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ZHOU, Yong (Z.) Counsel

The team is greatly dedicated, and it works with seamless co-ordination. It brings high quality and very satisfactory results in extremely complicated cases. Head of the department Zhou Yong is “very commercial and specialised – he produces the highest standard of work.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings 2013

Professional Experience

As one of the PRC’s leading antidumping lawyers, Mr. Zhou’s practice in trade remedy and WTO law can be traced back to 1997, when the first Chinese anti-dumping investigation was initiated.  Mr. Zhou has successfully defended numerous foreign and domestic businesses in more than 200 trade remedy investigations. These have involved anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard as well as section 337 investigations by various global trade authorities including China, the US, the EU, Canada, Australia, India, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and other Latin American countries. He has experience across a wide range of industries such as optical fiber communications, automobiles, chemicals, pulp and paper, textiles, solar energy, agricultural products, steel and metals and furniture. Based on his deep understanding of WTO law, Mr. Zhou regularly advises clients, including the China Ministry of Commerce and many other well-known multinational corporations, on issues relating to the WTO and Free Trade Agreement matters.


Mr. Zhou has extensive experience in trade compliance relating to export control and economic sanctions in major jurisdictions (China, the US and the EU), customs classification, origin, customs valuations and transfer pricing. He communicates with the relevant governmental agencies on behalf of his domestic and foreign clients and provides effective legal solutions.


Mr. Zhou previously worked at the headquarters of the Bank of China, which gave him insights in the areas of corporate & finance, merger and acquisition, bankruptcy and competition law.


Mr. Zhou’s recent publications include “Guidelines on Cross-border E-commerce in China” and “A Practical Guide to In-house Counsels”. Chambers & Partners and Asia Pacific Legal 500 ranked Mr. Zhou as a 'leading lawyer' in China for his international trade and regulatory expertise. Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings 2013 noted, “The team (JunHe) is greatly dedicated, and it works with seamless co-ordination. It brings high quality and very satisfactory results in extremely complicated cases…Head of the department Zhou Yong is very commercial and specialized – he produces the highest standard of work.”


Education

LL.M., University of International Business and Economics, 1999


Bachelor of Economics, University of International Business and Economics, 1996

Professional Associations

Mr. Zhou is a member of the All-China Bar Association and was admitted to practice Chinese law in 1997. He is also a member of the WTO & Anti-dumping Committee (9th), Competition & Anti-monopoly Committee (10th) and Tax Law Committee (11th) of the Beijing Bar Association.

Language Skills

Fluent in English and Mandarin

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.