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XIAN, Yifan (Evan)

Professional Experience

Evan is a partner of Junhe. Commencing his legal professional work since 2004, Evan is dual qualified in both mainland China and Hong Kong. Prior to private practice Evan worked in the judiciary for many years in charge of adjudication of civil and commercial litigation cases. Prior to joining Junhe, Evan practiced in the Hong Kong offices of a few internationally renowned law firms such as Deacons and Leob & Loeb. Evan has been recognized by China’s Ministry of Justice in the list of “One Thousand Foreign-Matter-related Lawyers”.

Evan's main practice areas are dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, energy and infrastructure. He has represented clients in cases in courts throughout China and domestic and foreign arbitration institutions. Relying on clear legal logic, rich experience in court appearances, and sharp responses during court trials, Evan pursues the maximum legal interests for clients. The cases he handled cover equity disputes, contract disputes, corporate governance, investment and M&A, securities false statements, international trade, infrastructure, BOT agreements, environmental resources, marriage and inheritance, intellectual property, administrative litigation, and official crimes.

Thanks to his rich experience in multiple jurisdictions, Evan provides clients with full-process services from China to overseas in cross-border disputes. He has accumulated extensive experience in cutting-edge fields such as cross-border corporate control disputes, cross-border investment and financing disputes, cross-border divorce, cross-border inheritance, cross-border bankruptcy, cross-border asset recovery, parallel litigation, etc.

In corporate and M&A, Evan has advised domestic and overseas clients in various projects involving corporate mergers and acquisitions, overseas investment, international trade, overseas financing, international goods transportation, pledge of mining rights, overseas stock pledge, etc. He frequently provides clients with legal opinions on enterprise compliance, corporate governance, and asset restructuring.

In the field of energy and infrastructure, Evan provides legal services such as ESG due diligence and EHS compliance. He acts for clients in contractual and tort litigation, civil public interest litigation, and criminal litigation cases in association of environmental resources. Evan has advised large energy companies and handled complex litigation and arbitration cases such as international crude oil trading, public utilities projects, and international shipbuilding contracts.


The College of William & Mary   LLM (American Law) 

Sun Yat-Sen University              LLM (International Law)

Sun Yat-Sen University              LLB

Professional Associations

Attorney-at-Law of PRC

Solicitor of HKSAR

Member of the INSOL International

Language Skills

Mandarin, Cantonese and English 

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.