Jingzhou Tao is the Managing Partner responsible for developing the Asia Practice of the firm. He has advised many Fortune 500 companies on international mergers and acquisitions, arbitration and corporate matters involving China for more than 25 years. Mr. Tao has represented major American and European and Japanese companies in hundreds of transactions in China involving joint ventures, tax planning, strategic alliances and intellectual property protection. He also has significant experience in international arbitration proceedings both in China and before the major international arbitration institutions.
Chambers Asia 2013 recognizes that Mr. Tao is “someone you’d have in your top ten for China work” and “really bridges the divide between Western and Eastern views.” Chambers also notes that Mr. Tao is “a respected name on the arbitration scene,” and “is very well regarded for his activity in the international arbitration arena especially in relation to disputes involving PRC entities,” Mr. Tao has also been named by Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? as a recommend lawyer for dispute resolution in 2012.
Most recently, Mr. Tao was appointed by the World Council of the International Chamber of Commerce to serve another term as a member of the International Court of Arbitration.
Peking University, LL.B., 1982
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, DEA, 1984
Chair, Commission on International Commercial Arbitration of ICC China
Co-Chair, China International Arbitration Club
Board Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA),
Board of Trustees of Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA)
Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Member, Advisory Committee of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
Adjunct Professor, Peking University Law School and East China University of Political Science and Law
Arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the American Arbitration Association, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and the Beijing Arbitration Commission
Publications and Lectures
Mr. Tao is a frequent speaker among the legal world and has also published many articles in Chinese and international legal and business publications. His writings primarily address Chinese law related matters. Mr. Tao has also been a columnist for Century Weekly