Jiaxiang Zhang


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Jiaxiang Zhang

Jiaxiang Zhang advises Chinese companies in connection with outbound investments and exchange listings in Hong Kong and the United States, private equity, mergers and acquisitions transactions, and general corporate matters. Prior to joining O’Melveny, Jiaxiang was a Senior Vice President in the legal department of China’s sovereign wealth fund (China Investment Corporation), and before that, he practiced at two large international law firms.


  • Mandarin Chinese 


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Hong Kong (registered foreign lawyer)


  • New York University, LL.M., 2010
  • University of International Business & Economics, LL.M., 2007
  • Sichuan University, LL.B., 2005

Professional Activities

Bar Exam

  • Passed PRC Bar Exam

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • China Investment Corporation (“CIC”) in its acquisition of 49% interest in a trophy office building in NYC
  • The US$23 billion merger between China Unicom and China Netcom by way of a scheme of arrangement
  • China Unicom in its US$7.8 billion acquisition of various assets from its parent group
  • Banco Santander, S.A. in its acquisition of a substantial equity interest in Bank of Shanghai from HSBC 

Fund Investments

  • CIC in its US$2 billion investment in an open-ended PE fund (and a separate account) sponsored by Blackstone
  • CIC in its US$200 million investment in a PE fund sponsored by Oaktree
  • CIC in its US$200 million investment in a PE fund sponsored by Permira

Capital Markets

  • Legend Holding Corporation in its HK$15.17 billion IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Agricultural Bank of China in its issuance of RMB80 billion redeemable non-cumulative preferred stock
  • China Construction Bank in its RMB75 billion H-share and A-share rights issue
  • China Everbright Bank in its US$3.4 billion IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • China Non-ferrous Mining Co. Ltd. in its IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Rizhao Port in its issuance of RMB 850 million high-yield bond under Regulation S and Rule 144A

General Corporate Matters

  • Agricultural Bank of China
  • China Construction Bank
  • New China Life Insurance Company Ltd.