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Yi Zhang is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices, where he conducts a wide-ranging China-focused practice.
Mr. Zhang has over 20 years’ experience with China-related work, including investment funds, foreign direct investment, outbound investment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, real estate and distressed asset transactions, and large-scale project development and infrastructure work. His clients have included multinational companies, regional developers, PRC companies, commercial and investment banks and international private equity funds.
Mr. Zhang’s project experience includes power plants, liquefied natural gas receiving terminals, and greenfield developments and acquisitions in various other industries, such as petrochemicals, mining, real estate and renewable energy. Mr. Zhang also has advised on infrastructure projects in the United States, Korea, Thailand, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in addition to China.
Mr. Zhang’s China investment experience covers the entire range of investment options, including both equity (common and preferred) and debt (senior, mezzanine, convertible and acquisition financing), and both onshore and offshore structures. He has extensive expertise with the issues encountered by foreign investors investing into China.
In recent years, Mr. Zhang has also advised on the formation of private equity funds and has represented Chinese clients on their outbound investments.
Mr. Zhang gained his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1993 and his M.A. from the University of Virginia in 1986. In addition, he obtained his B.A. from Shanghai International Studies University in 1982 and studied at De Montfort University (1979-1981) and University of West London (1978-1979). He is admitted to practice in New York and Hong Kong, and has native fluency in Mandarin. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Zhang was the head of the Hong Kong office of another large international firm.
Illustrative clients he has represented include:
University of Michigan - 1993 Juris Doctor
University of Virginia - 1986 Master of Arts
Law Society of Hong Kong - Solicitor
New York Bar