Johnny is a corporate lawyer with expertise in the automotive industry and 15 years of experience in the manufacturing & industrials, pharmaceuticals and retail sectors. As an M&A and restructuring specialist, clients come directly to Johnny for help with their most complex domestic and crossborder deals.

He’s a versatile lawyer who can help you with merger control, competition compliance, corporate governance, trade issues and securitisation of Chinese state-owned enterprises by means of overseas IPO and China outbound investments. Johnny works with both OEMs and suppliers in the automotive industry.

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China

PRC Company Law – the latest changes affecting joint stock corporations

12 April 2022
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by Johnny Zhao and Chao Xuan

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China

PRC Company Law – the latest changes affecting limited liability companies

28 February 2022
Briefing

by Johnny Zhao and Stella Yang

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China

Looking at the capitalisation of a Chinese Foreign Invested Holding Company in the era of the Foreign Investment Law

15 February 2022
Briefing

by multiple authors

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Corporate/M&A & capital markets

The "build-to-rent" model in China – what you need to know

The "build-to-rent" model isn't new in China but has gained traction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

22 December 2021
Briefing

by Stella Yang and Johnny Zhao

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