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Renlin SHI

Title:Global Partner
Tel:+33 609 407 885 / +33 144 296 768
Working Language: Chinese/ English/ French
Mr. Shi Renlin is proficient in French, Chinese and European Union law. He specializes in corporate law and cross-border M&A, international investment, international taxation, and international sales of goods; commercial contracts, international litigation and arbitration; real estate development and management, transfer of real estate ownership; protection and transfer of intellectual property; legal services in finance, banking, insurance, etc.
Representative Matters
  • Acted as the long-term legal counsel for the Chinese Embassy in France

  • Represented client in the case of acquisition of a German nuclear zirconium tube manufacturing company (the company formerly was affiliated to French AREVA Group)

  • Assisted a Chinese company in acquiring Pierre Cardin’s trademark rights in the Asia Pacific region (negotiations on business contracts, subsequent international arbitration for trademark rights)

  • Advised a Chinese fire truck agency (business negotiations)

  • Advised client on the acquisition of French Manoir Industries 

  • Advised client on the acquisition of CTI, a French nuclear waste processing company  

  • Advised on the claim case following the auction of Old Summer Palace animal heads in Paris 

  • Acted as the Chinese party’s counsel in a dispute over the trademark ownership of Chinese Yunnan Tuo Tea, registered in France 

  • Advised Zhongyuan International Economic and Technical Cooperation Corporation on an arbitration case in France 

  • Advised Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd. on the equipment contract dispute arbitration case against a Lyon-based company 

  • Advised client in acquiring shares of Italian Metallurgical Industry Group

  • Advised Chongqing Tianci Group on the acquisition of Castle Hotel 

  • Advised multiple clients on the acquisition of several Bordeaux wineries in France

  • Advised client on the acquisition of a US optical communications company

  • Advised a Chinese listed garment group on the acquisition of French Naf Naf Fashion Group

  • Provided overseas legal services for Chinese clients including the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Paris), nuclear energy companies, construction companies, machinery and equipment import and export companies, and steel companies

Education Background
  • PhD in Business Law, Universite de Dijon (1986-1990)  

  • Master's degree in business law, Universite de Dijon (1986)

  • Department of Law, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (formerly Hubei University of Finance and Economics) (1982)

Professional Qualifications
  • Registered lawyer, Court of Appeal of Paris, France (Registration time: 1994)

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Member of the Legal Advisory Committee of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese 

  • Vice President of AJECF

Selected Publications
  • Participated in the writing and review of How to Enter the French Market

  • Deputy Chief Editor, European Economic and Law Review