Yao Zhou
Position: Senior Partner
Office location:Beijing


LLB in 2006,China University of Political Science and Law

LLM in 2007,University of Oxford

Working Experiences

2010/5/3--2017/12/21,Run Ming Law Office,Partner

2007/11/1--2010/5/1,DLA Piper law firm(beijing),Associate


1、Zhou Yao has been awarded by Asia Law & Practice as “Asia Leading Lawyer” in the aviation and shipping arena.

2、She has also been appointed as member of “China Contact Group” by the Aviation Working Group, to recognise her experiences and achievements as one of the few leading lawyers in China who are able to provide highly specialized legal services in this field.

3、In September 2020, she was selected to the talent pool of foreign business lawyers that established by judicial department and was incorporated in Thousands of National Foreign Business Lawyers Roll.

4、She awarded the recommend lawyers in banking and financing area of Legal 500-2020 Asia Pacific Ranking.

Practice Areas Aircraft financing / leasing , Banking and finance, foreign direct investment, merger and acquisition, private equity and venture capital investment.

Working Language

Chinese (native), English (fluent)


1、Getting Your Deal Through 2016 edition – Aviation Finance and Leasing section – China Chapter;

2、Published at  Legal Inquiry for Finance -Article titled The Influence of New Measures on Registration of Pledged Accounts Receivable

3、 Published at Daily Civil Aviation IFLY article titled Guide on Foreign Assets of General Aviation Access.

4、Published at Daily Civil Aviation IFLY article titled Is the Registration of Corporate Aircrafts Registered Overseas Hard?

5、Published at Daily Civil Aviation IFLY article titled Ownership Share: Corporate Aircrafts Can be Purchased In This Way.

6、Published at ALB and LexisNexis, respectively – Article titled Can Non-foreign Related Contracts be Governed by Foreign Laws and Can Parties thereto Choose Foreign Arbitration;

7、Published the article titled  Entrusted Loans on Financing and Leasing in Dentons subscriptions, and accepted the invitation and teach a lesson titled Influenced of New Regulations on Entrusted Loans on Financing and Leasing;

8、Given a lesson titled Brief Introduction to the Purchase and Financing of Business Jets and General Aviation Aircraft on the Dacheng Wechat public account live broadcast platform.

Social Activities

In 2020, she took part in Beijing Business Aviation Association’s Lawyer Volunteer Service Team and assists the corporate members in dealing with and overcoming the outbreak of COVID-19. She helps corporations to manage the potential commercial disputes and legal risk during the outbreaks of COVID-19, which guarantees corporations normal running.