Areas of Practice
Crystal Zhao specializes in foreign direct investment, cross-border M& A, private equity investment, the establishment and restructuring of financial institutions, domestic and overseas listings and listed company refinancing.
Crystal is active in representing financial institutions in their establishment, M&A and restructuring, IPO, as well as other daily matters. Her clients have included companies in banking, securities, trust, futures, funds, financial leasing and wealth management.
Crystal has extensive experience in cross-border and private equity investment projects. She has led a large number of market-leading transactions and represented numerous listed and non-listed companies and private equity funds in both inbound and outbound investments. Her experience covers a wide range of industries including real estate, property management, energy and resources, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, education, hi-tech, environmental protection and consumer goods, etc.
Crystal has also been involved in many prominent IPO and refinancing projects. The issuers have included companies in real estate, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, education and hi-tech, etc.
Crystal was recognized by the IFLR 1000 as “Notable Practitioner” in 2020. Crystal serves as an arbitrator for the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission.
Crystal Zhao joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2004.
Crystal received her LL.B. in law from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and her LL.M. in international commercial law from University College London.
Crystal is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.