A problem solver with real-life business experience
Since first joining the firm as a clerk in 2016, Johnny has worked with clients to resolve various types of legal challenges. His clients include established company directors, founders of start-ups and most prominently, the local families and businesses.
As he describes it, "It is not just working for your clients but working with them. Coming from a mixed legal and business background, I especially enjoy helping small businesses - I get to know the people behind the business, their dreams and visions and understand their needs as well as their business' needs. Through the process I develop and maintain a unique advisory relationship with my client. It's all about helping people make practical and commercial decisions that will help them today - and in the future.
Proactive commercial advice with an ability to handle disputes
Johnny works with the commercial team to help clients with agreements and contracts, acting in due-diligence and risk management. He also assists with all property related matters including the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties, leasing, construction and project management.
A strong understanding of Chinese business culture
As a child, Johnny moved from China to Australia and studied at Wesley College. He then studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws at Monash University.
He thoroughly enjoys working with domestic clients as well as helping China-based clients with their investment in Australia. Throughout his work, he has built an enviable network of accountants, real estate agents, finance and business brokers, migration agents and other professional advisors in both Australia and in China - which is of great service to his clients.
He is well-versed with Chinese business culture and practices and prior to being admitted in Australia, worked as a paralegal for a Beijing-based top-tier law firm.
Johnny is fluent in both English and Mandarin.