Stanley Jia

Stanley D. Jia

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Stanley Jia is the chief representative of the Beijing office of Baker McKenzie. He has extensive experience working on foreign indirect investment projects in China, particularly those involving the energy, oil & gas and automotive sectors. Mr. Jia is ranked among the leading lawyers for corporate/ M&A in China by Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He is also listed among the top lawyers for projects and energy in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and for project finance in IFLR 1000.

Practice Focus

Leveraging his in-depth understanding of the workings of Chinese and foreign companies, Mr. Jia regularly assists clients in negotiations with government and regulatory bodies in China. His extensive experience also includes working on a significant number of major overseas investments by large state-owned enterprises.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for a large-scale state-owned enterprise to obtain a 25-year franchise of the Philippine power grid.
  • Acted for a large-scale state-owned steel company in the acquisition of African mineral assets.
  • Advised many Chinese companies on the acquisition of oil and gas fields in Kazakhstan.
  • Acted for a Chinese oil and natural gas company in its external oil and gas project. 
  • Acted for a large-scale state-owned oil company in establishing a joint venture with a US automotive company in China.
  • Acted for a major Chinese automotive company in establishing a joint venture enterprise with a US automotive company in China.
  • Acted for a European automotive company in establishing its distribution network in China.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association


  • New York~United States (1989)


  • New York University (1987)
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1986)
  • Zhongshan University (1984)


  • Chinese
  • English

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai