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Jonathan Z. Zhou

Jonathan Z. Zhou

Fangda Partners

Shanghai, CHN

Mr. Jonathan Zhou has extensive experience in the areas of Mergers and Acqusitions and Private Equity.


Mr. Zhou has been involved in some highest profile private equity transactions in China in the last decade. Some of the representative transactions include:
  • Represented Goldman Sachs’ investment in Taikang Life Insurance.
  • Represented KKR, TPG, GIC and Great Eastern in their investment in CICC;
  • Represented The Carlyle Group in its approximately USD800 million investment in China Pacific (Group) Insurance Co. Ltd.; 
  • Represented The Blackstone Group in its approximately USD600 million investment in China Bluestar Corporation;
  • Represented RBS in its strategic investment in Bank of China; 
  • Represented Newbridge Capital in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Shenzhen Development Bank. 

Professional Background

Jonathan is a founding member of Fangda Partners, a leading PRC law firm having offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. He has been consecutively named a leading lawyer by Asia Law & Practice, Chambers and Partners, International Financial Law Review, etc. in the areas of M & A, private equity and capital markets. In 2012, he was granted a Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Legal Profession by Chambers Asia. 

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