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Zhengyu Tang

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Zhengyu Tang is the chief representative and resident partner of Sidley’s Shanghai office. He leads the firm’s inbound investment, M&A and regulatory compliance practice in China, representing a wide range of international investors with regard to their China investments, operations and investigations.

With legal education and training received in China and the United States, Tang has practiced law since 1986, with the Legal Department of China Council for Promotion of International Trade, the China Legal Affairs Centre of the P.R.C. Ministry of Justice, and leading Chinese and international law firms. He is a native Chinese speaker and is fluent in English.


“Potential Exposure of WFOE Insiders for Failed China Operations,” China Law & Practice, June 2012, Sidley China Update, July 2012;

“China’s Restrictions on Corporate Donations and Sponsorships,” PharmAsia News, August 2008;

“Getting the Deal Through — Vertical Agreements 2008,” Global Competition Review, March 2008;

“U.S. and P.R.C. Anti-Bribery Law: Regulation, Risk and Prevention in the Life Sciences Industries,” PLC Cross-Border Life Sciences, August 2007


University of Maine School of Law, J.D. 1992; Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of

Social Sciences, LL.M., 1986; Shanghai Maritime University, B.A., 1983.