Harneys adds new funds partner to Hong Kong team

Harneys is pleased to announce that Yucheng Fan has joined the firm as a partner in the Investment Funds practice based in the Hong Kong office.

Yucheng Fan joins Harneys from another offshore law firm in Hong Kong and specialises in Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands fund matters, advising on the structure, formation, launch and maintenance of private equity funds, venture capital funds, corporate venture capital funds, hedge funds and unit trusts. He is fluent in four languages and a native Japanese and Mandarin speaker, and is one of the only offshore lawyers with a Japanese attorney qualification (Bengoshi), practising Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law.

Yucheng’s recruitment significantly strengthens Harneys’ funds offering in the Asia market. His fluency in the Japanese language and familiarity with both Japanese general and business culture, as well as legal career at leading Japanese onshore and Cayman-headquartered offshore law firms helps differentiate Harneys’ practice and offering in the market.

Maggie Kwok, Asia Head of Funds and Regulatory, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Yucheng to the team. We are committed to expanding our investment funds offering and believe that Yucheng’s practice, extensive track record and multilingual language capabilities will help us go from strength to strength.”

Harneys advises on all aspects of the life of a Cayman, BVI, Cyprus or Luxembourg fund including formation, restructuring and closure, both in planned and distressed scenarios. The firm has also established a dedicated offshore regulatory practice providing regulated clients with essential legal support.

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