Banking and Finance | International Transactions | Internet and Technology | Capital Markets | Dispute Resolution
Mr. Zhou is an internationally renowned lawyer in the fields of finance, acquisition and international business. Mr. Zhou is specialized at handling complicated cross-border commercial transactions with his professional legal knowledge. He was named the lawyer of the year and recommended lawyer by well-known global legal rating agencies including The Legal 500 and Asia Legal Review (ALB). ALB once appraised Mr. Zhou as "modest, diligent and full of business wisdom".
Mr. Zhou has provided legal services for many global top 10 banks, fortune global 500, domestic and overseas listed companies, funds and securities companies, covering financing, bonds, M&A, funds, capital market, bankruptcy reorganization, dispute resolution and other practice areas.
Awards and Reputations
1、Banking & Finance
2、Merger & Acquisition
-Fifth Third Bank: Advising on overall compliance and regulation for developing business in China, including the issuance of loans, the purchase of government bonds and the development of financial derivatives business, etc.
-RBK Bank of Kazakhstan: Representing RBK Bank of Kazakhstan in the independent letter of guarantee fraud dispute with a state-owned enterprise’s Shandong subsidiary, involving an amount of USD 7.2 million, and finally won the lawsuit in the first and second instance.
-Guangzhou, Huizhou, Jieyang, Jiexi, Jiedong, Huilai, Puning, Huidong, Boluo, Longmen, Nanhai District in Foshan, Dabu County in Meizhou, Yangchun, Heshan, and Kaiping Rural Commercial Banks in Guangdong province: Advising in connection with the restructuring of fifteen rural commercial banks in Guangdong province and acting as theirs perennial legal counsel. In these projects, the amount of assisting customers in financing exceeds RMB 30 billion.
China Construction Bank (Asia)
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited
Bank of China Hong Kong Branch
Standard Chartered Bank
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd.
Bank of East Asia
United Overseas Bank
Development Bank of Singapore
ING Bank N.V.
Bank of Montreal
Fifth Third Bank
China Industrial Bank (Hong Kong).
2、Domestic and overseas renowned companies
Guangdong Yue Cai Investment Holding Co., Ltd.
Guangzhou Metro Group Co., Ltd.
Guangzhou Finance Holdings Group Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Hengjian Investment Holdings Co., Ltd.
Evergreen International Holdings Limited
Guangdong Mingzhu Group Co., Ltd.
TTM Technologies, etc.
-Published more than 40 articles on RMB internationalization and cross-border financing in China Forex and other journals. The articles published have been reprinted by many well-known law firms and enterprises, causing strong response at home and abroad.
-“A Preliminary Research on Project of Financing Model”, China Forex, April 2017, together with Yi Huiman, then Chairman of ICBC, Zhou Mubing, the then Chairman of Agricultural Bank of China, Wang Hongzhang, the then Chairman of CCB, Li Xiaopeng, the then vice Chairman of China Merchants Group, Lu Chun, the then Chairman of China Three Gorges Corporation, Wang Yilin, the then Chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation, Yan Zhiyong, the then Chairman of China Power and other central enterprise leaders as well as famous economist Lin Yifu.