Furong Yang

What were you doing before the MCL?

After graduating with an LLB from University of International Business and Economics in China, I took a gap year to work at UBS London as a compliance trainee. I then joined Freshfields’ Beijing office, working in the corporate team (capital markets and M&A), and really enjoyed learning from the best of the industry.

What were your impressions of the MCL?

Having worked on cross border transactions in practice I wanted to gain greater familiarity the common law systems. This was one reason I applied to the MCL. On the course, there was never a dull moment. The MCL is highly practical, especially the Deals Course. In Deals, we worked with transaction documents covering different practice areas (private M&A, financing, public M&A) and received feedback from the practitioners who actually led the deals. The design of the Deals Course makes it highly challenging yet very rewarding. I also enjoyed the opportunity to select modules taught by instructors affiliated with the Judge Business School, which allowed me to supplement my law background with commercial/management knowledge.

What are your post-MCL plans and have they changed due to taking the MCL?

I am going to stay in London to train as a UK solicitor. On a personal level, I look forward to visiting friends I have made on the MCL and learn about their new adventures.

New additions to MCL teaching team

The MCL Director is delighted to announce the recent appointments to the Faculty of Bobby Reddy and Ann Sofie Cloots. Read more

Laura Bradford to join MCL teaching team

Laura Bradford will teach the U.S. corporate law module as part of the MCL programme in 2019-20. Read more

MCL student-alumni buddy scheme launched

This year the Faculty has launched a new scheme which pairs each MCL student with a suitable 'buddy' from our international alumni network. Read more

MCL Student Profiles

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