Yongjun Peter Ni


Zhong Lun Law Firm
Level 10 & 11, Two IFC
No. 8 Century Avenue
Shanghai 200120, PRC

Tel: 86-21-6061-3568
Fax: 86-21-6061-3555

Email: shanghai@zhonglun.com
Web: www.zhonglun.com

Yongjun Peter Ni is the head of Zhong Lun Law Firm’s corporate department and also oversees the firm’s tax and wealth planning practice. Before joining Zhong Lun, he led White & Case’s Greater China tax practice. Prior to that, he led the International Tax Practice of Ernst & Young China. Peter is an arbitrator of Shanghai Arbitration Commission and an adjunct professor at East China University of Politics and Law.

Peter has more than 20 years of experience providing international tax and legal services to companies and individuals, including 9 years in the US. Trained as a lawyer, he is able to provide tax advice in the proper legal context. In addition to tax, Peter advises clients on regulatory and legal aspects of cross-border investments and wealth planning, such as those related to foreign investment law, corporate law, M&A, trust, foreign exchange, and customs.

Peter’s clients are in various sectors including manufacturing, technology, financial service, investment fund, real estate, ecommerce, telecommunication, energy, logistics, distribution and retail, construction, and professional service.

Zhong Lun is a leading law firm in China that offers comprehensive tax and private client services. Renowned for its solid international tax expertise, Zhong Lun’s tax group specializes in dealing with complex tax issues, including tax consultancy, tax planning and tax dispute resolution related to cross-border investments and transactions. All of Zhong Lun’s tax lawyers graduated from the top law schools in China and overseas. They have strong technical knowledge about PRC tax law and international tax law and have worked for international law firms and/or the Big Four accounting firms in the past. Most of them are admitted in both the PRC and the United States. In addition to taxation, they also have a solid understanding about tax related legal areas such as Company Law, Financial Law, FDI Law, Securities Law, and those related to real estate and investment funds.


Scope of Services

Zhong Lun’s tax services cover all tax aspects related to cross-border investments and transactions, with a focus on:

  • Tax strategies for investment entry and exit
  • Investment structuring
  • Restructuring and M&As, including pre-IPO restructuring
  • Financing structuring
  • Tax planning for high net worth individuals and company executives
  • Tax efficient supply chain management planning
  • Tax advisory services on day to day company operations
  • Tax planning for import and export
  • Transfer pricing
  • Tax dispute resolution


As one of the largest and most experienced private client groups in the Greater China region, Zhong Lun’s lawyers also specialize in providing comprehensive legal services related to wealth planning for high net worth individuals and families. Such services include:

  • Asset and investment planning in the most tax efficient manner
  • Use of trust or foundation for asset protection
  • Estate planning by means of will, trust, insurance and other tools
  • Pre-IPO wealth planning for major shareholders
  • Pre-immigration wealth planning
  • Pre-marriage wealth planning for family members
  • Asset division dispute resolution related to estate and divorce
Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun Law Firm was one of the first private law partnerships to receive approval from the Ministry of Justice. After years of rapid development and steady growth, today Zhong Lun is one of the largest full service law firms in China. With over 260 partners and over 1200 professionals working in fifteen offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Zhong Lun is capable of providing clients with high-quality legal services in more than 60 countries across a wide range of industries and sectors through our specialized expertise and close teamwork.

With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Zhong Lun partners join their clients at the front lines to actively resolve disputes and transactional issues. Through their dedication Zhonglun has achieved a leading market position today. In recent years, the number of Zhong Lun partners recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific industry guides has surpassed all other Chinese law firms. We also share a collaborative spirit and are structured to ensure that only the most appropriate professional team takes responsibility for your case.

“Co-head of the department Peter Ni of Zhong Lun Law Firm is qualified to practise in New York and the PRC. He is described by sources as “an adviser who is an expert in PRC law, but also understands changes in overseas markets,” while another market commentator notes: “He excels at tax planning and tax compliance.” His clients consist of both individuals and multinational companies who seek out his tax and wealth planning skills.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017