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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 acted for a number of projects which are awarded by authoritative industrial journals as the annual best projects and 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.

  • Advised Luso International Banking Limited on issuing the first Panda Bond of Macao issuers in the Chinese interbank bond market
  • Advised China Construction Bank on issuing multi-currency ESG theme bonds
  • Advised China Merchants Industry on issuing USD 230 million overseas exchangeable bonds
  • Advised China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. on issuing the first overseas supplemental capital instrument of Chinese financial leasing companies

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Investment funds

  • Admitted in the PRC in 1996
  • Admitted in England & Wales in 2004

  • Chinese Certified Public Accountant (1998)
  • Chinese Certified Tax Agent (1999)

  • Academic qualifications Qualification, Institution, (Year)
  • Ph.D. in Law , London University (2001 – 2005)
  • London, Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL), BPP Law School (2000 – 2001)
  • LL.M, London University (1999 – 2000)
  • Bachelor and Master of Law, Xiamen University, the School of Law (1991 – 1997)