Yin Xu


Yin Xu is a partner in our Investment Funds and Corporate practice groups where he specialises in advising on the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal aspects of cross-border transactions.

Yin has extensive experience advising a multitude of sponsors and asset managers on the formation of all types of private equity and hedge funds, alternative investment vehicles and downstream investments, as well as on restructuring and ongoing operational matters.  In addition, he regularly advises on the offshore aspects of a wide range of corporate transactions including joint ventures, initial public offerings, corporate restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions of both private and public companies.  He also has considerable experience in debt and equity financing. 

Prior to joining Harneys in 2019, Yin practised for eight years with another offshore firm corporate and funds team in Hong Kong, prior to which he worked for several years with the corporate team in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Hong Kong and London offices.  Yin’s broad offshore and top-tier international experience combined with his fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and English language skills enable him to service a broad range of clients in the Asia region, including leading international law firms and fund formation teams as well as major banks and corporates.