Yang Wan

Yang Wan



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Yang Wan is Asia Representative at Houthoff. She is responsible for further developing business contacts with companies in the region who do business, or want to do business, in the Netherlands. Yang is also in close contact with law firms in the region that Houthoff has long-standing ties with. She has fulfilled this role since April 2021.

She specialises in corporate law and M&A, with a focus on greenfield investments and cross-border acquisitions in the Netherlands or other European countries through the Netherlands. Since joining Houthoff in August 2014, she has worked on many China-related projects, including several landmark Chinese investments in the Netherlands. Before joining Houthoff, Yang worked at the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) and a Dutch law firm.

Yang has a combined background in law and finance, which provides her with a comprehensive and deep understanding of M&A transactions and international investments. She received her Chinese bar qualification certificate in 2011 and is conducting doctoral research regarding the foreign direct investment screening mechanism. Furthermore, Yang is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II candidate and passed the Chinese fund qualification exam (fund basics and private equity investment) in 2018. Yang's sole responsibility as Representative is Houthoff's business development in Asia.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Certificate course in Mergers and Acquisitions (Utrecht University)
  • Ph.D. candidate in Law (University Cologne)
  • LL.M. European Law (Leiden University)
  • LL.B. Law (Beijing Normal University) 
  • Advised Yealink Network Technology Corp Ltd on the Dutch law aspects of its successful IPO at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co. with its agreement with NXP Semiconductors under which it will acquire all assets of NXP Semiconductors' Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) for USD 165 million.
  • Houthoff advised BGI Genomics Co., Ltd. on all Dutch-law aspects in connection with its successful IPO at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. BGI is a leading gene sequencing firm, offering a wide portfolio of genetic testing products across major diseases, enabling medical providers and patients worldwide to realise the promise of genomics-based diagnostics and personalised healthcare.


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