Areas of Practice
Ms. Jennifer Yao specializes in the area of mergers & acquisitions, foreign direct investment and corporate affairs.
Ms. Yao has represented a number of famous multinational companies, funds and Chinese companies in their strategic investments, share or asset acquisitions, mergers and restructuring, establishment of joint venture, plant setup, R&D center and regional HQ, technical cooperation and investment exit. Her experience covers various industries including machinery manufacture, automobile, pharmaceutical & medical device, energy and green energy, chemicals, finance, financial services, internet, media and entertainment and agriculture. Ms. Yao has also advised Chinese state-owned or private-owned enterprises on their outbound investment and mergers & acquisitions.
Ms. Yao has accumulated extensive experience in providing comprehensive legal advice in cross-border transactions and investments. She has assisted clients in transaction structure design, drafting and review of transactional documentation, due diligence, negotiations, risk management, coordination with governmental authorities and foreign and domestic attorneys as well as dispute resolution.
Ms. Yao joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2006.
Ms. Yao obtained her LLM degree from University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. She received her Master of International Law from University of International Business and Economics and her LLB from Shanghai International Studies University.
Ms. Yao is qualified to practice law in China and the State of New York.
Ms. Yao's working languages are Chinese and English.