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ZHANG, Yipeng (Alan) Ph. D.

Professional Experience

Alan is specialised in handling complex cross-border M&A transactions. As the lead counsel he has advised many domestic clients in their outbound investments and also assisted foreign clients with their strategic investments into China. As a trusted adviser he also provides daily operational related legal advice on compliance and dispute resolution matters for his corporate clients. 

From 2007 to 2017 Alan worked in the Hong Kong and Beijing offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, during which time he was also seconded to Freshfields London office. From 2017 to 2020 he worked at Linklaters first as a senior associate, then as a counsel and representative of Linklaters Beijing. 

Alan is capable of providing business-oriented advice to his clients and help them navigate complex commercial negotiations. He is mindful of safeguarding the key commercial interests of his clients while facilitating the deal happening in the meantime. 

Alan is the “Client’s Top Choice Lawyer in China” awarded by Asian Legal Business in 2023 and is recommended by Legal 500 as an outstanding lawyer. He was also nominated as the “rising star” of corporate and M&A by IFLR1000 in 2021. He is an external tutor of Renmin University. He has in-depth academic background in PRC laws and published a few articles relating to company and business laws on national journals.


Ph.D., International Economic Law, Law School of Renmin University of China, 2010

LL.M., Corporate Law, Law School of New York University, 2007

LL.M., International Economic Law, Law School of Renmin University of China, 2004 

LL.B., Law School of Renmin University of China, 2002

Professional Associations

Qualified in the RPC and New York State

Language Skills

Mandarin (native) and English (fluent)

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.