Biography

Joseph Chan |
Chief Legal Officer

Joseph Chan has served as the Chief Legal Officer of Yum China since June 2019. Prior to joining Yum China, Mr. Chan was a partner with the U.S. based international law firm of Sidley Austin in Shanghai for almost a decade, where he managed and executed large complex multi-jurisdictional legal matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions across a variety of industries. In addition, Mr. Chan spent over a decade with the U.S. based international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in San Francisco and Shanghai, initially as an associate and then a partner. He established the Shanghai office for Pillsbury in 2006, including serving as its inaugural managing partner. Mr. Chan is admitted to the bar in California and Pennsylvania in the U.S. and British Columbia in Canada. For many consecutive years he was ranked and recommended by Chambers Asia, IFLR and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in Asia.