Sherry Xiaowei Yin is a partner in the Beijing office who specializes in corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, 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. Ms. Yin actively assists multinational clients with anti-monopoly filings in China, and also with compliance matters, including training on and implementation of anti-corruption policies.
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 IFLR 1000.
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 recommended as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011-2012, as well as in Corporate/M&A, and Projects and Energy in 2014. She is listed by IFLR 1000 2013-2014 in Corporate/M&A, and also recommended in Corporate/M&A by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2012.
Ms. Yin is qualified to practice in the People’s Republic of China. She is a native Mandarin speaker and fluent in English.
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