Martin Zhang, a lawyer from GEN Law Firm, was recently honored on LEGALBAND's "2023 China 30 Under 30" list on August 29, 2023. This internationally renowned legal rankings recognized Martin for his exceptional professional skills and high praise from his clients.

A client review says, "In our work with Martin Zhang, he has demonstrated professional competence and potential for development beyond his years of practice. He has helped us handle a series of complex and difficult cases, consistently delivering results that meet our company's expectations. The high quality of his drafted litigation documents and litigation preparation laid the foundation for the smooth progress of the cases. His ongoing self-motivation is a valuable quality of an excellent lawyer."

Martin Zhang completed his undergraduate and master's studies at Peking University and holds Bar qualification in China. During the past four years, his main practice areas cover intellectual property, competition law, and internet law. Since starting his practice, he has been deeply focused on data rights protection litigation and cutting-edge Internet unfair competition litigation. He has successfully handled numerous complex intellectual property and unfair competition cases for several internet platform companies. Some of these cases have been selected as part of the top ten typical cases of the year by many courts.

Martin Zhang has a comprehensive understanding of the law and incisive thinking,which allows him to effectively process copious amounts of evidence during trials and utilize his unique litigation expertise to make breakthroughs in complex and difficult cases. This has earned him high recognition and respect from clients, judges, even opposing parties. 

China 30 Under 30

The selection process for the "2023 LEGALBAND China 30 Under 30" list underwent more than a month of in-depth research. During this period, LEGALBAND meticulously referred to the nomination materials from major law firms, self-nomination materials from lawyers, and feedback from clients, along with the long-term observation and insights of LEGALBAND’s China research team into the Chinese legal market. They finally selected the 30 most outstanding young lawyers in mainland China. The core elements of the selection included, but were not limited to, evaluations of the lawyers by clients and colleagues, significant transactions or cases the lawyers were involved in, and their work experience.

Martin Zhang

Martin Zhang graduated from Peking University with both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Since starting to practice, he has focused on data rights protection litigation and cutting-edge Internet unfair competition litigation.

Data rights protection litigation is Martin Zhang’s specialty. He took part in the " Housing Data Scraping Case", which was honored as one of the top ten typical cases by Beijing IP Court in 2022, achieving the first data rights confirmation for In another case he represented, involving social media data scraping, storage, and sale, a high compensation of 20 million yuan was awarded in the first instance.

Martin Zhang also has rich experience in handling Internet unfair competition lawsuits. For example, he represented Tencent in an unfair competition lawsuit against unauthorized WeChat plug-ins and won a high compensation of 40 million yuan in the Sichuan High Court. This case was honored as one of the top ten typical cases by Sichuan High Court and Chengdu Intermediate Court. He also won a high compensation of 3 million yuan in the Guangzhou IP Court, which was also honored as a typical case.