Perennially ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners (Band-1, Insurance), and a China Insurance Association ‘Top PRC Insurance Lawyer’, Ms. Lan is widely recognized as a leading practitioner in PRC M&A and the financial services arena, with an active practice advising some of the largest multinational financial and industrial groups in the world. Her practice focuses on multi-industry M&A transactional and regulatory matters, and general legal and compliance matters for financial service companies, especially insurance, asset management, and bank holding companies.
Among the foremost experts on insurance law and the insurance industry in China, Ms. Lan has extensive experience advising multinational insurers on structuring their China presence through acquisitions or formation of ‘green-field” companies. Her clients benefit from her in-depth understanding of the nuances of PRC laws and regulations, and the underlying policies and politics which, together, form the regulatory and legal environment facing international companies in China today.
Before joining JT&N, Ms. Lan was Chief Representative of John Hancock Life Insurance in China. Prior to joining John Hancock, Ms. Lan practiced law in New York with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Ms. Lan worked as a junior diplomat in China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs before attending law school in the United States, and earned her J.D. in 1994 from Harvard Law School, her M.Phil. from Cambridge in 1986, and her B.A. from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1985. Ms. Lan is a member of the New York Bar and is qualified as a PRC Lawyer.