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Gary Gao

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Tel: +86 21 6061 3575
Email: gaojun@zhonglun.com

Practice areas

Compliance / regulatory; Litigation & arbitration; Corporate/foreign direct investment


Gary Gao Jun is a partner in the dispute resolution department of Zhong Lun Law Firm and the co-chair of Zhong Lun’s compliance team. He has an LLM from the UK and his working languages are English and Chinese. Gao has practiced law for 24 years, which makes him an experienced lawyer.

Gao was consecutively recommended in Corporate Investigation/Anti-bribery by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018. He was also honored as the 2019 Band 1 Lawyer of Compliance and China Top 10 Lawyers – Government Affairs by LegalBand, the 2019 Top 10 Chinese Lawyers for Government Legal Affairs by LegalBand, the 2017 Regulatory & Compliance Lawyer of the Year by China Law & Practice, and the 2016 Client Choice Top 20 Lawyer by ALB.

More than two decades of work experience in compliance and international dispute resolution provides Gao with an intimate understanding of the whole operation of enterprises, a keen understanding of international business skills and traps in the negotiations, and a rich experience for dealing with company compliance. He has assisted numerous multinational enterprises, institutions and large domestic enterprises in different industries dealing with compliance issues, including handling governmental investigations, defending clients in criminal proceedings, conducting internal compliance investigations regarding management staff, criminal procedure and dealing with employment termination as well as providing compliance training services to their management, employees and business partners, etc.

Gao is an experienced and skilled litigator capable of handling complex, cross-border litigation as well as sophisticated commercial disputes. He has rich experience in foreign arbitration, litigation, mediation and negotiation, is familiar with strategic planning of dispute resolution in multiple jurisdictions, the application of the law (especially those relating to the application of the common law), the collection, screening and rules of proof of cross-border evidence. In particular, Gao is good at dealing with disputes involving corporate equity, partnership private equity investment, procurement contracts, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, insurance claims, etc., and often acts as an expert witness on Chinese law in foreign litigation or arbitration proceedings. Furthermore, he also issues legal advice on Chinese substantive and procedural law to foreign clients or cooperative teams of foreign lawyers.

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