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Yan Zhang

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Yan Zhang, partner in Sidley’s Hong Kong office, is a member of Sidley's Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy practice. Yan is a highly skilled lawyer with experience in both adversarial and transactional matters. She represents clients from a broad range of sectors. In her adversarial practice, Yan is experienced in the resolution of Chinese-foreign business disputes and has advised clients in proceedings conducted under a number of institutional arbitration rules including those of the HKIAC, AAA and CIETAC. In her transactional practice, Yan represents private equity funds, hedge funds and multinational companies in mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, fund formation and other general corporate matters. Yan’s diverse practice gives her a unique blend of skills that benefit her clients at all stages of the corporate lifecycle. Prior to joining Sidley, Yan practiced at the New York, Shanghai and Hong Kong offices of another leading U.S. law firm. Yan is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.


Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 2006;

Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, LL.B., 2003