Julian Zou

Partner

Julian Zou focuses his practice on corporate, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment (inbound into and outbound from China), banking and finance, real estate, and other commercial matters. Julian has exceptional experience advising multinational corporations on market entry and local operations in both China and the United States. He regularly structures transactions based on clients’ commercial needs while providing regulatory compliance advice. He also has experience in private equity and venture investments, representing investors as well as portfolio companies, and in FCPA and Chinese anti-bribery law counseling and investigations.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represented a biopharma company in its Series Seed and Series A financings, with a total transaction value of $30 million
  • Represented an artificial intelligence company in its Series A financing, with a total transaction value of $80 million
  • Represented a gene editing and stem cell company in its Series D financing, with a total transaction value of $20 million
  • Represented a liquid biopsy technology company in its Series Seed financings, with a total transaction value of $5 million
  • Represented a prestigious institutional investor in its investment in an ion mobility solution company, with a total transaction value of $5 million
  • Represented a synthetic biology and automation company in its Series Seed and Series Pre-A financings, with a total transaction value of $5 million
  • Represented an economic development agency of the Beijing municipal government in its acquisition of an American semiconductor manufacturing company, with a total transaction value of $300 million
  • Represented a private equity consortium in its acquisition of a privately-held semiconductor company, with a total transaction value of $500 million
  • Represented an institutional investor in its exit transaction, with a total transaction value of $25 million
  • Represented a gaming hardware company in its assets acquisition, with a total transaction value of $10 million
  • Represented a Chinese consumer electronics company in its various overseas expansion activities, including establishment of a research and development center, employment, and venture capital investment
  • Represented an international security systems company in its acquisition of a firefighting equipment manufacturer, with a total transaction value of $70 million

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. University of Washington School of Law 2013
  • LL.M. Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade Law School 2003
  • LL.B. Soochow University School of Law 2001

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • People Republic of China

Languages

  • Mandarin

Recognition
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  • Acquisition International, Best for Foreign Direct Investment, California, 2015