Investment & finance; M&A; Cross-border services; Dispute resolution
Ye Fang, PhD in law, is a senior partner of AllBright Law Offices (mainly based in Shanghai). She obtained four law degrees in China and the US and is an expert type lawyer. She provides legal services, such as cross-border M&A, investment and financing, and foreign-related dispute resolution for many foreign banks, financial institutions, investment institutions, MNCs and well-known IPs.
Ye has deeply participated in and supported many major reform measures of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and has been interviewed by mainstream media many times to give professional interpretations on the key points of policies and laws, system reforms and innovations in the free trade zones. Now she serves as the legal consultant of the Free Trade Zone Administration of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Management Committee (three consecutive terms), and is director of the Free Trade Zone committee of the Shanghai Bar Association.
Ye’s main clients include well-known financial or investment institutions including DBS, Bank of China, Lianhe Investment Co, etc., MNCs such as Zespri China, Master Kong Holdings, Pepsi China and UNQ Holdings. She also advises SOEs and government agencies including: PetroChina; China Communications Investment; Shanghai Lingang New Area Aviation Industry Development; the Shanghai Housing Administration; and the Shanghai Sports Bureau. In addition, Ye’s clients include famous academic institutions and celebrity entities, such as the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Bruce Lee Foundation.
Ye was selected into the National Bar Association’s Leading Foreign Lawyers Talent Pool and Shanghai Foreign Lawyers Talent Pool. She won the Shanghai Youth May 4th Medal (2017); was named Lujiazui Top 10 Outstanding Youths, 2016 ALB Asian Law Magazine China’s Best Female Lawyer, the first Shanghai Youth Finance Talent, the sixth Pudong New Area Top 10 Outstanding Young Lawyers, among others. She also serves as a part-time master’s academic adviser in East China University of Political Science and Law, and is a visiting professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University Law School.
She is enthusiastic about public welfare: funded a few school scholarships, provided pro bono legal services to charitable organisations such as Shanghai Charity Dream. “East to West, being light and salt,” is her motto.