Baker McKenzie FenXun
Zhi Bao’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and anti-monopoly, all disciplines which he made his own during his over seven years with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in Beijing and subsequently at a leading PRC law firm. He had worked for multinational, state-owned and private clients, such as Google, Apple, FedEx, EDF, IFC, Ericsson, Rockwell, Pola, Daiwa; CCB International, China Life, China Resources, CNOOC, COFCO; CITIC Capital, SAIF Capital, CDH Capital. At MOFCOM, he spearheaded examination of numerous foreign direct investments, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and anti-monopoly filings for companies engaged in M&A transactions. He also was a principal draftsman of key regulations relating to restructuring of domestic and offshore companies and cross-border M&A transactions (for both unlisted and listed Chinese target companies, as well as both inbound and outbound transactions) and funds. As the partner of FenXun Partners, Mr. Bao has pioneered (and obtained approvals for) unique, tested transformations of offshore ownership transaction structures into onshore ownership structures for important clients. Mr. Bao has advised many multinational companies on the regulatory aspects, including but not limited to anti-trust filing and national security review of their cross-border M&A transactions as well as counselling them on the regulatory risks of their business behaviour.