Zhiyi Ren is a partner of Fangda Partners, and a key member of the asset management and private fund practice of the firm. He received his LLM degree from Columbia Law School and his LLB degree from Peking University Law School. He is admitted to practice in both China and the State of New York. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as Head of Legal and Compliance in a multinational bank’s banking joint venture in China and later Head of Compliance for its China investments covering securities, futures, funds, commodities, trust, guarantee, special opportunity group and quantitative research, and has an abundance of experience in handling legal affairs of various financial enterprises. He also had extensive working experience in a magic circle firm. He provided legal services to various multinational banks such as JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, RBS, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Citibank, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.