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

Arbitration

  • Represented a Sino-Foreign joint venture company in CIETAC arbitration proceeding against Chinese SOE arising out of performing supply contract in China.
  • Represented a Hong Kong investor in HKIAC arbitration proceeding against Chinese partner arising out of manufacturing joint venture in China.
  • Represented a US 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.

Investigation

  • Represented a US-listed multinational technology manufacturing company in internal investigation in China of potential violations of American Accounting Standards.
  • 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 US-listed software company in internal investigation of potential fraud related to its business partners’ distribution software and provision of relevant services in China.
  • Represented a US-listed Home Appliances Company in internal investigation in China of its former executives’ potential violations of anti-corruption laws.
  • Represented a US-listed pharmaceutical company in internal investigation of potential violations of FCPA in response to queries from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.
  • Represented a US-listed semiconductor manufacturer in internal investigation of potential violations of FCPA and related anti-corruption laws in China, the U.S. and European related to the cooperation with the third party’s business consultants and the communication with Chinese SOE and the government departments.
  • Represented a Taiwan-based bank in internal investigation in response to inquiries from U.S. Department of Justice.

Transaction of Corporation

  • Represented Kim Eng Securities, BOCOM International, Haitong International and Industrial Securities (Hong Kong), as joint bookrunners, in Broad Greenstate International Co., Ltd.’s HK$2.8 billion (US$ 36.12 million) of IPO and listing in Hong Kong. Broad Greenstate is a fast-growing and comprehensive landscape design and construction service provider in China. Kim Eng Securities acts as the sole sponsor of this transaction.
  • Represented the largest oil and container port in China in its issue of bonds in RMB.
  • Represented a Chinese company listed in the Main Board of Hong Kong in its issue of bonds in US$.

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