Zhenyu (George) Niu

Shihui Partners - China




Elite Practitioner




Practice area:

Private equity

Mr. George Niu specializes in PE/VC, fund establishment, cross-border M&A, and domestic and overseas corporate listings. He also has extensive experience in corporate equity incentive plan formulation and private wealth management.

Mr. Niu has provided legal services for numerous renowned domestic and overseas PE/VC funds. He has also assisted hundreds of influential companies in connection with their China-based and international securities offerings, private placements, M&A transactions, and initial public offerings. In terms of corporate equity incentive plan formulation, Mr. Niu has designed option plans for a range of companies covering a variety of industry sectors, including telecoms, internet, financial services, education, advertising, human resources, pharmaceuticals, food & health food, medical devices, insurance, clean technology, new energy, manufacturing, resources, and infrastructure.

Honors and Awards
-‘Leading Individual’ in Private Equity Buyouts and Venture Capital Investment in China (Chambers & Partners Greater China, 2011-2022)
-‘Eminent Practitioner’ in Private Equity Buyouts and Venture Capital Investment in China (Chambers & Partners, 2023)
-‘Leading Individual’ and ‘Practice Head(s)’ in Private Equity in China (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021-2023)
-‘Practice Head(s)’ in Corporate, M&A & TMT in China (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2023)
-‘Dealmakers of Asia’ (Asian Legal Business (ALB), 2020-2022)
-‘Distinguished Practitioner’ in Private Equity (Asialaw, 2023)
-‘Highly Regarded Lawyer’ in M&A (IFLR 1000, 2019-2023)

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Private equity
  • Investment funds

  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Media and entertainment
  • Insurance
  • Consumer goods and services

  • The People's Republic of China

  • -LL.B., Renmin University of China
  • -LL.M., Renmin University of China