Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2022. CHINA 23 Steve Yu Co-Managing Partner Osborne Clarke China About Steve Yu Steve (Guangyu) Yu is a founder of Osborne Clarke’s international legal practice in China. He previously led the China operations for major US and European law firms. As China Co-Managing Partner, Mr. Yu’s role includes directing Osborne Clarke’s three-dimensional client strategy in China, combining legal expertise, sector understanding and transformational insight to help clients shape their future in China. The strategy responds to global mega-trends that are transforming business, such as digital transformation, the transition to a net zero future and adapting the ever-evolving urban dynamics of how people live, work and travel. With a background in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and finance transactions, Mr. Yu’s practice encompasses a broad range of acquisitions and divestitures, restricted industry investments, consolidation and restructuring transactions, direct foreign investments and franchising. A large proportion of Mr. Yu’s practice involves acting for clients in the digital business sector. A significant amount of this work involves cross-border transactions, strategic technology licensing, R&D and commercialization of IP rights. He argued one of China’s first Internet-related unfair competition cases. Alongside this, Mr. Yu is one of the first Chinese lawyers advising western clients on China’s emerging antitrust law. He is individually recognized in “Country Survey – China Competition Practice” by Global Competition Review. With extensive experience in corporate governance, Mr. Yu advises leading US and British non-for-profit organizations and charities promoting education and environmental sustainability. He sits on the supervisory board of two Britishinvested companies in China. He is a frequent speaker on China-related policies, regulatory and business issues. Mr. Yu received his LL.B. from NCUT in Beijing, and his LL.M. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. Firm Profile Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, China, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, India via BTG Legal, Poland and Singapore. The firm has over 320 partners and 1,500 legal expert spread across its 25 offices around the world.