Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate company of Alibaba Group, announced Jonathan Zhou will soon join the company as general counsel.

In this role, Zhou will be responsible for the company’s legal and compliance functions, reporting directly to Senior Vice President Leiming Chen, who oversees the legal, compliance, and anti-money laundering functions at Ant Financial.

Zhou, founding partner of Chinese law firm Fangda Partners, has served various clients, in China and globally, across multiple high-profile matters over the past 20 years. He has worked closely with both Ant Financial and Alibaba Group.