Shen Zhen / Hong Kong

+86-755-3398 8188

Rising Star




Practice area:

Dispute resolution

Mr. Zhao Yu is a dispute resolution expert with profound theoretical basis and high litigation practical ability. He has successfully handled a large number of influential and pioneering cases in the past practice. He has rich experience in litigation strategy developing and excellent trial performance, and always does his best to strive for maximizing rights and interests of his clients. He is praised by clients as a very trustworthy litigator.

Case 1 - Represented a Cayman Islands fund in a major cross-border insurance arbitration dispute against Insurance Co. The case was heard by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and involved over $30 million. This insurance dispute involved a rare combination of financial and professional insurance in the insurance law, and there was a gap in the application of the law, which was an extremely complex and innovative case in the insurance field. The case involved Chinese and Cayman law, and the trial was attended by more than a dozen lawyers and expert witnesses from China, Hong Kong, Cayman, Singapore, England and Ireland. This case is also a major and typical cross-border arbitration case accepted by CIETAC.

Case 2 - represented a holding group in a foreign equity dispute involving assets of several billions RMB. Due to the huge controversy and great typical significance, this case was raised to the China International Commercial Court for trial, and was heard by a five-member panel. This case involved extremely complex issues, including Identification of shareholding transfer, malicious prosecution in the commercial disputes and so on. As for these issues, there were considerable legal gaps in the criteria of recognition and the nature of legal relationship. This case was highly controversial, highly adversarial, extremely difficult to represent, which makes it with great typical significance.The China International Commercial Court stated in its decision on raising this case that "this case is an international commercial case of first instance with great impact and typical significance, which is of great concern to all sectors of society, and the interests involved in the dispute are enormous, so it is appropriate for the China International Commercial Court to hear it". The China International Commercial Court very rarely formed a five-member panel to hear the case. The Supreme Court invited media reporters and the National People’s Congress deputies and legal experts to attend the trial, which was also broadcasted live online and watched by nearly 60,000 people.

Case 3 - Representing the actual controller of a well-known technology company in some important cases in a series of corporate control disputes with other shareholders. The valuation of the target company exceeds tens of billions RMB. The case is extremely complicated and related to huge interests, complex domestic and foreign ownership structure arrangements and disputes. The related parties have successfully reached a settlement. Zhao Yu played an important role in the series cases and led his team handled the important part of cases in Shenzhen.

  • Dispute resolution
  • Private equity
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking and finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Banking and financial services
  • Insurance
  • Real estate
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Industrials and manufacturing

  • Practicing Lawyer of PRC

  • Member of Foreign-related Law Talents in Guangdong Province
  • Member of Shenzhen Lawyer Foreign-related Leading Talents
  • Member of All China Lawyers Association
  • Member of the 12th Commercial Mediation Committee of Guangdong Lawyers Association
  • Member of the 11th Corporate Legal Practice Committee of Shenzhen Lawyers Association
  • Member of Shenzhen Commercial Mediation Association
  • Member of the "Belt and Road" Lawyers Alliance
  • Expert mediator of Shenzhen Committee of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • Arbitrator of Zhaoqing Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator of Jingdezhen Court of International Arbitration
  • Expert mediator of Benchmark Chambers International & Benchmark International Mediation Center

  • Master of China University of Political Science and Law