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Jiemei ZANG

Title:Almaty Office Managing Partner
Tel:+7 727 311 52 16 /+7 777 09 95 558
Working Language: Chinese/ English/ Russian
Ms. Zang Jiemei specializes in overseas investment, energy, oil and power investment, international engineering contracting, industrial intellectual property, and other fields. She has conducted and produced a considerable amount of research on Kazakhstan law. She is currently the Director of the Almaty Office of DeHeng Law Firm.
Representative Matters
  • Cross-Border Investment

  • Provided legal services for Shandong Gold Group's gold-mine acquisition project in Kazakhstan (investment approximately 10 billion RMB)

  • Represented CITIC Bank Co., Ltd. and China BI-dimensional Investment Co., Ltd. in acquiring the equity of “ALTYN Bank” of Kazakhstan (investment approximately US $500 million)

  • Represented Jiangsu Pengfei Group in the acquisition of a Kazakhstani company with first class construction qualification and provided legal services for the entire process (legal and financial due diligence, acquisition, closing)

  • Provided legal services for CITIC Hyundai Agricultural Investment Company in the entire process of multiple agricultural investment projects in Kazakhstan

  • Provided legal services for a Hong Kong listed company in the entire process of purchasing oil exploration areas and development areas in Kazakhstan (legal research, due diligence, negotiation and contract execution, closing)

  • Provided legal services for West China Cement in the entire process of investment and plant construction in Kazakhstan (joint venture agreement, business negotiation)

  • Provided legal services for a Shandong petroleum equipment manufacturing company in a joint venture project of petroleum equipment in Kazakhstan 

  • Provided legal service for a Hong Kong listed company in the entire process of the establishment of a subsidiary in Kazakhstan (legal research, analysis, and the incorporation)

  • Provided advisory services and legal opinions for a Hong Kong Fund on its investment in large-scale agricultural projects in Kazakhstan

  • Participated in a number of joint energy development and equity transfers between Chinese and Kazakhstani enterprises 

  • Engineering and Infrastructure
  • Provided legal services for China Telecom’s communication ray PPP project in Kazakhstan (the amount of investment is confidential)

  • Provided legal services for the three EPC projects of the central government-owned power enterprises in Kazakhstan and for the financing of state concessional loans through the National Import and Export Bank

  • Provided legal services for the establishment and reorganization of subsidiaries in Kazakhstan of large state-owned construction enterprises such as China Railway 12 Bureau, China Railway 16 Bureau, Beixin Luqiao, and China Railway 17 Bureau 

  • Acted as a legal advisor for the general contractor and subcontractor of the north-south highway project in Kazakhstan on land acquisition and construction management, and provided legal services in the entire process of project operation 

  • Banking & Finance

  • Provided legal service in a cross-border oil project syndicated loan for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Kazakhstan Branch

  • Provided legal advices for China Construction Bank in establishing its Kazakhstan branch

  • Litigation

  • Represented PetroChina Xinjiang Petroleum Design Institute Kazakhstan in a contract dispute

  • Represented a wholly-owned subsidiary of PetroChina in a litigation concerning a labor dispute and a visa and residence issue.

  • Other

  • Issued legal opinions concerning operation and litigation for PetroChina’s subsidiaries

  • Participated in a number of compliance management and restructuring cases for Chinese invested enterprises in Kazakhstan

  • Assisted the subsidiaries and branches of many Chinese enterprises in Kazakhstan in obtaining first, second, and third-class construction permits; (first-class construction permits for companies including China Railway 12 Bureau, China Railway 16 Bureau, China Railwayl 17 Bureau, Jiangxi Zhongmei)

  • Assisted many oil and construction enterprises in obtaining work quotas and work visas from Kazakhstan for Chinese employees 

  • Conducted legal and tax research for a number of enterprises investing in Kazakhstan, including advice on legal structure and tax structure

  • Provided legal services for Kazakhstani enterprises in acquiring technology from Chinese enterprise

  • Russia

  • Provided legal services for Shenzhen Li-Sheng water purification Industrial Co., Ltd. in the entire process of its acquisition of limited liability companies and listed companies in Russia and in the company’s wastewater treatment concession project in Russia

  • Represented a client in the Russian Far East agricultural investment project dispute resolution

  • Belarus

  • Provided legal services for a large state-owned company in its power plant project in Belarus

  • Provided legal services for Gezhouba International Engineering Co., Ltd. on investment environment researches on seven countries in Central and Eastern Europe (responsible for the Belarus part)

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Provided legal services for Beijing AOLIAN Energy Technology Development Co., Ltd. in the entire process of its oil product sharing contract in Kyrgyzstan

  • Turkmenistan

  • Provided legal services for a large oil energy listed company in the entire process of establishing a branch in Turkmenistan

Education Background
  • Juris Doctor (pending), China University of Political Science and Law (co-education with Kazakhstan's Eurasian University)

  • Master of Engineering, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia (2014)

  • Bachelor of Economic Law, Heilongjiang University (2002)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R.China

  • Corporate Legal Counsel Qualification 

  • Patent Attorney

Professional Background
  • Ms. Zang has been working as in-house counsel and lawyer in Central Asia since 2006. She worked for PetroChina Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan Project Department, the Kazakhstan Project Department of a central government-owned power enterprise, and the Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan Project Department of a listed oil company. She also worked at a well-known law firm in Beijing and at the UNICASE law firm in Kazakhstan.

Selected Publications
  •  ''Law of Kazakhstan”, 1 May of 2018

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