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  • Jian ZHANG

    Equity Partner / Shanghai

  • Tel +86-21-6061-3666

    Email zhangjian@zhonglun.com

  • Practices

    Construction & Project Development, Litigation & Arbitration, Investment/M&A & Corporate Governance

  • Industries

    Real Estate

CV

Jian ZHANG

Mr. Zhang Jian graduated from Fudan University Law School and Manchester University School of Law, he has nearly 28 years of experience in providing legal services to various types of transactions in China, including providing legal advice to various Chinese enterprises and institutions, multinational corporations and private equity funds, on real estate development, M&A and restructuring, cross-border investment and financing, private investment and dispute resolution, his services cover all aspects of the transaction, focusing on transaction structure design, investment entry and exit strategy analysis, project financing, legal due diligence, transaction documentation drafting and negotiation, and providing other Chinese legal advice related to the transaction. Mr. Zhang is particularly skilled at legal services in real estate, private investment and dispute resolution. In the field of real estate, Mr. Zhang's practice covers the whole process and industry-wide legal services such as land investment, real estate development and sales, M&A, investment and financing, property operation and management and related dispute resolution.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted Hong Kong NanFung Group and Yongtai Group in establishing wholly foreign-owned real estate enterprises in China to acquire Building No. 3 of Guoxin Century Haijing Garden, Lane 1288, Puming Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai and several parking spaces on the second floor of basement of Building No. 3 through asset acquisition, and provide subsequent reconstruction, decoration related legal services

  • Representation of Royal Bank of Scotland Hong Kong Branch on its participation in China New Town Development Co., LTD.'s primary land development project in Luodian, Shanghai

  • Representation of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Asia Limited, UBS Investment Bank and various other inesters on their investment in River Star Property Holdings Limited project

  • Representation of Tianjin Wangfu Real Estate Co., LTD., which is controlled by HSBC NF Investment Advisers Limited in connection with its acquisition of “Wangfu International Mall” project located at the east entrance of Donganmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing through presale of commodity house

  • Representation of NanFung Group in a number of M&A transactions, including: (1)represented Hong Kong NanFung Group to acquire Shanghai BM lntercontinental Center through equity merger and acquisition, participated in the early stage development, renovation and follow-up leasing, and provided daily legal consulting services; (2)represented Hong Kong NanFung Group to acquire Wuxi Mashan Lingsheng Villa Development Project through equity merger and acquisition; (3)represented Hong Kong NanFung Group to acquire the No. 49 plot project of Wuxi Citizen Square (namely "Wuxi Nanfeng Hui" urban complex Project located in Taihu Square, Wuxi) through direct acquisition of equity of domestic companies by overseas enterprise; (4)represented Hong Kong NanFung Group to invest in Guangdong Foshan New City project by domestic and foreign financing, and fully participate in the subsequent construction and development, distribution and withdrawal of projects, and provide legal services throughout the process

  • Provided property operation and management, dispute resolution and other legal services for Hong Kong NanFung Group on projects such as WPP Campus

  • Representation of SOHO China Co., Ltd. on acquisition of 48.48% equity of Shanghai Luwan District No. 43 neighborhood project, provided legal due diligence, transaction documents and other full-process legal services; in the same year, provided legal due diligence, transaction documents and other full-process legal services for SOHO China Co., LTD. 's indirect acquisition of 204 block of Shanghai Bund by means of overseas equity merger and acquisition

  • Representation of KHI Holdings Group in connection with its investment in ASA Building in Shanghai

  • Representation of JILIN Group of its acquisition of Shanghai Xuhui Century Plaza, Shanghai Shui On Plaza, Securities Tower and Tian Building by means of foreign equity merger and acquisition, provided legal due diligence, transaction documents and other full-process legal services for the acquisition and subsequent separate transfer of aforesaid target properties and projects

  • Representation of Ascendas Group in connection with establishment of Ascendas China Commercial Trustee Pte Ltd and Ascendas China Commercial Fund Management Pte Ltd and its investment in Shanghai Ascendas Plaza, representation of Ascendas Group in connection with establishment of China Ascendas Industrial Park, Industrial Park Fund and their investment in several real properties in Beijing and Tianjin

  • Representation of Alpha Asia Macro Trends Fund Private Limited, a real estate investment fund managed by Keppel Capital to invest, hold and exit the Shanghai Jinan Road 9 project, and provide Chinese legal due diligence services

  • Provided property operation and management, dispute resolution and other legal services for Keppel Capital on projects such as Trinity Tower, Bay valley Tower, IBG Tower, Beijing Rongxin Technology Center, Project Lion and other projects

  • Representation of COFCO Real Estate to acquire several domestic real estate complex projects of Intime Group, and provided Chinese legal due diligence services

  • Representation of Huarong International Trust to acquire multiple real estate complex projects of Kaisa in China and provided Chinese legal due diligence services

  • Representation of COFCO Joy City Real Estate Co., LTD., in the acquisition of Shanghai Putuo District Changscenic Plaza Project and opened the second Joy City in Shanghai, providing due diligence and transaction documents and other legal services

  • Representation of Beijing Investment Development to acquire Shanghai Ziyuan Villa Project, and provided Chinese legal due diligence services

  • Representation of Gao He Fund in Shanghai Sun City (Commercial Office Complex), Yinqiao Apartment, Gao He Yunfeng (Yangpu) and other real estate merger and acquisition projects and provided full legal services such as transaction structure design, legal due diligence and transaction documents

  • Representation of Zhongrong Trust to participate in the merger and acquisition and exit of Beijing East Fourth Ring Hotel Project, and provided full legal services such as transaction structure design, legal due diligence and transaction documents

  • Fully participated in the development of Greentown Huangpu Bay, the top luxury housing project developed by Greentown Group in Shanghai, and provide property operation and management, dispute resolution and other legal services for Greentown Huangpu Bay and Greentown Jardin Des lys and other projects

  • Representation of Lasalle Capital to participate in the merger and acquisition of Pudong Wujiefang commercial project and related fund transaction arrangement, and provide full-process legal services such as transaction structure design, legal due diligence and transaction documents and subsequent property operation and management, dispute resolution and other legal services

  • Fully participated in the preliminary development and subsequent operation of Ganso Dream World, a commercial complex project developed by Ganso Group in Shanghai, and provide daily legal consulting services

  • Representation of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Hong Kong Branch on the HKD 648,000,000 loan to the overseas entity of Magic Falcon Development Limited

  • Provided legal due diligence and transaction legal services for ICBC International's overseas financing projects of providing US dollar loans to Hyundai (Handan) Logistics Port, Hyundai (Handan) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. and Hyundai (Handan) Real Estate Co., Ltd.

  • Bar Admissions/Professional Qualifications

    National Bar Association of People’s Republic of China, October 1995
    Passing the qualification exam for practicing the Securities Law in the People’s Republic of China, 1999

  • Education

    LL.M. in International Business Law, Manchester University School of Law, 2001
    LL.B. in Business and International Law, Fudan University Law School, Shanghai, 1995

  • Professional Experience

    partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai Office, 2001 to present
    associate, Shanghai Shenda Law Office, 2000-2001
    associate, Shanghai No.1 Law Office, 1995-2000

  • Languages

    Chinese
    English