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.

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Education

  • 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

Extern

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

Co-author

  • "Joint Ventures in Emerging Markets: the Keys to Success" (Financier Worldwide, June 2012)

Leadership

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

Speaking Engagements

  • "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
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