Overview

Wendy Yan helps clients cross borders to grow their businesses. She has extensive experience in multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, technology transfers, venture capital, private equity and general corporate counseling, and various types of inbound and outbound investments relating to China.

Chinese Inbound Transactions

  • Representing multinational companies and private equity investors in the acquisition of Chinese businesses 
  • Representing multinational companies in forming and operating wholly foreign-owned and joint venture enterprises in in China
  • Representing venture capital/private equity investors and technology companies in numerous equity financing transactions related to China businesses 

Chinese Outbound Transaction

  • Representing Chinese companies in their overseas acquisitions and other investment projects

Industry Expertise

Wendy is particularly experienced in advising clients in industries such as media and entertainment, chemicals, energy, technology, automotive, telecommunications, consumer products, real estate, construction and others. She has advised on billions of dollars’ worth of strategic joint venture investments in recent years and has represented clients such as Seagull Holiday, Inc., Focus Media Holdings and Madhouse Inc.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New York

Languages

Chinese
English

Education

Cornell Law School
J.D. (2001)

Fudan University
LL.B. cum laude (1998)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Legal Insights Related to Offshore M&A of Chinese Companies
    2018 China Outbound Investment Summit, October 19, 2018
    Investing In Europe Summit 2017, November 10-11, 2017
    2016 China Outbound Investment Summit, June 17, 2016
  • Doing Business in China
    Inside Counsel SuperConference, Chicago, May 23, 2011
  • Breaking Into Asian Markets
    MedTech Investing Conference, Minneapolis, May 19, 2011
  • International Cleantech Opportunities
    International Business Briefing, Denver and Minneapolis, May 3 and May 5, 2010
  • China M&A Anatomy of an Acquisition
    International Business Briefing, Denver and Minneapolis, May 3 and 5, 2010
  • PRC Legal Update
    International Business Briefing, Denver, May 3, 2010
  • International Venture Capital
    International Business Briefing, Denver, May 3, 2010
  • Managing Outbound Investments
    Investing in the U.S. Automotive Sector - How to Get Deals Done, Shanghai, April 18, 2010
  • Venture Capital in China
    International Business Briefing, Minneapolis and Denver, October 27 and October 29, 2008
  • China Law Update
    International Business Briefing, Minneapolis and Denver, October 27 and 29, 2008
  • Legal Due Diligence
    Due Diligence in M&A Workshop, Shanghai, May 28, 2008

Leadership & Community

Firm Leadership

Wendy is the office leader of Faegre Baker Daniels’ Shanghai office and co-chair of the China practice team.

Honors

  • M&A Advisor — 40 Under 40 Awards, Legal Advisor category, 2014
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