Managing Partner


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Distinguished Practitioner




Practice area:

Banking and finance
Corporate and M&A

Xin Zhang provides legal services for Chinese and international banks and investors in relation to banking and finance, M&A, FDI and overseas investment, with an extensive coverage of financing, energy, power, real estate, and natural resources sectors. In the area of banking and finance, Mr. Zhang has represented most of Chinese and international banks, international financial institutions and ECAs active in the market and advised on syndicated loans, project financing, structured trade financing, vessel and aircraft financing, export credit loans and financial derivatives. He has been awarded as the Leading Lawyer in PRC Banking and Finance by Chambers Asia: Asia's Leading Lawyers for Business and Asia Legal 500. In the area of corporate works, Mr. Zhang has represented a number of industrial investors to invest in Chinese petrochemical, renewable energy, power, telecommunication and other traditional manufacturing sectors by way of greenfield investment or merger and acquisition. He also provides legal supports to Chinese SOEs, banks, investment funds and Sinosure for their overseas investment and financing projects under the "Going Abroad" efforts, which involves the export of China-made telecommunication equipment, vessels and other capital equipment and EPC services and the investment in power, real estate, petrochemical and mining projects.

Mr. Zhang has profound knowledge and experiences in the legal and regulatory regime, financial product innovations and market development for the China inter-bank market. He has been one drafting group member for the drafting of the China Inter-bank Market Financial Derivatives Master Agreement, Bond Repurchase Master Agreement, Loan Assets Transfer Master Agreement, Underwriting Agreement and Underwriters' Agreement, led by the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII), as well as one writer of the official guidelines. He also participates as a legal expert in the research and development of the first credit risk mitigation instruments (the Chinese equivalent of CDS). He serves as one member of the NAFMII Financial Derivatives Experts Committee and one registration expert for the Inter-bank Bond Market Non-Financial Institutions' Debt Financing Instruments (the Chinese equivalent of MTNs and CPs).

  • Advise on the Chinese export credit agencies (ECAs) in relation to a number of overseas greenfield and acquisition financings and investment and trade-related insurance supports
  • Advise on New Development Bank in relation to the issuance of over RMB10 billion bonds in the Chinese interbank bond market
  • Advise on the Chinese state-owned enterprises in relation to a series of investment in, and acquisition of, wind farms and solar power projects in the Southeast Asia

  • Banking and finance (Y)
  • Capital markets (Y)
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A (Y)
  • Dispute resolution (Y)
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and Employment
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity (Y)
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax

  • PRC Bar Admission (1996)
  • England & Wales Bar Admission (2004)

  • Chinese Certified Public Accountant (1998)
  • Chinese Certified Tax Agent (1999)
  • Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Arbitrator of Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA)
  • Arbitrator of Xiamen Arbitration Commission & Shanghai Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator of Shanghai Arbitration Commission

  • Ph.D. in Law, London University (2001-2005)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL), BPP Law School, London (2000-2001)
  • LL.M., London University (1999-2000)
  • LL.B. and LL.M., Xiamen University, the School of Law (1991-1997)