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SHAO, Chunyang Partner

Professional Experience

Mr. Chunyang Shao is a partner of JunHe LLP and currently practices at our Shanghai office as the managing partner.

Mr. Shao specializes in corporate, foreign investment, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, securities, infrastructure & project finance. 

Mr. Shao practiced at Anhui Foreign Economy Law Office from 1988 to 1993. During that time he represented domestic and foreign clients in the areas of direct foreign investment, international trade, and corporate financing, and participated in a few major international arbitration cases.

From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Shao worked in the London, Hong Kong and China offices of major international law firms of Simmons & Simmons (as Chinese legal counsel) and Sidley Austin (as a senior legal consultant), involved extensively in foreign direct investment, securities (including B-share, H-share, and red chip listing on the stock exchange in China, Hong Kong, London and the U.S.), venture capital, project finance and real estate matters and representing a number of well-known multinational companies.

Mr. Shao joined JunHe in April 2002 and has since represented various multinational corporations and investment funds on their investments and mergers and acquisitions in China. In the meantime, Mr. Shao has acted as PRC counsel for either the issuer or the underwriter for the IPO and domestic or offshore listing of PRC conglomerates or high-growth companies. Mr. Shao has also been active in the practice areas of foreign direct investment, venture capital, PE investment, real estate, hotel management, infrastructure and project finance, commercial arbitration and litigation. 

In the fields of M&A and FDI, with relevant experience gained in international firms, Mr. Shao has advised various clients of difference courtiers involving such industries as manufacturing, auto components, logistics, machinery, pharmaceutical, retail, healthcare, electronics etc. 

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Shao has also advised both domestic and multinational air cargo companies, on the PRC legal compliance, corporate, M&A, private equity placement and IPO.

In recognition of his extensive experience in the capital market, Mr. Shao was elected by Chambers Global as “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (2007-2020). Asian Legal Business awards Mr. Shao as “2014 ALB Client Choice Top 20 Lawyers in China”. Mr. Shao is elected by Chambers Asia-Pacific as the Eminent Practitioner and the Senior Statespeople in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (PRC Firms) in 2018 and 2019. Mr. Shao is honored as one of 2020 “Acritas Stars” in March 2020.  Mr. Shao is listed as one of the Best Lawyers of PRC by the Ministry of Justice of PRC in 2021.


LL.M., East-China University of Politics and Law, 2002

Visiting lawyer, Sino-Britain Young Lawyers' Exchange Program in the UK, 1993-1994

LL.B., East-China University of Politics and Law, 1987

Professional Associations

Member All-China Bar Association

Member Shanghai Bar Association

Language Skills

Fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin).

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.