Di Yu is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice, based in London.
Di has extensive experience advising corporates and financial sponsors on a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, complex corporate reorganisations, primary and secondary raisings and general corporate advisory matters.
Di has particular expertise in the energy (oil & gas, renewables and energy transition), consumer media and retail sectors.
Advising Shell plc on its simplification including establishing a single line of shares and moving its tax residence from the Netherlands to the UK*
Advising Just Eat Takeaway.com on its all share takeover of Just Eat plc and acquisition of Grubhub Inc*
Advising Aggreko plc on its recommended all cash acquisition by I Squared Capital and TDR Capital for £2.3bn*
Advising Michael Kors on its £896m recommended cash acquisition of Jimmy Choo plc.*
Advising Daily Mail and General Trust plc on its £3.1bn reorganisation, comprising a recommended cash offer by Rothermere Continuation Limited and special distribution of cash and shares in Cazoo Group Limited*
Advising Interserve Group Ltd on the sale of RMD Kwikform Group to Altrad Group*
Advising Aker Horizons on its €675m acquisition of a 75% interest in Mainstream Renewable Power*
Advising Centrica plc on the sale of its North American energy supply, services and trading business, Direct Energy, to NRG Energy Inc. for $3.6bn*
Advising on numerous capital raisings including by The Restaurant Group plc, Whitbread plc, Countrywide plc and Essentra plc*
*Experience prior joining White & Case LLP
Awards and Recognition
#1 US law firm advising UK listed companies, Adviser Rankings, September 2022