Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson is head of the firm's Shanghai office. Ms. 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.
Ms. Fu-Tomlinson's nearly 30 years of experience in M&A and corporate law matters spans the US, China, and other Asian countries. Ms. Fu-Tomlinson has advised multinational corporations, private equity funds, and Chinese companies on a wide range of strategic and financial in-bound and out-bound 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 has been 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 "a diligent and thoughtful lawyer, with deep legal knowledge," citing her "distinguished profile in strategic investments, acquisition restructuring and joint venture projects." She also has been featured in The American Lawyer and was identified by the Leading Lawyers Survey as one of Asia's leading business lawyers. 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 and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission.
- JD, Washington University School of Law
- LLB, LLM, East China University of Political Science and Law
- 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)