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DE, Lihua (Theresa) Partner

Professional Experience

Ms. De is a senior partner. She is a managing partner and a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong office.  She obtained a Bachelor of Economic Law from Peking University. She was admitted as a lawyer in P.R.C in 1987.  From 1984 to 1986, Ms. De worked in the Ministry of Petroleum Industry of the PRC. Then, from 1986 to 1992, she worked for the Great Wall Foreign Economic Law Firm under the Ministry of foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. Ms. De went to the United Kingdom in 1992 and worked at a British law firm and in a barrister’s chamber until 1993. From 1993 to 2006, she worked at two different Hong Kong law firms. Ms. De is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong. She joined JunHe in June 2006.

Ms. De has over 30 years of extensive practice experience in direct investment, M&A and project finance transactions. She has substantial experience in traditional industrial projects, telecommunication projects, real estate projects, transportation projects, nature resources projects and corporate finance projects. Ms. De has served many domestic, Hong Kong and international clients with their inbound and outbound investment, M&A, establishment of Sino-foreign joint venture and wholly foreign owned enterprises, as well as post-formation consultations. Ms. De is also extensively involved in the IPOs of companies in Mainland China and Hong Kong.


LL.B. in Economic Law, Beijing University Law School, 1984

Professional Associations

Member of the All-China Bar Association

Member of the Hong Kong Law Society

Language Skills

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.