Since joining JunHe in 2005, Mr. Zhou has played key roles in numerous high-profile mergers and acquisitions from structuring, due diligence, documentation, negotiating to closing. His recent transactions include: Belden’s disposal of its plants to an A-share listed company in China, Adidas’s acquisition of Reebok’s business in China, Cathay Airway’s investment in Air China Cargo, GM’s investment in the FAW’s light commercial vehicle business, Burberry’s purchase of retail store assets from its Chinese distributor, and Citic Pacific’s sale of commercial properties to Soho China.
Mr. Zhou has also represented Morgan Stanley, Tencent, Softbank China, Bain Capital, NewMargin Ventures and many other investors in numerous private equity and venture capital transactions. He is familiar with private equity terms in both onshore and offshore transactions and is known for shrewdly adapting market standard preference rights of investors according to the laws and practice in China.
Mr. Zhou regularly advises multinational companies on foreign direct investment, general corporate and compliance matters. He is particularly experienced in the day-to-day legal issues in healthcare, life sciences, TMT, manufacturing, logistics, advertising and real estate sectors. Mr. Zhou is familiar with anti-bribery and compliance laws. He has vast experience on the topic of anti-bribery and has held training sessions and given legal advice in this area.
Before joining JunHe, Mr. Zhou worked for more than three years in the Shanghai office of Blake Dawson, a major Australian law firm. During this time, Mr. Zhou represented many multinational clients in relation to their investments and operations in China. He also provided legal support to Chinese clients, such as Baosteel, Air China and Sanyuan Dairy, in their investment and operation in Australia.