Dr. Zhaoxia Chen advises clients on M&A, with a special focus on cross-border transactions between China and Germany. She has extensive experience advising both foreign companies investing in China and Chinese companies entering into the European market.
Zhaoxia recently advised Pandox Group on various hotel transactions in Germany (including its acquisition of 18 hotels from the Leonardo Group for €400 million) and Goldman Sachs on its acquisition of K + K Hotels. She also advised the Chinese industrial family Liao on their acquisition of Hein Gericke; 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 LeTV; a Zhejiang-based machinery company on its bid for a listed, insolvent German machinery company as well as its foreign subsidiaries; a Shanghai-based automotive supplier on its bid for a business unit of a German automotive supplier; a Hangzhou-based machinery tools company on its bid for an 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 is a guest assistant professor at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in China. 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 knowledge in French