Mr. Zou has extensive experience in foreign-related dispute resolution. He has successfully represented many multi-national companies in complex commercial litigations and arbitrations related to equity interest, intellectual property, product liability and international trade in China. He also has experience in compliance investigation, white-collar crime and FCPA issues. The cases he handled were awarded as "Top 10 Foreign-Related IP Cases of Recent Years" as selected by the Beijing 1st Intermediate Court and "Top 50 IP Cases of China 2010" as selected by the Supreme Court.
Prior to 1995, he was an assistant professor at China University of Political Science and Law. Over this period, he taught intellectual property law and conducted substantial legal research relating to corporate, foreign investment and commercial law.
From July 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Zou studied English law at the University of London, SOAS and worked at Linklaters & Alliance as an apprentice (stagiaire) and a member of the Practical Training Scheme for Young Chinese Lawyers sponsored by the Ministry of Justice and the English Law Society.
Mr. Zou has also been widely recognized by leading international legal media in the field of litigation:
Mr. Zou was awarded the Top Commercial Litigators in the world by Who's Who Legal in 2015.
Mr. Zou was awarded the Leading Lawyers in Asia Pacific in 2016 and was awarded the Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution in 2017 and 2018 by Asialaw Profiles.
Mr. Zou has been awarded the Recommended Lawyer in Dispute Resolution by the Legal 500 for five consecutive years since 2018.
Mr. Zou was awarded the "ALB China Top 15 Litigators" in 2022.