Jay J. Yan


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  • Columbia University School of Law, 1993, J.D.
  • Beijing University School of Law, 1984, LLB
  • Columbia University, 1988, Master of International Affairs and Advanced Certificate of East Asia Study, School of International & Public Affairs
  • Beijing University School of Law, 1986, Graduate Program of Law

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York


  • Mandarin

Jay joined the firm in March 2011 and is a partner in the Corporate Group.

Jay practises in the areas of cross-border investment, including establishment of wholly foreign owned enterprises, joint ventures, holding companies and regional headquarters, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring, financing, intellectual property, real estate, government affairs, international trade and distributions, import & export control, labour issues, hotel management, general corporate matters, litigation and arbitration, particularly with respect to China and the United States.

Employment History

  • 2011 - Reed Smith
    • Shanghai Office Managing Partner
  • 1999 - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • 1998 - Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, LLP
  • 1995 - Altheimer & Gray
  • 1993 - Nice First International Investment Group