Professional Experience

Hongbin Zhou is a partner at Merits & Tree. Prior to joining Merits & Tree, Mr. Zhou worked and practiced law in Han Yi Law Offices, Beijing Yuecheng Law Firm Shanghai Branch and AllBright Law Offices.

Mr. Zhou’s practice focuses on areas of corporate investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Zhou specializes in devising practical transaction schemes and drafting supporting transaction documents based on judicial and commercial practices. Mr. Zhou has served as the lead counsel in a number of complex restructuring and M&A projects, providing full legal services (including designing transaction structure, drafting transaction documents, assisting clients in negotiating and closing) involving several industries such as fintech, industrial real estate, Internet, eSports, etc.

With respect to equity investment, Mr. Zhou has provided full legal services for several investment institutions in dozens of projects. In addition, Mr. Zhou has provided full-range legal services for a number of start-ups in relation to financing, corporate governance, equity incentive plans, etc.


LL.M., Peking University

B.A., University of Electronic Science and Technology



Mr. Zhou has been admitted to practice in the People's Republic of China.


Working Language

Chinese and English

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