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ZHANG, Ping Partner

Guangzhou office head Pete Zhang is deemed to be "very focused and very hard-working" by peers. He is recognised for his ability to act on both inbound and outbound investment and acquisition.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

Professional Experience

Mr. Zhang started his practice in 1996 and joined JunHe in July 2011. Prior to joining JunHe, Mr. Zhang practiced with a leading law firm in Southern China where he was a co-founder and served as its Executive Partner. In 1999, he trained at a Chicago law firm (Holleb & Coff). 


Mr. Zhang focuses his practices on corporate and M&A, capital market and foreign direct investment and has been deeply involved in planning and managing M&As, restructuring, and IPO projects for domestic and international clients. His experience involves the industries of real estate, infrastructure, petroleum, mining, automobile, banking, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, tobacco, cable television, software, media, logistics, trading, wholesale and retail and traditional manufacturers. He has also frequently advised foreign investors on FDI and the operation and management of their enterprises in China.  


Mr. Zhang was awarded the ‘Medal of Outstanding Contribution to Legal Services Industry’ in 2008 and 2016 by the Guangzhou Bar Association and was honored as “2008-2010 National Excellent Lawyer” in 2011 by the All-China Bar Association. Chambers Asia-Pacific has ranked him as a Band 1 lawyer in China in the area of Corporate/Commercial since 2015. 

 


Education

Mr. Zhang received his LL.B. in International Economic Law from Fudan University in 1993 and his LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice from University of The Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in California in 1998. He also studied International Business Law at Salzburg University in Austria. 

Professional Associations

Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) since 2005 


Arbitrator, South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIA) since 2012 


Vice-president, Guangzhou Bar Association (2009-2016) 


Director, Securities Law Committee of the Guangdong Bar Association (2007-2013) 


Member, All-China Bar Association since 1996 

 


Language Skills

Mandarin and English

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.