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A lawyer with more than 12 years of experience, Zheng Zha is a key management member of DaHui Lawyers. Zheng focuses on corporate practice, including international capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and investments. Zheng has extensive experience in international securities, including equity and debt transactions, in the U.S. and Hong Kong markets. Zheng also represents Chinese corporate clients in their outbound investments and acquisitions transactions, as well as multinational companies and private equity funds in their investments and joint ventures in China.

Before joining in DaHui Lawyers, Zheng was counsel at Allen & Overy Beijing office. He has also worked with Skadden Arps for several years.

In the U.S. and Hong Kong markets, Zheng has frequently represented both issuers and underwriters in registered and unregistered securities offerings, listings and post-listing compliance matters.  In particular, he has represented:

  • JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) in a number of its follow-on equity and debt financing transactions as well as its compliance matters
  • Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (NYSE: XIN) in its US$245m initial public offering and listing, in its follow-on equity and debt financing transactions, and in its compliance matters
  • Youku.com Inc. (NYSE: YOKU) in its US$203m initial public offering and listing
  • Camelot Information Systems Inc. (NYSE: CIS) in its US$147m initial public offering and listing and its post-listing compliance matters
  • SINOPEC Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. (HKSE: 2386) in its US$1.8 billion global offering and listing of H shares 
  • Huaneng Renewables Corporation Limited (HKSE: 0958) in its US$850m global offering and listing of H shares 
  • Citigroup and BOC International, the lead underwriters, in the US$230m global offering and listing by Leoch International Technology Limited (HKSE: 0842)
  • UBS and BOC International, the lead underwriters, in the US$320m global offering and listing by International Mining Machinery Holdings Limited (HKSE: 1683)
  • Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Limited (HKSE: 2006) in its US$357m global offering and listing 
  • China International Capital Corporation Limited, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriters, in the restructuring and US$1.94 billion global offering and listing of China Coal Energy Company Limited (HKSE: 1898)
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE: SNP), Huaneng Power International Inc. (NYSE: HNP), and IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) in their compliance matters 

In the areas of outbound investments, merger and acquisition, and private equity, Zheng has recently represented:

  • 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) in its US$296 million PIPE financing from Kingsoft, Xiaomi and Temasek
  • SINOPEC Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. in its petrochemical EPC projects in Southeast Asia region
  • the general partner of Sino-Mex Energy Fund, a Luxembourg fund with a capital commitment of up to US$5 billion, in the establishment of fund and cooperation with PEMEX 
  • Huinong Capital in its onshore and offshore investment projects
  • Reed Exhibitions in a number of its acquisitions in China
  • China Three Gorges Corporation in its bidding for certain equity interest in Portugal’s EDP-Energias de Portugal SA
  • State Grid Corporation of China in its proposed outbound investments
  • IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) in its proposed US$25m PIPE financing
  • Camelot Information Systems Inc. in its Series B preferred shares financing
  • Qinhe Energy Holdings Ltd., a private coal mining company, in its redemption of US$27.0 million convertible notes from Tiger Fund
  • Pacific Alliance Group in its exit from the US$200m investment in HNA Airport Holding (Group) Company Limited, and in its US$63 million secured senior loan lending to the parent company of a HKSE-listed company
  • Sequoia Capital China in its US$63m PIPE investment in American Dairy, Inc. (NYSE: ADY)
  • Liberty Global Inc. in its proposed US$100m joint venture with Beijing Gehua CATV Network Co., Ltd., a PRC cable company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange
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