Cheryl Zhu

Cheryl Zhu

Education

East China University of Political Science and Law (LL.B., 2005)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (LL.M., 2006)

Bar Admissions

New York

Cheryl Zhu is a litigation associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office. 

Her practice focuses on investigation, litigation, and arbitration matters in greater China on behalf of multinational and Chinese clients. She has experience in China-focused arbitration work, including Chinese-language proceedings before CIETAC. She has handled matters for clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, pharmaceuticals, and finance.

Ms. Zhu is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 500 manufacturing and technology company in internal investigation in China of potential violations of FCPA and related anti-corruption laws related to transaction with Chinese SOE.
  • Represented a U.S.-listed home appliance company in internal investigation in China of potential violation of anti-corruption laws by a former executive.
  • Represented a U.S.-listed pharmaceutical company in investigation of potential violations of FCPA in response to queries from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.
  • Represented a U.S.-listed semiconductor manufacturer in internal investigation in China of potential violations of FCPA and related anti-corruption laws related to transaction with Chinese SOE.
  • Represented a Taiwan-based bank in connection with inquiries from U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Represented a Sino-Foreign joint venture company in CIETAC arbitration proceeding against Chinese SOE arising out of performing supply contract in China.
  • Represented Hong Kong investor in HKIAC arbitration proceeding against Chinese partner arising out of manufacturing joint venture in China.
  • Represented U.S. investor in CIETAC arbitration proceeding against Chinese partner arising out of establishing a joint venture in China.
  • Represented a Chinese company in SIAC arbitration proceeding against an Israeli distributor arising out of a distribution agreement.
  • Represented an individual in connection with a share option dispute with a U.S.-listed company.

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