Yifan Zhu, LLM

Lü Shi, Counsel

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity

Yifan Zhu

Yifan Zhu is the member of China Desk. He advises Chinese state-owned enterprises and private investors wishing to conduct business or invest in Germany/Europe and specialises in M&A transactions and taxation.


  • Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group on a strategic partnership with Schwing group
  • Ningbo Joyson Investment Holding on the acquisition of the automotive supplier Preh GmbH
  • Shenyang Machine Tool Group in connection with the legal and tax advice on a regular basis
  • Aviation Industry Corporation of China on the takeover of the automotive supplier Hilite


  • Legal studies at Nanjing Audit University, University of Göttingen and University of Osnabrück
  • Experience in various multi-national law firms in Nürnberg, Hamburg and Frankfurt am Main
  • With Noerr since 2007
  • Admitted in China (Mainland)


  • German-Chinese Lawyers´ Association
  • European China Law Studies Association
  • Chinese European Legal Association
  • Association for Chinese Lawyers in Europe


  • M&A in Deutschland durch chinesische Privatunternehmen, in: Chinesische Outbound-Investitionen in Deutschland – Rechtlicher Rahmen, Fälle und Analysen (co-author), published by Prof. Dr. Yuanshi Bu, 2014 Mohr Siebeck Verlag
  • Translation project: Grundprinzipien des Besteuerungsverfahrens im Rechtsstaat for the 1. Sino-German Tax Conference in Peking, commissioned by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Pezzer, Chief Judge on the Federal Finance Court (Bundesfinanzhof), Senate VIII, in: Financial and Economic Law Review, issue 17/2009
  • Research project: Besteuerung der ausländischen Einkünfte in Deutschland, commissioned by Prof. Dr. Jianwen Liu (President of the International Tax Law Association) of the Fiscal Law Research Center of Peking University, in: Tax Journal in Taiwan, issue 2041-2042/2008