Zhang Yirui (Alicia)


Shanghai, China

TEL +86 21 2412 6063

EMAIL [email protected]

Areas of Practice

Ms. Alicia Zhang specializes in intellectual property strategic planning, technology license, technology transfers, joint R&D and other technology transactions, as well as corporate governance, innovative business model compliance and other crossing sectors.

Ms. Zhang, based on her rich professional experience and solid business background, has provided comprehensive legal services in a number of high- tech and pan-tech projects covering intellectual property related assets management, risk control, planning, transaction and operation, scientific and technological innovation ability development, as well as innovation of business model compliance.

Ms. Zhang has in-depth study and extensive experience in hi-tech practice. She provides day-to-day comprehensive legal advice for a range of AI(artificial intelligence), equipment manufacturing, biomedicine companies, new materials and many other high-tech fields clients on the structure establishment of science and technology advances applications, Integration of production, education, , research and usage, talents introduction planning, technical secrets risk prevention and etc.  Except for providing legal services related in these fields for many well-known high-tech enterprises, Ms. Zhang has also represented a number of universities and research institutions, including Office of Technology Transfer, Tsinghua University, Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation and etc., in dealing with the sustainable development of the science and technology advances applications. She has deeply participated in all aspects of the full life cycle of the integration of production, education, research and usage including early integration of achievements, the technological protection of high-tech projects and connection of the capital market.  Ms. Zhang has played an important role in many representative projects in the production, education, research and usage integration area .

Ms. Zhang also has extensive experience in intellectual property operations and innovative business model compliance in the pan-tech field. She is familiar with intellectual property transactions legal issues, such as licensing chain, licensing scope, rights protection, and commercialization among others.  Especially in TMT sector, Ms. Zhang keeps providing the best advice and solutions with years of professional experience to her clients in dealing with complicated issues such as new media broadcasting rights and other copyright transactions, business model construction in the field of innovative consumption, brand strategy and etc.

Ms. Zhang has an in-depth understanding of different industry backgrounds and unique models of corporate governance of clients, which allows her to provide targeted solutions and help to implement legal requirements during the process of setting up, operating and liquidation.  Ms. Zhang has advised both foreign and domestic clients in a number of high-profile joint ventures and M&A, technology transaction projects in multiple industries, providing services from deal structuring, due diligence, transaction documents drafting, negotiation, closing and post-closing legal services. 

Work Experience

Ms. Zhang joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2011. 

Ms. Zhang gained her degrees of LL.B. and Bachelor of Science (computer science) from the East China University of Political Science and Law.  She received her LL.M. degree from Law School of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Ms. Zhang is qualified as an attorney in the PRC and the State of New York.

Ms. Zhang's working languages are Chinese and English.