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ZHENG, Yu Partner

M&A has always been a key area for the Tier 1 PRC practice, and in the past year it further bolstered its practice with the hires of partner Zheng Yu from Gide Loyrette Nouel in Beijing.

IFLR1000 2015

Professional Experience

Mr. Zheng joined JunHe in 2014. He commenced his legal practice in 1999 at a local law firm in Guangzhou, where he worked for five years and developed extensive experience in corporate and business-related dispute resolution. In 2003 he was one of the two selected lawyers for the ‘Chinese Young Lawyer Training Program in France’ and won a French government scholarship to attend a professional training program at EFB, the Paris Bar School. In 2004, he joined the renowned international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel (Gide), and was based in their Paris and Beijing offices. He was made a partner at Gide in March 2011, and managed its Beijing office as co-head.

Zheng Yu provided legal services to many leading multinational companies regarding their business and investment projects in China. He has significant expertise and experience advising investors on complex foreign direct investments, cross-border M&A, dispute resolution (arbitration and litigation), corporate compliance, employment issues and tourism real estate projects in China. His sector experience includes energy, construction, infrastructure, environmental protection, manufacturing, automobiles, international trade, financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, food safety and tourism.

The Chambers Asia Pacific journal recommended Zheng Yu as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution (2013, 2014 and 2015 editions), and Asia Pacific Legal 500 also recognized him as a leading lawyer in the areas of real estate and dispute resolution (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions) and the area of corporate and M&A (2019 edition). Zheng Yu is also the winner of the ALB China Top 20 Client Choice Lawyer in 2017, 2018 and 2019.


Bachelor’s degree in International Commerce from the Law and Business School of Shantou University, 1996

Master's degree in International Corporate Management from a joint program at Zhongshan University and Shantou University, 1999

Professional training at EFB, the Paris Bar School, 2003

Professional Associations

Zheng Yu was admitted to the Chinese Bar in 1998. 

He is a member of the All China Lawyers Association.

Language Skills

Chinese (native), English (proficient) and French (basic)

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.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.