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Barbara is a partner based in Beijing. With almost three decades’ experience working in a senior in-house legal role at the Beijing and London offices of leading international firms, as well as providing business consultancy services at PwC, Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge to advising international and Chinese companies and financial institutions on doing business in China and globally. She focuses her practice on complex, cross-border M&As, joint ventures, strategic alliances and foreign direct investment in a wide range of industries including the high-tech, telecom, energy, infrastructure, automotive, pharma and high-end manufacturing industries. She also counsels Chinese companies on their outbound strategies and major transactions.


  • College of Law, London, 2000, LPC
  • College of Law, London, 2000, CPE
  • China University of Political Science and Law, 1998, LL.B.
  • China University of Political Science and Law, 1992, LL.M.
  • King's College London, 1997, LL.M.

  • Inglaterra y Gales
  • China (non-practising)

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/EU)

  • English
  • Mandarin

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Leading Individual in TMT / FinTech, Legal 500, 2019-2022
  • Leading Individual in Corporate / M&A, Legal 500, 2019-2020
  • TMT: Information Technology – Band 3, Chambers, 2021
  • China 15 Top TMT Lawyers, Asia Legal Business, 2020
  • Highly regarded practitioner, IFLR, 2011-2021