Mr. Yuan has a solid professional foundation and valuable experience of holding office in government agencies. During the over 20 years of career, he has drawn upon the service concept of international law firms, focused on the study of China's legal practice environment, and applied laws flexibly from multiple perspectives to meet client needs in an all-round manner. Over the years, he has provided high-quality legal services to banks such as four major state-owned domestic commercial banks, HSBC, Citibank, and Fortune 500 companies such as JP Morgan, ABB, and FORD, and has successfully acted as an attorney at law in many significant cases of finance, real estate, and M&A, thereby making contributions to keeping the legal order and protecting clients' rights and interests.
Mr. Yuan, as an independent director of a number of listed companies in Chinese mainland and Hong Kong in the sectors of real estate, securities companies, investment banks, and so on, knows the governance of listed companies inside out. Moreover, He frequently acts as the chief arbitrator in international arbitral institutions such as China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), and has adjudicated many major commercial transaction disputes fairly and justly.
During his tenure as a consultant for provincial CPC party committee and government and as a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Mr. Yuan actively participated in the administration of state affairs, facilitated the seating of the institutions in Chongqing such as Chongqing International Arbitration Center, the Fifth Circuit Court of the Supreme People's Court, and the Southwest Branch of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission, and was devoted to the economic and social development of Chongqing.
Mr. Yuan is good at learning and constantly innovating. After establishing ZHH in 1997, he achieved remarkable results through his active efforts for promoting ZHH to be a large scale, international, specialized, and a fully integrated partnership law firm. Now, ZHH has become a leading comprehensive law firm in China having 69 partners and more than 250 lawyers and professionals based in offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang, Hong Kong, New York, etc. ZHH keeps social responsibilities in mind, and has donated huge sums of money to set up ZHH Lawyer Scholarships at Southwest University of Political Science and Law and East China University of Political Science and Law, winning high appraisal from clients and industry authorities. For more than 20 years, ZHH has won many hard-won honors, including "Ministerial-Level Civilized Law Firm" awarded by the Ministry of Justice, "National Excellent Law Firm" awarded by the All China Lawyers Association , "Top 30 Potential Law Firms in Asia" awarded by ALB, "Top 100 law firms in Asia-Pacific" and "Top 30 Elite Law Firms in China" awarded by The Lawyer, "World's Leading Law Firms" awarded by Chambers and Partners, and "Law Firm of the Year" awarded by China Business Law Journal.