China

Overview

The Yingke International headquarters is located in the highest building in Beijing, China World Tower 3.  Yingke started out as a medium sized law firm in Beijing in 2001 and has since grown to become one of China’s premier firms with 50 local branches operating throughout the mainland making it the biggest own-operated law firm in the country.  Since 2010, driven by a client need for cross-border services in many foreign countries, Yingke has grown into a well known international firm reflecting China’s economic reform and social development.

Key Members

Ms. Linda Yang

Ms.Linda Yang is responsible for overseas expansion, international cooperation and international legal affairs of Yingke law firm. With extensive experience in cross-border transactions and international arbitration, Linda has been involved in a large number of cross-border transactions and serving for top reputable Chinese and international companies and organizations on their legal issues, like Rockefeller, Adama, Mallanox, HSBC, CRRC, Zoomlion, CMEC. Due to her outstanding achievement in practicing international business and commercial law, Ms. Yang was awarded the “Chinese Top International Business Lawyer” among the “Annual Ten Best Lawyers” by Fang Yuan Lv Zheng (a Chinese legal magazine) in 2011.

Ms.Yang received her Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature and International Trade from Ocean University of China, and her Master of Laws in International Law from China University of Political Science and Law. She serves as the Executive Director of the China International Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Ninth Council of Beijing Overseas Sodality, and is the Former Joint Tutor for LLM of Tsinghua University Law School.

Ms. Linda Yang

Executive Chairwoman of Yingke Global Board of Directors

Mr.XIANGRONG MEI

Mr.MEI started his career as a lawyer in July 1996, specializing in real estate. Under the leadership of Mr.Mei, Yingke has developed to the largest law firm in Asia Pacific Region with 39 domestic offices and 34 overseas offices.

Mr.Xiangrong Mei was named  “2011 Chinese Outstanding Lawyer” of Chinese Listed Companies Federation; “2010 Brand Lawyer”; “2009 Elite Lawyer”;Selected as one of “25 Popular Lawyers” by 《Asian Legal Business》 ( ALB )( Chinese version ) in the year of 2010; Graced the cover of 《Fangyuan》 magazine of the month for December 2009 and《ALB》( Chinese version ) of the month for July 2010, separately; For four consecutive years to be shortlisted for “Annual Managing Partner of Law Firm” in China Law Awards of 《ALB》( Chinese version )from 2012 to 2015.

Mr.MEI graduated from the Department of Automotive Engineering of Tsinghua University in 1995, and also owns the Executive Master of Business Administration ( EMBA ) degree of Guanghua School of Management ( GSM ) of Peking University.

Mr.Mei ‘s current social positions including: Director and Deputy Secretary General of Tsinghua University’s Shuimu Tsinghua (SMTH ) Council; Director of Tsinghua Entrepreneur and Executive Club ( TEEC ) ; Joint Chairman & Secretary General of Tsinghua University’s 89 Alumni Association; Joint Mentor of LLM of Tsinghua University Law School; Vice President of PKU ( Peking University ) PE Investment Union; Adjunct Professor of Lawyer College Renmin University of China; Adjunct Professor of the Law School of China University of Political Science and Law ( CUPL ); Member of Government Counselor Law Affairs Committee of All China Lawyers Association; Lecturer of Beijing Law Firm Management Team; Deputy Director of Real Estate Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association; Legal Expert of Real Estate Seminar for Senior Managers of Renmin University of China; Director of China Youth Entrepreneurs Association; Legal Advisor of State IP Office of the P.R.C ( SIPO); Invited Guest and Legal Advisor of the “Only You”program of Tianjin TV; President of Alliance for Businessman with the surname of MEI in China.

Mr.XIANGRONG MEI

Chairman of Yingke Global Board of Directors

Frank ZHANG

Education Background

M.Ec., University of International Business & Economics.

J.D., Law School of University of International Business & Economics.

Visiting Scholar, George Washington University

Practicing Experience

Frank ZHANG has a strong background in international business and economics, his practice focuses on all aspects of WTO, international trade law and Customs law. He has been involved in numerous anti-dumping/ countervailing cases acting on behalf of companies throughout China and overseas. He also counsels clients on Chinese Customs matters involving import transactions, and on Chinese international trade policy involving investigation of market access and import competition.

Frank ZHANG acted as the legal counsel of the MOFCOM to draft and submit the legal comments on separate rate issues in US anti-dumping practice against non-market economy. He is also a key member of the legal team retained by the MOFCOM to represent Chinese government in countervailing investigations and WTO dispute settlement procedures as well as Doha Round negotiation on anti-dumping rules.

From 2013 to the present, Frank ZHANG has been continuously ranked as one of the Leading Individuals in China by the renowned rating agency Chambers Asia Pacific edition.

Working Language

Chinese, English

Articles

Co-author, “Improvement of China’s Legislation and Judicial System after the WTO Entry”, UIBE Press, 2007

Frank ZHANG

Senior Partner, Chief Director WTO/International Trade Remedy Center