Yan Ren is an associate based in the Dubai office and a member of the Government Investigations & White Collar Practice Group.

Yan’s experience includes supporting companies through internal investigations into allegations of misconduct, defending government enforcement actions relating to alleged bribery and corruption, assisting clients in assessing their anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions compliance programmes, and conducting anti-bribery and corruption, AML, sanctions and export controls due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm and relocating to Dubai, Yan worked for several years in the Hong Kong offices of leading US- and UK-based firms. She has also worked at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

Yan is fluent in English, French and Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Assisted financial institutions in Georgia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to evaluate and improve their AML and sanctions compliance programmes.
  • Represented a Chinese entity in US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations regarding alleged false and misleading statements in corporate disclosures, improper consolidation accounting and inaccurate reporting of financial data.
  • Represented a global pharmaceuticals manufacturer in an SEC anti-corruption investigation focused on China.
  • Represented the audit committee of a publicly traded US nutraceuticals company in an SEC investigation of alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations.
  • Represented a Korean telecom company in connection with SEC enforcement action relating to alleged FCPA violations.
  • Advised a Hong Kong-based, US-registered investment advisor in the assessment and improvement of its compliance programme in connection with a potential SEC examination.
  • Represented a global private equity firm in billions of dollars of portfolio company investments across Asia, including in the conduct of anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and export controls, as well as data privacy due diligence, the forensic testing of target company financial records, the drafting and negotiating of transaction agreements, and the development, implementation and oversight of post-close internal controls.
  • Represented underwriters and US and Hong Kong issuers in connection with initial public offering-related compliance, due diligence, and anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions and litigation-related disclosures in public filings.
  • Represented a global private equity firm in a confidential Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) arbitration relating to a commercial dispute arising from investments in Greater China.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, LL.M., 2022
  • Peking University Law School, LL.M., 2015
  • Peking University Law School, LL.B./B.A., Psychology, 2012

Admissions

  • New York, 2023

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese
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