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ZHANG, Chi (Austin) Partner

Professional Experience

Mr. Chi (Austin) Zhang joined JunHe’s Shanghai Office in 2014 and practices in the areas of cross-border asset management, financial markets and derivatives, securities investment funds and financial markets compliance and regulatory advisory services. Mr. Zhang has a wealth of experience in advising global asset managers, international investment banks, prime brokers, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and market makers in structuring access routes to trade in China’s financial markets via QFII/RQFII, Stock Connect, Bond Connect, CIBM Direct and the trading of specific futures products opened to foreign participants.

Mr. Zhang has represented numerous foreign-invested fund managers in their WFOE private fund manager (“PFM”) registration, applications for QDLP/QDIE/QFLP qualification and quotas and multiple private fund launch projects. He is also well versed in China’s financial markets and has provided long-term legal advice to internationally and domestically renowned financial institutions (including commercial banks, securities firms, mutual fund management companies and futures brokers) and several PRC financial market infrastructures.

Mr. Zhang has advised many domestic financial authorities, industry associations, exchanges and clearing houses on relevant laws, rules and policies, and has been deeply involved in legal research and advice for legislation in the asset management and derivatives sectors. In addition, he has experience in providing legal advice to foreign-invested enterprises in responding to CSRC’s compliance investigations, onsite inspections and administrative procedures.

In 2015, Mr. Zhang was seconded to Shanghai Clearing House.


LL.M., Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, 2013

LL.B., Shanghai International Studies University, Law School, 2010

Professional Associations

Admitted to practice law in China

Admitted to New York State Bar  

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.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.