Cherry Zhou

Associate, Beijing



Cherry Zhou is an associate in White & Case's Debt Finance practice based in Beijing.

Cherry has significant experiences in advising Chinese and international financial institutions and borrowers on acquisition finance, corporate finance and project finance transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Cherry worked at the Beijing office of a UK-headquartered international law firm.

Bars and Courts
People's Republic of China (non-practicing)
England and Wales
New York
Harvard Law School
Master of Laws
China Foreign Affairs University
China Foreign Affairs University


Advised CMOC Group, one of China's largest state owned mining companies and world's second largest producer of niobium, on a ground-breaking US$600 million bridge and five year pre-export financing (PXF) arranged by China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd. and provided by a syndicate consisting of People's Republic of China and international lenders. This is one of the first PXF transactions by a Chinese mining company and has one of the longest international PXF terms.

Chinese and international lenders on the acquisition financing for Jovyio Group (a Legend Group company) take-private acquisition of Australis Seafood S.A.*

Bank of China, Macau Branch on its financing of the take-private acquisition of Omnivision Technologies Inc, a high-tech company listed on Nasdaq*

Joyson Electronics on its US$1.05 billion refinancing for its acquisition of Takata Corporation*

JDB Beverage & Food Limited as borrower on its up to RMB1.35 billion financing for acquisition of a PRC beverage company*

Chinese lenders on the proposed financing for strategic and financial sponsors' bidding for Metro AG's PRC assets*

Chines lenders on their financing to various overseas power and infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative, including without limitation the Thar power project in Pakistan, Medupi and Kusile power projects in South Africa, Sumatera-8 power project in Indonesia*

Chinese lenders on their financing for President Dr Nestor Carlos Kirchner and Gobernador Jorge Cepernic Hydropower Projects in Argentina (the largest infrastructure project in Argentina and the largest power project constructed by Chinese companies outside China) *

The Export-Import Bank of China on its US$1.94 billion term loan for financing the 2 x 660MW Payra coal-fired power plant project in Bangladesh*

* Cherry's experience prior to joining White & Case.