Mr Jiuguang Zhao

Jiuguang Zhao

Lawyer biography

Practice Areas
Mr. Zhao is a partner based in Beijing. His main practice areas encompass domestic litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution of commercial disputes, corporate liquidation and bankruptcy; he is highly experienced in handling the disputes over corporate control, M&A and restructuring, and Sino-foreign joint venture, as well as in the issues regarding company’s voluntary liquidation, bankruptcy liquidation and reorganization etc.
The major clients that Mr. Zhao serves including various large state-owned enterprises, domestic and overseas listed companies, state-owned and foreign-invested banks, trust companies, investment companies, leading internet enterprises and high-tech enterprises etc.
Mr. Zhao has dealt with plenty of significant dispute cases, for instance, representing Qunar to win the case regarding contract dispute against Elong during the trail of second instance in Beijing High court; winning the case representing a subsidiary of one of  Hong Kong listed companies against a subsidiary of state-owned enterprise and helping to successfully perform the receivable money; representing a large joint-stock bank to participate in bankruptcy reorganization project of Yunnan coal chemical industry enterprises (including a listed company Yunwei limited ) to declare claims which involve several billion RMB; representing a real estate enterprise to win the case of dispute over withdrawal of capital, which became a typical case regarding withdrawing of capital; handling the corporate control dispute of a famous 4A advertisement company and helping the client to successfully reconcile with the opposite party. Besides, Mr. Zhao is handling the corporate dispute in a well-known Sino-Foreign joint venture drink company, and the corporate dispute in a renowned mining machinery company. Mr. Zhao’s affluent practical experiences in formulating comprehensive solution and scheming litigation/arbitration plans have obtained the customers’ affirmation and high praise.
Working experience
Global Law Office - May 2013 –  Present
King and Wood Mallesons - Apr. 2003 – May 2013
Jilin Provincial Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation - Aug.2002 – Apr. 2003
Admitted in the PRC (2001)
Jilin University, LL. B
Peking University, Master of Laws
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 Special Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution 
ALB China Top 15 litigators 2016
Mandarin Chinese and English


Arbitration & ADR

Are recordings made without counterparty's consent admissible as evidence in arbitration?
China | 21 March 2019

It has long been disputed whether video or audio recordings can be admitted as evidence in arbitration where they are made without the counterparty's consent. Although the general attitude in this regard has become more relaxed, such private video and audio recordings are not an effective form of evidence, as the counterparty may dispute them for many reasons. Thus, in order for recordings to be accepted as evidence, a number of factors should be considered.