Yingtao Zi

Founder & Managing Partner



Areas of Expertise

  • Investment & Financing
  • Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
  • Criminal Defense
  • IP Infringement
  • “Technology + Law” cases


  • LL.M., China University of Political Science and Law
  • LL.B., China University of Political Science and Law


  • Chinese
  • English

Representative Cases

Investment & Financing

  • Advised Olin Corporation in a Sini-foreign joint ventures dispute with Jiangxi Copper Corporation
  • Advised Edison S.P.A in several CDM projects(including wind farm,hydropower station,bioenergy station)
  • Advised SDIC and Korea SK Group in coal mining joint development project
  • Advised on COF's investment in China
  • Advised on Teleperformance's FDI in China
  • Advised on China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group's investment in Europe

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

  • Represented a China petrochemical company in a crude oil contract dispute
  • Represented a well-known group in a loan contract dispute
  • Represented a China energy group in a guarantee contract dispute
  • Represented a Beijing property company in a commercial real estate dispute

Criminal Defense

  • The case of embezzling public fund which was committed by a director of public security bureau
  • The case of accepting bribes which was committed by a director of a bank

IP Infringement; "Technology + Law" cases

  • Represented a China famous technology company in a technology transfer contract dispute
  • Represented a famous network technology company in a patent dispute
  • Represented a technology company in a cross-border trade secret infringement dispute before the Supreme Court
  • Represented a famous international technology company in a trade secret infringement dispute
  • Represented in a major domestic trade secret dispute involving an internationally renowned chemist

Awards & Accolades

  • 2019 Beijing Haidian Disrect Outstanding Managing Partner
  • 2015-2018 Beijing Outstanding Lawyer
  • 2009-2011 Beijing Outstanding Lawyer
  • February 2009 The best debater in the Beijing Division of the 2nd National Lawyer Television Debate Competition

Social Activities

  • 2018 to present, as a member of Legal advisory Committee of Beijing Overseas Chinese Federation
  • October 2012 to October 2015 Tutor of Master of Laws, Tsinghua University
  • In 2009, he was the special counsel of Beijing Radio' s "Policy Law Spacetime" column, Beijing TV's "The Rule of Law" case review lawyer, and published legal reviews on social hotspot legal issues, provided legal advice
  • In 2009 he lectured on Beijing TV' s Spring Festival special legal program "Yingtao saying"


  • Editor-in-chief of "Claims for Property Damages" (China Procuratorate, April 2007)
  • Participated in the compilation of "Economic Disputes Claims", "Claims to the State", "Intellectual Property Disputes Claims", "Insurance Claims" and other series by China Procuratorate