Kenneth Zhou's practice focuses on foreign direct investment, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliance, general corporate, antitrust and regulatory matters, FCPA and investigations, and international dispute resolution. He has advised foreign companies in high-tech, media and entertainment, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking and financial services, publishing, consumer product and services industries with respect to their strategic expansion in China.

Mr. Zhou has also advised leading Chinese companies on their outbound investments, M&A and strategic expansion in the US and Europe. In addition, he is also experienced in private equity and venture capital transactions, capital market, foreign trade and WTO matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zhou was a corporate attorney and a member of the China Practice Group at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he worked in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Before Paul Weiss, Mr. Zhou participated in the establishment of AllBright Law Offices, a leading law firm in China. He also served as general counsel of Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited, the investment arm of the Shanghai Municipal Government.

Professional Activities

Mr. Zhou served as former General Counsel of the American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China. He was recently elected to the 2019 Board of Governors of American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China), effective January 1, 2019 for a term of two years.  


Mr. Zhou is the author of the Business Organization Chapter published in Business Law in China: Trade, Investment, Operations and Finance. ICC Publ. No. 672, 2d rev. ed. He is also one of the authors of China's Anti-Monopoly Law – The First Five Years, published by Wolters Kluwer in 2012. He has written articles in such periodicals as China Law & Practice, Asia Pacific Antitrust and Trade Review, Capital and others on a wide range of topics including M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity/venture capital investment, foreign direct investment in China, tax and regulatory matters.

Mr. Zhou was interviewed and spoke at events organized by CNN, Bloomberg, CCTV, The American Lawyer, Cai Jin Magazine, South China Morning Post, American Chamber of Commerce China, 21st Century, Top Capital, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), Asia Risk, and others on a variety of topics including cross-border M&A, anti-monopoly filings in China, equity financing, outbound investments of Chinese companies, dispute resolution, PE/VC investments, Internet law, SOE restructuring, qualified foreign institutional investors (QFII), qualified foreign limited partnership (QFLP), VIE structures, anti-monopoly law and national security review.

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  • Education

    • LLM, New York University School of Law

      Editor, Commentator
    • LLB, East China University of Politics and Law

      with honors
  • Admissions

    • PRC National Bar

    • New York

  • Languages

    • Chinese (Mandarin)

    • Shanghainese

    • English