Lu Zhou > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP
31st Floor, Tower 3, China Central Place
No. 77 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100025
China
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Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Lu Zhou has extensive experience representing  clients in complex cross-border transactions, including inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, and venture capital matters.  Lu also regularly advises clients in their recapitalizations, restructure and spin-offs transactions due to regulatory constraints or for tax efficiency purpose. She has vast experience in advising clients in the technology, media, and telecommunications; healthcare; and life sciences industries.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Lu worked as an associate at a New York law firm. She has also worked for The Honorable Michael Davis in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota as a judicial extern. She has also clerked for the judges in the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington, D.C.

Languages

English, Chinese

Education

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, Dean’s List, 2005

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002

LL.B., Shandong University, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

China > Fintech: foreign firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Lu ZhouHogan Lovells International LLP

Well known for its advice to financial institutions, owners of robo-advisers and alternative lending companies, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s Greater China practice also acts for clients that are active in relation to blockchains, AI, and payments and money transfers. The firm is additionally in association with the PRC’s Fujian Fidelity Law Firm, through which it provides integrated international and local advice to clients conducting business in China. In Hong Kong, the broad practice of Asia-Pacific regulatory head Mark Parsons includes commercial and regulatory work in the fintech space; Andrew McGinty focuses on the TMT, venture capital, real estate, life sciences and insurance sectors; and counsel Tommy Liu specialises in strategic transaction structuring and contractual arrangements for TMT-related projects. Cross-border transactions expert Lu Zhou is a key partner in Beijing.

China > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Lu ZhouHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a broad client base in the corporate space, with experience acting for Chinese and multinational companies on a range of transactions. The team has a particular niche in deals in the TMT sector, with Shanghai-based Don Williams focused on this area; in addition to handling M&A transactions, Williams also advises venture capital funds on investments. In Beijing, Liang Xu advises a number of central state-owned enterprises on outbound investments, working alongside the firm’s network of offices worldwide. Lu Zhou handles both inbound and outbound M&A across a range of sectors, including tech, logistics and consumer goods.

China > TMT: foreign firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Lu ZhouHogan Lovells International LLP

Advising TMT clients over their full business life-cycle, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s Greater China practice also advises non-TMT sector organisations on their use of technology, particularly financial institutions, financial services providers, retailers, consumer brands, life sciences businesses and automotive sector clients. Notable areas of strength range from privacy and cybersecurity, open banking, and cloud and internet content provision services, to online payments, e-commerce, fintech and EduTech. The firm also houses specialists in satellites, network video, audio programmes, and blockchain and smart contracts. In Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific regulatory practice head Mark Parsons acts on the full range of technology and telecoms-related commercial and regulatory work; and Don Williams, who splits his time between the firm’s Shanghai and Silicon Valley offices, advises TMT companies throughout their entire lifecycle. On the mainland, Liang Xu is a cross-border joint venture and M&A deal expert, while Sherry Gong and Lu Zhou also both act on TMT-related transactions.

China > Private equity: foreign firms

Advising leading players, such as Ping An, on strategic investments and M&A transactions, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s Greater China private equity practice has a strategic sector focus on TMT, life sciences and healthcare; and its clients particularly appreciate the firm’s integrated international and domestic Chinese legal credentials through its association with Fujian Fidelity Law Firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. In Hong Kong, M&A, private equity and capital markets expert Stephanie Tang is Greater China private equity head, while in Shanghai Don Williams has longstanding experience in acting for venture capital and private equity funds. Also on the mainland, Tony Mou advises on corporate finance, venture capital and private equity investments, along with M&A, fund formation, and foreign direct investments; and Lu Zhou acts for multinational corporations, corporate ventures and private equity fund clients on complex cross-border transactions. Former partner Cheng Xu left the firm in June 2022.