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Libin ZHANG

Education and Professional Experience:
Mr. Zhang received his B.A. in economics from the University of International Business and Economics in 1987, and his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1997. Mr. Zhang worked in several prestigious law firms in the U.S. from 1997 to 2010 as lawyer and partner. He served as head of Legal M&A, Asia & Australia in Siemens Ltd., China from 2011 to March 2015, and joined Broad & Bright as partner in April 2015.
Practice Areas:
Mr. Zhang focuses on foreign direct investment, M&A, outbound investment, energy, environment and arbitration. 

Mr. Zhang has extensive experience with professional practice of over 17 years in cross-border investment and M&A, serving numerous domestic and foreign clients. Mr. Zhang participated in many significant M&A projects in energy, industry, healthcare, infrastructure and urban transportation business when working at Siemens Ltd., China. He has also participated in various M&A projects of the other clients, including 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. In nuclear power area, he represented ABB in negotiating with China National Nuclear Corporation and a Chinese nuclear power plant operator for a supply contract of equipment.

In the field of overseas investment, Mr. Zhang led an international legal team to advise and represent Xinjiang Guanghui (a public company listed on SSE) to negotiate for an acquisition of 49% equity interests in a company which holds license for an oil and gas block in Kazakhstan and for 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 company registered in Daqing, China to acquire 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 arbitrator in both CIETAC and Beijin International Arbitration Center (BIAC), and served as the chief arbitrator or arbitrator in various arbitration cases. He also attended as Chinese energy legal expert an arbitration proceeding at Singapore International Arbitration Centre, providing legal services to the client in dispute resolution over production sharing contract and farm-out agreement. Mr. Zhang is the major author of the Annual Report on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China -- Energy Sector published by BIAC.
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 BIAC
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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