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  • Name: Zheng Xilin
  • Job Title: Partner
  • Tel: 010-85675988/5916
  • Fax: 010-85675999
  • E-mail: zhengxilin@anjielaw.com
  • Expertise: Energy & Mining, PE, Venture Capital, Insurance Fund Investment, FDI, Investment and Trade Overseas

 

Admissions

  • People's Republic of China
  • New York State of America

Education

  • Yale Law School, USA, LL.M
  • Wuhan University, School of Law, LL.M & LL.B

Working Experience

  • Partner, AnJie Law Firm
  • Partner, Grandall Law Firm, Beijing
  • Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld
  • Legal Counsel, Legal Department of World Bank
  • Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC

Social Posts

  • Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Distinguished Expert of Centre for International Studies of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Representative Matters

Energy and Mining

His practice areas include: risk assessment on and analysis of E&M investments, legal counseling, investment & financing, acquisition and restructuring of E&M enterprises, transaction of property rights, E&M project investment and management.
Legal services provided for large energy enterprises as Petroleum Refining Co., Ltd of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), Petrochemical Import & Export Co. Ltd of CNOOC include establishment of joint-ventures, M&A and restructuring of E & M enterprises; Legal services concerning risk-assessment, M&A, transaction of property rights are provided for PE funds and international institutional investors in their investment in mining and energy area in China, America, Canada and Africa.
The typical representations are listed as follows:

  • Representing CNOOC in purchasing an oil-refining company in Shandong province;
  • Representing Citic PE Funds Management Co. Ltd in purchasing Inner Mongolian Dazhong Mining Co. Ltd;
  • Representing Sino-Africa Funds in its investment on Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd in Jiangsu province;
  • Representing a transnational energy company in purchasing energy projects in China;
  • Representing a Hong Kong Institutional Investor in purchasing iron ore and other mine metals.

Private Equity Investment and Venture Capital

His practice areas include: PE & venture-capital fund’ raising, establishment, operation and investment and etc.
The above legal services are specified as: initial organization and funding of funds, conducting legal due diligence on target investees, advising on transaction structure in line with Chinese laws and international conventions (including round trip investment and overseas restructuring), drafting investment agreements, issuing legal opinions and etc.
The typical representations are listed as follows:

  • Representing National Social Security Fund in its investments in the public market and in private funds;
  • Representing China Investment Corporation, the largest investment company in China, in its negotiations with international asset managers about asset management agreements and limited partnership agreements;
  • Representing Equinox Investment Company in its due diligence check and its investment into a major Chinese bar exam training company and a pharmacy company;
  • Representing Sino Venture Capital Investment Company in its due diligence investigation and its investment in a high-tech railway equipment company;
  • Representing Beijing Alarm Networks in its overseas restructuring and financing;
  • Representing an educational institution for young English learners in its overseas restructuring and financing;
  • Representing an accounting software company in its overseas restructuring and financing;
  • Representing a Chinese aquaculture company in its reverse merger and acquisition activities in the US;
  • Representing a fund manager in its investment on catering chains at airports.

Insurance Funds Investment

  • Provide legal service in starting infrastructure construction and debt investment plans to real properties for asset management institutions like Huatai Asset Management, Pingan Asset Management.

Foreign Direct Investment
His practice areas include: foreign investor’s choice of investment structure, drafting and negotiation of legal documents including company formation documents, joint venture agreements, articles of associations, equity transfer agreements and etc. advising foreign invested enterprises in their restructuring, and initial public offering.
The typical representations are listed as follows:

  • Representing AIRIS, a US aviation facilities developer in its cooperation negotiation with major Chinese airline companies;
  • Representing a world-leading American elderly-caring company in its selection of the best investment vehicle in China;
  • Representing a Singapore water processing company in its investment and M&A in China;
  • Assisting GAIN Capital Group in its commercial activities in China;
  • Representing a high-tech joint venture in Chongqing in its IPO in China's A share market.

Overseas Investment & International Trade and Commerce
His practice areas include: risk-assessment on and policy analysis of overseas investment, M&A and restructuring of overseas enterprises.
The typical representations are listed as follows:

  • Representing Bain Capital LLC and Huawei in their acquisition of American 3com;
  • Representing Beijing Huazan Investment Co. Ltd in its purchasing property rights of an American mineral company and obtaining iron mining rights in Pea Ridge Ore Mine;
  • Representing Beijing Huazan Investment Co. Ltd in its investment in Guinean oil and gas and iron mining project;
  • Representing Husky Energy (a Canadian oil & gas company under control of Hong Kong Hutchison Whampoa) in its acquisition of an oil-refining plant in Ohio, America;
  • Representing People’s Insurance Company of China and its affiliated insurers in their litigations relating to insurance-claim in the US and Canada.

Publications

  • Legal Report on M & A Activities in Zhongguancun Science Park
  • Comparative Study on World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguard Policy and China's Legal Framework;
  • China’s Land Policy Reform and Social Sustainable Development jointly conducted by World Bank and Development Research Center of State Council of China and published in Reform, China Monthly Economic Indicators, Xinhua Digest, Caijing Magazine and etc.