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Joshua J. Yang

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Joshua J. Yang is a derivatives and investment management lawyer whose practice focuses on Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), swap dealers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and investment managers. Mr. Yang represents a number of Chinese futures companies and financial institutions in forming subsidiaries and setting up operations in the United States. He advises them with respect to compliance, disclosure, registration and transactional matters. Mr. Yang also advises major banks, registered funds, hedge funds and end-users in derivatives documentation and a broad range of Dodd-Frank and CFTC registration and compliance related issues. In addition, Mr. Yang counsels investment managers in structuring and forming private investment funds, including hedge funds, commodity pools, commingled funds, group trusts and collective investment trusts.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Yang was of counsel in the corporate department of another international law firm.

Mr. Yang is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Speaking Engagements

  • OTC Derivatives Regulation and Documentation, May 29, 2016, Shanghai Bar Association, Financial Instruments Committee.
  • OTC Derivatives and Regulation, May 24, 2016, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
  • OTC Derivatives and Regulation, May 17, 2016, Wuhan University.

Additional Information

Mr. Yang has published multiple articles on investment with various newspapers and journals, including the Securities Times, one of three securities newspapers designated by the China Securities Regulatory Commission to disclose public company information.