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Yaosong (Will) LU

Title:Partner (Non-equity)
Tel:+86 21 5598 9888/ 9666
Fax:+86 21 5598 9898
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Mr. Lu has extensive experience on merger and acquisition, construction and real estate, and banking and finance, and is especially familiar with the real estate industry and the logistics industry. He has served as the leading counsel for a number of landmark M&A transactions, PE transactions and banking and finance transactions.
Representative Matters
  • Merger & Acquisition

  • Represented Oaktree Fund in its acquisition of the assets package in southern and eastern China, which assets package consists of 30 parcels of land respectively owned by 13 projects company in 7 cities 

  • Represented Itochu in its acquisition of the assets package consisting of 28 real estate projects 

  • Represented a well-known real estate company in its acquisition of a commercial office building in the first-tier city through equity deal. The transaction amount is about RMB 3 billion

  • Represented a well-know logistics company in its acquisition of the assets and the business owned by franchisees in Northeast China, Shanxi, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan and Jiangxi through assets deal

  • Represented Test America, the world largest Environmental monitoring enterprise, as its PRC legal counsel, in its merger deal with JSTI, a listing company in Shenzhen Stock Exchange market

  • Represented Haier in its acquisition project in Hangzhou to acquire a third-party e-payment company

  • PE Investment

  • Represented Yimidida in its Series A, A+, B, C1 and C2 funding to receive the equity investment from GLP, Source Code Capital, K2VC, Cathay, CDH, Hope and Sino-ocean Capital

  • Represented GLP in its Series A and B funding to invest in a central kitchen company

  • Represented PE Sponsors Group (consisting of the affiliates of The Carlyle Group, FountainVest Partners, CITIC Capital Partners and China Everbright Limited.) in the privatization transaction of Focus Media (NASDAQ: FMCN)

  • Banking & Finance

  • Represented Shanghai Shendi Group on the syndicated loan arranged by China Development Bank, Bank of Communications and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and granted by the syndicate consisting of 12 domestic major financial institutions for financing the construction and development of Shanghai International Tourism Resort (i.e. Shanghai Disneyland Theme Park); and the total facility amount is over RMB 20 billion, among which the loan amount of Phase I is RMB 12.9 billion

  • Represented Shanghai Amara Hotel on the syndicated loan arranged by United Overseas Bank (China) Limited to finance the construction and development of a hotel project in Shanghai; and the total facility amount is RMB 340 million

  • Represented UOB on its acquisition financing facility granted to CLSA Capital Partners for its offshore equity acquisition and onshore asset acquisition; and the total facility amount is RMB 1 billion

  • Represented Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited as lead arrangers on the syndicated loan granted to GMAC for its working capital and general corporate purposes; and the total facility amount is RMB 1 billion

  • Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and HSBC in the privatization transaction of Pactera Technology International Ltd. (NASDAQ: PACT) in relation to debt financing to be granted

Education Background
  • LLM, Case Western Reserve University (2009) 

  • LLB, Shanghai Maritime University (2008)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

  • Bar admission in New York (US)

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Named among the “30 Under 30” by LEGALBAND (November 2016)

Selected Publications
  • Co-author, “New Rules to Further Relax China’s Foreign Investment Registration Requirements”,Business Law Update, January 2017