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Zhenguo LIU

Partner
Locations:Shenzhen
Title:Managing Partner
Tel:+86 755 8828 6488
Fax:+86 755 8828 6499
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Mr. Liu Zhenguo specializes in legal affairs in the areas of corporate governance, issuance of stocks, M&A, and investment and financing. Since 2006, Mr. Liu has served as independent director of several listed companies and has undertaken many major domestic and international M&A transactions.
Representative Matters
  • M&A

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (601318) investing in Shenzhen Development Bank Co., Ltd. (000001), which was the largest M&A deal in the history of the A-share market. It involved two listed companies and three exchanges - Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Shenzhen Development Bank and Ping An Bank. The transaction required the approval of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, the application for the exemption of the transfer of state-owned shares, and the anti-monopoly reporting concerning market concentration to the Ministry of Commerce.

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Ping An Trust in its acquisition of Taizhou Commercial Bank

  • Acted as the legal counsel for China Resources Group's acquiring and restructuring of China Huayuan Group, Huayuan Pharmaceuticals, Shanghai Pharmaceuticals, and Double-Crane Pharmaceuticals. The project involved due diligence of more than 600 pharmaceutical companies, concerning an amount of 50 billion yuan.

  • Acted as legal counsel for the debt restructuring project of China Resources Group's acquisition of Sanjiu Pharmaceutical Group

  • Acted as legal counsel for the major asset restructuring project for Chengdu Tianxing Instrument Co., Ltd. (000710) issuing shares to acquire an electromechanical equipment company

  • Acted as the legal counsel for a major asset restructuring project for Shenzhen Mindata Corporation (002137) issuing shares to acquire three advertising companies

  • Acted as the legal counsel for a major asset restructuring project for Guangdong VTR Biotech Co., Ltd. (300381) issuing shares to acquire a pharmaceutical company

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Shenzhen Jiawei Photovoltaic Lighting Co., Ltd. (300317) issuing shares to acquire photovoltaic power plants

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Shenzhen SASAC and Air China in a joint acquisition of 65% equity of Shenzhen Airlines

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Shenzhen SASAC and Shenzhen Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. in receiving state-owned equity of 18 listed companies in Shenzhen

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Guangzhou Finance Holdings in an asset restructuring and securitization project, with the volume exceeding RMB 10 billion

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Guangdong Cable Network Co., Ltd. in an asset reorganization and securitization project, with the volume exceeding RMB 10 billion

  • Domestic IPO

  • Acted as the legal counsel for EAST Group Co., Ltd. (300376) in IPO and listing

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Guangdong VTR Biotech Co., Ltd. (300381) in IPO and listing

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Shenzhen Longood Intelligent Co., Ltd. (300543) in IPO and listing

  • Acted as the legal counsel for AFR (300620) in IPO and listing

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd. (300675) in IPO and listing

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Shenzhen SGCircuits Technology Co., Ltd. (300739) in IPO and listing

  • Overseas IPO

  • Acted as the legal counsel for China Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (601318) issuing H shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Regina Miracle (Holdings) Limited (02199.HK) in IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Bank of China Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (01066.HK) in IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Country Garden (02007.HK) in its spin-off of Country Garden Services Holdings and its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

  • Refinancing

  • Acted as the legal counsel for China Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (601318) in the issuance of RMB 26 billion A-share subordinated convertible corporate bonds

  • Acted as the legal counsel for Shenzhen Mindata Corporation (002137) in a private placement of shares

  • Acted as the legal counsel for EAST Group Co., Ltd. (300376) in a private placement of shares

Education Background
  • Executive MBA, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai (2014)

  • Graduate School of Economic Law, Renmin University of China, Beijing

  • Bachelor of Laws, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (1995)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

Professional Background
  • Mr. Liu Zhenguo joined DeHeng Law Offices as a partner in 2002. Mr. Liu currently serves as the Managing Partner of DeHeng Law Offices, Chief Director of the Management Committee of Shenzhen office, and Director of DeHeng Charity Foundation. Prior to that, Mr. Liu worked in law at various institutions and companies including Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court, Shenzhen Local Taxation Bureau, Guoxin Securities Co., Ltd. (002736).

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Guangdong outstanding lawyer from 2012 to 2016

  • Elite talent in Luohu District, Shenzhen in 2017-2022

  • Highly recommended in the Corporate / M&A area according to Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2014.

  • Recommended for IPO law by China Business Law Journal in April 2014

  • Nominated for the China Best M&A Project Award by the ALB in 2011

Selected Publications
  • Analysis of difficult cases of major asset restructuring of listed companies. Law Press. (August 2015).

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