Practice Areas

Michael Yu is a corporate partner based in our Beijing Office.  Michael has extensive experience representing clients in complex domestic and cross-border transactions, advising public and private companies in corporate mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, minority investments and joint ventures and assisting private equity firms with equity transactions, leveraged buyouts and going-private transactions.  Michael is specialized in assisting private equity firms in the portfolio management and exit, including related dispute resolution matters.  Michael has also represented issuers and sponsors with respect to initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings  Over the past 20 years, Michael’s experience has extended across a broad array of sectors including life sciences and healthcare, education, energy, consumer market, real estate, TMT, financial services, etc. 


In the past a number year, Michael has been a regularly recommended legal practitioner in China by Chambers and Partners, Asian Legal Business, Legal 500, etc.

Work Experience

Prior to rejoining Global Law Office in 2011, Mr. Yu worked as a partner with Norton Rose (Asia) LLP.


Admitted in the PRC


1999 – 2000  University of Nottingham, UK

1995 – 1999  Heilongjiang University School of Law