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Tian Yuan Law Firm

Work +86 10 5776 3888
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Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen

Xiaohui Zhu

Work +86 10 5776 3888
Tian Yuan Law Firm


Capital markets, M&A, PE funds


Mr. Xiaohui (Steven) Zhu is the Managing Partner of Tian Yuan Law Firm and maintains his practice. He has extensive experience in the fields of the corporate and capital market for over 20 years and focuses on M&A, restructuring, venture capital, private equity and the securities issuance.

Representative deals include advising China Alcoa in its acquisition of Yun Nan Copper (the largest acquisition to date in the non-ferrous industry of China), Beijing Sanyuan Foods’ acquisition of Sanlu Group, the restructuring of Sinochem Group, IPO of Far Eastern Horizon (the first Chinese financial leasing company listed in Hong Kong), IPO of Franshion Properties, China’s Jinmao Group’s spin-off from Franshion Properties and IPO, the largest follow-on A shares offering by BOE Technology Group, 144A/Reg S note offering by Sinochem Hong Kong and COFCO Hong Kong, advising Beijing State-owned Capital Management and Operation Center in its acquisition of shares in China Securities Co., the H Shares IPO of CSC Financial Co., Ltd., the merger between Beijing Pharmaceutical Group and China Resources Pharmaceutical Group, and several major investment deals by National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund Co., Ltd, and China Structural Reform Fund Co., Ltd..

He was awarded “Leading Individual in Capital Market, Corporate/M&A, China” by Chambers, the Leading Individual in Capital Market and Corporate/M&A by Legal 500, “Top 100 Lawyers in China” by China Business Law Journal, Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A” by Asialaw, and Star Lawyer by Acritas.


Chinese and English


the Law School of the Peking University

China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Within: Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Tian Yuan Law Firm received a number of instructions from listed companies which it advises on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. It has been particularly active in the education sector. For example, in 2017, the team advised Puxin Education Group on its acquisition of Global Education & Technology Group from Pearson, and in a separate transaction, advised CITIC Capital and other investors in their £300m acquisition of Wall Street English from Pearson; it also acted for a Chinese investment company Legend Holdings in acquiring Better Sun Educational Group, a Chinese operator of premium kindergartens. Other highlights saw Juanjuan Song assisting Shanghai Horizon Healthcare with its RMB1bn investment in ten hospitals and Aihua Xiao acting for China Cinda Asset Management in a series of acquisitions. Handling corporate system reform for SOEs also feature in its recent mandates which Yanling Ren has particular experience in. Managing partner Xiaohui Zhu is also a name to note and is recommended for restructuring and capital markets transactions.

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