Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & Corporate Law

Mr. Chen’s main fields of practice are dispute resolution, intellectual property, foreign investment, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, anti-commercial bribery / unfair competition, corporate compliance, labor and human resources.

Mr.Chen worked at Zhong Lun Law Firm and Jinmao Kade Law Firm where he completed domestic listings and overseas listings of domestic companies, major asset restructurings and refinancing projects of listed companies and separately handled several domestic equity investment projects of private equity funds. He participated in handling intellectual property matters of the Shanghai Disney Resort project in Shanghai was dispatched to Wal-Mart’s headquarters in China as one of its seconded legal counsel. In May 2013, at the request of Shanghai Wind Information Technology Co., Ltd., Mr. Chen Ze was seconded to Shanghai Wind Information Technology Co., Ltd. as legal director, responsible for the company legal affairs, and fully responsible for handling “Wind vs Flush” case, which is famous as it is the first case in China’s financial securities information field.

In addition, as a member of the external legal counsels’ team of the Shanghai Pudong People’s Government and the Shanghai MOFCOM, Mr. Chen Ze has established and maintained good relationships with leaders and staff of government agencies, is familiar with the rules of affairs handling in government agencies and has been entrusted to provide legal advice for the formulation and improvement of its relevant regulatory documents.

Practice Areas:

  • General corporate, mergers and acquisitions, listing and refinancing, intellectual property, anti-commercial bribery / unfair competition, corporate compliance, labor and human resources, dispute resolution.

Education Background:

  • Bachelor of Laws, East China University of Political Science and Law

Working language:

  • Chinese and English

Representative Transactions and Cases

  • Legal counsel member of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and the legal counsel of Shanghai Disneyland project of Shanghai Shendi Group and, participated in the legal work related to the intellectual property part of the Shanghai Disneyland project
  • Member of the external legal counsels’ team of the Shanghai Pudong People’s Government and the Shanghai MOFCOM, provided legal services for the formulation of regulatory documents and the evaluation of regulatory documents at lower and higher levels, and successfully handled dozens of administrative reconsideration and litigation cases on its behalf
  • Provided comprehensive legal services for domestic and overseas listings and major asset reorganizations of domestic companies such as Pengxin Group, Ningbo GQY, Wuxi Eagle Bei, Hu’an Cable, Meilin Zhengguanghe
  • Provided legal service on refinancing to listed companies such as Shanghai Jinling, Jinfeng E-House, Ruian Group
  • Provided legal service to a foreign private equity investment fund company on the equity investment to several companies in different industries in China
  • Provided external legal counsel services to Wal-Mart China and represented for dozens of corporate compliance and administrative litigation cases
  • Provided specific legal opinions to China Power Investment Corporation and Daodaer Mengxi Project on investment in China and coordinated with several Chinese and foreign lawyer teams
  • Provided full legal services to the US DOV Group on the full acquisition of a manufacturing company in China
  • Provided full legal services to a Chinese company that was previously listed on the NASDAQ on the investigation by US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Provided legal services to Syngenta Group on class action and provide legal advice based on Chinese law
  • Provided legal services to a U.S. company which is one of fortune 500 companies on various special issues (including the social security and housing fund outstanding issues of its thousands of employees in its subsidiaries in China), and represented for dozens of lawsuits
  • Provided legal services to the US IDEO company and its subsidiaries in China and handle many special issues including intellectual property protection, taxation and litigation
  • Provided legal services to Abbott Group and Abbott China on intellectual property infringement and unfair competition related to their medical devices
  • Provided legal services to Hong Kong Construction Group’s China subsidiary on a building materials city transfer project and represented it in equity dispute with a Shanghai famous real estate development project
  • Provided legal services to Nestlé China employee on criminal offences and several corporate compliance matters
  • Provided legal services to a U.S. manufacturing company on its acquisition of a domestic manufacturing company
  • Provided legal services to a well-known European chain drugstore group on anti-bribery and anti-corruption investigations of its subsidiaries and partners in China
  • Provided legal services to a well-known European chemical group on corruption investigations of management and employees of its subsidiaries in China
  • Provided full legal service to a Chinese private company on the acquisition of several U.S. fashion brands
  • Provided legal services for a world-famous fashion show to invest in and land in China
  • Provide comprehensive intellectual property protection legal services for Dunhuang.com
  • Represented a state-owned public company in a major commercial dispute with General Motors
  • Represented the Swedish Roxtec Group in intellectual property and labor disputes with its employees
  • Represented Swedish Axstores Group in its intellectual property infringement litigation in China
  • Represented Swedish lighter and match company in their IP infringement litigation in China
  • Provided legal services to SPD Silicon Valley Bank
  • Represented Swedish Match Company in its IP infringement lawsuit in China
  • Provide full legal services for special corporate compliance investigations of Hershey’s domestic subsidiaries and partners
  • Provided lead and follow-up legal services for a number of Chinese companies and capital overseas investments
  • Provided perennial legal advisory services to many multinational companies such as Hershey and BP