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Kewei adds top TMT partner Justina Zhang to China joint operation with Herbert Smith Freehills 顶级科技媒体与电信行业律师张卫华加入科伟律师事务所与史密夫斐尔联营办公室

01 June 2023 | China


Kewei Law Firm has hired leading corporate partner Justina Zhang, adding technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) expertise to the firm's joint operation with Herbert Smith Freehills.


Justina is a TMT specialist in both corporate transactions and regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience advising Chinese growth and large tech clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, capital markets, joint ventures and corporate restructurings in both China and internationally. She also advises multinationals on foreign direct investment in China, as well as data, advertising, general corporate and commercial matters.

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of only a small number of international law firms permitted to integrate China law advice with international legal services through its joint operation with Kewei in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

"Justina's arrival boosts our ability to help clients make more of the growth of China's digital economy," said Kewei international partner Gavin Guo. "She strengthens our corporate and TMT capabilities in the joint operation with Herbert Smith Freehills."

Justina will work closely with Herbert Smith Freehills' global and Asia TMT teams, who advise some of the largest companies in the tech, media and telecoms sectors, as well as the firm's corporate and other teams in China and globally.

"Justina's deep sector knowledge and cross-border expertise will be invaluable to our client base, from growth and unicorn companies to established players. Her arrival will enhance our existing ability to advise clients from or into the world's second-largest tech market."

The joint operation, Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei, formally launched in August 2019 and its services have been in heavy demand from international and China clients since launch.

"This is another major expansion of our capabilities in China with Kewei, following IP partner Peng Lei's move to Kewei in September 2021," said May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia managing partner. "This appointment also supports our commitment to TMT clients in China and more broadly across Asia."


Fluent in Mandarin and English, Justina obtained a bachelor's degree in law from China University of Political Science and Law in 2002. She acted as the Asia Pacific Regional President of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) and a member of its Executive Committee and a member of the Public Policy Council of the International Advertising Association (IAA).

Justina was recognised as an "A-List lawyer" by China Business Law Journal in 2022. She has also advised on several transactions named as "Deal of the Year" by Asian Legal Business, China Business Law Journal, and China Law and Practice.

Before joining the firm, she was a senior partner at TransAsia Lawyers in Beijing.



科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室资深国际顾问郭武汉(Gavin Guo)表示:“张律师的加入有利于我们帮助客户从中国的数字经济增长中获益,并加强科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室在公司事务领域和TMT行业的实力。”



史密夫斐尔亚洲区管理合伙人戴枫媚(May Tai)表示:“这是继知识产权合伙人雷鹏自2021年九月加入后,史密夫斐尔与科伟在中国实现的又一重要业务扩展。同时,该任命将帮助我们在中国乃至更广泛的亚洲市场满足TMT行业客户的需求。”


张卫华律师精通中文和英文, 于2002年取得中国政法大学法学学士学位。她曾担任全球广告业律师联盟(GALA)亚太区主席及其执行委员会成员以及国际广告协会(IAA)公共政策理事会成员。

张律师荣登《商法》2022年度“The A-List法律精英”榜单。她曾参与过多笔上榜《亚洲法律杂志》、《商法》以及《中国法律商务》的“年度交易”。


1. Justina's appointment is effective on 1 June 2023.
2. Kewei combines top-quality China lawyers with international experience, a strong client list, and an innovative managed legal services business. The firm advises on complex inbound and outbound investments, corporate advisory, capital markets issues, dispute resolution, competition and antitrust, intellectual property, and employment law.
3. Herbert Smith Freehills has a leading TMT practice in Asia. The team advises clients on corporate transactions, innovative and strategic commercial arrangements, complex regulation, data/cyber and intellectual property matters, as well as employment, disputes and financing, through cross-practice teams in Asia and beyond.
4. Operating from 25 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape. With a nearly 40-year history in Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills has over 300 lawyers and legal professionals in the region, advising clients on complex corporate, disputes and finance matters from offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta*, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai*, Singapore* and Tokyo.
*In Shanghai, the firm is part of a joint operation with Kewei, allowing access to China legal services alongside Herbert Smith Freehills' international expertise. In Jakarta, Herbert Smith Freehills' international counsel practise on secondment at its affiliate firm, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, one of Indonesia’s leading commercial and corporate law firms. In Singapore, Herbert Smith Freehills entered a Formal Law Alliance (FLA) with Prolegis LLC in 2015, that allows access to Prolegis' Singapore law capabilities.
1. 张卫华律师的任命自2023年6月1日生效。
2. 科伟律师事务所拥有国际经验丰富的中国顶尖律师,客户群广泛,提供创新型法律服务。律所就复杂的外商投资和海外投资、公司事务、资本市场、争议解决、竞争和反垄断,知识产权以及劳动法等事务向中国和跨国企业提供法律咨询服务。
3. 史密夫斐尔律师事务所在亚洲拥有领先的科技媒体及电信(TMT)业务,通过在亚洲以及全球其他地区的多业务团队共同协作,就公司事务与交易,创新型和战略型商业计划,复杂的监管合规事务,数据保护、网络安全和知识产权事务,以及劳动法,争议解决和融资事务为客户提供法律建议。
4. 史密夫斐尔律师事务所在亚太地区、欧洲、中东、非洲和北美设有25个办公室,深入全球新商业格局的核心。史密夫斐尔专注亚洲市场近40年,拥有300多位律师和法律专业人士,在曼谷、北京、香港、雅加达*、吉隆坡、首尔、上海*、新加坡*和东京设有办公室,为客户就复杂的公司、争议和融资事务提供法律服务。
*在上海和北京,史密夫斐尔通过与科伟律师事务所联营在提供外国法顾问的同时也就中国法提供法律服务。在雅加达,史密夫斐尔的国际法律顾问与印度尼西亚领先的商业和公司事务律师事务所Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung共同执业。在新加坡,史密夫斐尔与新加坡律师事务所Prolegis LLC于2015年建立了正式法律联盟,借此就新加坡法律提供咨询。

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