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).