Areas of practice
Mr. Tao Zhangqi specializes in infrastructure, real estate and international hospitality management. He also has extensive professional experience in finance, civil and commercial litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Tao has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure and real estate, including project planning, acquisition and transfer; obtaining land use right; housing demolition, compensation and relocation (in relation to urban renewal); real estate development, construction and sales; project investment and financing (PPP, trust, funds, etc.); construction projects contracting; construction supervision, management and claim; real estate lease, mortgage and property management. Mr. Tao provides legal services with respect to project risk assessment, deal structure design, negotiation, legal documents drafting and providing legal opinion/advice.
In international hospitality management, Mr. Tao has represented different parties such as domestic hotel owners, developers, advised different contracts and participated in negotiations on different phases of hotel management projects.
Clients especially appreciate Mr. Tao's "rich expertise and extensive experience", "close attention to clients' commercial concerns and risk control", and "high efficiency, quality and project management capability".
In 2015, Mr. Tao has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in real estate and construction area in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings.
Mr. Tao Zhangqi joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2001. He was admitted in PRC in 1993, and has been practicing since 1994. Mr. Tao had also worked as lawyer and partner at Guangdong Huabang Century Law Firm and Shenzhen Tangren Law Firm.
Mr. Tao received his LL.B. and LL.M. from Jilin University.
Mr. Tao had worked as a lecturer at the Law School of Jilin University. He is a co-editor of Chinese Contemporary Contract Law as well as Economic Contract Law and Attorneys' Practice in High-Tech Transactions and other professional publications.
Mr. Tao is also listed on the panel of arbitrators of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) and Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA).
Mr. Tao is proficient in Chinese and English.