Foreign Direct Investment, M&A, Overseas Investment, Anti-Trust, Labour Law


Hefu Zhang began his legal practice on China-Japan related business from early 1990s. He has over 10 years of working experience in Japan’s biggest law firm, where he developed China-related business with his co-workers. He is one of the earliest lawyers working on China-Japan related areas, as well as one of the earliest Chinese lawyer who acquired a Japanese lawyer qualification on foreign legal affairs.

He mainly works on Japan-related legal areas. During the past 30 years, he has undertaken hundreds of cases including both Japanese companies’ investment in China and the other way round. He has participated in many well-known cases such as Beijing Creat Group’s acquisition of HONMA.

As one of the typical lawyers in Japan-related areas, he had worked as chairman of the Federation of Japanese and Chinese lawyers and vice chairman of Association of New Overseas Chinese in Japan. He had been reported in the feature story “the journey of a Chinese lawyer” by NHK and many other newspapers in Japan.

Practice Areas

  • Japan PracticeJapan Practice

  • Antitrust and CompetitionAntitrust and Competition

  • Corporate ComplianceCorporate Compliance


Aug. 1992 Visiting Scholar to Kurume University, Japan Jul. 1986 China University of Political Science and Law (LL.M.) Jul. 1983 China University of Political Science and Law (LL.B.)

Professional Experience

    • 2010-Present

      East & Concord Partners

      Head of the International Trade Department

    • 2006-2010

      Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing


    • 2006-2010

      Tokyo Office of Zhong Lun Law Firm

      Chief Representative

    • 1995-2006

      Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan)

      Associate in Foreign Legal Affairs

    • 1993

      Fukuoka City Bank Ltd

      Manager of Japan

    • 1988

      China Law Center


    • 1986

      China University of Political Science and Law


Hefu Zhang

BeijingHead of the International Trade Department
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    +8610 6510 7033

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    +8610 6510 7030

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    20/F Landmark Building Tower 1, 8 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100004, P. R. China

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Professional Associations

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Arbitrator China University of Political Science and Law Part-time Professor Wuhan University Part-time Professor Hitotsubashi University Honorary Lecturer China Lawyers Association in Japan Former President New Overseas Chinese Association in Japan Former Vice President


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