John Chung Principal Associate


Speaks:  English, French, Mandarin

New York State: 2005 - Licensed attorney


Primary office:  Guangzhou


Areas of expertise:


John Chung

John Chung is a principal associate based in Guangzhou, China who advises foreign invested businesses in China and China companies operating within and outside China on corporate commercial, employment, banking & finance, M&A and capital markets matters.

Qualified in the US and with over eleven years of experience gained within private practice and in-house while working in New York City, Suzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou serving clients in English, Chinese and French, John has substantial knowledge, business acumen and developed broad legal experience in various sectors and industries, particularly in telecom, banking & finance and capital markets.

John is also a skilled negotiator who believes in knowing his client and his client's counterparty well. From experience, John knows that ones who prepare best will usually prevail at the negotiation table.

Away from the office, John is an avid fitness enthusiast and has competed annually in local bodybuilding competitions since 2000, with the best result of second place achieved at the 2012 Suzhou Bodybuilding Competition.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2017

    • Career
      June2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      June2014
      ZTE Corporation - Shenzhen, China, associate in-house counsel
  • 2013

    • Career
      March2013
      TransAsia Lawyers - Shanghai, China, associate
  • 2010

    • Career
      July2010
      Shanghai City Development (Suzhou) Law Firm - Suzhou, China, director of international services and senior associate
    • Career
      January2010
      Anderson & Anderson, LLP, Guangzhou, China, senior legal consultant
  • 2009

    • Career
      April2009
      Reed Smith LLP, French language discovery attorney
  • 2008

    • Career
      April2008
      Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY, foreign language document attorney
  • 2007

    • Career
      February2007
      Goldman Sachs & Co., Senior Bank Debt Operations Group, Jersey City, NJ, lead syndicated loan attorney
  • 2006

    • Career
      April2006
      Deloitte & Touche LLP, New York, NY, securitization analyst
  • 2005

    • Career
      October2005
      Yi Cho & Brunstein LLC (now Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP), New York, NY, associate attorney
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2005
      New York State, Licensed attorney
  • 2003

    • Education
      2003
      Faculty of Law, University of Montréal, Montréal, Québec, bachelor of civil law
  • 2000

    • Career
      2000
      John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, master in business administration
  • 1997

    • Education
      1997
      Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario, juris doctor
  • 1993

    • Education
      1993
      Faculty of Arts, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, honors bachelor of arts in political science