Yuanda Winston

Who We Are

YuandaWinston, Yuanda China Law’s strategic alliance with Winston & Strawn LLP, provides comprehensive services to companies in China and global entities with interests in China. The firm leverages comprehensive global industry and practice capabilities with a deep understanding of China’s increasingly complex legal environment to counsel clients across industries on a range of transactional and litigation matters, including regulatory, risk, and compliance issues. About Yuanda China Law Firm Yuanda China Law Firm is a China-licensed law firm with all attorneys certified to practice law in the People’s Republic of China. Collectively, Yuanda attorneys have decades of experience in Chinese law and at government agencies, navigating a diverse range of transactional issues including global trade, regulation, litigation, M&A, and China’s engagement with capital markets. About Winston & Strawn Throughout its more-than-160-year history, Winston & Strawn LLP has handled a broad range of significant, high-profile matters for its clients—from patent litigation to cross-border mergers, energy transactions, and complex commercial disputes. The firm has grown through a series of mergers, office openings, and lateral hires that have resulted in a global law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys across the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm has offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.

What We Do

YuandaWinston provides a comprehensive range of legal services and counsel to Chinese companies and multinationals conducting business in a complex, rapidly changing economy, as well as to Chinese companies navigating the complexities of the global markets. The combined team will offer strengths in both transactional and dispute-related areas, including: antitrust/competition, corporate and finance, intellectual property, employment, environmental, litigation and arbitration, privacy and data security, private client services, tax, and white collar, regulatory defense and investigations. Learn more about our capabilities here.

Our Team

John Huang, managing partner and co-founder of YuandaWinston. John focuses his practice on creating practical, comprehensive solutions for a diverse array of multinational corporate clients in China. He has been recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific as an “eminent practitioner” who has “a wealth of experience representing multinational clients in internal and compliance investigations.” For more than 20 years, John has handled numerous landmark cross-border transactions and disputes for Fortune 500 companies and globally known Chinese enterprises. Michelle Gon, Winston & Strawn LLP partner and co-founder of YuandaWinston. Michelle’s practice focuses on representing clients in complicated and challenging compliance and regulatory matters, including anticorruption, unfair competition, anti-monopoly, and anti-fraud representations. Highly regarded for her ability to provide clients with practical advice on complex legal issues, Michelle often works with clients as their external senior counsel in matters of strategic importance in China and across borders. Kevin Qian, partner and co-founder of YuandaWinston. Kevin focuses his practice on advising international companies on their direct investments in China, and representing Chinese companies and high net-worth individuals investing in foreign countries. Widely recognized as a leading corporate lawyer in China, Kevin combines his legal skills and in-house experience at two Fortune Global 500 companies to serve clients in a wide range of industries. Leon Liu, partner and co-founder of YuandaWinston. A former prosecutor in China, Leon has more than 15 years of experience prosecuting, investigating, and defending corporate misconduct and white-collar crimes, having assisted numerous Fortune 500 companies faced with complicated regulatory challenges in China. Leon leads an international team comprised of Chinese lawyers, foreign lawyers, and other experienced compliance professionals in multiple jurisdictions who advise clients operating in China, Europe, and the United States on their cross-border regulatory compliance concerns. The YuandaWinston team is comprised of 40+ attorneys, many with prior experience in roles throughout China’s judiciary, prosecutor’s offices, government agencies, and as general counsels from large corporations. The team’s knowledge of China’s complex legal environment helps clients navigate state bureaucracy, minimize risk, and successfully engage with government agencies. The team also represents Chinese and foreign corporations on strategic acquisitions, divestitures, and in matters related to intellectual property. View the full YuandaWinston team here.