Sarah Sheng is an associate in the International Practice Group in Haynes and Boone’s Shanghai office.

Before joining Haynes and Boone, Sarah has served as inhouse counsel for multi-national companies in manufacturing and chemical industries and has advised on their strategic M&As, inbound investments, joint-venture setup and general corporate matters throughout China for nearly ten years.

Sarah maintains a broad range of Chinese corporate related legal practice that includes foreign investment in China, corporate governance, licensing, M&A as well as labor. With such experience, Sarah has a unique perspective and understands the inhouse practice and how the legal advices may affect the client’s businesses.

Her practice focuses on private equity cross-border investments.

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LL.B., Fudan University Shanghai China, 2009


Chinese (Mandarin)



China Intensifies Regulations on Cryptocurrency Trading and Mining
November 02, 2021

The People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) posted the Notice on Further Prevention and Disposal of the Risk of Speculation in Virtual Currency Trading (“Notice”) (关于进一步防范和处置虚拟货币交易炒作风险的通知) on its website on September 24, 2021. This Notice is marked effective as of September 15, 2021. The Notice reinforced the concept that cryptocurrency is illegal and provides that all related services, such as offering t [...]