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Li ZHU

Partner
Locations:Guangzhou
Title:Guangzhou Office Managing Partner
Tel:+86 20 3801 1266
Fax:+86 20 3801 1230
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Mr. Li Zhu specializes in corporate law, contract law, construction and real estate, investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring. Mr. Zhu started his practice in 2005 and has provided legal services for large state-owned enterprises and real estate companies.
Representative Matters
  • Dispute Resolution

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes over administrative revoking of land use right (Yangjiang Chunlan Real Estate Company v. Yangjiang City People's Government)

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes over land administrative tort (Liang, Wu v. Zhaoqing City People's Government) of RMB 200 million in dispute

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes over contract for real estate development by equity joint venture or cooperative joint venture in relation to the unfinished Yefeng Building at Dongfeng Road, Guangzhou (Sun Yat-sen University v. Yefeng Real Estate Co., Ltd.) of more than RMB 300 million in dispute

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes over contract for real estate development by equity joint venture or cooperative joint venture (Jiangmen Yuanhe Real Estate Development Company v. Jiangmen Taili Real Estate Development Co., Ltd) of more than RMB 500 million in dispute (it is said to be the largest civil and commercial case in Jiangmen Intermediate Court so far)

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes over construction contract (Guangdong Hanjiang Construction & Installation Engineering Co., Ltd., Huizhou Yaxin Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Maoming Construction Group Co., Ltd.)

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes over construction contract (Guangdong Province Dianbai Construction Engineering Corporation v. Foshan Nanhai Qifu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.) of more than RMB 200 million in dispute

  • Acted as the litigator for disputes over construction contract in relation to "Dinghu Garden" project of a 28-story building as the highest building in Zhaoqing City then

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes of a RMB 100-million convertible bond loan issued in Hong Kong and guarantee (Hong Kong Hirose Investment & Development Co., Ltd. v. Hong Kong Henderson and Alberta and Beida Jade Bird Company)

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes over overseas equity transfer disputes and enforcement (Hong Kong Lithium Company Limited [BVI Corporation] and China Xinda Asset Management Co., Ltd) of nearly RMB 100 million in dispute

  • Acted as the litigator in disputes over tens of millions of private loan (Wang, Li, Ou v. Guangzhou Modern Information Engineering Vocational and Technical School, Guangzhou Lianyin Financing Guarantee Co., Ltd., Shen Guosong, etc.)

  • Acted as the litigator for Guangzhou Panyu Co., Ltd, a Taiwanese-invested company, in disputes over dissolution of the company, the shareholders’ information right, directors’ infringement of the company’s interests, invalid shareholders’ resolution, and company’s change of registration

  • Corporations & Securities

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co., Ltd. to issue MTN, CP, SCP, corporate bonds and small public company bonds

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Guangdong Wens Foodstuff Group Co., Ltd. to issue MTN, CP, SCP

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Wanlian Securities Co., Ltd. to issue CP and non-public issuance of subordinated debts

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for the Guangdong Jinshengfeng Fund for the filing of private equity investment funds in the Securities Fund Industry Association (passed without feedback)

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Shenzhen Dexin Asset Management Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Shangdong Investment Management Co., Ltd. and other companies in the Securities Fund Industry Association for the filing of private equity investment funds

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co., Ltd. to acquire the shares of Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Technology Holding Co. Ltd., listed company

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel on the increase of holdings by controlling shareholders of Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet Co.,ltd., a listed company and Fenghua Advanced Technology Holding Co. Ltd.

  • Others

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Guangdong Huajian Real Estate Group Co., Ltd. to transfer 500 acres of residential land in Nansha District of Guangzhou City (with the transaction amount of over RMB 2 billion)

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Jiashi’s funds (Jin Shengfeng) to raise RMB 2 billion to invest in Guanghan Panyu Wanbo Real Estate Project

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for the comprehensive due diligence of domestic companies involved in overseas acquisitions of Fanhua Insurance Group

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for debt restructuring of Taiwanese-owned company Xuzhou Jinyihe Glass Technology Co., Ltd.

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for the acquisitions of the newly established Guangdong Province Rare Earth Group to integrate rare earth resources across the country

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Shenzhen Meiqe Dongtai Home Co., Ltd. to apply for bankruptcy liquidation

  • Retained as the outside legal counsel for Shenzhen Zifu Industrial Co., Ltd. to be revoked for production licenses and GMP certificate of drug complaints

Education Background
  • Ph.D. Candidate of Macau University of Science and Technology (2018)

  • Master, Zhongshan University (2004)

  • Bachelor, South China Agricultural University (1998)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Arbitrator of Guangzhou Arbitration Commission

  • Director of Guangdong Provincial Civil and Commercial Law Society

  • Member of Constitutional and Human Rights Professional Committee of Guangdong Bar Association

Selected Publications
  • Exploration of the Relationship between the Shareholders' Agreement and the Discretionary Clauses of the Articles of Association, Journal of Political Science and Law, Issue 4 (2017)

  • A Review of the Principle of Full Compensation for Property Damages in Chinese Tort Law – Focusing on the Perspective of the Comparative Law, Western Law Review, Issue 5 (2017)

  • On Legal Regulation of False Litigation, Legal Thinking and Practice (2013)

  • The Innovation of Commercial Law System for Improving Commercial Credit, Journal of Shaoguan University (2003)