Distinguished Practitioner




Practice area:

Corporate and M&A
Private equity

Industry sectors:

Technology and telecommunications

Being a partner with Global Law Office who is based in Shanghai, Steven Yu has long focused his practice on the areas of foreign direct investment (FDI), mergers and acquisitions (M&As), private equity/venture capital, fund formation, cross-border technology transfer and other general corporate matters. Before joining Global Law Office, Steven had ten-year experience with leading international and domestic law firms and gained extensive experience in representing multinational corporations, state-owned enterprises and private companies on their inbound/outbound investments, M&As and restructuring transactions. The legal services rendered by him typically include, among others, structuring the transactions, conducting due diligence, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating documents, issuing legal or advisory opinions as well as assisting with the closing matters and completion of government approval procedures.

The projects that Steven Yu has been involved in encompass a wide spectrum of industries, including high-end manufacturing, chemical, logistics, TMT (Technology, Media and Telecom), IoT, AI, fintech, digital asset management, consumer staples, clean energy and environment service, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, commercial property, movies and entertainment, education and tourism.. The clients he served include financial investors such as the Carlyle Group, Bain Capital, SBCVC, CITIC Capital, IDG, Sequoia Capital, Sinovation Ventures, SIG, Northern Light Venture Capital, Hidden Hill Capital, Shunwei, YF Capital, Source Code Capital, Loyal Valley Innovation Capital, CS Capital, Oriza Capital, CMC Capital, Greenwoods, BR Capital, Arena Capital, Yunqi Partners, ClearVue Partners, Ping An Ventures, NIO Capital, HashKey Capital, WestSummit Capital, Puhua Capital and Innovator Capital as well as industrial giants such as Xiaomi, Tencent,, Fosun, HUPU Sports,, Bilibili, miHoYo, Cisco, Continental, Olitanking, LG Chemical, SK Hynix, Dow Chemical, Visa, PepsiCo, PVM, Total Group, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), BorgWarner, Coherent, Cooper Tire, POSCO, Citibank, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Far East Horizon, Wuhan Iron & Steel (Wisco), Sinochem, Shanghai Electric and Shanghai GM. Steven Yu was also retained by the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination to prepare various sponsorship agreements and attend the relevant negotiation secessions for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

  • Represent Tencent in its investments in Lianjia, Zhihu, Koolearn, CKF Pictures, Kuaikan, 58 Finance, DoctorWork and 91Act
  • Represent Xiaomi/Shunwei in their investments in GrenTech, Diao Information Technology, DeePerceptron, FURRYTAIL, Shensx and Z.Maxx
  • Represent Sinovation Ventures in its investments in WOW COLOUR, Dongpin Online, Feibai Edu, BigOFFS, xsto and Precision Scientific
  • Represent IDG in its investments in LinQu, SheIn, Lefit Sports, QingYang Technology, TogetU and Vetreska
  • Represent YF Capital in its investments in CARZONE, Momenta, Allystar and Excelland AI

  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity

  • Consumer goods and services
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Media and entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Technology and telecommunications

  • PRC Bar Admission

  • LL.M., Nanjing University (2004)