About Shichao Zhang

Many foreign clients looking to directly invest in China seek advice from Shichao Zhang, who helps them with everything from setting up companies to corporate compliance, intellectual property rights and labor disputes. An associate in Katten's Shanghai office who is fluent in both English and Mandarin, Shichao focuses her practice on private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investment. Within the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offering (IPO), she has worked on projects in the medical, real estate, energy, retail and Internet fields.

Well-versed in transactional, corporate and other legal work

Before joining Katten, Shichao worked as an intern in several prominent law firms in Shanghai, where she honed much of her experience in transactions and legal work related to foreign direct investment, IPO, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate governance.

Shichao passed the Chinese Legal Professional Qualification Examination in 2014, considered one of the most challenging legal exams in the world. She received her master's degree in civil and commercial law from East China University of Political Science and Law and her LLM from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 2017.

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Practice Focus

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Entrepreneurial ventures