Our Team

In stark contrast to other NewLaw practices here, SimplifyLaw’s core team of lawyers are all admitted in Hong Kong, besides such other jurisdictions as Mainland China, Australia and England and Wales. All our lawyers are fully bilingual in English and Chinese, including Mandarin and Cantonese. They have practised extensively in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions and worked in senior legal positions with various renowned listed entities in Hong Kong.


Core Team

Bob Yan

Bob is a licensed attorney in the PRC and a solicitor admitted in Hong Kong. Before founding the Hong Kong law firm Yan Lawyers, he has practised in Mainland China, and worked in an international firm and a local firm in Hong Kong.

Bob has extensive experience in a broad range of practice areas, with a focus on cross-border legal issues between Hong Kong and Mainland China, ranging from contentious matters such as civil litigation and arbitration to corporate and commercial transactions, matrimonial and succession cases etc.

Bob holds a Master of Laws from the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, a Master in Law in Common Law and Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the City University of Hong Kong. He was also a part-time lecturer in the University of Hong Kong’s SPACE programme.

Bob is fully bilingual in English and Mandarin.

Edward Tai

Edward is a solicitor admitted in Australia (NSW & SA), Hong Kong and England & Wales. He started off his legal career by practicing as a commercial litigator in Hong Kong, handling primarily cross-border commercial disputes involving companies investing in Mainland China, disputes over landed properties and legal proceedings relating to corporate insolvency and restructuring.

After that, he went in-house and worked with such prominent listed Chinese and Hong Kong corporations as China Everbright Holding Ltd., Phoenix Satellite TV, Hong Kong TV etc. in different roles of counsel, head of legal and/or company secretary etc. In the last 10 years, he has been mainly focused in the law and commercial practice relating to cross-border M&A, corporate finance and listing compliance, while helping Chinese enterprises acquire strategic assets overseas.

Recently, he also served as the legal and executive director of an ASX listed gold mining company based in Perth.

Edward holds a Bachelor of Law (Hon.) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Law from the University of Hong Kong, a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Law (Corporate & Commercial Law) from the University of New South Wales.

Edward is fully bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).

Alliance Lawyers And Professionals

Besides our core members, we also have a group of alliance lawyers and professionals scattered around all major jurisdictions who can readily join us on a project or job basis.

Leslie Leung

Leslie is a solicitor admitted in New South Wales, Australia.  She has practised as a banking lawyer with prestigious legal practices, Mallesons Stephen Jacques and Clifford Chance’s Thailand office, as well as working in the in-house legal and compliance departments of the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of New South Wales, Deloitte’s Beijing office and the Australian Consulate General in Hong Kong.

Leslie holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. She speaks and writes fluent English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).

Zhou Jian

Mr. Zhou is a licensed attorney in the PRC. He is a practising lawyer with Dacheng Law Firm (Nanjing office) in the PRC. Mr. Zhou’s practice areas cover general commercial transactions, IP matters, corporate law, compliance issues and commercial litigations and arbitration in the PRC.

Mr. Zhou holds a Bachelor of Law from the Southwest University of Political Science & Law, and a Master of Law from the Nanjing University.