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Ying White

Equity Partner

Clifford Chance, Beijing
Practice area M&A corporate
Sector Funds & investment management
Tel +861065352218

Ying White heads Clifford Chance's Funds and Investment Management Group in China. Ying has extensive experience in advising and structuring China focused private equity and hedge funds in Greater China, QFII and RQFII funds, QDLP structures, and QDII products.

Ying also advises Chinese sovereign wealth funds and state-owned banks in their outbound investments.

Ying was a legal counsel at the World Bank in Washington DC for seven years before relocating back to China where she headed a U.S. law firm's China funds practice for five years.

She is actively sought by industry associations and governmental agencies at national and local levels on various legal issues in relation to RMB funds and private equity regulation.

Relevant experience

  • Advised a U.S. investor in investing in a quasi-QFLP (RMB) Fund in western China
  • Advised one of the largest PE funds in China on the formation of its second USD master fund
  • Advised a Chinese fund manager on the formation of an offshore hedge fund focusing on the consumer goods sector in China
  • Advised multiple leading USA and UK hedge funds managers in structuring and establishing QDLP funds  

Career & qualifications

  • Peking University (BA) 1992
  • Stetson University (JD, magna cum laude) 1997
  • Columbia University School of Law (LLM, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) 1998
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 1998
  • Counsel, Finance, Legal Vice Presidency, The World Bank, Washington DC 1999-2007
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2012
  • Speaks English and Mandarin

Professional bodies

  • Ying is a member of the experts committee of Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) on new funds products, an expert on the Experts Panel of Shanghai QDLP Pilot Program, as well as a member of the Asia Pacific Chapter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
  • She also serves as an advisor to the Beijing Private Equity Association and China Association of Private Equity on RMB funds and private equity regulations.

Awards and citations

  • Ying is listed as a Leading Individual for Investment Funds in China.
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2013
  • She was also recognised as one of the Leading Lawyers in China by Asialaw Profiles and a Leading Women in China PE/VC by the China Venture magazine.
  • Ying is admired by market observers for her "depth of expertise". Her practice centres around advising on the formation of onshore and offshore funds, for the likes of private equity and hedge funds, renminbi funds and Chinese institutions.
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2013

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