Siyu Zhang

Siyu Zhang

Asia Pacific Counsel, Litigation; White Collar Defense and Investigations
Siyu Zhang’s practice focuses on investigations, litigations and government enforcement actions. She is experienced in handling multijurisdictional regulatory investigations and in working with clients to implement and enhance their compliance programs. 


Ms. Zhang has extensive experience conducting compliance due diligence reviews and advising clients on regulatory and compliance risks on a wide range of transactions, including initial public offerings, bond issuances, and mergers and acquisitions. She also represents Chinese companies listed in the U.S. in multiple federal securities class actions.

Ms. Zhang’s experience (including prior to Skadden) includes advising Chinese and multinational companies from various industries, including automobiles, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, education, technology, media and entertainment, and financial services, on the following matters:

  • resolving enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice and other enforcement agencies
  • conducting internal investigations regarding business operations in China involving allegations of fraud, bribery, bid-rigging, insider trading and embezzlement by employees
  • conducting compliance due diligence reviews in commercial transactions and establishing and improving compliance programs and policies involving anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, insider trading avoidance, anti-money laundering and anti-harassment
  • advising multinational companies on compliance issues arising under U.S. economic sanctions laws, particularly regarding U.S. sanctions programs for Cuba, China, South Sudan and Myanmar
  • defending China-based companies in putative class actions brought under U.S. federal securities laws, including winning dismissals and favorable settlements for companies such as Weibo, Pintec Technology Holdings Limited, Jianpu Technology, Inc., Pinduoduo Inc., LexinFintech Holdings Ltd., New Oriental Education, TAL Education and iDreamSky
  • advising U.S.-based cryptocurrency trading platforms on regulatory risks under Hong Kong law

Prior to joining Skadden in 2017, Ms. Zhang worked at a leading U.K. international law firm in Hong Kong. Earlier in her career, she interned at the Enforcement Division of the SEC in Washington, D.C.



  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2012
  • B.A., Peking University, 2009


  • Hong Kong
  • New York


  • English
  • Mandarin

Siyu Zhang

Asia Pacific Counsel, Litigation; White Collar Defense and Investigations