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Title:Managing Partner
Tel:+86 351 522 0021 / +86 351 839 5811
Fax:+86 351 839 5822
Working Language: Chinese/ English
For over 28 years, Mr. Zhang serves as legal counsel for more than 60 governments and enterprises, has handled more than 3000 criminal, commercial and administrative cases, and advises clients in corporate business, financial services, bankruptcy and other non-litigation matters with significant influences. With strong comprehensive practicing abilities and outstanding leadership, Mr. Zhang has become a well-known and outstanding lawyer in China, especially in Shanxi Province.
Representative Matters
  • Perennial legal counsel for governments and enterprises
  • Serves as a member of the Government Legal Advisory Group in Shanxi Province, and the counsel of a number of governments and executives including SAT Shanxi Province Office, Shanxi Provincial Public Security Bureau, Development and Reform Commission Investment Management Center of Shanxi province, Finance Bureau of Taiyuan, and the Municipal Gvernment of Yang Qu County; He also served as the counsel for many colleges and institutions including Shanxi Medical University, Shanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanxi Polytechnic College, Shanxi Medical College, and Binhe Sports Center; As well as served as the counsel of large enterprises including the Shanxi branch of China Tower, DCH Auto Group, and MeetAll supermarket, etc.
  • Criminal and commercial dispute resolution
  • Handled the "12.13", "Mafia-like criminal group case" and "major financial" and other criminal cases. He handled the case of "Tongxin Association", the first Mafia-like criminal group case in Shanxi Province in 2003, he defended for over 31 defendants in the major mafia-like cases with heavy impacts in the province such as "San Mahu", "Xiao Simao", "Xiao Xiao", "Cao Sanpang", "Niu Junguang" etc.; Meanwhile, he represented clients in the serious cases with amounts valued hundreds of billion yuan, including cases of "12.13", "Wang Hong fraud", "Pei Jin and other 105 persons being accused of illegally obtained the public deposits case"; Most of the defendants were acquitted, suspended for sentence, reduced or mitigated for the criminal punishment.
  • Represented clients in nearly 3000 civil and commercial cases, with totally value reaching 30 billion yuan in international trade, contract disputes, corporate matters, intellectual property and other matters, avoided or recovered economic loss of 80 billion yuan for the clients. Represented Taiyuan Combustion Engine Plant in responding to the arbitration filed to the China International Tread Arbitration Commission by a Japanese corporation for a 24-million-yuan request of a compensation of the joint venture, and won the arbitration with the award of compensation of only 160000 Yuan.
  • Handled cases with national or regional impacts in the Supreme People's Court, the Higher Courts of Shanxi Province, Heibei and Inner Mongolia and many other courts, including but not limited to "Qingxu Tongge radiator villagers litigation in 2011", "Shanxi Tumor Hospital and Jin Shengyuan Hotel land ownership case", "Huaxing company 100-million-yuan equity investment case", as well as the labor arbitration between a machine tool factory in Shanxi and its 500 employees, Jiexiu 38 electricians' group litigation, and real estate disputes of 76 Agricultural University teachers, etc.
  • Financial and investment legal services
  • In the field of private placement, bill disputes, credit card disputes, loan collection, and other financial legal services, he is well-known for his practicing quantity and effect. In 2019, he successfully advised Shanxi Jinhu Bianli Co., Ltd. on the issuance of 50-million-yuan private placement bond, after the equity trading center being established, which becomes a splendid example of Shanxi SME financing. In addition, he advised HSBC in the case of 102 500-million-yuan acceptance bills, advised Bank of China in Shanxi on the 5-billion-yuan credit review, helped the provincial finance office on the "more than 500 small loan companies reviewing", and represented the Bank of China in the "700 credit cards series cases".
  • Provided legal services for building "the university city" and the China's largest "Qing Xu logistics park", he has made outstanding achievements in large mergers and acquisitions joint ventures and project construction. He handled the government important programs as "college campus construction projects", "Qingxu logistics park", etc., and advised the the World Bank on the $80 million CBM energy investment projects, the state-owned-enterprise Tongyu on the Shanxi - Henan pipeline project, Inner Mongolia 300-million-yuan logistics project in Jinshan district, Taiyuan Environmental Protection Bureau on the $8 million ADB loan projects, the Yangqu county on 50 legal service projects, and also advised in the process of the Shanxi's integration of coal resources of 45 coal mines since 2011.
  • Bankruptcy and other cases
  • Participated in the financial institution bankruptcies "Hua Tong investment" bankruptcy business and then advised a series of bankruptcy matters include the "Shanxi Construction Machinery Factory" "travel company". Therefore, he becomes the one of the seven lawyers of "enterprise bankruptcy and liquidation managers" granted by Taiyuan Intermediate People's Court in Shanxi province.
  • Defended Wu Ruijun, a security personnel of the Jinyuan district in Shanxi, in the appeal trial in Shanxi Higher People's Court in 2014. The case of Wu Ruijun and other 16 defendants accused of intentional injury and damage to public and private property, received much national media attention. Wu Ruijun was reduced from the life imprisonment in the first instance to thirteen years' imprisonments.
Education Background
  • Master of Law (2004), Shanxi University of Finance & Economics.
Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China
Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Committee member for the National Lawyer Association Constitution and Human Rights Commission, vice president of the Lawyer Association of Shanxi Province;
  • Legislative consultant of People's Congress Standing Committee in Shanxi Province;
  • Adjunct professor in Taiyuan University of Technology;
  • National Outstanding Lawyer by the All China Lawyers Association (The only one in Shanxi Province who having won the title for two times until 2020);
  • Cover figure of the "Chinese Law" magazine in August 2015.
Selected Publications
  • Published "Lawyer is the most practical professional force for safeguarding the cause of national constitutionalism and human rights" in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Constitution and Lawyer's Profession sponsored by the All China Lawyers Association (on November 16, 2004);
  • Published "the definition of the end of execution and the bankrupt property in the enforcement procedure" on the proceedings of the 9th China Bankruptcy Law Forum (on November 10, 2018);
  • Published "the legal quality cultivation and criminal risk prevention of Rural Revitalization leaders" at the seminar on Rural Revitalization legal services sponsored by Shanxi Lawyers Association (in March 2019).