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Phyllis Xu Partner

Professional Experience

Ms. Xu is a partner at JunHe and is based in our Hong Kong and Shanghai offices.

Ms. Xu has more than 15 years legal experience in capital markets, M&A, financing, fund formation and private equity investments and has advised clients in the US, Europe, China and the Asia Pacific region. She advised China Merchants Bank in its US$2.5 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in a Hong Kong bank listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Main Board (ALB M&A Deal of the Year, 2009). She also advised Transpac Capital Pte Ltd. on its US$ 200 million disposal of its entire issued shares in a Singaporean food company to H. J. Heinz Company (Asia M&A Atlas Awards Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year in Middle Markets, 2011). Previous clients of Ms. Xu include Goldman Sachs, Pacific Alliance Group, ARA Asset Management Investment Partners, BNP Paribas, TESCO and Burberry.

Prior to joining JunHe, Ms. Xu was the Group General Counsel of FinEx Asia, a global fintech powered asset management platform.  Earlier in her career, she was the Asia Pacific General Counsel of a multi-national entity, and a senior associate at DLA Piper and Jones Day.  She has led many landmark transactions of cross-border M&As, project financing, public company takeovers and leveraged buy-outs, with values exceeding US$10 billion. 

Ms. Xu holds a Masters Degree from the University of Manchester.  She is on the Roll of Solicitors of the High Court of Hong Kong and has been admitted to practice law in the People’s Republic of China.  


LL.M., International Business Law, The University of Manchester

Professional Associations

Admitted to practice law in the People’s Republic of China

Solicitor of the High Court, Hong Kong SAR

Language Skills

Mandarin, English, Cantonese and Shanghai Dialect

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.