Lingyun Zhuang is globally educated in the US, Japan and China, and he is one of the few lawyers who can navigate clients on cross-border transactions concerning the three jurisdictions. His practice focuses on cross-border corporate and commercial transactions including: FDI, M&A, international trasactions, anti-monopoly, consumer issues and TMT industry. He also has significant experience in compliance, cross-border copyright licensing, anti-dumping and dispute resolution.

    Lingyun is a PRC qualified lawyer with experience in a top-tier Japanese law firm at its Tokyo office previous to joining Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP. He began his career working for a Japanese multinational enterprise at its Tokyo headquarters and he also worked for a top-tier Chinese telecommunication company in its Tokyo office.

    Lingyun is fluent in English, Japanese and Chinese. He has long-term residence experience and strong local connections in Japan, China and the US. He is currently an expatriate lawyer based in our Los Angeles office.

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    • Advised and conducted the due diligence for Japan’s largest forklift truck manufacturer in a deal acquiring shares from its Chinese counterparty, and advised on filing the anti-monopoly merger documentation with the relevant Chinese authority for its acquisition.
    • Advised a leading Japanese trading company in its acquisition of a Central American retail business.
    • Advised and conducted the due diligence for a major German company in its acquisition of the Chinese affiliate of an international laboratory and process technology company.
    • Assisted a leading Japanese electronics manufacturer, with respect to an anti-dumping investigation by the Indian government including, without limitation, preparing the documentation and drafting answers to relevant questionnaires from the Indian government. (The Indian government finally decided not to impose any anti-dumping penalties on the company’s products imported to the country.)
    • Advised a major Japanese audio equipment maker, on product liability-related issues, including defective product report regulations and recall regulations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
    • Advised a major Japanese telemarketing company, on its overseas call center business in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
    • Advised a major Japanese bank, on personal information protection regulations and legislation in China resulting in improvements to the bank's internal personal data management.
    • Advised a listed Chinese media and film group, with respect to the company’s acquisition of the copyright of a well-known animation work from its Japanese counterparty.
    • Advising a famous Japanese film director as long-term legal counsel, and successfully assisting the director with respect to his cross-border film-making projects in Asia.


    • Stanford Law School, Master of Laws, 2020
    • Yokohama National University, Master of Laws, 2008
    • East China University of Political Science and Law, B.A., 2004


    • People's Republic of China, 2010


    • English
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Japanese
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 in Dispute resolution – International firms and joint ventures, Japan
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