Yuanyuan Cheng(Yvonne)

Yuanyuan Cheng

Areas of Practice

Yvonne Cheng is a partner in King & Wood Mallesons and practices mainly in the areas of cross-border M&A, foreign investment, corporate, and antitrust & competition law affairs.

Yvonne has solid legal writing and negotiation skills, as well as extensive experience in cross-border transactions. She has represented Chinese and international clients from various industries (including automobile, aircraft, manufacturing, mining, chemicals, energy and resources, pharmaceutical and medical devices, IT and internet) in various cross-border acquisition and investment transactions in mainland China, Hong Kong, U.S., Germany, Brazil. She has also represented many enterprises in their legal affairs in China, including joint venture, M&A, fund investment, and commercial trade.

Yvonne also has extensive experience in the competition law area. She represented many multinational corporations in PRC merger-control notifications, and also provided the clients with counseling and training on antitrust compliance.

In 2015, Yvonne Cheng has been ranked as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of Antitrust and Competition in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings.

Work Experience

Yvonne worked at King & Wood Mallesons from 2001-2004 and rejoined the Firm in March 2015. Prior to rejoining King & Wood Mallesons, Yvonne had practiced in the Palo Alto and Beijing office of Baker & McKenzie LLP and the Beijing office of Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Yvonne obtained a B.E. degree (1998) and L.L.M degree (2001) from Tsinghua University. She later received her L.L.M Degree (2005) and J.S.D. degree (2010) from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Yvonne has been admitted to practice in P.R.C., State of New York, and State of California.

Yvonne is proficient in English and Chinese.

Legal insights

On October 25, 2020, the General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (the “General Office”) released the Implementation Opinions on Promoting Innovative Development of...

19 January 2021

On September 19, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) released the Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List (《不可靠实体清单规定》) (the “Provisions”), which establish a sanctions regime framework with...

24 November 2020

On September 25, 2020, the 25th meeting of the 15th Shanghai People’s Congress voted unanimously to adopt the Shanghai Regulations on Foreign Investment.

11 November 2020

On July 31, 2020, the NDRC and MOFCOM published the exposure draft of the 2020 edition of the Catalog of Industries Encouraging Foreign Investment.

13 October 2020

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