Jay J. Yan

Jay J. Yan


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

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York


  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English

Jay Yan joined the firm in March 2011 and is 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, media & entertainment, sports, government affairs, international trade and distributions, import & export control, labor issues, hospitality, 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