Li Zhu is a partner of Global Law office specialized in banking and finance, debt capital market, ESG, corporate investment and acquisitions and the relevant compliance and risk managements. Li Zhu has been awarded as recommended lawyers/next generation partner by The Legal 500 in the area of banking and finance and Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000 in the area of debt capital market.
In the area of banking and finance, Li Zhu has represented most of the major PRC and international banks (BOC, CCB, ICBC, ABC, CDB, CEXIM, JPM, HSBC, SCB, BNP, IFC, ADB, etc.), including providing legal services in corporate finance (syndicated and bilateral loans), negotiable instruments, letter of credit, trade finance (sale of receivables and factoring), supply chain finance and vessel and aircraft finance. She has acted for a number of financing projects which are awarded by authoritative industrial journals as the annual deals (such as the financing work in ChemChina's acquisition of Syngenta, privatisation financing of Feihe Dairy). In respect of the compliance aspects of banking and finance, including cross-border payment, carbon trading, supply chain finance, futures and derivatives, etc. Li Zhu also provided the compliance relevant services.
Li Zhu assisted a lot of PRC and international issuers in their issuance of bonds in the PRC (including panda bonds, inter-bank market bonds and exchange-traded bonds) and outside of the PRC (including in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, London and Frankfurt). These include a number of “first deals” in the relevant area (including the first Dim Sum Bonds issued by PRC companies in HK, and the Panda Bonds issued by Daimler, HSBC, Republic of Korea, Province of British Columbia, IBRD, etc.).
In the area of ESG, Li Zhu had been providing legal services to ADB and IFC for their CDM and VER projects. In 2021 and 2022, she worked on over 20 carbon trading projects carried out by a foreign commodity trader; a number of carbon allowances, CCER and carbon inclusion projects traded on Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange and Guangzhou Emissions Exchange; and a number of issuances of blue, green and SLB bonds.
In the area of corporate investment and acquisitions, Li Zhu has provided legal supports to a number of offshore listed company and investment fund’s greenfield projects and acquisitions in the PRC. Li Zhu also provides legal services to Chinese SOEs, banks and investment funds for their overseas investment and financing projects in Asia, Europe and Africa.
Li Zhu Joined Global Law Office in 2009
Admitted in the PRC
Renmin University of China, Master of International Law
Renmin University of China, Bachelor of Literature
The Legal 500: 2018 - 2021, Banking and Finance, Recommended Lawyer/Next Generation Partner
IFLR1000: 2020 and 2021, Debt Capital Market, Notable Practitioner
The Member of Research Committee of Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing Bar Association