De Heng Law Offices is one of the largest full-service law firms in China founded in Beijing in 1993. The firm is recognised as the trusted legal advisor to many of China’s state-owned companies and a pioneer in advising many Chinese companies in their overseas’ ventures. It also has a very broad client base and a global service network with branches and associates both in China and over 160 major cities all over the world. United Advocates is one of the fastest growing UAE law firms. The firm is led by a team of highly skilled and well-recognised lawyers qualified from the Middle East, Europe and Far East. Its multilingual lawyers have the unique ability to combine local know-how and expertise with international legal standards for the benefit of its local and international clients. De Heng and United Advocates share the common values of Professionalism, Ethics and Integrity and recognise the synergy between the two firms in harnessing each other’s unique strengths and capabilities.  They have come together to make the following announcements: • The opening of De Heng’s regional office for the MENA region, DeHeng Middle East Limited. The opening of this regional office is aimed at harnessing China’s “One Belt One Road” policy by encouraging Chinese investment overseas and safeguarding these investments with best quality legal. • The partnership between United Advocates and DeHeng Middle East Limited in collaborating to provide specialist legal services with the benefit of Middle Eastern knowledge and expertise and the understanding of Chinese culture and practice. The Dubai office of United Advocates will act as the representative or corresponding office of De Heng Middle East.