FenXun Partners, Baker McKenzie's Joint Operation platform partner in China, is pleased to announce that leading capital markets lawyer Yang Yingfei has rejoined the Firm. Yingfei, who was formerly a partner in the Beijing office, will collaborate with lawyers across FenXun's offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hainan, as well as lawyers in the Capital Markets Group of Baker McKenzie through the Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation platform, to assist Chinese companies with their complex domestic and cross-border securities offerings, acquisitions and corporate transactions.
Yingfei has significant experience in equity capital markets (ECM) and debt capital markets (DCM) transactions, domestic and overseas securities offerings, listings of Chinese enterprises, acquisition and reorganization of listed companies, FDI and general corporate matters. She rejoins FenXun from Puman Capital where she was a partner and chief operating officer and advised on the establishment and management of business processes, and the financial and tax optimization of the fund, as well as all legal matters related to the operation and management of the fund.
"We are delighted to have Yingfei rejoin the Firm. Her return not only helps us deepen the many institutionalized relationships that we have developed with clients over the years, but also bolsters our transactional capabilities in China and further solidifies our market position in equity and debt offerings," said Yingzhe Wang, managing partner of FenXun Partners. "Yingfei's appointment furthers our goal of delivering holistic legal solutions of the highest quality to clients and strengthens the Baker McKenzie FenXun joint operation platform."
"China's capital markets have remained resilient amid the rising geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainties. As a result, Chinese companies are increasingly looking to raise funds onshore. At the same time, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has announced plans to introduce more A-share products in the city. The strong ECM and DCM experience and the deep knowledge of China's A-share market that Yingfei brings will be of significant value to our clients," Christina Lee, partner in Baker McKenzie's Capital Markets Practice, said. "Our domestic and international capital markets practice is highly regarded in the market. The addition of Yingfei not only complements our existing capabilities well, her strong relationships with many of the leading Chinese enterprises and understanding of their businesses will also enable us to develop legal solutions that will better serve our clients' needs."
Yingfei said, "I am very happy to be rejoining FenXun. I started my career at FenXun and spent 10 years with the Firm. It really feels like coming home. I look forward to working with my colleagues in China and also across Baker McKenzie's global network to build and strengthen our capital markets service offerings and assist our clients with their financing and investment needs domestically and abroad."
Yingfei's appointment follows a series of recent significant lateral appointments in keeping with the Firm’s strategy to grow its transactional practice, including most recently Zhang Hong joining the M&A/ Private Equity team, Stella Hu joining the Capital Markets team and Ada Hu joining the Financial Services team.