Eric’s practice focuses on corporate, cross-border M&A, joint ventures and PRC-related regulatory issues. He has wide experience in supporting and advising both international and Chinese companies active in cross-border deals across many sectors (including financial services, energy, infrastructure, food and beverage, automotive, human resources and chemicals). Eric has led many major cross-border M&A transactions and advised a number of Chinese enterprises on their investment projects in a variety of countries and regions.
Eric also has in-depth expertise in PRC financial markets regulation, advising major international commercial banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions on their operations, products and investments.
> COSCO on its acquisition of a minority stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank from ANZ
> Yanfeng on its establishment of the largest interior automotive business joint venture in the world with Johnson Controls in Shanghai Free Trade Zone
> China Construction Bank on its acquisition of the majority stake of an Indonesian listed bank
> Bank of Communications on its life insurance joint venture in China
> UBS on its securities joint venture in China
> AXA on its acquisition of HSBC’s general insurance business and its bancassurance arrangement with HSBC in the PRC
> BNP Paribas Cardif on its acquisition of ING’s stake in ING-BOB Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
> Charoen Pokphand Group on the HK$72.7bn acquisition of a 15.6% stake in Ping An Insurance from HSBC
> RBS on its disposal of commercial and retail business and restructuring its operations in the PRC
> Adecco on its establishment of joint ventures with FESCO in various cities in China
> Nomura on its acquisition of a financial institution in the PRC from GE Capital and its subsequent sale to a Thailand bank
2017 to date Zhao Sheng Law Firm, Managing Partner
2006 - 2017 Linklaters, Associate and Partner
2006 King & Wood, PRC Lawyer
2003 - 2006 Llinks Law Offices, PRC Lawyer
1994 - 1998 Bank of Communications, Legal Counsel
2002 - 2003 University of Bristol, LL.M
1994 - 1998 Shanghai University, LL.B