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Cheng Zhong
Language: Chinese & English
Phone: 86-21-60192600

Cheng Zhong joined C&F in August 2007, and is based in C&F Shanghai Office. Cheng Zhong is a highly experienced trial lawyer and general commercial litigator, with a long and successful track record. He also has five years of investment and capital market experience in American and Hong Kong Stock Market, making him a “go-to” lawyer for high profile clients in their most significant commercial litigations and arbitrations.  Cheng Zhong has broad experience in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, investment management litigation, financial institutions regulation and enforcement, bankruptcy, labor and employment law, trust and estates, real estate, IP litigation,structured finance, and corporate governance and finance. Cheng Zhong’s practice involves a wide range of large-scale and complex commercial disputes. His clients include multinational companies and private clients as well. Cheng Zhong has been appointed by the East China University of Political Science and Law as instructor for the graduate students of International School of Financial Law. 

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Practice:Commercial Dispute Resolutions

Significant recent representations include:

A variety of complex commercial disputes, including real estate, bankruptcy and securities litigations, cross-border litigations and related white collar criminal matters;

Legal consultant for China Ocean Shipping(Group) Company (COSCO), COSCO Steel Trade Case exceeds 10 billion RMB regarding the disputed amount of money;

Act as the exclusively designated attorney in the Bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping CO., LTD. in PRC;

Provide property development strategies for Lippo Karawaci CO., together with arbitration strategies;

Obtain an arbitration award that has been recognized by the Supreme Court of PRC as precedent for its judicial interpretation regarding the relationship between SHIAC and CIETAC;

Assist Assets Management Companies and Hedge Funds in financial crisis and debt collection process for the amount of more than 1 billion RMB;

Represent Private Equity and Venture Capital investors in various investments, resulting a claw-back of approximately RMB 60 million investment money;

Represent foreign mortgage providers in guarantee agreements disputes, seeking a judgment in the clients’ favor of over RMB 40 million;

In an arbitration proceeding, in which Cheng Zhong     served as lead trial counsel, resulting in the successful termination of the IP license agreement;

Regularly represent clients in partnership, shareholder and other investment-related disputes, as well as disputes involving accounting and employment issues.

Retain several international company and state-owned companies as long-term clients.

Practice:  Investment and Capital Market 

Significant deals representations include:


Represent the issuers and underwriters of several Real Estate Enterprises in Hong Kong Stock Exchange for IPO;

Represent a Chinese mainland based pharmaceutical company in its IPO in Taiwan Stock Exchange Market;

Represent overseas listed companies and P.E. funds in acquiring PRC based companies;

Represent a PRC state-owned company in its investment in startups.


Admitted in PRC Bar

Work experience


Domestic and foreign dispute resolution, project financing, mergers and acquisitions, private equity funds


University of BRISTOL (UK), School of Law,  Bristol, UKLL.M in Commercial Law                    August 2006-August 2007 

East China Normal University, Law School , Shanghai, China    LL.M                                       September 2003-August 2006 

East China Normal University, Law School , Shanghai, China    LL.B                                        September 1999-June 2003


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