Alan Zhou is a partner at Global Law Office based in Shanghai. His practice is focused in the areas of general corporate law, transactions, compliance and risk control. As an expert on legal matters surrounding mergers and acquisitions (M&A), compliance and foreign investment taxation in China, Mr Zhou has extensive experience in solving complex and challenging issues, and providing advice and creative, strategic solutions.
Mr Zhou has a particularly strong background in the life sciences and health industry sectors. He has routinely represented multinational corporations and, as a participant or as an external counsel, Mr Zhou has been engaged by local authorities and industrial associations to advise on legislation and industrial standards in the life sciences and health sectors, including on healthcare, medical representative filing systems, and healthcare artificial intelligence.
Mr Zhou has worked with Boehringer Ingelheim China as the general counsel in China for over nine years and is responsible for various general corporate legal matters, acquisitions and joint venture formation, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and corporate restructurings. Mr Zhou has received numerous awards from prestigious global legal ranking institutions. Mr Zhou has been ranked as a leading practitioner in healthcare and M&A by Chambers and Partners (2012–2021) and selected as a leading practitioner in M&A in Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides. Mr Zhou has also been ranked by Legalband as a top-tier lawyer, with Global Law Office named Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year from 2019 to 2021.