Prior to joining JunHe in 2002, Mr. Yu practiced at another leading PRC law firm from 1999 to 2002. Between 2005 and 2006, Mr. Yu worked as a secondee at Slaughter and May, in Hong Kong and their London headquarters.
Since joining JunHe, Mr. Yu has been significantly involved in a number of securities and M&A transactions. For example, in 2014, Mr. Yu assisted ICBC with the issuance of RMB34.55 billion offshore preference shares to be sold in the US to qualified institutional buyers, and also assisted BofCom with the issuance of $1.2bn and €500m tier 2 capital bonds. In 2016, Mr. Yu represented Vanke to prevent a hostile takeover, which garnered huge market interest, and represented Goldman Sachs in SF Express’s backdoor listing and represented UBS Securities in YT Express’s backdoor listing. Mr. Yu is also regarded as an expert in cross-border bond issuances. Since 2011, Mr. Yu was involved in a number of offshore bond deals issued by PRC corporates and financial institutions, and from 2016 to 2018, Mr. Yu has led some creative panda bond deals, including Canada National Bank’s panda bond, New Development Bank’s panda bond, the Emirate of Sharjah’s panda bond and Air Liquide’s panda bond, etc.
Mr. Yu was awarded as the “Dealmaker of The Year” by the “Asian Legal Business Award” in 2015 and the “China Law & Practice Award” in 2016 respectively.
Mr. Yu was listed as “The Leading PRC Lawyer” by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw Profile and IFLR respectively in consecutive years.