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Ying White

Ying White


Ying White

Ying White heads Clifford Chance's Funds and Investment Management Group in China.

Ying has advised numerous global fund managers and institutional investors on their investments in public and private markets and funds in China. In addition, she advises Chinese financial institutions and corporations on the structuring, establishment and operations of offshore private equity funds and hedge funds.

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.

Ying is actively sought by industry associations and governmental agencies at national and local levels on private fund regulations and policies. 

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Career and 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

Professional bodies

  • Member of experts committee of Asset Management Association of China (AMAC)
  • Expert on the Experts Panel of Shanghai QDLP Pilot Program
  • Advisor to the Beijing Private Equity Association
  • Advisor to China Association of Private Equity
  • Member of the Asia Pacific Chapter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds

Awards and citations

  • Ying is listed as a Leading Individual for Investment Funds in China.
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
  • She was also recognised as one of the Leading Lawyers in China by Asialaw Profiles and a Leading Women in China PE/VC by China Venture magazine
  • Named as a Leading Individual for Investment Funds in China
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
  • Ying is especially active on private fund formations. She handles hedge, private equity and real estate mandates and also advises on QDLP-related issues. Sources say she provides 'practical advice on how to navigate complicated regulations, and praise her for being "very responsive and very hands-on."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2016