Zhang Weihua

Vice President & General Counsel,
United Energy Group

Mr. Zhang has two decades of legal experience. Before joining United Energy Group, he was the Director of the Project Management Division of the Legal Department of CNOOC Group. Concurrently he was Deputy Legal Director, CNOOC Energy Technology & Services Group. Other previous positions at CNOOC included Head of Consulting Team in the Legal Department and Acting Head of Merger/Acquisition Team in their Legal Department. He was a core member of legal team representing CNOOC on its USD15.1 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc.

He was recognized by Legal500 as one of Asia Pacific’s top corporate counsels. He currently also serves as a Committee Member for AIPN Model Contracts Drafting Committee. Before CNOOC Mr Zhang held corporate counsel positions in both CITIC Resources and PetroChina.

Mr. Zhang has sophisticated work experience on large-scale cross-border transactions with multinational companies. He has delivered legal opinions to Board and Investment Committee on major transactions and investments, is familiar with international oil and gas industry practices and has sophisticated business negotiation skills.

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