TAO Jingzhou

TAO JingzhouAttorney and international arbitrator, Beijing, China

T AO Jingzhou is the Managing Partner at Dechert LLP responsible for developing the firm’s Asian practice.

Since last 30 years, Mr. TAO has represented major Chinese, European, Japanese, and American companies in hundreds of transactions in China on such matters as merger and acquisition; tax planning; strategic alliances; and intellectual property protection. He has acted as counsel, chief arbitrator, or party-nominated arbitrator in over a hundred of international arbitration proceedings involving merger and acquisition, letters of credit, construction projects, management contracts, joint ventures, technology transfers, trademark licensing agreements, agency agreements, and international sales of goods.

TAO Jingzhou is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Advisory Committee of CIETAC. He is the Chair of the Commission on International Commercial Arbitration of ICC China, an adjunct professor at Peking University Law School and East China University of Political Science and Law, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the editorial committee of the Global Arbitration Review (GAR), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA), the co-chair of the China International Arbitration Club (CIAC) and a member of the International Advisory Board of HKIAC.

Mr. TAO is the author of several books in English and French on law, and he also has written articles on matters related to Chinese arbitration, foreign investment, and foreign trade.

Education: University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (D.E.A. 1984); Peking University (LL.B. 1982)