• Luke ZHANG

    Equity Partner / Shanghai

  • Tel +86-21-6061-3558

    Email lukezhang@zhonglun.com

  • Practices

    Private Equity & Investment Funds, Cross-border Investment/M&A, Hong Kong & Overseas Capital Markets

  • Industries

    Telecommunications & Internet, Information & Intelligence Technology, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Healthcare, Education & Training, Media-Sports & Entertainment, Financial Innovation & Fintech



Mr. Zhang has extensive experiences in the areas of private equity/venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance and restructuring, and foreign direct investments, and being recommended by IFLR1000 (since year 2011), Chambers Asia Pacific (since year 2012) and Legal 500 (since year 2016) respectively, as a leading lawyer in the sectors of private equity and TMT. “Luke Zhang is commended for his proactive approach and is experienced in private equity buyouts and venture capital investments, and is recommended for his skill in handling complex deals.” “He always performs well and gives strong support in the team." and is “praised for his hands-on approach in a variety of transactional issues.” (Chambers Asia Pacific Guide) Mr. Zhang regularly provides services to many first-tier international and domestic funds, and also provides services to various companies, in connection with corporate financing and restructuring deals. Mr. Zhang is also experienced in IPO, deSPAC, privatization in overseas capital markets.

Representative Matters

  • Advised Geely’s Farizon Auto on its external financing

  • Advised Silver Crest on its SPAC combination with Tims China

  • Advised Blackstone on its two rounds investments in 21Vianet

  • Advised Blackstone on its acquisition of Interprex

  • Advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its investment in Dingdong Maicai

  • Advised Bain Capital Credit on its investment in Youran Diary

  • Advised Ares on its acquisition of SSG Capital

  • Advised Ascendent on its investment in NetDragon’s education subsidiary

  • Advised Ascendent on CAG’s privatization

  • Advised Grand Flight on its led Investments in Peijia Medical and CarJoy

  • Advised Goldman Sachs and Muhe Capital on Yiguo's Series C+ financing

  • Advised Warburg Pincus and Vertex in Mobike’s two rounds financing

  • Advised Best Logistics on its Series G financing

  • Advised Khazanah on its investment in Cainiao Network

  • Advised Social Security Fund on its investment in Ant Financial

  • Advised Far East Horizon on its investment in YeePay

  • Advised Xunlei on its Series E financing

  • Advised Ares on its pre-IPO investment in YST

  • Advised Vertex on its investment in 91 Wireless and subsequent sale to Baidu

  • Advised Hairun on its RMB PE financing

  • Advised CRCI on its investment in China First Chemical, and acted as PRC counsel to China First Chemical on its IPO on HKSE

  • Advised Phoenix New Media on its strategic financing and acted as Phoenex New Media on its IPO on NYSE

  • Advised CRCI and Greho on their investments in Joyou AG

  • Advised IDG and Infinity on their investments in Techfaith

  • Advised NPEA on its investment in Qiaolian Group

  • Acted as PRC counsel to China Paradise Electronics Retail on its IPO on HKSE

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

For Individual

Recommended by IFLR1000 as a Highly Regarded lawyer in sector of private equity since 2011

Recommended by Chambers Asia as a leading lawyer in the sectors of private equity and TMT since 2012

Recommended by Chambers Greater China as a leading lawyer in the sector of TMT: Equity Financing since 2023Recommened by Legal 500 since 2016

For Deal

Baidu’s Acquisition of 91 Wireless awarded ALB 2014 China M&A Deal of the Year and China TMT Deal of the Year, and China Law & Practice 2014 TMT Deal of the Year

Blackstone’s leveraged financing for acquisition of Interplex awarded 2023 Asia Legal Awards - Finance Deal of the Year

Tims China de-SPAC awarded 2023 ITR Asia-Pacific Tax Award - Impact Deal of the Year


“Localization of Investment Terms in Foreign PE Direct Investment Deals in PRC – analysis on the basis of investment term sheet”, Zhong Lun Lawyer Practice Series - Capital Market Business, Law Press, 2013


  • Bar Admissions/Professional Qualifications

    PRC Bar

  • Education

    EMBA, China Europe International Business School
    LL.M., Fudan University Law School
    B.S, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Professional Experience

    Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai Office
    Associate, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai Office
    Reporter/Editor, Shanghai Wenxin Newspaper Group, Shanghai Daily

  • Languages