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Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Shanghai Office

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Managing Partner: Eric Liu
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 30+
Languages: Cantonese, English,Mandarin

Firm Overview:
Zhao Sheng Law Firm has many years of experience advising clients on their prominent China matters and cross-border transactions. Their team has a deep understanding of PRC laws and regulations, and exceptional knowledge of the PRC legal and economic landscape. The majority of the firm’s partners and senior consultants have many years of experience working at international law firms, giving them unique insight when advising both Chinese and international clients. Zhao Sheng is globally minded while delivering a locally focused service. The firm strives to provide excellent client service and legal support to clients to help them achieve their most important China inbound and outbound strategic objectives. In 2019, Zhao Sheng opened a second office in Beijing, marking a further development milestone for the firm, following the formation of their Shanghai free trade zone joint operation with international law firm Linklaters in 2018.

Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets:
With its in-depth insights into sophisticated capital markets and derivative products, Zhao Sheng works on some of the most innovative and significant transactions, providing clients full service transactional and regulatory legal advice. Zhao Sheng regularly advises international banks, multinational companies as well as Chinese exchanges and clearing houses on access by foreign investors into the burgeoning Chinese stock and bond markets as well as the upcoming futures and commodity markets (including through R/QFII, direct access, connect schemes or through derivatives/participatory notes). Its team has advised international banks and other major financial institutions on their complex China related matters, including advising the Shanghai Clearing House and a number of global banks on close out netting of derivatives transactions, enforceability of collateral arrangements and amendments to ISDA, GMRA, NAFMII and other derivatives documentation.
Key Contact:
Eric Liu, Managing Partner  
Tel: +86 21 2891 1841
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust & Foreign Investment:
Zhao Sheng’s antitrust and foreign investment team is at the top of its game, advising on some of the most complex matters in China and across Asia, helping clients to navigate antitrust risks in a fast-developing enforcement environment. The firm combines a sophisticated international approach with local presence and expertise, to deliver commercial, expert advice to clients on merger control and enforcement in China, and other major enforcement jurisdictions in the region, and globally. Zhao Sheng’s team is renowned for excellent client service with expertise in advising on a wide range of competition law compliance matters. The firm assists clients with the coordination of global merger filings, provides advice on antitrust compliance issues and guides them through cartel and other competition investigations.
Key Contact:
Vivian Cao, Partner
Tel: +86 21 2891 1833
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
Zhao Sheng helps clients to build or restructure both their domestic and international presence, advising on all aspects of strategic investment including the execution of complex inbound or outbound M&A transactions, the establishment of greenfield enterprises, and the restructuring of existing investments. The firm has extensive experience working with both leading multinationals and Chinese companies, with clients naming them as one of their go-to law firms when the terrain is most difficult and complex. Zhao Sheng’s corporate practice is further strengthened by the support of their wellestablished private equity execution team whose experience in advising on complex cross-border matters, ensures that seamless service covering all aspects of a transaction is delivered. The team has assisted Chinese state-owned entities, privatelyowned Chinese companies, financial institutions and sponsors in navigating legal, cultural and practical challenges. The team also advises international businesses on their significant corporate and M&A deals in China, as well as offering essential guidance for international clients with an interest in China.
Key Contacts:
Eric Liu, Managing Partner
Tel: +86 21 2891 1841
Email: [email protected]
Richard Gu, Partner Tel: +86 21 2891 1839
Email: [email protected]
Colette Pan Tel: +86 21 2891 1868
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
 Zhao Sheng’s dispute resolution team is comprised of lawyers with litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution experience across a range of industry sectors. The team has a strong record of success in advising clients on regulatory investigations and business critical disputes in the evolving legal and regulatory framework in China and can also assist with contentious regulatory matters. The firm’s regulatory practice focuses exclusively on the most complex, high value and/or sensitive issues that threaten the business and reputation of banks, major corporates and global institutions.
Key Contact:
Zhirong Zhou, Partner
Tel: +86 21 2891 1885
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Incentives:
Employment law is one of the fastest moving and most challenging areas of law. Zhao Sheng’s employment and incentives team works with clients to ensure that they are best placed to react and adapt to the changes their business’ face. The firm offers a first-class service covering the full range of employment and incentives issues including recruitment, employment related documents, agile working and mobility, remuneration and incentives, employee transfers and redundancy, workplace misconduct and whistle-blowing claims, non-compete and other restrictive covenants, employment-related dispute resolutions, and data privacy. Zhao Sheng’s comprehensive employment and incentives offerings help their clients’ business to stay at the forefront in this constantly changing field.
Key Contacts:
Richard Gu, Partner
Tel:+86 21 2891 1839
Email: [email protected]
Martin Zhou, Managing Associate Tel: +86 21 2891 1835
Email: [email protected]

Financial Regulation:
With long-standing experience in financial regulation, Zhao Sheng’s team assists clients in navigating China’s complex regulatory environment and ensure compliance. Zhao Sheng’s close working relationships with key commercial regulators in mainland China give the firm unique insight into the development of the PRC regulatory regime. Zhao Sheng advises international and domestic corporations and financial institutions on projects, transactions and contentious regulatory issues as well as providing day-to-day operational support. Their team has knowledge of financial regulation in areas such as holding securities and insurance regulations, foreign exchange control, asset management rules, investments and data privacy.
Key Contacts:
Eric Liu, Managing Partner Tel:+86 21 2891 1841
Email: [email protected]
Colette Pan Tel: +86 21 2891 1868
Email: [email protected]