Di Yu

Partner, London

Biography

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
BA in Jurisprudence
University of Oxford
LPC
BPP Law School
Languages
English
Mandarin

Experience

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