Bill Quan Yang


Bill Yang is a member working in Michigan and affiliated to BMD Cleveland office. Mr. Yang has extensive experience in advising international investment and international trade. He used to work as Trade Analyst at Italian Trade Commission (now ITA) - Italian government agency (2008), Foreign Investment and Foreign Affairs Advisor at Commission of Commerce, Tianjin China (2002-2007), and as Ocean Shipping Specialist at Mediterranean Shipping Company- MSC (2001). He has assisted over one hundred investors from the U.S., Japan, Korea and European countries invest in China mainland and Hong Kong.

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Contact Information

39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 600, Novi, Michigan 48375


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. (2010-2013)
University of Windsor, Canadian J.D., 2013
Boston University, LL.M. in International Business Transaction, 2010
Nankai University , Master in China Commercial Law, 2006
Tianjin Foreign Studies University, B.A. in Business, 2000


Mr. Yang concentrates his practice in smart transportation supply chain, international merger and acquisition, business entities compliance and international business dispute resolutions. Mr. Yang is also working on our Smart Transportation team on supply chain contract, contract manufacturing, safety, vehicle homologation legal compliance, recalls, and product liability matters. Mr. Yang has extensive experience in international direct investment, joint ventures, manufacture/service outsourcing, international mergers and acquisitions, international tax planning, off-shore structuring, corporate governance, and international dispute resolution. During the pandemic, Mr. Yang together with other bankruptcy attorneys had represented over a dozen of creditors in several bankruptcy cases (both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11). Yang also worked as co-counsel for a Chapter 7 liquidation of an aircraft OEM.

Representative Engagements

Available on public record, as government examiner, Mr. Yang used to work with dozens of Fortune Global 500, including:

  • Walmart (China new stores)
  • ExxonMobil (China merger)
  • John Deere (joint venture with Tiantuo)
  • Siemens Electric Motors (joint venture, merger and acquisition)
  • SEW Electric Motors (direct investment)
  • Toyota Motors (joint venture with FAW)
  • Shell Petroleum and Lubrication (joint venture, China merger)
  • Coca-Cola (direct investment)
  • McDonald's (corporate stores and franchise stores)
  • Honeywell (direct investment, international trade compliance)
  • Toyota Tsusho (joint venture)
  • Samsung Display and Samsung TV (China merger)
  • Motorola-Freescale (China semiconductor plant MOS17 spin off)
  • Aisin (China joint venture, equipment import)
  • Denso Air-conditioner (direct investment)
  • Caterpillar (direct investment)
  • Cummins (acquisition, dispute resolution)
  • P&G (China merger)
  • Henkel (dispute resolution)
  • Bridgstone-Kumho Tires (assets sale)
  • Samsung Electronic (China direct investment)
  • YAMAHA Electronics (international trade compliance)
  • SoftBank (China private equity)
  • FedEx (China retail network)
  • UPS (new storefronts, merger and acquisition)
  • HomeDepot (China acquisition)
  • Hyundai Electronics (direct investment)
  • PPG (direct investment)
  • Nestlé (bottled water plant expansion, government relationship)
  • LG Construction Material (joint venture, equipment import)
  • Carrefour (new stores)
  • Mitsumi Electronics (labor and employment)
  • Novo Nordisk - Novozymes (China split)
  • GSK (joint venture, tax planning, international trade compliance)
  • Kyocera (international trade compliance)
  • OTIS (joint venture, merger and acquisition)
  • Alstom Hydroelectric Generators (joint venture)
  • Rémy Martin - Dynasty (joint venture, Hong Kong IPO)

Courts & Bar Associations

  • State of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association

Presentations & Publications

  • U.S. Trade Secret Cases that China had Involved - 2017 Detroit Chinese Engineers Association
  • Automotive Product Liability Issues in the USA - 2018 SAE Asia Congress in Macao
  • U.S. - China Automotive Supply Chain Contracts Nuances - 2020 China Bar Association

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