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Zhong Lun Law Firm

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Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen

Scott Guan

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Zhong Lun Law Firm

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions,Dispute Resolution,Capital Markets/Securities


Dr. Guan’s clients are in various sectors including manufacturing, chemical products, technology, telecom, Internet, online game, publication, education, entertainment and sports, natural resource, energy, distribution and retail, construction, real estate, financial service, private equity investment, and professional service. Dr. Guan’s representative experience includes acting for Fortune 500 companies in acquiring shares and assets of state-owned and private companies in China, advising multinationals on establishing Chinese holding companies and on subsequent internal restructuring, advising VC and PE firms on investment projects, assisting Chinese companies to list on overseas stock exchanges (including Shanda Games’ NASDAQ IPO in 2009 raising US$1 billion), assisting clients to negotiate and draft complicated commercial contracts and transaction documents, assisting foreign investors to set up and operate business in China, and assisting Chinese companies in outbound investment and providing structuring and tax planning advice. Dr. Guan has broad experience in the resolution of complex international disputes through arbitration, litigation, mediation and negotiation. He has significant experience in disputes arising from complicated commercial contracts, share and asset acquisition agreements, joint venture contracts, IP license and transfer and purchase contracts. Dr. Guan is retained as an arbitrator by the Shanghai Arbitration Commission Dr. Guan has practiced law with leading Chinese, Canadian and British law firms in Shanghai, Toronto and Hong Kong. In addition to his practice, Dr. Guan has lectured and written on a number of topics in the commercial law area, and has published articles and two books. Dr. Guan teaches the cross-border M&A module at the EMBA program of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and sits on the board of a number of Chinese subsidiaries of North American and European companies.


Dr. Scott Guan is a partner of Zhong Lun’s Shanghai office. Dr. Guan has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, PE and capital markets, resolution of complex cross-border disputes, and general corporate, contract, IP and business advice. Dr. Guan is recommended by Chambers in Asia Pacific and has been continuously recognized by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and other professional publications as a leading business lawyer in China.


English, Mandarin, Shanghainese


Arbitrator of Shanghai Arbitration Commission; Distinguished Senior Fellow of Munk School of Global Affairs in University of Toronto; Lecturer of EMBA Program in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


SJD, University of Toronto LLM, York University LLB, Fudan University BE, East China University of Technology

China: Corporate and M&A

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Scott Guan - Zhong Lun Law Firm

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Zhong Lun Law Firm’s team stand out for its capacity to handle high-profile cross-border M&A transactions. As evidence of this, the group advised Khazanah Nasional Berhad (as one of the investors) on the restructuring and financing of Cainiao Logistics (an affiliate of Alibaba Group), handled I Squired Capital’s acquisition of four state-owned new energy companies, and assisted Komatsu with a $2.8bn-plus multi-jurisdictional acquisition of Joy Global, which included handling the merger filing before China’s Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM). The team is a popular choice for clients in the TMT space, which it regularly advises on transactions and regulatory issues; clients include International,, Kingsoft Cloud and Tencent. Anthony Zhao is recommended for large private equity and venture capital investments, M&A transactions, corporate finance and restructurings, with particular expertise advising on cross-border transactions combining both offshore and onshore structures; Audry Li focuses on advising multinational companies on cross-border transactions as well as handling compliance issues; Scott Guan’s client base spans a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, chemical products, technology, retail and natural resources; and Yun Zhou is particularly active in the real estate sector and is recommended for M&A, private equity and investment funds transactions. Cindy Guo, Yinzi Hu - Haoze Li and Bijun Huang are also names to note.

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