77 Jianguo Road Beijing 100025, China
Tel: (+86 10) 5809 1193
Current position: Counsel
Practice area/industry focus: China Outbound Investment, Merger and Acquisition, Projects and Infrastructure, Global Energy and Natural Resources
Career highlights: A french lawyer of chinese origin based in PRC, Mr. Zheng has extensive experience in energy, natural resources and mining industries and represents various leading companies in the industries in their merger and acquisition transactions and investment projects to emerging markets, especially in the African Continent. His in-depth knowledge on OHADA law and mining legislations in key African jurisdictions (such as DRC and Guinea) enables him to advise the clients in designing creative transaction structure, as well as negotiating complex cross-jurisdiction legal documents.
In 2018, Mr. Zheng represented a Hongkong based mining company in closing a deal with one of the largest mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) adopting a production sharing model as in the oil sector. This deal is the second deal over the world to collaborate the production-sharing model with mining production and the first production sharing deal in DRC. It builds up a new model of cooperation in DRC mining industry.
Mr. Zheng represented a Chinese listed company in a joint investment with two mining giants in nickel mines and pyrometallurgy projects in Indonesia. The transaction involved several equity transfers and has great impact on the market. It also plays a positive role in promoting the development of nickel mining, processing and stainless-steel industry in Indonesia. Mr.Zheng and his team cooperated with local counsel in legal due diligence, drafted various transaction documents and participated the negotiations.
Education and professional experience: Mr. Zheng received his Master’s degree in Business law from Université Toulouse I. Before joining Jingtian & Gongcheng in 2018, Mr. Zheng also worked in KWM and Zhonglun LLP in China and multiple French law firms for more than 8 years. Mr. Zheng is a French-qualified lawyer.
Mr. Zheng is a member of Law Commission of China Mining Association.
Asialaw Notable Practitioner 2020 in Corporate and M&A