Yongmei Cai



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General Experience

Yongmei specialises in banking, cross-border finance, derivatives, debt capital markets and financial regulatory work. She has more than 18 years’ experience of advising major international and local financial institutions, commercial corporations and equity investors on corporate finance, commodity and trade finance, project finance, acquisition and leverage finance, mergers and acquisitions, syndicated lending, debt and corporate restructurings, compliance, structured finance, derivatives and structured products.

In recent years, when assisting international finance institutions, she has focused on cross-border structured trade and commodities finance transactions. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced on 1) security on PRC assets; and 2)PRC commodity and foreign exchange regulatory issues, her team has won top team reputation in advising clients on China related cross-border transactions by combing its experience on international STCF business standards with PRC local laws and regulations.

Throughout her finance practice, she also has been assisting major Chinese finance institutions and corporate clients in their outbound financing and investments. She has been actively involved in RMB internationalization development.

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Recent Work
  • advising large international financial services providers on all commodities and trade finance related transactions and cross-border project financing transactions
  • advising major Chinese enterprises in their cross-border acquisition finances
  • advising major Chinese banks and financial institutions including export credit agency on their financing of outbound investments projects
  • advising international financial institutions entering into OTC derivative transactions with counterparties incorporated in China
  • advising on regulatory issues relating to general financial regulatory compliance, cross-border financial activities, foreign exchange regulations, structured finance, derivatives products in China.

Yongmei is a partner in the financial markets group in Beijing. She joined from an international China law firm where she was a partner in their banking and finance team and has practiced as a finance lawyer at other leading law firms in London. Yongmei is both qualified in the PRC (1995) and England and Wales (2001). She is uniquely both qualified in the PRC and England and Wales, and practiced extensively in both jurisdictions.

Yongmei is proficient in both English and Chinese.