Zhang Yirui (Alicia)


Areas of Practice

Ms. Alicia Zhang specializes in intellectual property capitalization, intellectual property transaction, corporate and intellectual property related overlapping business, including foreign direct investment, PE/VC and M&A driven by intellectual property.

Ms. Zhang has advised a number of hi-tech companies and institutions on their intellectual property strategy and their scientific and technological innovation ability, providing services including intellectual property related audit and assets management, risk control, planning, transaction and operation and scientific and technological innovation ability development. 

Ms. Zhang has in-depth study and extensive experience in hi-tech practice.  She provides day-to-day advice for a range of new-generation information technology, advanced equipment, new materials, new energy, energy saving and environmental protection, biomedicine companies and research and development institutions on science and technology achievements transformation mechanism and structure establishment, integrated system of production, teaching, research and usage, talents introduction planning, technical secrets risk prevention, innovative business models, branding strategy and etc.  Ms. Zhang also has extensive experience in extensive science and technology industry including TMT, providing intellectual property related services to a number of new media platform with respect to copyright license, live broadcasting, etc.

Ms. Zhang is familiar with intellectual property transactions legal issues, such as licensing chain, licensing scope, rights protection, and commercialization among others.  Ms. Zhang has particular expertise in digital broadcasting rights licensing, game related copyrights licensing, drug patent cross-border licensing, software development in AI industry.  With years of professional experience, Ms. Zhang keeps providing the best advice and solutions to her clients for their transactions.

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 projects driven by technology in multiple industries, providing services from deal structuring, IP due diligence, transaction documents drafting, negotiation, closing and post-closing services. 

Ms. Zhang was awarded as “Outstanding Young Lawyers in Changning District, Shanghai” for the period of Year 2013 to Year 2016.

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.


Legal insights


06 August 2020

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