Zhao Sheng Law Firm becomes member of ISDA

16 Jan 2020

Zhao Sheng Law Firm recently became the latest member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).


Zhao Sheng has in-depth insights into the derivatives market and works on the most innovative and significant transactions, providing clients full service transactional and regulatory legal advice. Zhao Sheng has carried out a variety of work for Chinese and multinational companies, banks and other key players in the sector through their joint operation with Linklaters, delivering sophisticated services covering derivatives, structured products and securitisation.


Linklaters Zhao Sheng lawyers have advised international banks and other major financial institutions on their complex China related matters, including advising the Shanghai Clearing House and a number of global banks on close out netting of derivatives transactions including amendment to ISDA, GMRA and other derivatives documentation.


Zhao Sheng Managing Partner, Eric Liu commented:  “With the unprecedented opening up of China’s financial sector and the launching of various new initiatives in China, we have seen increasing enquiries from the international houses on transacting with a variety of Chinese counterparties and underlying asset classes. To this end, we are delighted to join ISDA and look forward to working closely with ISDA and ISDA members in the region and globally.”


Linklaters Capital Markets Partner, Chin-Chong Liew commented: “Over the next few years, there will be significant onshoring in the sense of international houses setting up onshore to trade a variety of financial products whilst we will also see many more Chinese financial institutions embracing the world markets and setting up overseas. Linklaters Zhao Sheng is ideally paced to assist world clients with China ambitions as well as Chinese clients with international ambitions.” 


Linklaters Zhao Sheng brings together Linklaters’ long-standing international experience advising clients on their most significant and complex transactions and Zhao Sheng’s high quality Chinese law capabilities, to deliver a seamlessly integrated one-stop-shop for Chinese and international legal advice.