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Ines Liu (Dezan Shira)

Ines Liu

Dezan Shira

Ines Liu is an Assistant Manager at Dezan Shira & Associates' Beijing office and a member of the International Business Advisory team. She advises foreign investors on market entry strategy, corporate structuring, cross-border tax issues, and FDI-related legal and tax considerations.

Ines also leads Dezan Shira & Associates’ business development in Australia and is the point of contact for our Australian clients and partners.

Before joining Dezan Shira & Associates, Ines acquired extensive auditing and assurance experience working at PwC, and managed investor relations for China-based U.S. IPOs while working at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. She has also practiced in specific areas of auditing, financial and corporate communications, and general accounting and management consulting.

Ines holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Macquarie University Graduate School of Management in Australia.

Melody Yang (Simmons & Simmons)

Melody Yang

Simmons & Simmons

Melody Yang focuses her practice on fund formation, fund regulatory issues, fund investments by institutional investors and high net worth individuals/companies, managed account arrangements and private equity investment. She has advised multiple leading global asset management groups in connection with their China market entry strategies through PFM regime, QDLP, QFLP/QDIE, QDII and RQFII/QFII, and various leading Chinese asset managers in connection with launching their USD funds overseas.

Melody is based in Beijing. Melody and her team are recently ranked as Tier 1 foreign firms for Investments Funds in China - Legal 500 (2019) and Melody herself is ranked as a Leading Individual.

Melody currently acts as an advisor to the International Partners Committee of the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC), China’s de facto private fund regulator. Melody is one of the co-authors of the official textbook for AMAC’s private fund qualification exams. She is also the author of the Law of Hedge Funds (Second Edition) – China Chapter published by LexisNexis. Melody is frequently invited to comment on market trends and legal development and speak at key industry conferences and events, including AIMA and AMAC.

Melody is qualified in the PRC, New York and England and Wales. She has been seconded to the firm’s London office (funds and asset management groups) for a year.