Melody (Fan) Yang

Partner – Country Head - China

Beijing

T  +86 10 8588 4525
melody.yang@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Melody Yang focuses her practice on fund formation, fund regulatory issues, fund investments by institutional investors and high net worth individuals/companies, managed account arrangements and private equity investment. She has advised multiple leading global asset management groups in connection with their China market entry strategies through PFM regime, QDLP, QFLP/QDIE, QDII and RQFII/QFII, and various / numerous / a number of Chinese asset managers in connection with launching their USD funds overseas.

Melody is based in Beijing. Melody and her team are recently ranked as Tier 1 foreign firms for Investments Funds in China - Legal 500 (2019) and Melody herself is ranked as a Leading Individual.

Melody currently acts as an Advisor to the International Partners Committee of the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC), China’s de facto private fund regulator. Melody is one of the co-authors of the official textbook for AMAC’s private fund qualification exams. She is also the author of the Law of Hedge Funds (Second Edition) – China Chapter published by LexisNexis. Melody is frequently invited to comment on market trends and legal development and speak at key industry conferences and events, including AIMA and AMAC.

Melody is qualified in the PRC, New York and England and Wales. She has been seconded to the firm’s London office (funds and asset management groups) for a year.