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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Lingjun Zhang

GENERAL CORPORATE

Advised companies in the entertainment, automobile, health care, technology, and finance sectors on various business/employment contracts drafting/reviewing, legal research, legal memo drafting, pre-acquisition due diligence, TS/SPA drafting/reviewing, shareholders/board resolutions drafting, etc.
Providing months of on-site legal services to a multinational company active in the entertainment industry in Beijing, with services including: communicating with the business team, drafting and reviewing bilingual contracts related to operation and procurement, and researching legal issues concerning its business operation.
Providing months of on-site legal services to a multinational company active in the EV charging stations industry in Shenzhen, with services including: drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts related to the company’s daily business operations; conducting pre-acquisition due diligence, reviewing and negotiating agreements related to a handful of asset acquisition projects; reviewing internal policies and contracts on employment matters; and drafting various contract templates.

ANTITRUST

Advised Baidu on its RMB100 million joint venture transaction with COSCO Shipping.
Advised CITIC Capital on its US$180 million acquisition of China Pest Management Holding Company.
Advised Hillhouse Capital on its RMB15.1 billion acquisition of AI Dream 1(Cayman) Limited.
Advised Hillhouse Capital on its US$5.2 billion acquisition of Philips Domestic Appliances Holding B.V.
Advised Bain Capital on its US$28.4 million acquisition of Maxford (O) Technologies Limited.
Advised Warburg Pincus on its US$40.8 million joint venture transaction with Wensheng Asset.
Advised Hadian Group on its acquisition of Xiangdian Wind Energy.
Advised ChemChina Group on its RMB200 billion acquisition of agriculture assets from Sinochem Group.
Drafted client alerts related to merger control and national security review in Chinese and English.
Advised a top water and waste management multinational company on antitrust compliance issues related to information exchange throughout the acquisition process.
Represented an important market player in the manufacturing of raw materials for smart devices to file a complaint on its competitor’s abuse of dominant market position with the PRC antitrust authority.
Advised a listed Internet company in response to the PRC antitrust authority’s merger control/monopolization/dominance investigations.
Represented a leading investment bank (as an underwriter) to conduct an antitrust compliance investigation on an Internet company to be listed and prepared a legal opinion.
Advised a car manufacturer on antitrust issues related to its proposed agency sales model.
Provided regular analysis and evaluation of antitrust issues involved in PE/MA transactions, internal antitrust compliance policies review and revision, national security review advice, and relevant training, to global investment companies, state-owned enterprises (SOE), and major technology, media, and telecommunications corporations.

ANTI-CORRUPTION

Represented a U.S.-listed corporation active in the entertainment industry to investigate its several subsidiaries in China from an anti-corruption/FCPA perspective, reviewing accounting records and other relevant documents of the subsidiaries, interviewing managers and employees, drafting investigation reports, designing and drafting anti-corruption internal policies for its controlled companies in China, and preparing training materials related to FCPA and Chinese anti-bribery laws.
Represented a Chinese multinational Internet technology company to conduct pre-acquisition due diligence on its target company, a leading manufacturer focusing on homegrown core chips in China, from an anti-corruption perspective.
Represented a Chinese multinational Internet technology company to conduct pre-acquisition due diligence on its target company, an Internet of things company focusing on the innovation of intelligent hardware for business globally, from an anti-corruption perspective.
Represented a Chinese multinational Internet technology company to conduct pre-acquisition due diligence on its target company active in the educational technology industry, from an anti-corruption perspective.
Represented a U.S. multinational company active in the entertainment industry in internal investigations in connection with whistleblower allegations on alleged vendor bribery and reimbursement irregularities.
Represented a U.S. multinational sensors and electronic controls manufacturing company in internal investigations in connection with an alleged violation of certain customs declaration rules by its PRC employee during the equipment import and export process. 
Represented a Chinese-listed lighting manufacturing corporation to review and revise its internal anti-corruption policy.
Prepared anti-corruption-related training materials for a global fund in Chinese and English, with a specific focus on the pharmaceutical sector.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Advised a U.S. multinational group active in the entertainment sector in connection with cross-border judicial assistance, recognition and enforcement of judgments abroad, and gaming-related issues.
Represented offshore fund management firms in connection with their partnership agreement disputes with one of its limited partner investors before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, which were eventually settled in favor of clients.
Represented an offshore private equity firm in connection with its share repurchase dispute with the target company and its founders before the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre, which was eventually settled.
Represented a Spanish multinational medical equipment manufacturer in connection with its disputes with a certain vendor before a Beijing court, which was resolved in favor of client.
Represented two U.S. multinational information technology companies in connection with several service contract disputes, which were resolved in favor of clients.
Represented a leading market player in research and development (R&D) and manufacturing of consumer electronics products, in order to resolve its standard essential patent (SEP) and antitrust litigation disputes with overseas SEP owners.
Represented several multinational and domestic companies (as creditors) to file enforcement applications with courts.
Acted as the administrator of the first prepackaged reorganization case in Beijing, relating to a major SOE active in the R&D and manufacturing of gas turbines, which was successfully restructured.
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