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Xi Zhang's practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and corporate.
Xi Zhang also has experience in advising international clients on PRC employment law in their global M&A activities and local practices. Her experience has included advising on employment legal issues arising out of asset and equity acquisition transactions, employment related contracts, employment handbooks and legal issues in employment termination and redundancy.
H.C. Starck GmbH, an international leading tungsten product manufacturer, in forming two joint ventures with Jiangxi Rare Metals Tungsten Holding Group Co., Ltd. in Jiangxi Province, China, to construct facilities to produce high-quality tungsten products.
Haier Group on the acquisition of Sanyo Electric's washing machine business, consumer refrigerator business and white goods sales businesses in seven countries in Asia. As part of the deal, Sanyo transferred more than 1,200 patents to Haier, making this one of the largest transfers of intellectual property in Asia to date. This matter was named "Deal of the Year 2011" by China Business Law Journal and won an Honorable mention in ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL (2012).
Nestle SA in its S$2.1 billion acquisition of 60 percent of Singapore listed Hsu Fu Chi, a leading manufacturer and distributor of confectionary products in China, and on its joint venture with the Hsu family who will retain a 40 percent interest in Hsu Fu Chi. This matter was named "Deal of the Year 2011" by China Business Law Journal and "Deal of the Year 2012" by ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL, "Singapore M&A Deal of the Year", Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards (2012).
IFC on its US$36 million and US$34 million offshore financings of Sound Global Ltd. to fund onshore shareholder loans for the development of municipal wastewater treatment projects in China’s Guangxi, Henan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces and on the issuance to IFC of warrants to acquire shares in the SEHK and SGX listed borrower.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in its US$3.28 billion joint venture with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) to acquire and operate a new petrochemical complex adjacent to Sinopec's existing refineries in the coastal municipality of Tianjin, which will consist of a one million ton per annum ethylene cracker and downstream derivative units that will produce 2.2 million tons of chemical and petrochemical products annually. This deal won the "Deal of the Year 2009" award by Asian Counsel.