Jinsong (Jeff) Zhang > Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
5701 CHINA WORLD TOWER
NO. 1 JIANGUOMENWAI AVENUE
BEIJING 100004
China

Work Department

M&A and Private Equity

Position

Partner

Career

Jinsong (Jeff) Zhang is a partner of the M&A and Private Equity Group, splitting his time between Orrick’s Beijing and New York offices. Jeff represents Chinese and international clients from multiple industries, including financial institutions, Fintech, technology, healthcare and real estate, in a broad range of M&A, capital markets, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters.

Jeff is deeply experienced in representing both Chinese and international companies in cross-border public and private M&A, tender offers, privatizations, spin-offs and joint ventures.

He has a particular focus on advising Chinese companies (state-owned or private) and financial institutions on their outbound investments, regulatory and compliance matters in the U.S. His clients cover a wide range of industries, including financial institutions, Fintech, technology, healthcare and real estate.

In addition, Jeff advises Chinese companies on international capital markets transactions, including SEC-registered offerings, private placements pursuant to Rule 144A, and listings in Hong Kong and the U.S.

Having practiced for more than a decade in New York, and having served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of CITIC Securities USA, a SEC/FINRA-registered broker-dealer arm of China’s largest full-service investment bank, Jeff offers Chinese clients a unique perspective when advising on U.S. transactional and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jeff was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons in New York. Before his in-house position at CITIC Securities USA, he practiced at two leading global law firms in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai for many years.

Jeff also serves as a member of the Duke Law School International Advisory Board and the legal counsel to the Chinese Finance Association.

Languages

English
Mandarin

Memberships

Admitted in New York
Qualified in the PRC

Education

J.D., Duke University, 2005
LL.M., Case Western Reserve University, 2002
LL.M., coursework, International Economic Law, Fudan University, 2001
LL.B., China University of Political Science and Law, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

China > TMT: foreign firms

A go-to practice for both international and Chinese TMT giants, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP also acts for a range of major investors on their TMT sector-related investments. The cross-practice team covers issues arising from the intersection of IP and data during corporate and commercial transactions, while additionally fielding sector specialists in automotive technology, life sciences, gaming and blockchain. The team is also increasingly active in cyber, privacy and data innovation work. In Beijing, practice leader Xiang Wang acts on all aspects of cybersecurity and data privacy, as well as IP issues; and Jinsong (Jeff) Zhang, a partner in the firm’s Beijing and New York offices, has expertise in the life sciences, fintech, and automotive technology and mobility sectors. Elsewhere, Shanghai’s Jeffrey Sun is a technology M&A expert, while of counsel Mimiao Hu in Beijing has extensive experience in cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

China > Private equity: foreign firms

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP‘s China-based corporate lawyers routinely advise on private equity investments and venture financings, with the team’s expertise covering antitrust, international trade, real estate, litigation, IP and tax-related support. Jeffrey Sun in Shanghai is a technology expert, who has extensive experience in handling China and cross-border private equity and venture financing matters; and Beijing and New York-based practitioner Jinsong (Jeff) Zhang focuses on China-related inbound and outbound M&A and private equity transactions. In late 2021, former partner Betty Louie left the firm to go in-house.