Zhiyi Ren

Fangda Partners

Zhiyi is a leading regulatory lawyer in China, specializing in regulatory, financial markets, fund products and M&A transactions in the financial sector. Since 2003, he has provided legal services to multinational financial institutions and multinational asset managers in such areas as entity establishment, products, compliance, regulatory investigations, crisis management and cross-border transactions.

Zhiyi has assisted various offshore financial institutions and asset management companies to set up the ground-breaking first batch of foreign-controlled entities and obtain onshore business permits. Zhiyi has worked with regulators and clients to explore how to implement the relevant regulatory provisions to effectively enforce the applicable supervisory and internal control requirements.

In the changing regulatory and business environment, Zhiyi advises multiple domestic and multinational financial/asset management companies on products offering marketing, internal control, data protection, anti-money laundering and continuous compliance.

Prior to joining Fangda Partners, he worked as head of compliance in an internationally renowned investment bank’s domestic subsidiary on all its China investments. His work dealt with securities, futures, funds, commodities, trusts, guarantees, special opportunity group and quant research.