Lu Zhou | Beijing | Hogan Lovells

Lu Zhou

Partner Corporate & Finance


English, Chinese

Zhou Lu

Lu Zhou
Zhou Lu
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Lu Zhou has extensive experience representing multinational corporations, corporate ventures and private equity fund clients in complex cross-border transactions, including inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, as well as restructuring matters cross the globe. She has vast experience in advising clients in the TMT, life sciences, and education industries. Her deep industrial regulatory knowledge enables her to help our clients navigate the complicated structuring and operational issues.

Lu is very devoted to advocate for creating the diversified & inclusive environment within the firm and our community. She is the lead for the firm's APAC Diversity & Inclusion Committee and a member of our Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee. In her role, Lu works with colleagues in APAC region to lead our efforts on delivering our commitments to diversity & inclusion and responsible business.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Lu practiced for two years in a firm in New York. She has also worked for The Honorable Michael Davis in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota as a judicial extern, and clerked for the judges in the Board of Veterans' Appeals in Washington, D.C.

Representative experience

IBM on the global separation and reorganization of Kyndryl Holdings, Inc., its managed infrastructure services business, prior to the spin-off of Kyndryl into a separate publicly traded company.

Advising Kingfisher PLC, a Fortune 500 company, on its RMB1.4bn sale of the controlling stake of its PRC home improvement retail business in China.

Advising Unisplendour Corporation Limited on its acquisition of a US$3.8bn stake in Western Digital Corporation, a computer data storage company.

Advising an automotive and aerospace parts manufacturer on its acquisition of a UK company with the global footprints in the hydraulic jack and garage equipment manufacturing business.

 Advising Alstom on its €700m acquisition of GE’s Intelligent Transportation Solutions business.

Advising a leading Chinese E-commerce company on the proposed formation of an e-commerce and logistics joint venture in Indonesia.

Advising global insurance firm Starr Companies on its various pharmaceutical, medical clinic, and telemedicine investments.

Advising USANA Health Sciences, a U.S. listed company, on its acquisition of a nutritional supplements company.

Advising Intel and Google on their multiple strategic investments in leading edge technology companies in Asia.

Advising a PRC state owned company on its acquisition of a UK-based in-wheel motor manufacturing company.

Advising a Cayman Islands company on its US$140m sale of its PRC English training business to a U.S. private equity fund.

Advising a U.S. company on its RMB840m acquisition of a PRC real estate company.

Advising a U.S. listed company on its RMB230m acquisition of a PRC bio-technology company.


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, Dean's List, 2005
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
  • LL.B., Shandong University, 2000
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York


Life sciences and healthcare, China, Leading individual

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Corporate/M&A, China, Next generation partner

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

TMT, Next generation partner

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Fintech, Next generation partner

Legal 500 Asia Pacific