John Shi

China and Hong Kong


John is a highly respected and experienced transactional lawyer in the Chinese market.

John Shi is a Partner in the corporate team and Chief Representative of Bird & Bird's Beijing office. 

He has been based in China for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in representing multinational companies on their investments in China - covering all aspects of foreign direct investment, M&A and regulatory matters across all types of corporate structures and operational issues in China. He represents clients across a number of key industries, including: industrial, financial services, oil and gas, publishing and media, mining, manufacturing, aviation, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

John also regularly works with global colleagues in advising Chinese companies (including many well-known state-owned enterprises), on their offshore investments across jurisdictions such as: Germany, Russia, Australia, USA, UK and Singapore.

He holds a BA in English from Xi'an Foreign Languages Institute, an MA in International Relations from Brigham Young University and A JD from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University.

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