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Global Law Office

15F, TOWER 1, CHINA CENTRAL PLACE, NO 81 JIANGUO ROAD, CHAOYANG DISTRICT, BEIJING 100025, CHINA
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Work +86 10 6584 6688
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www.glo.com.cn
Beijing, Shanghai

Xin Zhang

Tel:
Work +86-10-6584-6676
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Global Law Office

Work Department

Banking/Finance

Position

2008 – present Global Law Office, Beijing 2002 – 2008 Linklaters, London, Hong Kong and Beijing 1998 – 1999 China Construction Bank, Shenzhen Branch, Shenzhen 1996 – 1998 Xiamen Univ-Scholars Law Firm, Xiamen

Career

Xin Zhang provides legal services for Chinese and international banks and investors in relation to banking and finance, M&A, FDI and overseas investment, with an extensive coverage of financing, energy, power, real estate and natural resources sectors. In the area of banking and finance, Mr. Zhang has represented most of Chinese and international banks, international financial institutions and ECAs active in the market and advised on syndicated loans, project financing, structured trade financing, vessel and aircraft financing, export credit loans and financial derivatives. He has acted for a number of projects which are awarded by authoritative industrial journals as the annual best projects (including the Guangdong LNG Shipping Financing Project, China Oil & Gas Fund's US$1.4bn Syndicated Loan and Eurobond Issue and Qinghai Liuyang Xinda Non-ferrous Metal Co. Ltd.'s US$180m Commodity Financing), and has been awarded as the Leading Lawyer in PRC Banking and Finance by Chambers Asia: Asia's Leading Lawyers for Business and Asia Legal 500. In the area of corporate works, Mr. Zhang has represented a number of industrial investors to invest in Chinese petrochemical, renewable energy, power, telecommunication and other traditional manufacturing sectors by way of greenfield investment or merger and acquisition. He also provides legal supports to Chinese SOEs, banks, investment funds and Sinosure for their overseas investment and financing projects under the "Going Abroad" efforts, which involves the export of China-made telecommunication equipments, vessels and other capital equipments and EPC services and the investment in power, real estate, petrochemical and mining projects. Mr. Zhang has profound knowledge and experiences in the legal and regulatory regime, financial product innovations and market development for the China inter-bank market. He has been one drafting group member for the drafting of the China Inter-bank Market Financial Derivatives Master Agreement, Bond Repurchase Master Agreement, Loan Assets Transfer Master Agreement, Underwriting Agreement and Underwriters' Agreement, led by the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII), as well as one writer of the official guidelines. He also participates as a legal expert in the research and development of the first credit risk mitigation instruments (the Chinese equivalent of CDS). He serves as one member of the NAFMII Financial Derivatives Experts Committee and one registration expert for the Inter-bank Bond Market Non-financial Institutions' Debt Financing Instruments (the Chinese equivalent of MTNs and CPs). Admitted in the PRC in 1996 Admitted in England & Wales in 2004

Languages

Mandarin, English

Member

Chinese Certified Public Accountant (1998) Chinese Certified Tax Agent (1999)

Education

2001 – 2005 London University, Ph.D. in Law 2000 – 2001 BPP Law School, London, Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) 1999 – 2000 London University, LL.M 1991 – 1997 Xiamen University, the School of Law, Bachelor and Master of Law


China: Banking and finance

Banking and finance: PRC firms

Within: Banking and finance: PRC firms

Global Law Office is rated for its 'ability to bridge the gap between the bank and the customer' and 'can identify and resolve the core operational and legal issues that are required to get a deal done smoothly'. Jointly headed by Lawrence Lin and Xin Zhang, the team acts for domestic financial institutions and major US and European banks on a variety of financing transactions including ABS, acquisition finance, projects finance, FDI, and structured finance. Recent highlights have included Lin advising HSBC Bank and HSBC Bank Middle East on syndicated loans to various quality management system companies for the acquisition of barges, and Zhang acting as PRC counsel to Bangkok Bank Public Company and the Export-Import Bank of China in relation to the provision of dual USD and THB-denominated facilities to an offshore subsidiary of a Chinese company. The team welcomed a number of new promotions and lateral hires recently, including Jin Liu and Isabella Liu who joined from JunHe LLP and RBS (China), respectively. Li Zhu is also recommended.

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China: Fintech

Fintech: PRC firms

Within: Fintech: PRC firms

Global Law Office's expertise ranges from onshore, offshore and cross-border-structured transactions, to regulatory and compliance matters. The team recently assisted Shanghai Sina Financial Investment Management with its acquisition of a P2P company Beijing Jiubangwo Investment Consulting, and advised Shenzhen Qianhai Lianyirong Financial Services on a series of financing mandates. Recommended practitioners include Xin Zhang, Steven Yu and Amy Dai.

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