Wenting Yu


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Wenting Yu is a corporate transactional lawyer specializing in securities offerings, venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, 34 Act counseling and other corporate transactions. She regularly assists startup, midsize, and large companies across a variety of industries, including fintech, technology, life sciences, Internet, mobile, software, semiconductor, gaming, clean energy, battery and storage. Wenting also has significant cross-border transaction experience, particularly with Cayman entities doing business in the U.S. and China.

Wenting provides her clients with innovative legal approaches to complex transactions. She is communicative and works diligently to produce successful results for her clients so that she can position them for success.


  • Mandarin Chinese


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York


  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., Dean's List
  • Washington University School of Law, LL.M., with honors
  • Shanghai Normal University, LL.B., with honors

Professional Activities


  • Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, Securities and Exchange Commission


  • "Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs): Overview" (Thomson Reuters Practical Law, November 2022)
  • "Joint Ventures in Emerging Markets: the Keys to Success" (Financier Worldwide, June 2012)


  • Advisor, Project Entrepreneur 2020 NYC, presented by UBS in partnership with The Female Founder Collective

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Founders Panel," Singapore Global Network and CoffeeSpace (May 25, 2023)
  • "Decentralized Automated Organizations (DAOs): Practical Applications and Legal Framework," Practising Law Institute (November 16, 2022)
  • "What the DAO: The Latest Blockchain Craze and What it Means For You,” DeFI and DAO Summit, NFT Next Fest (September 15, 2022)
  • Panelist, “Technology,” The Future of U.S. and China Conference, Asia Society Northern California (January 14, 2021)

Life Sciences

  • Brii Biosciences Limited in its US$318 million IPO, US$260 million Series A and Series B financings, $155 million Series C financing
  • Pharmaron in its various strategic acquisitions and investments
  • Haohai Biotech in its various strategic acquisitions and investments
  • Optovue in its equity financings and sale to Luneau
  • Hua Medicine in its US$117 million Series D and Series E financings and HK$867 million IPO
  • Carbylan Therapeutics in its US$65 million IPO
  • a multinational biotechnology company in its US$120 million convertible note and equity financings, spin-off of CDMO business and related equity financings
  • a multinational gene and cell therapy company in its US$148 million Series Seed and Series A financings

In the News

Press Releases

Alerts and Publications

Hong Kong Launches New Virtual Asset Trading Platform Licensing Regime

June 9, 2023

Legislative Update: Bills Target Cryptomining’s Energy Consumption

June 9, 2023

Hong Kong Court Rules that Cryptocurrencies are Property in Landmark Decision

May 29, 2023

US Government’s AI Policy Coming into Focus in Series of Recent Announcements

May 15, 2023

Hong Kong SFC Consults on Proposals to Regulate Virtual Asset Trading Platforms

April 4, 2023

NFT: A Token of Corporate Affection

January 25, 2023

The Corporate Transparency Act Treasury’s New Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Regime

December 22, 2022

Takeaways from the Second (Proposed) Rule on Access: Who’s in the BOIs’ Club?

December 22, 2022

What the DAO?: A Series on the Legal Issues Raised by the Latest Crypto Trend

July 18, 2022

DAOs: Looking for Limited Liability & Legal Personality

July 11, 2022

What the DAO? Why Everyone Is Talking About Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

April 11, 2022

What the DAO? Breaking Down the Latest Blockchain Craze

March 8, 2022