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Tian Yuan Law Firm

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Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen

Yanling Ren

Work +86 10 5776 3888
Tian Yuan Law Firm


Ms. Ren has mainly engaged in and specialized in investment and financing, M&A, private equity financing and other related legal services.


Ms Ren joined Tian Yuan Law Firm in 1995 and is now the executive director and partner of Tian Yuan Law Firm.
During her practice of more than 20 years, Ms. Ren has mainly engaged in and specialized in investment and financing, M&A, private equity financing and other related legal services. She has in-depth professional research on legal issues related to real estate, cultural media, film and television, infrastructures such as port and wharf, etc.. In the field of real estate, Ms. Ren has rich experience in the acquisition of various kinds of real estate equities/assets, real estate financing, first-level land development, cross-border investment, senior housing, urban renewal, stadium project, convention and exhibition center projects, real estate PPP projects and so on; in the field of cultural media, she also has extensive experience in performing arts brokerage, film and television, music recording, variety show, cultural and tourist real estate, cultural derivative industry and so on.

Ms. Ren has ever provided legal services in respect of investment, financing, M&A and daily legal affairs for many state-owned enterprises, listed companies, offshore companies and investment institutions such as China Resources Land Limited, Sinotrans & CSC Holdings Co., Ltd., CCCC Dredging (Group) Company Limited, Sino-Ocean Group Holding Limited, etc., winning the trust of clients and the high praise from the industry.
Ms. Ren has obtained such honors as "Beijing Outstanding Lawyer" (2005) and "Beijing Top 10 Female Lawyers" (2012) by Beijing Lawyers Association; China TOP 15 Female Lawyers" (2017) by ALB; "Recommended Lawyer in Corporate and M&A, Real Estate and Construction" (2018) by The Legal 500.


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Ms Ren has ever served as a member of the 13th and 14th Xicheng District Committee of the CPPCC, vice chairman of Xicheng District Youth Federation, vice president of Xicheng District New Social Class Association, vice president of the 8th, 9th and 10th Beijing Lawyers Association-Female Lawyers Club, vice director of the Practice Application and Review Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association, and vice president of Xicheng District Lawyers Association.


China University of Political Science and Law, LL.B

China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Within: Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Tian Yuan Law Firm received a number of instructions from listed companies which it advises on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. It has been particularly active in the education sector. For example, in 2017, the team advised Puxin Education Group on its acquisition of Global Education & Technology Group from Pearson, and in a separate transaction, advised CITIC Capital and other investors in their £300m acquisition of Wall Street English from Pearson; it also acted for a Chinese investment company Legend Holdings in acquiring Better Sun Educational Group, a Chinese operator of premium kindergartens. Other highlights saw Juanjuan Song assisting Shanghai Horizon Healthcare with its RMB1bn investment in ten hospitals and Aihua Xiao acting for China Cinda Asset Management in a series of acquisitions. Handling corporate system reform for SOEs also feature in its recent mandates which Yanling Ren has particular experience in. Managing partner Xiaohui Zhu is also a name to note and is recommended for restructuring and capital markets transactions.

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China: Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction: PRC firms

Within: Real estate and construction: PRC firms

Tian Yuan Law Firm represents developers, project owners and general contractors on major real estate projects, including tax-saving real estate investment plans. The team stands out for its advice on the acquisition of real estate assets, major asset restructuring, acquiring listed companies, and real estate private equity investment. It acted for China Resources Land in the acquisition of a real estate asset in the city of Xi’an. The team's key advisors include Yanling Ren, Peng Xie, Chen Yang and Ying Liu.

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