Foreign Investment


With the integration of the global economy, huge potentials of the Chinese market are attracting more and more overseas investors. China is becoming the most concerned and valued investment region in the world. There are more and more business transactions between China and overseas markets in trade, investment, finance, insurance, M&A, high-tech and other sectors. After long-term development, ZHH has become one of the leading Chinese law firms that seek to expand overseas. For foreign direct investment in China, ZHH has provided high-quality services in international investment and financing, international trade, international transportation, intellectual property, and chain expansion and other sectors to Fortune Global 500 companies including FORD, McDonald's, SCHNEIDER, ABB, LAFARGE, JP Morgan, GOLDMAN, PEPSI, HSBC, CITI Bank, BEA, SK and BASF based on its professional service concept and strong team advantages.


Lawyer Team

ZHH's foreign investment team consists of over 30 partners and lawyers. All of them graduated from leading law schools in Europe, America and China. With studying, practicing, and exchange backgrounds and experiences in the UK, the US, Germany, France, Australia, Hong Kong and other countries and regions, familiar with international commercial laws and practices, and knowledgeable about foreign business and cultural backgrounds, they have thorough analytical skills and rich experience in practices. Also, they have established friendly relations with various MNCs, British and American chambers of commerce, international prestigious law firms and government departments. Their charisma, skills and efficiency shown in foreign-related legal services have helped them to win the trust of clients.


Major Services

  • to design the overall structure of investment projects
  • to participate in negotiations at various stages of investment projects
  • to draft contracts, articles of association and other various legal documentsfor sino-foreign joint ventures, sino-foreign cooperative ventures and wholly foreign-owned enterprises 
  • to participate in legal procedures such as dissolution, liquidation, and bankruptcy of foreign-related enterprises
  • to apply for the establishment of offices to foreign companies
  • to assist foreign companies in acquisitions in China
  • industry access policy consulting
  • foreign exchange control, import and export supervision consulting
  • labor relations consulting
  • tax consulting
  • protection of the intellectual property of foreign companies


Latest Typical Projects/Cases

  • Services for the establishment of YUXINOUCR Express Joint Venture

ZHH's team was appointed by Chongqing Transportation Holding (Group) Co., Ltd. to work together with China Railway International Multimodal Transport Co., Ltd. and subsidiaries of Russian Railways, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, Deutsche Bahn to form YUXINOU (Chongqing) Logistics Co., Ltd. (YUXINOU), a joint venture in which 5 shareholders from the said 4 countries own shares. ZHH's team fully participated in a series of legal services including negotiation, contract preparation and company establishment before and after this joint venture was established. Our professional services ensured that China would have its core and leading role in YUXINOU. On the other hand, we meticulously helped the client bridge the gap between Chinese-style company preparation and international operating practices, and built a standardized, legal, and efficient working platform for the establishment and operation of this company. Since the establishment of YUXINOU, ZHH's team has been serving as the company's legal consultant to help resolve various legal matters. ZHH's team assisted YUXINOU (Chongqing) Logistics Co., Ltd. in truly assuming its important role of YUXINOU international railway intermodal transport channel in the construction of the Belt and Road, making it an important support for serving the initiative.


  • Full legal services to Chang'anAutomobile for its acquisition of Chang'an Suzuki

On September 4, 2018, Chongqing Chang'an Automobile Co., Ltd. and Suzuki Motor Corporation ("Suzuki") reached the Share Purchase Agreement through friendly negotiation, whereby Chang'an Automobile would purchase 40% of Chang'an Suzuki's shares held by Suzuki and 10% of Chang'an Suzuki's shares held by Suzuki Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. As the special legal consultant of Chang'an Automobile for this project, ZHH provided full legal services to Chang'an Automobile. The arduous legal work and complicated procedures involved in this acquisition placed high requirements on professionalism in this respect. In a short time, lawyers carefully completed due diligence for this project, designed the transaction structure, drafted transaction documents, cooperated on business negotiation, and carried out detailed, authoritative research and argumentation on legal issues involved in this project, in a way to help Chang'an Automobile become a 100% controlling shareholder of Chang'an Suzuki.


  • Services to CCCIC for the acquisition of IFC's shares in ACIC at over RMB 500 million

In February 2012, Ancheng Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd. (ACIC) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed the Share Subscription Agreement whereby IFC would sell all of its shares held in ACIC to Chongqing City Construction Investment Corporation (CCCIC) for more than RMB 500 million. After being retained by CCCIC, ZHH's team provided full legal services for this project, including conducting the legal analysis of transactions under this project, drafting, reviewing and revising transaction documents, and participating in negotiations with IFC on behalf of CCCIC, assisting CCCIC in completing procedures for such share transfer to be applied to competent approval, filing and registration authorities, including but not limited to CIRC approval, filing at Chongqing Municipal Commission of Commerce, change registration at Chongqing Administration for Industry and Commerce, and change registration at Chongqing Share Transfer Center.