Lingyun Zhuang’s practice focuses on cross-border corporate and commercial transactions, including FDI, M&A, international transactions, antimonopoly, consumer issues and the TMT industry. He also has significant experience in compliance, cross-border copyright licensing, antidumping 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. 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 Chinese, English and Japanese. He has long-term residence experience and strong local connections both in Japan and in China.

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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 antimonopoly merger documentation with the relevant Chinese authority for its acquisition.
    • 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 antidumping 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 antidumping 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 Japanese copyright licensor on licensing the copyrights of images and animation to top-tier internet companies in their online streaming video services and SNS services.
    • 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 filmmaking projects in Asia.


    • Yokohama National University Master of International Economic Law, Master, International Economic Law, 2008
    • East China University of Political Science and Law, B.A., 2004


    • People's Republic of China, 2010


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