Overview

Experience

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.

His experience includes advising

>  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

Professional experience

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

Education

2002 - 2003               University of Bristol, LL.M

1994 - 1998               Shanghai University, LL.B

Languages

Mandarin, English