Yi Wan’s practice focuses on compliance-related matters, including internal investigations, legal and compliance health checks, FCPA, commercial bribery and data protection. Yi is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and general corporate matters, as well as labour and employment-related services.

    After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Yi worked in our Washington DC office for several months before returning to our Shanghai office. While in the Washington DC office, Yi mainly helped with litigation, white collar investigations and trade-related matters, including conducting research on CFIUS, export controls and trade remedy matters.

    Yi has supported our trade partners in connection with research and presentations on US export control matters.

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    • Assisted a Fortune 500 company with several internal investigations into alleged FCPA, fraud and conflicts of interest issues. Reviewed hundreds of thousands of documents and interviewed more than 100 officers and employees in mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore.
    • Conducted an internal investigation for a world-leading silicon manufacturer in connection with the alleged misconduct of several Chinese employees. Led the e-discovery and document review process. Prepared interview outlines and drafted interview memos.
    • Assisted an NYSE-listed special chemical company with an internal investigation into the alleged fraud issues of its Chinese subsidiaries. Interviewed dozens of suspects and witnesses. Drafted the investigatory report.
    • Assisted a US-based electric company with an internal investigation into the alleged bribery and fraud issues of its Shanghai subsidiary.
    • Attended the internal compliance review program of a Japan-headquartered financial services group for its operations in China.
    • Conducted a legal health check for a US-based chemical company, mainly focusing on potential FCPA and bribery issues. Prepared document checklists and interview questionnaires. Interviewed key employees, reviewed anticorruption policies and drafted the health check report.
    • Conducted a labour and employment compliance health check for a world-leading composites company. Prepared interview questionnaires, reviewed employment-related policies and contracts, and drafted the compliance review report.
    • Participated in the global compliance audit program of a Fortune 500 company.
    • Assisted a world-leading brewery manufacturer with the implementation of its third-party vendor-screening program.
    • Assisted US companies with their FCPA training in China. Prepared training materials regarding FCPA and PRC antibribery law.
    • Tailored clients’ anticorruption policies and code of conduct to meet the requirements under Chinese law.
    • Counselled clients in connection with foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture projects in China.
    • Advised clients on numerous general corporate, compliance and regulatory issues, including, without limitation, data protection, cybersecurity, telecommunications and commercial bribery issues.


    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M., 2019
    • Shanghai Jiaotong University, LL.B., 2014


    • New York, 2019
    • People's Republic of China, 2016


    • English
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Chinese (Shanghainese)

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