Sherry Xiaowei Yin is a partner in the Beijing office who specializes in corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, RMB fund formation, private equity, and securities matters. She has advised both multinational and Chinese clients involved in a range of industries, such as telecommunications, energy, retail, and logistics.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Yin was a partner at a leading international firm in Beijing and worked on a number of award-winning transactions, including representing Sinopec Beijing Yanhua Petrochemical Company Limited in its US$500 million privatization by China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation. International Financial Law Review wrote that the transaction “stood out for the level of legal complexity and innovation” and “pioneered a new way for PRC companies to privatize overseas listed companies.” Ms. Yin also led the team that advised the underwriters in an IPO for Shandong Chenming Paper Holding Limited, the first Chinese company with three categories of shares issued ― A, B, and H shares. This unprecedented transaction won the 2008 “Deal of the Year” award from China Law & Practice, in association with IFLR1000.
Ms. Yin received her LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from China University of Political Science and Law in 1984 and 1987, respectively. She attended the postgraduate studies program at the Université de Paris II ― Panthéon-Assas and attended an advanced U.S. law program sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation.
Ms. Yin is qualified to practice in the People’s Republic of China. She is a native Mandarin speaker and fluent in English.