LLM. University College London, University of London
LLM. Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
Bachelor Wuhan University ,Wuhan, China

RayYin & Partners P.R.C. Lawyers (China)                         Partner
Christine M. Koo& IP Solicitors &Notaries (Hongkong)         Foreign Lawyer
Lamb Chambers  (UK)                                                    Internship
Guangdong JingTian Law firm (China)                               Attorney-at-law

Foreign Investment, Intellectual Property, Corporate, M & A, Trusts, Litigation, Arbitration, Banking and Distressed Assets Acquisition, Finance Projects.

Mr. Zhou is a founding partner and the chairman of the management committee of RayYin & Partners P.R.C Lawyers.

Mr. Zhou advises many private equity funds regarding equity acquisition in China. He also provides legal services to hedge funds in distressed assets acquisition in China. With his profound knowledge of Chinese trust law, he helps many trust companies with corporate trust structures.

Mr. Zhou has assisted many foreign clients with setting up their businesses in China and has handled many cases involving disputes related to international trade,  liquidation of joint ventures, loans, financing leases, construction projects, labor contracts, intellectual property infringement, and product liability and other cases.

In addition to his extensive work with corporate clients, Mr. Zhou also has expertise with individual clients.  He has assisted many foreign individuals with real estate purchases, labor issues, and obtaining work permits and many Chinese individuals with restructuring their global assets and setting up overseas trusts.

Not only is Mr. Zhou a practicing registered lawyer in the P.R.C., but also he is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong and he earned an L.L.M. in the U.K. 

Accordingly, he brings an international perspective to his practice, which informs his advice to clients on a range of matters and enables him to handle sophisticated cross-border transactions and cases.

Every year, from among the many cases that it has decided, the China Supreme Court selects a small number of complex cases of first impression that are likely to indicate a trend for future judgments and publishes them in a book that is widely studied by Chinese attorneys. Mr. Zhou is honored that his successful representation of Jiang Yin3rd Industrial Company in a lawsuit against the Bank of China Shenzhen Branch in the China Supreme Court resulted in the case being chosen by the Supreme Court for inclusion in one of its books.  Fact patterns based on cases in the Supreme Court books are often used in questions on the PRC’s Bar exam, which is extremely difficult to pass.

Some of the important deals for which Mr. Zhou has acted as a team leader:
1. Advised the EU Delegation in China concerning setting up a clean energy center with a total investment of Euro 20million.  The clean energy center was created for the purpose of supporting sustainable growth in China through promoting the use of low or lower emission energy technologies, renewable, and energy efficiency improvements.
2. Represented PPF, the largest financial group in Central and Eastern Europe, in connection with its acquisition of a non-performing loans portfolio that was released by China Cinda Asset Management Corporation with the total amount of USD 26million. Mr. Zhou's work on this matter included portfolio recommendations, legal due diligence investigation  drafting agreements, negotiation, and collection;

3. Advise Fasteners For Retail, a U.S. company and world leading provider of custom and stock merchandising systems and accessories, regarding compliance with regulations relating to daily operation of the company, disputes with suppliers, liquidation of company branches, and labor disputes in China..
4. Advise a subsidiary of U.K. company B&W, a leading company in the audio/video industry regarding compliance with various P.R.C. laws and regulations, particularly those relating to distribution in China and due diligence on suppliers, He also assists them with negotiation of agreements.
5. Advise Cargill a large U.S. multinational corporation, regarding collections matters following its acquisition of distressed assets.
6. Advise Fruit of the Loom, a U.S. company, regarding compliance with P.R.C. relating to various laws and regulations, particularly in the field of packaging , labeling, and shipment of goods.

7. Advised VisionMedia China, a US listed company, concerning vested employee stock options for its senior staff in Mainland China.
8. Representing a Chinese Individual client in a pending case against a US multinational company in Hong Kong International Arbitration Center involving a claim for RMB 70,000,000 RMB (about USD18,000,000).

Asia Pacific Representative of Executive Committee of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (2008-2009)
Member of Executive Committee of Asia Offshore Association
Member of All PRC Lawyers Association
Member of Law Society of Hong Kong


Contract or Trust: Examining the First Trust Decision of the Chinese Courts, co-author, Trust Quarterly Review (London, Feb 2007)
?Enter the Dragon, co-author, Journal of Society of Trustee and Estate Practitioners (London, May/June 2005)
?Translation work: The Law of Trusts ( 4th edition) by David Hayton 2004 (China Law Press)

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