Jennifer Y.Zhao


Shanghai + 86.21.2201.8009

Jennifer Zhao advises on a broad range of corporate matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments, private equity investments, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. She also has represented Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies in outbound investments in the United States and Europe. She has worked with an array of clients, ranging from financial institutions to semiconductor, telecommunication, energy, and life science companies.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Jennifer was an associate in the Beijing office of an international law firm and the Shanghai office of a leading PRC law firm.


  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • Shanghai Zhenge Biotech raises $51 million in Series A roundJones Day represented Shanghai Zhenge Biotech Co., Ltd., a Shanghai-based CDMO (“Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization”) company for biotech companies developing antibodies and other protein drugs, in connection with the $51 million Series A round of financing led by LYFE Capital.
  • U.S. design company conducts internal investigation into anonymous complaintsJones Day assisted a U.S. design company by conducting an internal investigation into anonymous allegations regarding the management and operations of the client's Chinese factory, including issues of conflicts-of-interest and corruption.
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