Jiejin (Victoria) Yu | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Jiejin (Victoria) Yu
 Jiejin (Victoria) Yu

Jiejin (Victoria) Yu

Associate, Hong Kong

T +852 2822 8730

E jyu@whitecase.com

Overview

Jiejin Yu is an associate with White & Case's Hong Kong office. She has significant experience in bank finance transactions (secured and unsecured, bilateral and syndicated, domestic and cross-border).

Prior to joining White & Case, Jiejin worked at one of Australia's leading law firms, based in Sydney. She also spent time based in White & Case's London office.

Bars and Courts

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales of Australia

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese
  • Spanish

Experience

Deutsche Bank AG in a US$100 million guaranteed senior secured loan provided to HKSE-listed ChinaSoft International Limited. The funds are for general corporate purposes and working capital. Other lenders included Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd., Chang Hwa Commercial Bank, Ltd., First Commercial Bank, Ltd., Hua Nan Commercial Bank, Ltd., Taishin International Bank Co., Ltd., Taiwan Business Bank, Taiwan Cooperative Bank, The Bank of East Asia Limited, Bank of Kaohsiung, Far Eastern International Bank Co., Ltd. and Land Bank of Taiwan.

A syndicate of banks as mandated lead arrangers on the new US$8 billion financing to Alibaba Group Holding Limited, China's e-commerce giant. The bank group included Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited, Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch, DBS Bank Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., acting through its Hong Kong branch, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited. This deal was named "Best Loan" at the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2013, "Syndicated Corporate Deal of the Year" and "Syndicated Deal of the Year" at the Asia Pacific Syndicated Loan Awards 2014, "Debt Market Deal of the Year" at the ALB China Law Awards 2014, as well as "Debt Market Deal of the Year" and "Hong Kong Deal of the Year" at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2014. The funds are in part for Alibaba to refinance the award-winning two-stage US$4 billion financing on which we advised the mandated lead arrangers in 2012.

China Development Bank Corporation and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China as lenders of a US$1.2 billion term loan to Telefónica Europe BV. The funds will be used to finance up to 85 percent of the purchase price due and payable by Telefónica SA to a Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier under equipment export contracts. This financing was awarded 2012 "Banking & Finance Deal of the Year" by China Business Law Journal. This financing followed a US$375 million loan to Telefónica Europe BV, the first publicly announced vendor financing granted to a Spanish company by China Development Bank Corporation, on which White & Case also advised.

China Development Bank Corporation in providing a secured vendor financing to Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless (Private) Limited, to finance up to 85 percent of an equipment and services contract with a Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE Corporation.

China Development Bank Corporation in providing a €140 million unsecured loan to Telecom Italia SPA. This is the first loan provided by China Development Bank to Telecom Italia SPA.

China Development Bank Corporation in a three year US$1.5 billion financing provided to Petroleós de Venezuela, S.A., the state oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.