Mr Zhiyi Ren > Fangda Partners > Shanghai, China > Lawyer Profile

Fangda Partners
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Work Department

Investment funds, financial service regulatory




Prior to joining Fangda Partners, he worked as head of compliance in an internationally reknowned investment bank’s domestic subsidiary on all its China investments covering securities, futures, funds, commodities, trusts, guarantees, special opportunity group and quant research. He gained an abundance of experience handling the legal and compliance affairs of financial enterprises. He also worked in an international law firm for many years.


Chinese, English


Peking University Law School, LL.B
Columbia Law School, LL.M

Lawyer Rankings

China > Insurance: PRC firms

Fangda Partners houses a sizeable team of insurance practitioners who demonstrate strong capabilities in financing transactions, M&A and regulatory matters, making it a popular choice for domestic and international insurers, fintech companies, PE firms and asset management funds seeking assistance with cross-border mandates. On the contentious front, the group is sought after to handle trials in Mainland China and as well as mediation proceedings. The group’s leadership is split between inbound and outbound investment specialist Jian Fang, and Zhiyi Ren, who is a key contact for foreign clients seeking advice on onshore business permits and regulatory matters. Also noted are Beijing-based Siyuan Pan, an expert in outbound acquisitions and corporate matters, and counsel Lily Yan.

China > Fintech: PRC firms

Fangda Partners is noted for advising a range of international and local clients on M&A, private equity, restructuring, data protection, and venture capital transactions. The team is jointly led by Amanda Zhou, Chen Bao, and Kate Yin, and Shanghai-based Jian Fang and Zhiyi Ren. Yin is particularly focused on regulatory compliance matters with a cross-border element, while Fang advises international corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms on investments and operations in China. Ren is also active in cross-border investments, having recently acted for HSBC Fintech WFOE in obtaining an EDI license.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms

Fund structuring specialist firm Fangda Partners has long stood amongst the market’s pioneering firms. Advising clients through the full life cycle of the fund, the ‘resourceful and practical‘ team is led by Richard Guo who draws on a wealth of experience in the formation and operation of alternative investment products, funds of funds, co-investment funds and corporate venture funds using both USD and RMB currencies. Zhen Chen, Zhiyi Ren, Candy Tang and Flora Qian are further names to note, and count Morgan Stanley and Sequoia as their main clients.