Jerry Yulin Zhang

Lawyer

Certifications: PhD., LL.M.

Languages: English, Mandarin

Jerry Zhang has advised many clients in intellectual property applications, IP dispute resolution, administrative enforcement procedure, copyright and trademark litigations and unfair competition matters, top-level domain names, domain names in .hk and .cn domains and their dispute resolution, and strategies for protection of intellectual property overseas. His is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Contract Law, Fine Art Law, Arbitration Law, Foreign Investment Law,International Law, Trademark Law.

Professional Experience

Jerry Yulin Zhang has many years of experience in international intellectual property law, corporate/commercial and dispute resolution, particularly in Chinese law and its application in cross border investment and economic activities. In the area of intellectual property, Mr Zhang has advised clients in intellectual property applications, IP dispute resolution, administrative enforcement procedure, copyright and trademark litigations and unfair competition matters, top-level domain names, domain names in .hk and .cn domains and their dispute resolution, and strategies for protection of intellectual property overseas. In dispute resolution, Mr Zhang has acted as counsel in prosecuting complaints, claims or acting on the defense/counterclaim in various foreign related cases.

As arbitrator, he has accepted many appointments as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or presiding arbitrator or panelist in handling international arbitration or domain name matters with China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) or Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). In investment law area, Mr. Zhang is familiar with direct investment, project financing, construction contracts, corporate mergers and acquisition and general corporate and commercial law, including general commercial project contract review, risk control, compliance and international taxation avoidance matters etc.

Arbitration Experience

Jerry Yulin Zhang has acted as arbitrator in nearly one hundred arbitration cases either as a co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator. The arbitration cases include many types of disputes, including sale of goods, joint venture disputes, disputes arising from real estate development contracts, licensing agreements, distributorship agreements, construction turnkey agreements, advertising agency agreements, hotel management contracts, equity transfer agreements, etc. Most of the disputes involve Chinese companies and other foreign multinational companies. He received mediation training in Stockholm, Sweden and is an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Arbitrator, CIETAC
  • MCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Listed arbitrator, HKIAC
  • Listed arbitrator, Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes, HKIAC
  • Listed Panelist, Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre of CIETAC and HKIAC
  • Arbitrator, Guangzhou Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator, Chongqing Arbitration Commission

Academic Qualifications

PhD, UBC Law, Canada, 2017

LLM, UBC Law, Canada, 1994

Post-Graduate Certificate, Beijing University, Law School, 1989

Lawyer’s Qualification Certificate, 1989

LL.B., Beijing University, Law School, 1987

B.A., Beijing University English Language and Literature Department, 1987

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