Zhe (Kevin) Yu is an Associate in Kaye Scholer’s Shanghai office, which he joined in 2004. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, employment and general corporate advice. Mr. Yu has advised public and private multinationals and private equity funds on the structuring of their operations in China. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, direct investment, joint ventures, reorganizations and dissolutions. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and hospitality. Mr. Yu is a native speaker of Mandarin and is fluent in English.
Mr. Yu currently serves as a Vice President of the China Business Lawyers Association.
- S.C. Johnson & Son in the acquisition of a super-majority stake in Jiangsu Tongda Co., Ltd., one of China’s leading manufacturers and distributors of pest control products, air fresheners, disinfectants and household cleaners.
- Hyatt in establishing its wholly foreign-owned company in Beijing and advising on other hospitality projects and the development of strategies to expand Hyatt’s business and operations in China.
- Callaway Golf in a wide range of issues involving the business operations of its Chinese entities.
- Metso in multiple equity transfers, including the transfer of State-owned interests through a State-assets auction process, restructuring of the JV business and extension of the JV term, the conversion of multiple parcels of allocated State-owned land for acquisition of granted land use rights, and transfers of facilities thereon.
- Onex Corporation in its acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Care Group, renamed Carestream Health, Inc. for US$2.35 billion.
- Celestica in its acquisition of Brooks Automation, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, which engages in the manufacturing of complex machinery and equipment and the provision of integrated services to the world’s largest semiconductor equipment manufacturer.
- Kid Brands and Callaway Golf in establishing wholly foreign-owned joint ventures in China.