Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson

Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson

Senior International Policy Advisor

Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson was born and raised in Shanghai and is among the first small group of attorneys to have received formal legal education and practiced in both the United States and China. She is currently a Senior International Policy Advisor at Arnold & Porter.

Ms. Fu-Tomlinson's 30 years of experience in corporate governance, strategy and transactional matters spans the US, China, and other Asian countries. Before assuming her current role as Senior International Policy Advisor in 2020, Ms. Fu-Tomlinson was a practicing attorney and partner, led the representative transactions and matters listed below. Over the years, Ms. Fu-Tomlinson has advised multinational corporations, private equity funds, and Chinese companies on a wide range of cross-border strategic and financial investment, acquisition, restructuring, and joint venture projects in various industries. She has also represented many high-technology companies and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements, and other general corporate and commercial matters in the US.

Ms. Fu-Tomlinson was recognized as a leading practitioner in Chambers Global (2010-2018) and Chambers Asia (2009-2018). Clients have commented that Ms. Fu-Tomlinson has "the unique ability to bridge the cultural and communication divide between the USA and China" and is " diligent and thoughtful" citing her "distinguished profile in strategic investments, acquisition restructuring and joint venture projects." She also has been featured in The American Lawyer and its sister publication The Asian Lawyer. She has appeared on CNBC and has been interviewed frequently by other news media such as the New York Law Journal, China Daily, Business Weekly (a China Daily publication), and Global Entrepreneur.

Ms. Fu-Tomlinson also serves on several company boards.


  • Amer International in its investment in, and other related matters concerning, General Moly, Inc., a US-based, molybdenum mineral exploration and development company listed on the NYSE American.
  • American Securities in the China portion of the global acquisition of Unifrax I LLC, a leading global manufacturer of ceramic fiber insulation products used in many high-temperature industrial applications.
  • Metso Automation in the sale of its 50 percent equity interest in Shanghai Neles-Jamesbury Valve Co., Ltd. to its State-owned joint venture partner.
  • NXP Semiconductors in its investment in start¬up technology companies.
  • OSI Group in several M&A transactions in the PRC and the Asia Pacific Region.
  • SC Johnson in multiple transactions, including: (i) acquisition of a super-majority stake in one of China's leading manufacturers and distributors of pest control products, air fresheners, disinfectants, and household cleaners; and (ii) buyout of minority shareholders in Jiangsu Johnson Tongda Co. Ltd. and related financing.
  • Xilinx in the acquisition of DeePhi Tech, a Beijing-based privately held start-up with industry-leading capabilities in machine learning, specializing in deep compression, pruning, and system-level optimization for neural networks.


Chambers Global
Corporate/M&A (China) (2010-2018)
Chambers Asia Pacific
Corporate/M&A: China-based – International Firms (China) (2009-2018)
Distinguished Law Alumni Awards
Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (2020)


  • JD, Washington University School of Law
  • LLB, LLM, East China University of Political Science and Law
  • *Not admitted to the practice of law
  • Washington
  • Member, Business Committee, International Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • President Circle, Member, Advisory Board, Silicon Valley Chapter, Asia Society Northern California Center
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

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