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Lingen Zheng

DT Legal Japan, Director*

Lingen Zheng

Shin-Kokusai Building, 3-4-1 Marunouchi,

Chiyoda-ku

Shin-Kokusai bldg.

Japan

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Lingen is a director of DT Legal Japan. Before joining DT Legal Japan in 2016, Lingen served for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC as a member of China Practice.

Practice
Lingen mainly serves for Japanese clients entering the Chinese market as well as Chinese clients investing in Japan with the focus on development of investment schemes, corporate legal issues in the area of Companies Act, and tax and M&A matters.

His experience includes:

Support for Japanese companies investing in China
- Development of business establishment schemes (e.g., restrictions on investment/legal structure), preparation and advice on application documents including articles of incorporation, joint venture agreement and technology licensing agreement
- Advice on management, administration and labor relations for local subsidiaries
- Advice on tax strategy, regulations on foreign currency remittance and customs procedures
- Planning of reorganization schemes, documentation and advice related to M&A and transfer/acquisition of equity
- Development of withdrawal schemes, support for liquidation//transfer of equity in local entities and handling of labor and tax issues related to liquidation

Support for Chinese companies investing in Japan
- Development of investment schemes (restrictions on investment/legal structure), application and advice and support on management, administration and labor relations
- M&A matching, tax planning, asset evaluation and support for due diligence

Qualification
Admitted to the bar in China (1994)
Obtained lawyer’s license of the People’s Republic of China (1989)

Professional Experience
1986 - 1993   The legal department of the Ministry of Finance of China
1998 - 2016   Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC

Education
Zhejiang University (LL.B., 1980)
Completed graduate course of Economic Law at Peking University (LL.B., 1984)
Yokohama National University (1995)

Languages
Chinese and Japanese

Publications
- “Chinese Investment, Accounting and Taxation (sixth edition)” (Publisher: Chuokeizai-sha)
- “China New Corporate Tax Regulation and Practice” (Publisher: Seibun-sha)
- “Chinese-Japanese Dictionary for Accounting, Taxation and Investment (second edition)” (Publisher: Chuokeizai-sha)

*Attorney at Law Admitted in China

Lingen Zheng