Yan’s clientele mainly includes China Life Insurance (601628), CITIC Group, China Nuclear Engineering Corporation, China Energy Construction, CITIC Construction Investment (601066), China Communications Construction Group (A+H), China Chengtong Group, China New Housing Group, China Railway Construction Group, National Energy Group, China Chemical Group, China Construction Bank Investment, China Supply and Marketing Group, Capital Airport Group, Gezhouba Group, Fujian Big Data Group, Star Brand Group, Ucommune (American SPAC), Three Gorges Hydropower (600116), People’s Network (603000), Ruimaotong (600180), Feitian Yundong (HK6610), ST Shida (600734), China-Eurasia Economic Cooperation Fund, National Development Bank, Xuji Group, China West Electric, China Plant Group, Tianyin Holdings, multinational corporations, and domestic and overseas listed companies.
Recent M&A and restructuring projects:
Representing a Jiangxi high-tech enterprise in acquiring control of a Shenzhen Stock Exchange listed company.
Acting on behalf of Fujian Big Data Co., Ltd. as a bankruptcy reorganization industry investor investing in A-share listed company *ST Real Reach  and obtaining control.
Representing a Hong Kong listed company to complete the VIE structure reorganization after listing.
Participating in the bankruptcy reorganization project of a listed company and acquiring the controlling stake in an ST listed company on behalf of a state-owned platform of a province.
Involvement in the significant asset reorganization cases of Three Gorges Hydropower (600116) and Rongke Technology (300290), and the acquisition of a controlling stake in an A-share listed company, among others.
In terms of domestic and foreign IPO projects:
Serving as legal counsel for the issuance and listing of A-shares for a military-civilian integration high-tech enterprise.
Participating in the NYSE listing and series of mergers and acquisitions before listing for a Chinese-American joint venture enterprise.
Acting as legal counsel for the sponsor and lead underwriter in the GEM listing of Chongqing International Composite Materials Co., Ltd. and Wing Morning Industry [01596.HK].
Assisting a Hong Kong listed industrial group in the initial issuance of RMB common shares (A shares) and listing (H + A).
Acting as special legal counsel for the Hong Kong main board listing project of a leading enterprise in the Metaverse field, representing dozens of enterprises in the public transfer and private placement of New Third Board shares, and more.
Recent cross-border M&A projects:
Representing a central enterprise in due diligence for the acquisition of shares in a Hong Kong listed insurance group.
Participating in the Gezhouba Group’s $4 billion investment project in Clark New City Industrial Park in the Philippines.
Involvement in a state-owned company’s EPC project and equity acquisition in Bangladesh.
Assisting a group company under Singapore’s Temasek Holdings to acquire a series of power plant projects in China.
Involvement in the infrastructure investment project in neighboring countries by the China Development Bank.
Recent state-owned and central enterprise investment and M&A projects:
Representing a state-owned big data industry company in acquiring big data operation-related assets.
Acting on behalf of China Communications Construction (stock code: 601800) in a listed transfer on the Beijing Property Exchange, ultimately won by a subsidiary of CIMC (stock code: 000039).
Participating in the China Life Insurance’s fund investment in Longxi Hot Spring Hotel and subsequent operations.
Representing China Supply and Marketing Group in the acquisition of billions of grain storage assets such as China Aviation Grain Trade.
Recent non-listed company acquisition projects:
Representing several multinational enterprises’ FDI investment in mainland China and the acquisition of equity and assets of Chinese companies.
Providing legal consultation for Beijing Nabler Data Technology Company’s asset acquisition project.
Represented a company under ZKteco in acquiring a five-star hotel in Chongqing and related assets.
Recent domestic and international dispute resolution cases:
Representing an investment entity in a lawsuit against Kaidi Ecology (000939) and related entities for securities false statement disputes.
English appearance as a representative in the international arbitration case between Singapore’s CCS and South Korea’s LG, and won the case.
Representing a Shenzhen listed company in a dispute over mergers and acquisitions and control battles (involving civil litigation, administrative penalties, and criminal proceedings).
Recent bankruptcy restructuring and debt restructuring projects:
Providing comprehensive legal services such as equity and debt restructuring, subsidiary bankruptcy liquidation, state-owned transaction and operation, asset restructuring, custody, and trustee disposal for the central enterprise China New Housing.
Acted as the administrator of the bankruptcy reorganization project of Shandong Hongye Chemical Group.
Served as the leader of the liquidation team of China Great Wall Mineral Investment Co., Ltd.
Involved in the compulsory liquidation service of Beijing Yifeng Building Co., Ltd. (involving Hong Kong shareholders).
Lawyer Harvey YAN is a Senior Partner at the Beijing headquarters of Zhong Yin Law Firm. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from Peking University’s Law School, and is an alumnus of the prestigious Global Leadership Executive (GLBE) Program at Peking University. He has completed M&A and Economics courses at both the London School of Economics (LSE) and Imperial College.
Yan is an esteemed member of the M&A Expert Committee at the China Mergers and Acquisitions Association (CMAA), the Expert Committee at the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), and the Legal Rights Lawyers Group under the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. In 2022, Yan was honored as one of the “Top Ten Leading Figures” for his brand influence and was awarded the “Excellence in Management Influence Person of the Year” by Legal News Society. The 17th M&A Annual Meeting of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (CMAA) awarded Yan the title of “Best M&A Lawyer”
Yan holds various social positions including being a Master’s practice tutor at the Renmin University School of Law, a member of the M&A Professional Training and Certification Center, a founding member of the Swiss Chinese Law Association, a committee member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Beijing Lawyers Association, an independent director of listed companies, an arbitrator at arbitration institutions, a mediator at Beijing Multidimensional Mediation Development Promotion Association, among others.
Harvey received his J.D. (with honors) from Peking University.