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Managing Partner


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Xiaomin Chen is the Managing Partner of DeHeng Chen, LLC in New York City and Global Partner of DeHeng Law Offices.  He was admitted to the bars of New York State, the US Supreme Court, and the US Court of International Trade; and he was qualified for the Bar of the People’s Republic of China.  Mr. Chen is an arbitrator for multiple prominent arbitration commissions such as China Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Tianjin Arbitration Commission and Jinan Arbitration Commission.  He is the Senior Research Fellow of International Economic Law Institute of Xiamen University.  From 2012 to 2015, he served as the General Counsel for China General Chamber of Commerce USA (“CGCC”), which is the largest trade association of Chinese companies in the US.  He is now a member of the Legal Counsel Committee of CGCC.  He was selected to New York Metro “Super Lawyers” list in Business/Corporate Law area by Thomson Reuters from 2012 to 2017.


Before coming to the United States, Mr. Chen was the Director of International Economic Law Specialty at Xiamen University Law School in China and practiced law at the Xiamen No. 2 Law Firm.  After graduating from American law schools, Mr. Chen has worked as an associate or Chinese law counsel for Woodbury & Kesler (Salt Lake City, UT), McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn (Burlingame, CA) and NuSkin International (Provo, UT).


Mr. Chen has served as counsel to many prestigious clients including Bank of China, New York Branch, the People's Bank of China Representative Office for the Americas, China National Tobacco Corporation, The China Press, China Three Gorges Project Corporation, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, China Construction America, China Construction Bank, Cathay Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of Communication New York Branch, Midea Group Ltd and China General Chamber of Commerce.  Recently he has counseled for many M&A transactions in the US such as PCM’s acquisition of Nexteer, a subsidiary of GM, and a major Chinese energy company’s investments in renewable energy projects in the US.  He was retained by the PRC State Council Information Office as the chief legal advisor for Experience China 2000, the biggest cultural event ever held by the Chinese government in the United States.


Mr. Chen is legal counsel for numerous trade, professional, and charitable organizations. Mr. Chen has been very active in the Chinese-American community.


Besides his professional achievements, Mr. Chen is well published on various legal subjects. He was one of the Editors-in-Chief of “American Law Review”, a quarterly magazine published by China Legal Press. He has co-authored “International Finance Law” (1988), a textbook widely used in Chinese law schools, and “American Banking Law” (2000 & 2013), the leading authority on the subject in China, both published by China Legal Press. Other books include “International Monetary Law” (1987), “Introduction to Taiwan’s Law concerning Foreign Economic Affairs” (1989).  In addition, Mr. Chen has also published in many professional and trade publications throughout the world.


Mr. Chen received his J.D. degree from Brigham Young University Law School in 1994, a Master in Comparative Law degree from Dickinson Law School of Pennsylvania State University in 1989, and an L.L.M. in International Economic Law from Xiamen University in 1986.

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