including Paris, Los Angeles and Singapore etc. and has also established long-term strategic alliances with many foreign law firms.

There are currently over 1,900 lawyers and staffs working for Dacheng Law Offices, most of whom are graduates from leading law schools within China or overseas. Many Dacheng lawyers have obtained degrees from prestigious universities in the United States, Britain, France, Russia, Japan, Korea, and have acquired valuable experience working for renowned international law firms. In addition, a substantial number of our lawyers have expertise in areas including international trade, finance, construction, business administration, accounting, and taxation. With such an outstanding legal team, Dacheng excels both in the traditional fields of litigation and arbitration, criminal defense, company law, real estate, banking and finance, insurance, foreign investment, corporate restructuring, tax, labor disputes, international trade, as well as in the emerging fields of energy and mining, intellectual property, maritime, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, bankruptcy restructuring, securities and capital markets, infrastructure and project finance, derivatives, media and telecommunications, and urbanization strategies. In all spheres of its operation, Dacheng has successfully established a leading position at the forefront of the industry.


  • Year this Office was Established: 1992
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 49
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 3240
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Antitrust and National Security Review
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Finance and Capital Markets
  • Criminal Defense
  • Dispute Resolution and Compulsory Enforcement
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • General Corporate Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • International Trade Remedies & WTO
  • Labor Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
  • Mining, Energy & Resources
  • Offshore Investment
  • Private Equity and Investment Funds
  • Property Transactions involving State-owned Enterprises
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Restructuring of State-owned Enterprises
  • Taxation