Yingling Wei “knows Chinese competition law very well", report sources who commend the first-rate counsel she delivers to clients on dominance issues and merger filings.
Ms Wei has extensive experience in financial institutions, real estate, energy, telecommunications, retail, automobile, high-tech and traditional manufacturing industries, and represents various multinational companies, Chinese companies, investment banks, and private equity funds in their merger and acquisition transactions. She has provided advice on various aspects of such projects including the design of transaction structures, due diligence investigations, and the drafting and negotiation of complicated legal documents in connection with such projects. She has also advised many domestic and international clients from different industries in corporate financing, commercial transactions and general corporate matters since she joined the firm in 1994. Ms Wei also has extensive experience in the private fund formation area and has represented various fund managers or investors in such deals.
Since the effectiveness of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law, Ms Wei has represented various multinational companies and Chinese companies in their merger control filings, AML advice on cartel, and RPM as well as AML compliance issues. Ms Wei has also led the team handing multiple government investigation cases initiated by AML enforcement agencies including NDRC, MOFCOM and SAIC. Ms Wei was invited by the PRC AML enforcement agencies to formulate a variety of regulations; she is, therefore, deeply aware of the agencies’ rules and practices.
Ms Wei won the first Beijing Lawyers’ Association award for Best Lawyers Returning from Study Abroad. She has also been frequently nominated and recommended as one of China’s leading lawyers in mergers and acquisitions and/or competition by IFLR1000, EuroMoney Legal Media Group, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and the Asian authoritative legal media, Asialaw.
Ms Wei worked at the Hong Kong office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques from 2002 to 2003 where she advised clients on investment projects in China as well as international transactions.
Ms Wei is currently the head of the international trade, and antitrust and competition group of JunHe.
Ms Wei studied at China University of Political Science and Law (LLB, 1993) and the University of Michigan Law School (LLM, 2002). She is a member of the All-China Bar Association, the Beijing Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. She speaks Mandarin and English.