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Han Kun Law Offices

9/F, OFFICE TOWER C1, ORIENTAL PLAZA, NO. 1 EAST CHANG AN AVE., BEIJING 100738, CHINA
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Work +86 10 8525 5500
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www.hankunlaw.com
Beijing, HONG KONG, SHANGHAI 200041,, Shenzhen

Jun ZHU

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Han Kun Law Offices

Position

Aircraft finance, Project finance, Cross-border and domestic lending transactions, Establishment of financial institutions and regulation compliance, Real estate finance, Other general banking and finance matters

Career

Before joining Han Kun Law Offices in March 2014, Mr. Zhu was a senior associate in the Banking and Finance Department of King & Wood Mallesons' Beijing office, and has worked as a banking and finance lawyer for nearly 8 years. He specialises in advising domestic and foreign clients on aircraft finance, project finance, cross-border and domestic lending transactions, establishment of financial institutions and regulation compliance, and other banking and finance transactions.

Mr. Zhu has represented onshore and offshore lessors, lenders, airlines in a number of aircraft financing projects, including onshore and offshore PDP finance for purchasing new aircraft, operating lease, financing lease, lease novation and assignment, sale and lease back of aircraft and aircraft engines and tax bonded leases; he is familiar with Cape Town Convention related matters, including applying for authorization codes from CAAC, registrations with International Registry and filing of IDERA in China. 

Mr. Zhu has represented Asian Development Bank, commercial banks and project companies in infrastructure and energy projects involving water supply and treatment, district heating system, wind power plant and petrochemical refinery. His work in project finance includes assisting client in structuring projects, conducting due diligence investigations, participating in negotiations, drafting project documentation, providing PRC legal opinions, and conducting relevant governmental procedures such as security interest perfection.

Mr. Zhu has advised many international and domestic lending transactions including bilateral loans, syndicated loans, leveraged finance, trade finance and receivables finance.  Mr. Zhu also advises clients on financial derivatives like swaps, repurchases and futures from the perspective of law.

Mr. Zhu has helped to establish a number of financial institutions, including foreign banks' PRC representative office, branch office and subsidiary, financial leasing company, finance company and automobile finance company, and provided PRC law advice on their daily business and operation and helped to review and revise standard documents for their business.

Mr. Zhu provides assistance to PRC banks and foreign banks on regulation of their banking business in PRC, advises on regulation issues for their banking products to be offered in China's market, and gives professional opinions on legal issues that they confronted in daily operation.

Mr. Zhu is experienced in real estate finance transactions and has represented banks, project owners and developers in various transactions structures relating to commercial properties, office buildings, warehouses and hotels, including property acquisition loans, development loans, bridge loans and refinance of existing debt.

Languages

Mandarin Chinese (native) and English (fluent)

Member

Member of the PRC Bar

Education

Mr. Zhu received a Bachelor of Laws in 2004 from Southwest University of Political Science and Law and an LL.M. Degree from China University of Political Science and Law in 2007. Mr. Zhu also received a Bachelor Degree of English Literature from Sichuan International Studies University.


China: Banking and finance

Banking and finance: PRC firms

Within: Banking and finance: PRC firms

Han Kun Law Offices acts for foreign and domestic lenders and borrowers in a variety of general banking matters. The team is particularly singled out for its aviation finance capabilities, and acts for all types of market participants in aviation finance mandates. Shu Wang assisted China Southern Airlines with its financial leasing of 15 aircraft from China Southern Leasing and Jun Zhu advised Kunlun Financial Leasing on its Irish tax structure leasing of seven aircraft to China Southern Airlines. The team also acted for Export-Import Bank of China on its provision of loan facilities to five Irish SPVs for the financing of aircraft leased to Aeroflot. Additional clients include ICBC Financial Leasing, CITIC Bank, and Bank of China (Hong Kong). Yin Ge and Tiecheng Yang joined from Clifford Chance LLP, and will strengthen the team's financial regulatory and compliance practice.

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China: Fintech

Fintech: PRC firms

Within: Fintech: PRC firms

To some, Han Kun Law Offices's knowledge of the fintech space is 'second to none'. It is singled out for its 'highly commercial and tailor-made advice' which is 'not only able to meet regulatory and compliance requirement, but is also close to and often beyond the expectations of the clients'. The team recently assisted a consortium of sponsors including J.P. Morgan Securities and Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) with the Hong Kong listing of ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance, China's first internet-only insurer. It also acted for China Structural Reform Fund in its $105m investment in JD Finance, and handled regulatory and compliance matters relating to its new fintech products for Wecash, a Chinese fintech credit assessment solutions provider. Equity financing, M&A transactions for e-payment companies and initial coin offerings also feature in its recent mandates. The 'outstanding' Jun Wan is praised for his 'very quick feedback'. Wei Li is another name to note, particularly for private equity and venture capital transactions, as is Jun Zhu who focuses on financial regulatory matters and establishment of foreign financial institutions in China.

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