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Team

Li Zhang

Practice Area:

M&A, Finance, International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and cross border transactions

Education:

Law School of Beijing University (LL.B.), Law School of the American University (LL.M.) 

Working Language:

Chinese, English

Tel:+86 10 5870 2028 - 811
tzhang@goldengatelawyers.com

Qualifications

Admitted as a PRC Attorney

Qualified as an economist ( finance focus )

PUBLICATIONS

Jurisdictional Conflicts between Hong Kong and the PRC in Civil Disputes, Hong Kong Lawyer, August 2001

The Enforcement of CIETAC Arbitration Awards, Hong Kong Lawyer, February 2002

A Critical Analysis of US Anti-Dumping Cases against Chinese Exports, Hong Kong Lawyer, April 2001

Recent Developments in China’s Secured Lending System, Secured Lender, August 2008

Experience

Advising a state-owned company on acquisition of overseas gold mine assets including contract review and negotiations and preparation of due diligence report.

Assisting a listing company in the issuance of bonds in an aggregate principal amount of US$500 million.

Advising a large European producer on establishment of a joint-venture company in China

Advising European companies on acquisition of PRC companies including conducting legal due diligence, preparing DD report and acquisition agreements.

Advising US and European companies on China related product distribution agreements

Advising a PRC state-owned company on its infrastructure investment in South America including preparation and negotiation of concession agreement and related documents

Advising European companies and US companies on establishment of new shops and retail outlets throughout in China including preparation of application materials, tax filings and permits, and lease agreements for retail shops and office premises

Advising a PRC state-owned company on establishment of its business presence in Middle East Asia

Advising chemical European client in establishment of a JV in China including drafting JV contract, production facilities contract and product sales contracts

Advising UK chemical company on its share transfer in connection with its subsidiary in China

Advising a European healthcare Company on its expansion of current production facilities including preparation of land purchase agreement

Advising a European Company on its antitrust filing with the Ministry of Commerce in connection with its acquisition

 Advising a European Company on converting the existing JV into a WFOE

Advising investment banks on PRC legal issues regarding IPOs in Hong Kong and overseas markets

Advising companies on their initial public offerings in the UK AIM listing

Advising a US company on its aircraft finance in China

Advising an offshore company on its China related trade finance

Advising a number of UK companies on Chinese employment matters

Advising investment banks on PRC legal issues regarding IPOs in Hong Kong

Advising U.S. multinational companies on M&A transactions in China

Advising one of the leading Asian companies on M&A transactions in China

Advising Chinese companies and industry associations on antidumping investigations initiated by the US department of Commerce. The products involved cover color TV, Garment hanger, ball bearing

Advising PRC companies and industry associations in “Safeguard” cases initiated by ITC of the U.S.

Advising US companies on PRC employment matters including drafting employment handbook and standard employment contract for their operations within China

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