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Leigh Yang

Leigh Yang

Han Kun Law Offices

Tel: +86 21 6080 0360
Email: li.yang@hankunlaw.com

Practice areas

Capital markets; Cross-border investment; Foreign direct investment; Private equity, venture capital & funds


Leigh (Li) Yang is a partner with Han Kun Law Offices, having joined the firm in 2012. Her practice area primarily revolves around investment fund formation, asset management and cross-border investments, with a specific focus on private equity and venture capital (PE/VC). Leigh possesses extensive expertise in both renminbi and US dollar fund formation, along with remarkable experience in cross-border fund formation and investment matters such as QFLP, QDLP/QDIE, QFII, and QDII. Based in Shanghai, she frequently travels to the Greater Bay Area and Singapore to manage and cultivate client relationships in those regions. Yang is dedicated to bridging China and the global landscape through her legal services, facilitating seamless cross-border transactions. She diligently keeps track of China’s foreign exchange administration policies and actively engages in industry initiatives to advocate for regulatory enhancements, thus fostering the growth of China’s PE/VC industry.

Leigh graduated from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) with an LLB degree in 2008, and she also holds an LLM (with honours) from Columbia Law School, and a Master of Commercial Laws degree from Seoul National University. Currently, she is enrolled in the part-time Global Executive MBA programme at INSEAD, set to graduate in the Class of 2025.

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