• Zhenyu ZHANG

    Equity Partner / Hangzhou

  • Tel +86-571-5692-1222

    Email jerryzhang@zhonglun.com

  • Practices

    Private Equity & Investment Funds, Financial Products & Trusts, Chinese Mainland Capital Markets

  • Industries

    Banking & Financial Services, Financial Innovation & Fintech


Zhenyu ZHANG

Mr. Zhang Zhenyu is deeply engaged in the whole chain of private equity fund structure construction, fundraising, investment, post-investment management, and exit through secondary fund transfer, capital market, etc., and also focuses on legal services such as "PE and public listed companies" such as M&A fund structure construction, financing of actual controller or major shareholder of public listed company. Mr. Mr. Zhang's team has been provided various types of legal services for state-owned enterprises around their areas of expertise, and are especially familiar with the compliance of state-owned enterprises and the particularity of state-owned asset transactions. At the same time, in addition to providing high-quality legal services, Mr. Zhang pays special attention to providing targeted and diversified solutions in combination with the particularity of the industry, taking into account legal compliance and the realization of clients' business objectives, and can well cooperate with professional teams in various fields of Zhong Lun to provide customers with a full range of services and respond to customers' diversified service needs.

Representative Matters

Private Equity and Investment Fund, and M&A

  • 1.Advised a listed commercial bank on its strategic acquisition of a finance leasing company

  • 2.Advised Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Company Ltd. on its strategic acquisition of a city commercial bank

  • 3.Conducted due diligence for Hangzhou Laiqi Equity Investment Co., Ltd. regarding its proposed participation in a private placement by a public listed commercial bank

  • 4.Advised Shanghai State-owned Enterprise Reform and Development Equity Investment Fund (LP) and Zhejiang Zheneng Green Energy Investment Fund (LP) on their participation in strategic equity investment of and in State Power Investment Corporation and State Nuclear Power Capital Company

  • 5. Advised Zhejiang Development Asset Management Co., Ltd. to set up private equity funds for cross-border securities investment projects

  • 6. Advised as the perennial legal counsel project of Yangtze River Delta Digital Private Equity Fund Management (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. (including providing legal services for the establishment of the first private equity fund)

  • 7. Advised Huzhou Local Guidance Fund of Huzhou Industrial Investment and Development Group Co., Ltd. on a number of investment fund projects, such as distressed asset investment fund, Huzhou Changxing Phoenix Equity Investment Fund

  • 8.Advised Zheneng  Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. on formation of its Photovoltaic Fund and on optimization of the structure of its Green Energy Fund

  • 9. Advised a number of direct investment projects of Hangzhou Binjiang Government Industry Guidance Fund, a number of sub-fund investment projects such as the "5050 Plan" talent special fund of the High-tech Zone (Binjiang), the establishment of funds in cooperation with pharmaceutical listed companies, and a number of policy support projects such as financing support for smart city software listed companies and a semiconductor company

  • 10.Advised New Oriental Xingzhi Education and Culture Industrial Fund (Zhangjiagang) (LP) on its equity investment in an online live auction platform company

  • 11.Advised Suzhou Qingyu Zhixing Venture Capital Fund (LP) on its investment in a novel alloyed material manufacturer

  • 12.Advised Zhejiang Fuzhe Capital Management Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Reform Industrial Fund (LP) on their equity investment in an agriculture machinery company, a holographic AR company, a shared portable charger company, a big data harnessing technology company, an environmental protection technology company and a semiconductor-grade silicon component manufacturer (pre-IPO phase)

  • 13. Advised the equity investment project of Zhejiang Erlight Group Co., Ltd. in a military industry information enterprise

  • 14.Conducted due diligence for Wuchan Zhongda Group Investment Co., Ltd. regarding its contemplated investment in a refrigeration appliance manufacturer and a fuel battery manufacturer

Financial Product

  • 1.Advised Zhejiang Wisdom Puhua Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. on issue of its multi-phase ABNs

  • 2.Advised Zhejiang Wisdom Puhua Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. on shelf registration of Tebon-Geely Holding Group Wisdom Financial Leasing ABS (tranches 1-10) and Geely Holding Group Wisdom Financial Leasing ABS (tranches 1-6) , including multi-phase issuance projects within the registration quota

  • 3. Advised Bank of Hangzhou Co., Ltd. on registration of Hangying Housing MBS and issue of Multi-phase Hangying Housing MBS

  • 4. Advised the first phase of the 2021 property rights trust project of Guangdong Yuecai Trust Co., Ltd

Chinese Mainland Capital Markets

  • 1.Acted as long-term legal counsel for listed companies, including Wuchan Zhongda Group (600704.SH), Xilinmen Furniture Co., Ltd. (603008.SH) ,Anhui Chaoyue Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. (301049.SZ) and Nantong Xingqiu Graphite Equipment Co., Ltd. (688633.SH)

  • 2.Advised on IPO and listing of Anhui Chaoyue Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.

  • 3.Advised on IPO and listing of Nantong Xingqiu Graphite Equipment Co., Ltd.

Honors and Awards

For Individual

Recommended Lawyer of the year, IFLR1000 2023- Finance & Corporate

Recommended Lawyer of the Year, IFLR1000 2022 - Finance and Enterprises

Recommended Lawyer in Zhejiang, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Commended by the Lawyers Association of Zhejiang in 2017-2021

Commended by the Lawyers Association of Hangzhou in 2021

Advanced individuals in the capacity building of CAPD in 2020

Commended at the “Best Legal Service Environment” campaign launched by Zhejiang Judicial Bureau in 2018

Exceptional Arbitrator by Hangzhou Arbitration Commission, 2013 & 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

Securities Dispute Mediator ,Securities Association of China

Executive Council Member of the 10th Council,Director of Young Lawyer Commission

Deputy Director of Finance and Insurance Committee,Lawyers Association of Zhejiang

Member of the 11th Standing Committee,leader of the Law Group,Zhejiang Youth United

Deputy Director,Mediation Committee of the Securities Association of Zhejiang

Arbitrator,Hangzhou Arbitration Commission

Provincial financial consultant of Zhejiang Province

CFC Financial Advisor


“Typical Financial Product: Legal Compliance Guidance and Rules Parsing”, Zhejiang Gongshang University Press, July 2021


  • Bar Admissions/Professional Qualifications

    PRC Bar, 2004
    Qualification for Independent Director of Listed Companies
    First Grade Lawyer

  • Education

    LL.B., Zhejiang University

  • Professional Experience

    Partner, ZhongLun Law Firm, 2017.3 to Present
    Vice Director, Senior Partner of Zhejiang ZedaLaw Firm, 2004.3-2017.3
    Consultant in law affairs, ZJMI Fuel Group Co.,Ltd, 2002.7-2004.3

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