In her more than 15 years practice, Lindsay Zhu has focused her practice on cross-border M&A, joint ventures and commercial transactions, both for foreign companies to invest in China and for Chinese companies to invest and do business overseas. Lindsay has substantial experience in corporate compliance and related investigations, in particular in the areas of anti-bribery and business ethics for multinational companies in China. Lindsay is also one of a few lawyers in China who has expertise on international trade matters and policies, especially US export control, sanctions and foreign investment reviews.
Lindsay has focused her practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial transactions, including strategic partnerships, private equity and venture investments. She also advises clients in different industries on a wide range of regulatory issues in China.
In addition to her experience in counseling offshore companies on their investments and restructurings in China, Lindsay is increasingly involved in counseling Chinese private- and state-owned enterprises on outbound investments. She served as the principal transaction counsel on one of China’s largest investments in Spain in 2016.
Lindsay has substantial experience in corporate compliance and related investigations, in particular in the areas of anti-bribery and business ethics for companies in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Her work scope covers drafting and advising on the implementation of compliance policies, FCPA and ethics training, conducting internal audit/health checks for clients, investigations into employee suspicious activities and cooperating with local counsel to take civil or criminal actions.
Lindsay is one of a few lawyers in China who has expertise on international trade matters and policies, especially US export control, sanctions and foreign investment reviews. Working with our strong trade team in Washington DC, she helps both multinational companies and Chinese companies to adopt export control compliance programs, to provide export control training and counseling on specific issues, including the application of US export control laws, restricted person and companies (such as companies on the unverified list and entity list), and to interact with the US Department of Commerce.
Lindsay has been highly recommended by clients and specifically cited by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Corporate and M&A
Compliance and Investigations
International Trade and Policy