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Justina Zhang

Lawyer admitted in China

Education :  B.A. (China Univ of Political Science and Law)
Languages :  Chinese (Mandarin) and English
Office :  Beijing
Contact :  whzhang@TransAsiaLawyers.com
 +86 10 6505 8188

Areas of Practice

About Justina

Justina is a lawyer admitted in the PRC with 10 years of post-qualification experience in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) industry, as well as intellectual property protection and litigation. She has extensive experience with international and Chinese TMT clients, who she advises on general corporate & commercial matters, regulatory compliance, mergers & acquisition, private financing, IPOs, joint ventures, partnerships and advertising. Her representative projects include high-profile IPOs, M&A deals, joint ventures, representative copyright cases and also negotiations with positive outcomes at the C-Suite and board level. She has also represented PE, VC and strategic investors on opportunities in the TMT industry.

Justina is a member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA).

Speeches and Publications

  • “A 20-year Journey: The New PRC Advertising Law” by Phillip Qu and Justina Zhang (May 2015)
  • "Cultural Differences in Advertising - China" at the ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference (April 2014)
  • "Globalising Your Marketing Strategies - China" at the BAA Law Conference (November 2013)

Recent Projects

  • Represented LeTV Sports (a leading sports content and video website in China) on an RMB 8 billion Series B financing
  • Represented Miyabaobei (an e-commerce company specializing in baby and toddler products) for its series C and series D financing.
  • Represented Renren’s sale of Nuomi to Baidu
  • Represented Zhaopin.com (a leading career, job search and networking platform in China) on its acquisition of CJOL (a privately held recruitment service in southern China) for US$15.72 million from Jobs DB Inc.
  • Represented Sina as its PRC counsel for its US $800 million debt financing
  • Represented Meilishuo (a leading female fashion e-commerce platform in China) for its Series D and Series E financing.
  • Represented Qunar for several of its strategic investments
  • Represented Weibo Corporation (a leading social media platform for people to create, distribute and discover Chinese-language content) as its PRC counsel for its IPO on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
  • Represented Autohome Inc. (the leading website for automobile consumers in China) as its PRC counsel for its IPO on the NYSE
  • Represented Qunar Cayman Island Limited (the leading search-based commerce platform for the travel industry in China) as its PRC counsel for its IPO and listing on NASDAQ
  • Represented Renren Inc. on its sale of approximately 59% of the equity interests in its group buy website, Nuomi, for US$160 million to Baidu Inc.
  • Represented LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (a global online retail company) as its PRC counsel for its US$90.7 million IPO and listing on the NYSE
  • Advised Wolters Kluwer on various operational matters and investments
  • Advised various Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) members on regulatory compliance in the Chinese advertising and marketing sector
  • Advised CBS on trademark protection and trademark portfolio management in the PRC
  • Represented Youku in its 100% stock-for-stock merger with Tudou (Deal of the Year, China Law and Practice)
  • Represented Renren Inc. as its PRC counsel for its US$743 million IPO and listing on the NYSE
  • Represented Youku Inc. (a leading Chinese Internet television company) as its PRC counsel on PRC law related matters for its US$233 million IPO and listing on the NYSE
  • Successfully represented Qunar (China's largest online travel search engine) in its appeal to overturn the original judgment in a copyright infringement case