Nan-I Chen is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department.  He represents U.S. and non-U.S. banks and bank holding companies, investment funds, asset management firms, fintech companies, and other financial institutions on matters related to federal and state banking laws and regulations.  Nan-I advises clients on issues related to mergers, acquisitions, minority investments, cross border investments, merchant banking activities, crypto assets and services, payments, and other transactions.  His experience includes providing legal and compliance advice on issues related to the scope of permissible activities under U.S. banking laws, the proprietary trading and covered fund restrictions under the Volcker Rule, the “control” analysis under the U.S. Bank Holding Company Act, affiliate transaction restrictions under the Federal Reserve Act, intermediate holding company requirements and threshold, margin lending requirements applicable to banks and non-bank lenders, the cross border application of the swaps regulations, the New York State virtual currency regulation and guidance, regulatory reporting requirements, issues under the Nacha Operating Rules and Guidelines, and new legislative and regulatory developments, including developments related to cryptocurrencies.

Nan-I was formerly Head of Regulatory Advisory for the combined U.S. operations of a major international bank and General Counsel for the bank’s broker-dealer subsidiary. He counseled the bank on matters involving fintech and other investments, broker-dealer activities, bank regulatory implementation projects, global regulatory oversight and governance, internal policies and procedures, swap dealer activities, and capital markets transactions.

Nan-I is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.




Columbia Law School, J.D., 2003 Columbia Law School, LL.M., 2001 National Taiwan University, LLB, 1995

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