Dacheng has become the latest foreign firm to set up a base in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar.
Dacheng’s Ulaanbaatar office will be led by senior partner Lu Hada, who has relocated from the firm’s Beijing head office to Mongolia. Lu is from the Inner Mongolia autonomous region and is native in both Mandarin and Mongolian.
This is Dacheng’s latest international expansion, which gives the firm a total of nine offices outside of China. Most recently, the firm became the first Chinese firm to open an office in Moscow, an initiative led by senior partner and deputy chair Xu Yongqian (19 August 2013).
A number of other Chinese firms also have an office in Ulaanbaatar, including Beijing-based Longan and Lehman Lee & Xu.
Several international firms have also entered into Mongolia, some through local association. Hogan Lovells (3 August 2010) and DLA Piper (24 March 2011) formed a local alliance in 2010 and 2011 respectively, while Australian firms Allens (10 November 2011) and Minter Ellison (1 February 2012) both have an office in the capital city.