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Libin ZHANG

Education and Professional Experience:
Mr. Zhang graduated from the University of International Business and Economics in 1987 with a BA in economics and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law with a J.D. degree in 1997. Mr. Zhang worked in many famous American law firms from1997 to 2010 as lawyer and partner. He worked in Siemens Ltd., China as the head of Legal M&A, Asia & Australia from 2011 to March 2015, and joined Broad & Bright as a partner in April 2015.
Practice Areas:
Mr. Zhang focuses on foreign direct investment, M&A, overseas investment, energy, environment and arbitration.

Having practiced for over 17 years, Mr. Zhang has accumulated significant experience in representing numerous domestic and foreign enterprises in cross-border investment and M & A. Mr. Zhang participated in Siemens’s many significant M & A projects in energy, industry, healthcare, infrastructure and urban transportation business when he worked in Siemens Ltd., China. His other major representations include advising Sohu.com Inc. in its transfer of 17173.com to Changyou.com Limited; representing Germany Uhlmann Asien Holding to purchase Jinzhou Wonder Packaging; representing the shareholders of Gomye in its equity sale to Publicis Groupe and assisting Prudential with establishing one of the first few joint venture securities fund management companies in China.

In energy sector, Mr. Zhang has provided legal services for many companies, such as assisting Amoco in negotiating an onshore petroleum contract. In nuclear power, he represented ABB in negotiating with the PRC Nuclear Industry Corporation and a nuclear power plant operator.

In the field of overseas investment, Mr. Zhang took the lead in advising and negotiation for Xinjiang Guanghui (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange) in acquiring 49% equity interests in a target company which holds a license for an oil and gas block in Kazakhstan and financing for the upstream and downstream operations in 2009. In 2010, he represented Sinochem in acquisition of 40% stake in the Peregrino oil field from Statoil for $3.07 billion. In 2011, he represented a Daqing company to purchase an oil and gas field in Texas.

In the field of environmental protection, Mr. Zhang represented a US company in negotiating with the State Oceanic Administration of the PRC to address an offshore oil spill accident, provided legal advice in connection with the fishermen's claim and assisted to establish a fast-track third-party claim settlement mechanism.

In arbitration, Mr. Zhang acts as an arbitrator in both CIETAC and Beijing Arbitration Commission, and served as the chief arbitrator or arbitrator in arbitration cases. He also attended arbitration proceedings as an energy expert in Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Mr. Zhang has provided legal services to clients for arbitration of disputes over production sharing contract and farm-out agreement disputes. Mr. Zhang is a major author of the annual report of energy sector commercial dispute resolution, which is published by Beijing Arbitration Commission annually.

Admissions:
National Bar of China, State Bar of New York
Languages:
Chinese and English
Professional Activities:
Deputy Director of Peking University Energy Law and Policy Research Institute
Senior member of the Energy Law Academy, China Law Society
Arbitrator of CIETAC and Beijing Arbitration Commission
Member and distinguished lecturer of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law’s KBH Energy Center
Adjunct Professor for int’l LLM program of Tsinghua University School of Law
Adjunct professor at CUPSL, UIBE, and BFSU law schools
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