Jingyuan Shi

Partner – Country Head - China

Hong Kong | Beijing

T +852 25838 346 (Hong Kong)
T +86 10 8588 4590 (Beijing)

M +852 6398 6411 (Hong Kong)
M +86 156 2502 1775 (Mainland)


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General Experience

Jingyuan is a partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial department and focuses her practice on private equity and venture capital transactions in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector. She works primarily for international and Chinese TMT companies, and strategic and financial investors in the TMT sector. Her work encompasses matters in a broad range of cross-border (strategic and financial) investments, startups’ financing, regulatory compliance (data compliance and competition), as well as intellectual property.

Jingyuan is ranked and quoted by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and/or Chambers Asia for 2017, 2018 and 2019, where she is recognised for being "well versed in assisting tech start-ups with early stage investments" and fortransactional TMT mandates and data compliance”. Clients say sheknows the business very well and has a wealth of experience; offers very clear and well thought out advice; super smart, and totally proactive."

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Recent Work
  • advising a number of Chinese TMT high growth companies on their financing from different types of investors
  • advising a number of Chinese technology companies on their global corporate and compliance matters, including especially data compliance
  • advising DJI on its global business
  • advising China Mobile on global roaming services
  • advising Warner Brothers on business in China
  • advising KPCB on VC investments in Chinese TMT companies
  • advising Moody’s on business in China
  • advising Norges Bank Investment Management on business in China
  • advising Daiwa on business in China

Jingyuan is a PRC qualified lawyer and a practicing solicitor in England and Wales. She has been working in private practice in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong for over 11 years.

Jingyuan obtained her LLB from Fudan University and LLM with Distinction from London School of Economics (specialised in IT and IP laws). She joined Simmons & Simmons in 2011.