Zheng Qiao (“Matthew”) Chen

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Zheng Qiao Chen is a member of the California Bar with legal experiences in domestic Chinese law, international transaction, international arbitration, and intellectual property.  Mr. Chen has years of experience working as an of-counsel with various law firms located in Beijing, China.

Mr. Chen is skillful in translating complex legal documents, advising on joint-venture agreements, as well as conducting comprehensive legal research on the many differences between the U.S. and Chinese legal systems.  He is also adept in liaison with international agencies such as the World Intellectual Property Organization.

More recently, alongside the “One Belt and One Road” initiative in China, Mr. Chen collaborated in the revision of Rules for International Investment Arbitration on behalf of the Beijing Arbitration Commission and the Beijing International Arbitration Center.  He particularly focused in areas such as “Challenges to Arbitrators, Counsels, and Expert Witnesses Under the Framework of ICSID” as well as “Interpretations of Provisional Measures in International Arbitration.”

From time to time, Mr. Chen also assists attorneys from China to prepare for the U.S. Bar Examination.  He is fluent in both English and Chinese (Mandarin), speaking and writing.


  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • English
  • Chinese

Publications & Appearances

  • “2018 China Intellectual Property Rights Index Report,” WIPO Lex database, 2019


Recent transactions handled by Zheng Qiao Chen include:

  • Collaborated in revision of Rules for International Investment Arbitration on behalf of the Beijing Arbitration Commission and Beijing International Arbitration Center.
  • Advised a Chinese securities company on its potential listing and IPO in the U.S., and the detailed regulations required by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).
  • Participated in trademark disputes of Italian fashion brands within the Chinese jurisdiction.  Compiled evidence on behalf of client; drafted and finalized affidavit (English/Chinese) submitted to the Chinese court.
  • Collaborated in potential acquisition of major U.S. entertainment studio, advising client on post-acquisition restrictions on intellectual property, including its usage within a theme park.
  • Advised an Australian law firm on the issue of subrogation in China.
  • Advised a Chinese company on Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) and related intellectual property protections regarding its potential acquisition of a company located in Utah; drafted and finalized the SPA.
  • Counseled on proposed joint venture with a renowned NBA coach; drafted and finalized the joint venture agreement.