Mei Zhang

Partner

Beijing

+86 10 6535 5888

mei.zhang@dahuilawyers.com

Professional Highlights

Over 14 years practicing PRC tax law and US tax law, with a focus on tax planning for cross-border investments and local PRC investments

Known for her deep understanding of PRC tax law and providing solutions in line with PRC tax practices

Served as a long-term daily tax advisor for several multinational corporations’ PRC subsidiaries in connection with their PRC tax related matters

Advised several founders, executives, and key employees of post-IPO and pre-IPO companies on setting-up stock options and handling associated tax issues

Advised several high-net-worth clients on US tax and compliance issues with their immigration and expatriation plans, including FATCA/FBAR reporting, disclosure of assets, tax planning, and assets transfers

Advised several clients on designing and setting up offshore trusts in common law jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Cayman, BVI, and Jersey, setting up Foreign Grantor Trusts under US taxation law, and feasible approaches for trusts to hold various assets, including stocks, shares, real estate, and more.

Biography

Mei is a Partner of DaHui Lawyers’ Tax and Private Wealth teams. She provides both PRC and US tax advisory services and tax compliance services to clients in industries ranging from finance through TMT to healthcare and life sciences.

Mei’s PRC tax services cover tax advisory, tax filing and compliance services, tax planning, investment and business advisory, structuring for listed and unlisted companies, consulting on the establishment of legal entities, tax health checks, tax due diligence, and business model optimization. Her US tax services cover US tax advisory services and US tax compliance.

In addition to tax services, Mei also excels at private wealth services for high-net-worth individuals on tax planning services related to stock options, family trusts, immigration, and expatriation, tax residency planning, and CRS/FATCA/FBAR reporting, as well as family law services on designing and setting up offshore trusts, setting up family offices and applying for the related licenses, and nationality planning.

Before joining DaHui Lawyers, Mei worked at Ernst & Young’s US financial service office tax service group in New York and its PRC international tax and transaction service group in Beijing for a combined total of 11 years.

In 2023, The Legal 500 awarded Mei with the title of “Next Generation Partner” in its rankings of PRC firms for tax.

Education

M.S. (State University of New York at Albany)

B.S. (Beijing Normal University)

Admissions

New York State Certified Public Accountant

Awards

Ranked by The Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Partner" for Tax (2023)

Languages

Chinese

English

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