Lawyer Ian Zhang has been practicing law for more than ten years. He attended the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University in the United States. He has been invited by the English news channel of China Global Television Network (CGTN) to provide commentary on various international hot topics. Lawyer Ian Zhang has represented several nationally or locally renowned cases and has been selected as a typical case at the national or local level. Additionally, he serves as a long-term legal advisor for multiple companies, providing various types of legal services to multinational enterprises. Clients he served include, Samsung Investment (China), CCTV International Network Limited, Mingyang Smart Energy Group (601615), Longruan(688078), Sinotrans Group's subsidiary, Baidu Finance, Hello Bike, Jumei, Cggc-unpower, Kumamoto Prefectural Government, Japan.
Arbitrator of the Yulin Arbitration Commission
Foreign-related lawyer of the Beijing Lawyers Association
Committee member of the Beijing Lawyers Association's Research Association for Foreign Legal Services
Committee member of the Chaoyang Lawyers Association's Research Association for Belt and Road and International Business
Perennial legal advisor for Mingyang Smart Energy Group (601615) in international business. Supporting for contract negotiation with Vena Energy, Singapore, regarding 212.5MW in Talim and 93.75 in Sembrano, the first Wind Farm Project in Philippines for a Chinese company; legal risk analysis and negotiation regarding a potential dispute with the amount over 100 million of a project in Southeast Asia; conducting negotiation and reaching a settlement agreement relating to a Project in European and successfully avoid for a loss about 3 million EUR; conducting negotiation on a variety of projects in Europe, South America, Southeast Asia.
Arbitration cases related to Advertisement commercial disputes between CCTV International Network Co., Ltd. and a variety of participants; gathering and collating evidence from more 2,000 videos and successfully avoid a loss about 4 million CNY.
Arbitration cases related to purchase agreement between Cggc-unpower, Hainan Senshan Trading Co., Ltd., Beijng Shijingzhubang Energy Technology Co., Ltd; successfully obtaining a decision in Cggc-unpower, and conducting execution of the decision with the amount over 30 million, which includes a variety of legal proceedings, including property preservation, opposition on execution and appeal on the opposition, and auction.
Trademark passing-off case involving the "Kumamon" series trademarks of the Government of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan; successfully raising attention of Trademark Office and setting a precedent for protecting a foreign famous trademark from passing-off at the administrative application stage where no remedy is provided by law via in-depth and comprehensive communication and negotiation with Trademark Office.
Series of patent cases between Shenzhen Jiedian Technology Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Laidian Technology Co., Ltd. (Selected as one of the 50 typical intellectual property cases in Chinese courts in 2018), which includes a variety of legal proceedings, including preliminary injunction, opposition on the injunction.
Preliminary injunction between Beijing Chuangrui Culture Media Co., Ltd. (Jumei Youpin) and Beijing Weibo Shijie Technology Co., Ltd. (Douyin) (First nationwide preliminary injunction case in the short-video industry)
Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University, Master of Science in Law (Master Degree)