Distinguished Practitioner




Practice area:

Investment funds

Industry sectors:

Real estate

Ms. Yuan specialized in PE/VC and Investment Fund practice. Her practice focuses on representing global and domestic fund sponsors in structuring and forming private investment funds, including private equity and venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, buyout funds, real estate funds, securities funds, funds of funds and special purpose funds. Yuan specializes in structuring flexible and efficient solutions for funds in a complex and fast-changing market environment under increasingly complicated regulatory requirements.

Yuan has represented a significant number of leading international and domestic private fund sponsors, and has become a long-term partner to many of her clients throughout their fundraising cycle, including, among others, CPE Capital (from first China fund launch to present), CDH Capital (from first China fund launch to present), GSR Ventures (from first China fund launch to present), Legend Capital (from first China fund launch to present. She is frequently involved in the negotiations on behalf of fund sponsors with investors including SSF (National Council for Social Security Fund), insurance companies, government guidance funds, funds of funds, corporate investors and other institutional investors. Out of the 46 funds SSF invested in as the end of 2020, Yuan represented a quarter of the fund sponsors in these investments, with over a third of SSF’s RMB 65.2 billion total commitment amount.

Yuan has broad experience in representing institutional investors in their fund investments. She has represented a wide variety of fund investors investing in many well-recognized private fund sponsors in China.

Yuan’s practice also includes advising private fund managers on matters of compliance, internal control, upper-level structuring and team incentive plans.

  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity

  • PRC Bar Admission

  • LL.B., Peking University (1998-2002)