Yi Yao


Yi Yao, one of the founding partners of East & Concord Partners, graduated from Renmin University of China (with a LL.B and LL.M) and University of Melbourne(with a LL.M). She has practiced law for 29 years, specializing in corporate law and project finance. She has extensive experience in foreign investments in China, Chinese investments outside China, merger and acquisitions, company restructuring, corporate finance and public offering, and infrastructure projects. She is a PPP expert in the PPP Expert Databases established by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and M&ACorporate and M&A

  • Infrastructure and Project FinancingInfrastructure and Project Financing

  • Energy and Natural ResourcesEnergy and Natural Resources


1992—1993 University of Melbourne Australia (LL.M. in Company and Securities Law)
1988—1991 Renmin University (LL.M. in Civil Procedural Law)
1984—1988 Renmin University (LL.B. in Economic Law)

Professional Experience

    • 2021-Present

      East & Concord Partners

      Founding Partner, Counsel

    • 1995-2021

      East & Concord Partners

      Founding Partner and Lawyer

    • 1994-1995

      Beijing Foreign Economic Law Office


    • 1992-1994

      Minter Ellison, Hunt & Hunt


    • 1991-1992

      Beijing Foreign Economic Law Office


Yi Yao

BeijingFounding Partner, Counsel
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    +8610 6510 7030

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    20/F Landmark Building Tower 1, 8 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing

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