Jingzhou Tao is the Managing Partner responsible for developing the Asia Practice of Dechert LLP. He has advised many Fortune 500 companies on international mergers and acquisitions, arbitration and corporate matters involving China for more than 30 years. Mr. Tao has represented major American and European and Japanese companies in hundreds of transactions in China involving joint ventures, tax planning, strategic alliances and intellectual property protection. He also has significant experience in international arbitration proceedings both in China and before the major international arbitration institutions. In 2014, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific ranked Mr. Tao for his dispute resolution practice in China and named him one of the "Most In Demand Arbitrators" in the Asia-Pacific region.