Siyu Zhang’s practice focuses on investigations, litigations and government enforcement actions. She is experienced in handling multijurisdictional regulatory and criminal investigations and working with clients to implement and enhance their compliance programs. Ms. Zhang also has extensive experience conducting compliance due diligence reviews and advising clients on regulatory and corruption risks across a wide range of transactions, including initial public offerings, bond issuances, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Zhang’s experience (including prior to joining Skadden) includes advising:

  • a U.S. multinational commercial and investment bank on an internal investigation into alleged improper hiring practices in Asia and responding to governmental inquiries;
  • a Japanese multinational company of potential risks in relation to allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by a joint venture partner in a multibillion dollar merger; and in a separate internal investigation in relation to allegations of improper bidding practices in their overseas projects as well as resolution negotiations with the relevant authority;
  • multinational companies from various industries, including automobile, manufacturing, and technology, on conducting internal investigations regarding their business operations in China involving allegations of fraud, bribery and embezzlement by their employees; and
  • a number of multinational companies on compliance issues arising under U.S. economic sanctions laws.

Ms. Zhang also defends China-based companies in putative class actions brought under U.S. federal securities laws, and has won dismissals and favorable settlements for companies such as Weibo Corp. and iDreamSky Technology Limited.

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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C.



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


  • New York
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong


  • English
  • Mandarin

Siyu Zhang

Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York), Litigation; Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime; Cross-Border Investigations