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


  • "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, “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

Press Releases

O’Melveny Represents DoraHacks in US$20 Million Equity Funding

May 24, 2022

O’Melveny Advises Dragonfly Energy in Business Combination with Chardan NexTech Acquisition 2 Corp. to Make Dragonfly a Public Company

May 17, 2022

O’Melveny Partners Taylor, Vannini, Yu Named 2022 “Top Women in Dealmaking” by The Deal

May 13, 2022

O’Melveny’s Acclaimed Fintech Group Launches DAO Task Force

March 9, 2022

O’Melveny Selects Yu and Martin for 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

February 24, 2022

O’Melveny Guides Coinbase on Acquisition of FairX

January 13, 2022

O’Melveny Names Thirteen New Partners in 2022

December 15, 2021

O’Melveny Represents Brii Biosciences in US$318 Million Hong Kong IPO

July 13, 2021

O’Melveny Represents Pharmaron in its US$137.5 Million Acquisition of US-based Absorption Systems

November 12, 2020

O’Melveny Advises SigOpt on Sale to Intel

November 10, 2020

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