Charles Zhao Partner, Shanghai
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Professional Profile

Charles Q.Z. Zhao possesses over ten years of legal experience, specializing in cross-border dispute resolution and corporate law. With a passion for providing comprehensive solutions, he has extensive experience in serving high net worth individuals and families in their wealth arrangements.

Before joining GEN Law Firm, Charles was a vital member of a prominent law firm focusing on foreign-related legal challenges. As the head of the cross-border commercial dispute resolution group, he handled several significant cases across various jurisdictions. Charles's creative approach and solid work ethic have consistently received commendations from clients.

Honorary Titles And Awards

"LEGALBAND Under 40: Top 20 Dispute Resolution Lawyers" for 2023

Partial Representative Case

  • Assisting a subsidiary of a large multinational insurance group based in Singapore in addressing reinsurance agreement disputes in China, focusing on the efficacy of the arbitration agreement.

  • Represented a shareholder of an A-share listed company in a high-stakes reorganization dispute valued at approximately RMB700 million.

  • Successfully advocated for a leading global fodder brand in a joint venture contract arbitration with its Chinese partner, involving claims amounting to several hundred million RMB.

  • Assisted a German automobile industry "Hidden Champion" in a restructuring dispute against a Chinese public company, with claims exceeding EUR70 million.

  • Represented a premier Spanish cosmetics brand in arbitration and litigation proceedings against Hong Kong and mainland China distributors, with claims surpassing RMB300 million.

  • Managed a complex dispute for a Hong Kong company against mainland Chinese JV partners, navigating multiple arbitration institutions and courts across mainland China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

  • Defended a Fortune Top 500 US medical devices company in sales and distribution contract disputes with Chinese distributors.

  • Represented one of Southeast Asia's largest port management companies in multiple construction contract and service agreement disputes, involving claims totaling several hundred million RMB.

  • Advised a leading luxury Spanish brand in lease contract arbitration with landlords.

  • Assisted a reputable US-listed software company in resolving contract disputes.

  • Represented a PRC-listed chip-producing company in sales contract disputes with customers.

  • Advocated for a top US e-cigarette brand in global disputes with suppliers and customers.

  • Handled a large-scale investment dispute for a state-owned investment company with its investee.

  • Managed contract disputes for a renowned Italian luxury brand.

  • Represented one of the world's largest supermarket retailers in disputes with suppliers.

  • Resolved a product quality dispute for a well-known US-funded communication company.

  • Addressed large-scale employment disputes for a reputable US valve-manufacturing company.

  • Represented one of Asia's largest real estate companies in lawsuits against multiple tenants.

  • Enforced an international arbitration case in China for a Danish environmental protection equipment company against a major energy company, securing a favorable outcome ahead of other creditors.

Practice Areas

> Cross-Border Dispute Resolution

> Corporate Advisory

Education Background

China University of Political Science and Law, LL.B., 2011.

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