Scott Yu (Partner)
Law School: Université de Paris I,University of California, Berkeley,Renmin University of China
Practice Area:Antitrust/Competition,Capital Markets/Securities,Mergers & Acquisitions
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Scott Yu’s practice focuses on the cross-border M&A transactions, anti-trust, FDI and corporate matters. Before joining Zhong Lun, he worked with a major international law firm for six years and acted as the lead counsel in a number of mega sized acquisitions and joint venture projects.

Scott Yu has extensive experiences in advising foreign investors across various industries and sectors on corporate law and competition law issues in their investments and operations in China. He was named as one of the Top 20 Client Choice Lawyers in China by Asian Legal Business in 2012.

Bar Administration:
PRC, 1997
New York, USA, 2007

LL.M., University of University of California at Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), Berkeley, California, USA, 2003

Visiting Scholar, University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne), Paris, France, 1999

LL.M. (2000), LL. B (1996). Renmin University of China, School of Law, Beijing, PRC

Native Chinese; fluent in spoken and written English

Representative Cases

The representative merger & acquisition transactions in which Scott Yu played a leading role include:
o Advised Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. in its ¥ 2.7 billion joint venture project with Cummins Inc. for diesel engine production, and its ¥ 5.6 billion joint venture project with Daimler AG for truck business;
o Advised Areva T&D Holding SA on its ¥ 1.4 billion million joint venture in Guangdong, China with a Chinese listed company;
o Advised Volkswagen Financial Services China on its daily corporate matters;
o Advised Stanley Tools Inc. in its PRC restructuring and acquisition of two private owned companies;
o Advised Bridgestone Corporation in its global sale of steel wire business to Bekaert involving a number of Chinese subsidiaries;
o Advised Parker-Hannifin in its acquisition of equity in joint venture from Chinese partner, and establishment of new joint venture in Shenyang, China.

The representative cases in relation to merger control/anti-trust filings in which Scott Yu acted for clients include:
o Advise a leading US diesel engine producer on merger control issues in relation to contemplated joint venture projects, and on various legal issues in relation to PRC Antimonopoly Law;
o Advise a major European commercial vehicle company on PRC anti-trust compliance legal issues in its localization of standard transaction documents;
o Advise one of the largest US based PE funds on anti-trust compliance legal issues in relation to its investments in China;
o Merger filing for SPX’s acquisition of pump business from Clyde Union (a Scotland based PE fund);
o Merger filing for Areva T&D’s joint venture with Sunten Electrics Co., Ltd.;
o Merger filing for Schneider Electric’s acquisition of Leader Harvest.
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