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XIAO, Wei Partner

Founding partner Xiao Wei is a long-standing practitioner with a wealth of experience in M&A transactions. Clients also benefit from his insight in regulatory and compliance issues.

Chambers Global 2018

Professional Experience

From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Xiao practiced as a lawyer at the China Legal Affairs Centre and held the position of director of the Centre’s Hainan office. JunHe was established in 1989 with Mr. Xiao as a founding partner. 

Currently, Mr. Xiao has served as a chief legal consulting expert of the China Law Counsel Center since 2023, advisor to the expert database of the General Office of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC since 2022, special supervisor of Beijing municipal supervisory committee since 2019, legal expert of Beijing Dongcheng District since 2020, legal advisor to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) since 2017, as well as council member of Beijing Lawyers Association (BLA) since 2019. Previously, Mr. Xiao was a past deputy to the 15th Beijing Municipal People's Congress, member of Beijing Municipal Expert Advisory Committee on Optimizing Business Environment in 2020, legal advisor to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) in 2018, expert of Supreme People's Procuratorate Civil Administrative Prosecutorial Consultation Network in 2021, member of Beijing Municipal Committee Legal Experts Pool. He was among the first group of lawyers in China to have been named by the Ministry of Justice as “Top Ten Attorneys”. He was also identified as “National Outstanding Lawyer” and “Excellent Professional of the Beijing Municipality”. He served as a member of the Fourth and Fifth Sessions of the Issuance Examination Committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission between 1999 and 2003, member of the Listing Company Material Restructuring Examination Committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission between 2002 and 2004, delegate to the 8th Beijing Municipal Congress of the Communist Party of China, member of the Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the Twelfth People’s Congress of the Dong Cheng District of Beijing, committee member of the Chinese Overseas Friendship Association and the Chinese Society of International Law, arbitrator of the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), financial arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). He acted as the vice president of the second council of Beijing Real Estate Law Society, expert member of the Council of China PE Secondary Market Development Alliance, director of the Foreign Affairs Professional Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association, deputy director of the Strategic Committee of the All China Lawyers Association, consultant of Investment Banking Committee of Securities Association of China (SAC). He successively held the positions of independent director of Shenzhen Guangju Energy Co., Ltd., Zhong Ou Asset Management Company, China Pacific Insurance (Group) Company, Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corporation (WISCO), Yantai Changyu Pioneer Wine Co. Ltd., Hua Xia Bank and Bank of Shanghai. 

In 2017, Mr. Xiao was recognized by the Financial Times as “Innovation in Managing and Developing Talent”. He was named as “Managing Partner of the Year” in 2009, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021 and “Dealmaker of the Year” for three consecutive years by Asian Legal Business, a leading law magazine in Asia; “Senior Statesperson” in Corporate, Securities, and Mergers & Acquisitions” by Chambers & Partners.


LL.B. in Economic Law, Peking University Law School, 1984.

M.S. in International Economic Law, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 1987.

Visiting attorney at SOAS University of London and Slaughter & May, 1991-1992.

LL.M., Columbia Law School, 1996.

Professional Associations

XIAO Wei was admitted to the Chinese Bar in 1987. 

Language Skills

Mandarin and English

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.