Jennifer Zhao



Jennifer Zhao advises clients on complex corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, private equity investment and other general corporate matters. Ms. Zhao has also represented Chinese companies in their outbound investments.

Ms. Zhao received her LLM degree from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She received her LLB degree from Fudan University Law School with honors. She is qualified to practice law in the State of New York and in China.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Zhao was a corporate attorney in the Shanghai office of King & Wood Mallesons.

Ms. Zhao is fluent in English and a native Mandarin speaker.

Publications & News


April 5, 2018

China Tightens Scrutiny Over the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties

The Measures on the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties (Pilot) tighten scrutiny over the transfer of intellectual property rights to foreign parties on national security or public interest grounds.

June 21, 2017

China Relaxes Some Restrictions on Foreign Investment in China's Pilot Free Trade Zones

The General Office of China's State Council posted on June 16 the Special Measures on the Administration of Entry by Foreign Investment in Pilot Free Trade Zones.

March 14, 2017

NDRC’s Briefing Meeting on Increased Openness to Foreign Investment

Deputy Director General Liu Hongkuan and senior officer Guo Rui briefed USCBC members on the Notice on Several Measures on Increasing Openness to Foreign Investment and Active Use of Foreign Investment, published by the State Council on January 17, 2017.

January 24, 2017

China’s State Council Announces Expanded Opening to Foreign Investment

On January 17, China's State Council published the Notice on Several Measures on Increasing of Openness to Foreign Investment and Active Use of Foreign Investment. The notice is intended to expand China's openness to foreign investment into China.

January 20, 2017

China Requires Registration of App Stores

The Cyberspace Administration of China on January 13, 2017 issued a notice concerning registration of Internet app stores. The notice requires that, effective January 16, all app stores must register with the provincial-level cyberspace authority.


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LLM, Columbia Law School, 2015, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

LLB, with honors, Fudan University Law School, 2011

Bar Admissions

New York

PRC National Bar


Chinese (Mandarin)


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