Sarah Yu

Sarah Yu is a partner in the King & Wood Mallesons M&A group in Sydney specialising in superannuation and life insurance.  

With over 23 years’ experience, Sarah has assisted major banks and wealth management institutions, life insurers, retail, industry and corporate superannuation funds navigate complex of financial services issues. 

  • Transactions – assisting major banks and wealth management institutions with mergers and acquisitions.
  • Governance – all aspects of governance including board policies, delegations, director liability, director duties.
  • Outsourcing - including advising on custody, administration and investment managements.
  • Product lifecycle – advising on complex life insurance products and establishing, changing and terminating superannuation funds and products.
  • Successor fund transfers – inbound and outbound successor fund transfers.
  • Regulatory and disclosure - relating to review of regulated documents, RSE and AFSL licensing, MySuper authorisations and APRA approvals and relief.
  • Disputes – from complaints to litigation.
  • Employers – employers superannuation issues including superannuation guarantee liabilities.

Sarah has been recognised as a leading lawyer in Best Lawyers for Superannuation (2013 – 2020) and Financial Institutions (2016 – 2020).


  • 1995: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science, Australian National University
  • 2017: Management Acceleration Programme, INSEAD
  • 2018: Company Directors Course, AICD
  • 2019: Regulation, LSE Executive Education, The London School of Economics.


Legal insights

Most of the legislation to implement Government’s responses to recommendations of the Financial Services Royal Commission final report has been passed.

31 March 2021

The Financial Sector Reform Bill 2020 was passed today in both Houses with no amendments. It is anticipated that the Bill will receive Royal Assent shortly.

10 December 2020

On 9 November 2020, Treasury released its Regulation Impact Statement for Decision titled ‘Enhancements to Unfair Contract Term Protections’ (Impact Statement).

12 November 2020

Though there were no changes to the legislated increase in the rate of superannuation guarantee, the 2020-21 Federal Budget still packed a punch for the superannuation industry.

12 October 2020

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