- LL.B., Law School of Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
- National Bar Exam
- Non-practicing People’s Republic of China attorney
Michael Zhang is a special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group, Antitrust Practice Group and the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Shanghai office. He has a deep understanding of China’s legal system and business practices.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Zhang has broad experience in the areas of corporate law (including employment and labor matters), antitrust law and intellectual property law in China.
He has represented many U.S., European and Chinese clients in a wide range of industries with respect to their mergers and acquisitions, joint venture projects and operations in China, including automobile, diesel engine, material hi-tech, telecommunication and software sectors.
Mr. Zhang is experienced with IP licensing, IP due diligence and corporate IP protection within M&A transactions and joint venture projects. He also has expertise with the protection of his client’s IP rights against counterfeiting and piracy in China.
With rich knowledge of China’s and other East Asian countries’ antitrust laws, Mr. Zhang counsels U.S. and international clients on antitrust issues. He has extensively reviewed, written articles on, and advised clients regarding China’s first Anti-Monopoly Law.
- Named to Asialaw Leading Lawyers (Competition and Intellectual Property) for 2009
Represented one of the largest Chinese venture capital investor in a joint venture project with a worldwide leading software company.
Represented a leading Fortune 500 company in the materials industry on its business expansion in China, including advising on franchising strategy and on IP protection.
Represented a world leading car carrier company in establishing five joint ventures in Shanghai, Dalian, Shenyang and Tianjin.
Represented a leading Fortune 500 company on its M&A business in China and conducted IP due diligence on one of the largest Chinese engine manufacturers.
Advised world leading enterprise resource planning company regarding its IP protection in China and designed the company’s internal IP protection policy.
Represented one of the leading U.S. medical companies in handling its contractual disputes with a Chinese manufacturer.
- Suggestions On Regulatory Compliance With The New Anti-monopoly Law For Multinational Companies In ChinaChina Law & Practice, October 1, 2007
- China Legal Review, September 1, 2007
Antitrust Law Blog Articles
- "China Hands Milk Producers the Largest Anti-Monopoly Violation Fine," August 19, 2013
- "Qihoo 360 v. Tencent: A Landmark Decision under China's Anti-Monopoly Law," July 22, 2013
- "China's Supreme Court Issues New Rules On Civil Cases Based On Monopolistic Conduct," May 31, 2012
- "China Announces First Administrative Anti-Monopoly Case," August 22, 2011
- "Chinese Authorities Reject Coke-HuiYuan Acquisition Deal," May 13, 2009
- "Chinese Pre-Merger Notifications: Anti-monopoly Bureau of MOFCOM Plans to Launch Series of New Rules," March 6, 2009
- "China's New Merger Rules," August 15, 2008
- "Private Civil Lawsuits Under China Anti-Monopoly Law," April 7, 2008
- "The Current Anti-Monopoly System of China and Impact of New Anti-Monopoly Law," November 14, 2007
- "Covenant Not to Sue and Its Technology Monopoly Impact," June 6, 2007
- "China Premerger Notification Rules," May 7, 2007
China Law Blog Articles