Area of practice
Mr. Mark Zhang specializes in foreign investment, M&A, PE&VC, liquidation and restructuring, as well as general corporate matters.
Mr. Zhang has in-depth study and extensive experience in healthcare and life science practice. He provides day-to-day advice for a wide range of pharmaceutical, medical device, medical institution, general food and beverage, alcohol, health food and cosmetic companies on M&A, pre-study/clinic trial, regulatory, importation, labelling, distribution management, e-commerce, innovative business models, compliance (anti-commercial bribery and issues regarding competition law), investigation, crisis management and daily corporate matters.
Mr. Zhang has advised both foreign and domestic clients in a number of high profile joint ventures and M&A projects in multiple industries, providing services from deal structuring, due diligence, transaction documents drafting and negotiation in closing and post-closing services. He is familiar with foreign investment related legal issues, including governmental examination and approval, competition law issues, foreign exchange administration, land use rights, technology licensing and employment. He acts as outside counsel for a number of MNCs, providing them with daily corporate legal services.
In 2015, Mr. Zhang has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of corporate and M&A in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings.
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Mr. Zhang joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2007. Prior to this, he worked in one of the top-class Chinese local firms in Shanghai.
Mr. Zhang gained his LL.B. from the East China University of Law and Politics in 2002. In 2006, he was involved in the Lord Chancellor's training scheme in London, studying at the University of London, and afterwards he worked at one renowned barristers' chambers for a period of time, then he took position at the London and Hong Kong offices respectively of a magic circle firm. He also used to work in the New York and Silicon Valley offices of King & Wood Mallesons. Mr. Zhang was admitted to the Chinese bar in 2003.
Mr. Zhang is fluent in Chinese and English.