Ning Zhang

Ning Zhang, a German qualified lawyer, focuses on advising international clients, in particular entrepreneurs, shareholders and managing directors in the fields of corporate and employment law.

She has extensive experience from assisting numerous greenfield investment activities as well as M&A transactions of international companies in Germany.

As a native Chinese who has lived in Germany for more than 24 years, she is able to explain complex German legal issues in comprehensible terms and offer constructive solutions for international clients. Her clients particularly benefit from her pragmatic approach and deep understanding of Chinese and German culture, mentality and business behavior.

From 2007 to 2023, she worked for three major international law firms, respectively, in their Frankfurt offices.

She is the founder of the international information platform


German, Chinese, English

Since 04/2023 Law Firm ASMEI LAW, Frankfurt am Main,

German qualified lawyer / Founder

02/2008 – 03/2023 Law Firm CMS Hasche Sigle, Frankfurt am Main

German qualified lawyer / Counsel / Co-Head of China Desk

06/2007 – 08/2007 Law firm Taylor Wessing, Frankfurt am Main

Trainee lawyer

09/2006 – 05/2007 Law firm Jones Day, Frankfurt am Main

Trainee lawyer

05/2006 – 08/2006 Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Darmstadt

Trainee lawyer

01/2006 – 04/2006 District Court – Criminal Division, Darmstadt

Trainee lawyer

09/2005 – 12/2005 District Court – Civil Chamber, Darmstadt

Trainee lawyer

2008 – 05/2010

Specialized lawyer course for employment law

Completion of the written part



Admission to the German Bar



Second state law examination in Germany



First state law examination in Germany


10/1999 – 05/2005

Ruhr University Bochum

Law Studies


09/1995 – 07/1999

Beijing International Studies University

German Studies

12/2020 Employee participation in Germany

Online webinar for companies with subsidiaries in Germany

Topic: Choice / Employee participation in German startups / Employee participation in medium-sized companies

09/2020 German Labor Law / German Corporate Governance / Company Acquisition in Crisis

Training for international companies planning to invest in Germany

Topic: Hiring employees / fixed-term employment contract / minimum wage / working hours / employee termination / works council in Germany / German employment law during the acquisition of a company / establishment and incorporation of a company / bodies of a German GmbH / managing directors and power of representation / duties and obligations of the shareholders’ meeting 

05/2019 German Corporate Governance

Training for the headquarters of an international producer of industrial composite materials with two subsidiaries in Germany.

Topic: Advisory Board / Supervisory Board / Managing Directors

01/2019 “German Legal Framework for Investors”

Training for a group focusing on connectors for light and power

Topic: corporate forms / subsidiary and dependent branch / corporate bodies and their duties and obligations / distribution / hiring of employees / settlement of legal disputes / M&A

11/2016 “Chinese acquisitions in Germany and Europe – success factors and risks”

Panel discussion, Frankfurt am Main as part of the “M&A Roadshow 2016”

11/2016 “Sequence of the purchase process of German companies as well as approval procedures”

Training for Frankfurt branch of an international bank