Dr. Zhaoxia Chen advises clients on M&A and other corporate transactions, with a special focus on cross-border transactions. She has extensive experience advising clients investing in China and Chinese companies entering into the European market. In addition, she has extensive experience in the hospitality and machinery industries.
Zhaoxia recently advised the Pandox Group on various hotel transactions (including its acquisitions of 10 hotels in Germany from HR Group for €393 million, two hotels in Germany and the Netherlands from Grape Hospitality for €83 million, and 18 hotels from the Leonardo Group in Germany for €400 million) and Goldman Sachs on its acquisition of K + K Hotels and the subsequent disposal of these hotels. She also advised a leading Chinese construction company on its bid for the water construction business of a leading European construction group; Dallah Al-Baraka Group on the sale of its minority stake in World Sport Group to the Chinese company LeTV; a Zhejiang-based machinery company on its bid for a listed, insolvent German machinery company as well as its foreign subsidiaries; a Chinese-listed automotive supplier on its bid for a business unit of a German automotive supplier and its formation of a global joint venture with a German automotive supplier; a Hangzhou-based machinery tools company on its bid for a European machinery tools group; and a Chinese state-owned postal company on its formation of a joint venture with several German partners.
Zhaoxia is a former scholar of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. She publishes and lectures frequently on European and Chinese law regarding foreign investment.
- April 16, 2019-April 18, 2019
New Investment Policies in EU and USA in the new political era, Jones Day Legal Forum 2019
- April 15, 2019
New developments of investment environments in three major European countries (UK, Germany and France)
- May 8, 2015
Investing in Germany seminar
- May 7, 2015
Investments in Germany Through M&A Transactions, China Association of Private Equity
- November 21, 2014
Investments in Germany through M&A Transactions, Beijing Private Equity Association (BPEA) Seminar
- University of Frankfurt, Germany (Ph.D. in Law 2007); University of Aix-Marseille III, France (LL.M. in European Business Law 2003); Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China (LL.B. 2002)
- Federal Republic of Germany (attorney-at-law PR China)
- Native speaker of Mandarin, fluent in German and English, and advanced skills in French