Zhao Xianlong


Areas of practice

Mr. Zhao Xianlong specializes in litigation, arbitration and non-litigation practice covering real estate, infrastructure, construction, securities, and corporate.

Mr. Zhao has advised on litigation and arbitration cases in relation to real estate, infrastructure and construction, representing New World Department Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong), General Electric, Wal-Mart and Guangdong Dapeng LNG Company Ltd.. He has also dealt with a significant number of litigation, arbitration and non-litigation matters in the areas of securities and corporate law.

Mr. Zhao has provided clients including Sino Group (Hong Kong),Chevalier Group(Hong Kong) and Li Fung Group(Hong Kong) with legal advice on foreign investment in China's real estate market. He has also provided clients with a variety of comprehensive legal services in real estate and construction, including land use rights transactions, real estate construction (ranging from obtaining land use rights, construction applications, tending and bidding of construction projects to engineering endorsements and claims, project final acceptances and property sales, property management),  urban development (old city reconstruction), urban complex development, real estate financing (BOT/BT), and real estate companies’ property verifications in relation to IPO. Mr. Zhao has previously served as long-term legal counsel to numerous real estate development companies, such as China Resources, Szitic Commercial Property, Shenzhen Universe Group, and securities companies including Everbright Securities. He has also been the project legal counsel for many real estate development projects including the Vientiane City, the Wal-Mart Asian Headquarters, Meilu Jinyuan, Dongcheng Kangqiao, etc.

Work experience

Mr. Zhao Xianlong joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2001 where he is now a partner.

Mr. Zhao is an arbitrator of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and Shenzhen Arbitration Commission. Mr. Zhao was the co-author of The Role of the Lawyer in High-tech Transactions, and has been a special contributor to the Real Estate column of the Financial Times (Chinese edition).

Mr. Zhao graduated from the Southwest University of Political Science and Law with a bachelor's degree in law and was admitted to the PRC bar in 1998.

Mr. Zhao’s working languages are Chinese and English.


Legal insights

The outcome will depend on whether the court applies the doctrine of privity to the construction contract.

13 January 2017

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