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YU, Yongqiang (YY) Partner

Yu Yongqiang continues to impress observers with his activity in the market and expertise relating to bond issuances, with one interviewee saying: "He is very experienced

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Professional Experience

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. 

Education

LL.M., Indiana University School of Law, 2005 


LL.M., Wuhan University School of Law, 2004 


LL.B., Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, 1998

Professional Associations

Member of the All-China Lawyers Association and the Beijing Lawyers Association. 


Expert Member of the Self-discipline Management of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII) 


Expert Member of the Registration Meeting of NAFMII 


Legal Expert of the Legal Committee of NAFMII

Language Skills

Mandarin and English

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.