Ms Ingrid Wenying Zhu-Clark is one of the most recognized international lawyers in this region. She is the Head of China Oil & Gas of Eversheds Sutherland and used to be the Asia Head and China Managing Partner of the legacy firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. Ms Zhu-Clark is an US qualified lawyer and has extensive experience in representing international and Chinese companies in their inbound and outbound investments. She specializes in energy and insurance and has led a series of extremely high profiled multi-country projects which were headlined and featured by the world's most prestigious press and which made the name of her firm and herself in the area of oil and gas. She advised Chinese state owned oil companies in their projects in various regions including Africa, Middle East, South America, North America, Central Asia and Asia, and in many countries including US, Canada, Russia, UAE, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Serya, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Equiador, Peru.
Ingrid is the leading counsel for the very recent US$1.76 billion concession transaction by CNPC in Abu Dhabi, UAE (Feb. 19, 2017) and was the leading counsel in representing CNPC in its landmark $4.18 billion acquisition of PetroKazakhstan in 2005, then the largest international acquisition by a Chinese company. She was the leading lawyer in many other public and private cross border transactions, including CNOOC's $2.3 billion acquisition of offshore interest in Nigeria in 2006. She travelled worldwide for these projects and has led her team in successfully winning a series of international award such as "No. 1 Deal of the Year, 2006" by ALB, "IFLR Asia Awards in 2012", "Law Firm of the Year, 2010" in the area of energy and natural resources, by Asian-Counsel magazine, "No. 1 Energy M&A Law Firm in Asia, 2005" by Mergermarket.
Ingrid Zhu-Clark has also extensive experience in representing international companies in their investments in China. Her clients include Alianz, CNA, Metlife, Samsung Life, Manulife, and GSK.
She used to be chairwoman of the financial subcommittee and co-chair of the financial and legal service committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in China. She is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).