Mr Zhang particularly excels in advising on both PRC and offshore private investment funds in respect of their formation, operation, project investment and liquidation. He is one of the first batch of PRC lawyers who started to practise in this area and has accumulated 15 years of practice experience. Mr Zhang has represented many well-known Chinese and foreign clients in forming hundreds of domestic private funds as well as offshore funds. He has developed expertise in designing appropriate structures of such funds and providing them with professional legal, tax, financial, ESOP, and labour-related advice. Mr Zhang has also represented many well-known private investment funds to design appropriate transaction structures, conduct legal due diligence, draft transaction documents, issue legal opinions and engage in commercial negotiations in respective of their domestic and offshore equity investments, equity and asset M&A and exits from portfolio companies.
In July 2015, he was selected as one of the China Top 15 Rising Lawyers 2015 by Asian Legal Business (a famous legal industry journal in Asia). From 2016 to 2019, Mr Zhang was named the leading lawyer in investment funds by Chambers & Partners, a leading international legal rankings organisation. In 2018, he was selected as the only Chinese lawyer to write the China chapter of The Global Practice Guide on Investment Funds (first edition) published by Chambers & Partners. He was later selected as the only Chinese lawyer to author the China chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Global Private Equity (2019), published by London-based Law Business Research.
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