JunHe expands Beijing and Chengdu offices

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JunHe expands Beijing and Chengdu offices
From the left: Lin Zhijun, Han Zhen and Kou Chunyan

Han Zhen, Lin Zhijun and Kou Chunyan have joined JunHe to strengthen the firm’s restructuring and M&A, capital markets and environmental law practices.

Han, who is now based in the Beijing office, has advised on M&A, restructurings, joint ventures and regulatory advisory matters. She has catered for diverse clients from state-owned corporates, private enterprises, multinational companies and PE funds, covering technology, and the financial and natural resources industries.

Han also can improve in-house counsel operating models through innovative techniques on management and risk control of issues.

Previously, Han was a partner with Mayer Brown.

Lin, previously a partner at King & Wood Mallesons, has been appointed as a partner at JunHe’s Beijing office. He specialises in private equity and capital markets, particularly in the area of restructuring red chips, with significant projects including Career International, Hillstone Networks and Bestore. Lin also has advised companies in the new economy sector on employee stock incentives.

Kou has joined the Chengdu office as a counsel. She has worked at provincial and municipal levels of environmental government departments for 10 years, promoting relevant legal issues.

She is the vice president of the Sichuan Tianfu Environmental Damage Forensic Appraisal Institute, a member of the Special Committee on Energy, Environment and Resources of the Sichuan Lawyers Association and the deputy director of the Public Lawyers and Corporate Lawyers Committee of the Sichuan Lawyers Association.

She sits as the environmental resources judicial expert of the court of the Giant Panda National Park in Sichuan and a specially appointed expert on the ecological and environmental legal system in the environmental protection departments of 16 cities or prefectures such as Mianyang and Yibin.

Kou has drafted regulations on environmental protection, such as the Criminal Law Amendment (XI), the Yangtze River Protection Law, the Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes, and the Law on Administrative Penalty. She represented the plaintiff in the first ecological and environmental damage compensation lawsuit in Sichuan.