• Chaoqun YIN

    Non-equity Partner / Shanghai

  • Tel +86-21-6061-3585

    Email yinchaoqun@zhonglun.com

  • Practices

    Investment/M&A & Corporate Governance, Cross-border Investment/M&A, Private Equity & Investment Funds


Chaoqun YIN

Mr. Yin’s main practice areas include foreign direct investment, cross-border M&A as well as private equity & investment fund.
Mr. Yin has rich experience in foreign direct investment. He has represented a number of multi-national companies in greenfield investments and acquisitions in China, including setup of joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises and VIE structures, share acquisition, asset acquisition, corporate restructuring, etc. Mr. Yin has also been advising the onshore subsidiaries of these multi-national companies on their general corporate and commercial compliance related matters, across a variety of business sectors including automobile, automobile parts, iron and steel, real estate, food and beverage, healthcare, financial services, and etc. Meanwhile, Mr. Yin has also advised several multi-national companies on their establishment of China Business Trust as well as the following restructuring matters.
Besides, Mr. Yin has also advised venture capital and private equity funds on their investment into portfolio companies among various business sectors.

Representative Matters

Merger and Acquisition

  • Represented the consortium comprising HOPU, Hillhouse Capital, SMG, BOCGI and Vanke on its USD 11.6 Billion acquisition of all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares of Global Logistic Properties Limited. It is so far the largest private equity buy-out deal in Asia and the largest cross-border transaction completed by Chinese entities in 2017

  • Represented Converge Technology Solutions Corporation in its acquisition of TIG Group, and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services

  • Represented Advanced Energy Industries in its acquisition of SL Power Electronics Corporation and SL Delaware Holdings, Inc., and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services

  • Represented ReSource Pro, LLC in selling its business process outsourcing services and business practice management services worldwide (China part), and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services

  • Represented American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in its acquisition of the equity interests held by the Chinese partner in ABS's joint venture company in China, and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services

  • Represented Gultech China Pte. Ltd., the subsidiary of an associated company of Tuan Sing Holdings Limited (SGX Symbol: T24), in its divestment of approximately 15.5% of the total shares in the issued share capital of Gultech (Jiangsu) Electronics Co., Ltd to eight China-based private equity investors, and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services

  • Represent a pharmacy chain to accept equity investment from a renowned pharmaceutical industrial investment fund

  • Represented Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) in its indirect acquisition of two logistic real estate projects in China and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services

  • Represented The Jackson Laboratory in its establishment of a joint venture with Anitech for manufacturing of laboratory animals and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services

  • Represented Purolite Corporation in its restructuring and sale of its resin business, and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services including due diligence, restructuring and transactional documents

  • Represented a large multi-national company in Germany in its internal restructuring in the Greater China Area and provided full-spectrum PRC legal services

  • Provided legal services for HAVI in its formation of a joint venture with SF Holding

  • Represented Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) on the renewal of its cooperation agreement with the Training Center of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R. China

  • Represented a Swiss private equity fund to buyout a business unit of a well-known multinational company, with local presence all over the world, and provided PRC legal advice regarding certain top-level managers’ investment along with the fund

  • Represented VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S in its Acquisition of Norsafe, the Norwegian Boatbuilder

  • Represented Acuity Brands in its sales of a domestic company and a HK subsidiary to a PRC buyer

  • Represented Acuity Brands, Inc. in its acquisition of IOTA Engineering and its subsidiaries

  • Represented SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG on its establishment of a joint venture with Decent Group (one of the Tsingshan Group companies)

  • Represented Outokumpu on its divestment of its PRC joint venture, Shanghai Krupp Stainless Co., Ltd. in two tranches, which includes equity transfers at both domestic and offshore levels and price adjustment mechanism

  • Represented Tyco on its acquisitions of PRC companies, establishments of new entities, manufacturing project, restructure of its PRC entities, sale of business units, etc.

  • Represented Magna on its asset acquisition of an automobile parts supplier in China

Business Trust

  • Represented dozens of MNCs in respect of their trust establishment and the following restructuring matters, including drafting trust contract and ancillary documents, providing PRC legal advice regarding the validity of the China business trust, providing advices on trust structure, providing advices on trust management and operation, trust restructuring, as well as trust termination and trust property distribution.

  • Bar Admissions/Professional Qualifications

    Lawyer’s License of People’s Republic of China
    CICPA (non-practicing member)

  • Education

    LL.M., China University of Political Science and Law, 2013
    LL.B., China University of Political Science and Law, 2010

  • Professional Experience

    Associate, Non-equity Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, 2017 to present
    Associate, Broad & Bright Shanghai Office, 2014 to 2017 ,
    Tax consultant, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited Beijing Branch, 2013 to 2014

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