Real Estate & Construction


The real estate and construction industry has long been a focus for China, and China has long been a global focal point in this respect. Everyone, from average Chinese citizens to the biggest multinational corporations, is likely to invest directly or indirectly in China’s real estate at one time or another, local construction generally advances in leaps and bounds and China represents the largest source of foreign real estate investment globally. These circumstances coupled with the government’s unique viewpoint and policies on property make for a constantly attractive yet sensitive and challenging environment for real estate and construction businesses.

Real estate and construction are among DaHui’s prime focuses and capabilities. We have represented or advised some of the largest developers, contractors and financiers as well as the full spectrum of buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, etc. Our services span sectors such as commercial, residential, industrial, governmental and environmental. For whichever client, in whatever sector and wherever in the world, we offer a business-oriented approach with practical solutions to the industry’s current and future challenges.

Whether responding to one of the “cooling down” policies or regulations or taking advantage of local or central governments’ encouragement in the subsectors of the day, strategic legal counsel is key to riding the waves and bracing against the breakers. Whether dealing with procurement arrangements, domestic or international financing, licensing, tax, environmental regulation or a commercial dispute of any kind, DaHui has the experience, skills and other resources to assist clients to achieve their objectives.

While carrying out construction projects in number and size never seen before, China also aims to be a center for innovation in intelligent construction. At the same time maintaining a distinct land-use rights framework, China stands to refashion the traditional structures of real estate and construction industries around the world. All the while, China has been bringing volumes of investment and ideas to real estate and construction markets in myriad other countries. China legal counsel is becoming more and more indispensable to real estate and construction business everywhere.

Relevant Experience

China Huarong Asset Management

Represented China Huarong Asset Management Co., LTD and its affiliate in a dispute involving overdue payments under a construction contract and related responsibility in a registered capital reduction brought by China Construction Sixth Engineering Division Corp.

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation

Represented China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), the largest group in China in the field of design, manufacture and trade of military and civil ships, marine engineering and marine equipment, in an arbitration to claim for payments under its EPC contract in Pakistan.

China State Construction Engineering Group

Represented a subsidiary company of China State Construction Engineering Group in handling a series of complex construction project dispute litigation and arbitration cases involving two national highways and commercial residential buildings with a total amount of more than RMB 400 million.


Represented Hong Kong-listed company SOCAM win a cross-border arbitration case for compensation of proceeds from debt acquisition of close to RMB 200 million.

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