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

Wendy represents 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 and M&A transactions in recent years.


Bar Admissions

New York


Cornell Law School
J.D. (2001)

Fudan University
LL.B. cum laude (1998)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • U.S. Investment, M&A, Litigation, Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets
    Panelist, Zhejiang Lawyers Association, Shanghai, July 2018
  • Legal Insights Related to Offshore M&A Of Chinese Company
    2016 China Outbound Investment Summit, June 17, 2016
    Investing In Europe Summit 2017, November 10-11, 2017

Leadership & Community

Firm Leadership

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


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