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YU Hualiang
(George)
余华良

Senior Partner
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Professional Experience

George Yu is a senior partner in JT&N’s Beijing office. George is qualified in mainland China, New York and Hong Kong. George has a broad corporate and securities practice that focuses on foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, capital markets and general corporate representations.
Mr. Yu is a key member of the award-winning insurance practice of JT&N, and has solid experience in insurance and reinsurance transactional and regulatory matters, involving both life insurance and property and casualty insurance. He has assisted clients with green-field applications, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, M&A transactions, as well as daily compliance issues.

Representative Performance

  • Citigroup in its sale of China Guangfa Bank’s 20% shares to China Life Insurance, and in connection with IBM Credit’s sale of China Guangfa Bank’s 3.686% shares to China Life Insurance
  • Tsinghua Tongfang in its purchase of 50% stake in Aegon CNOOC Life Insurance from CNOOC and its joint venture with Aegon
  • ACE Group in its proposed purchase of 15% shares in Huatai Insurance Group held by China Resources, Bao Steel and CNOOC
  • ACE Group in its purchase of 1.2433% shares of Huatai Insurance Group held by Jiangsu Yueda Investors in equity investments in Shin Kong-HNA Life
  • Aegon in its investment in a PRC insurance agency company
  • a foreign health technology company in its investment in a PRC insurance agency company
  • a foreign health technology company in its investment in a PRC medical technology company
  • an investor in its acquisition of a PRC insurance agency and investment fund sale company
  • China aspects of the merger of XL Group and Catlin Group and the merger of AXA and XL Catlin
  • China Hydroelectric Corporation in its Series A, Series B and Series C preferred share offerings
  • Unilife Corp. in its redomiciliation in Delaware and initial public listing on NASDAQ and in two private placement transactions
  • HeartWare International in its redomiciliation in Delaware and initial public listing on NASDAQ States and in two private placement transactions
  • ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corp. in its business combination with China TopReach Inc. (US$40 million)
  • China Growth North Acquisition in its business combination with UIB Group Limited
  • Atkins Nutritionals Inc. in its sale to North Castle Partners
  • Otelco Inc. in its merger with Mid-Maine Communications Inc. and in its proposed acquisition of another telecom company
  • Schick Technologies, Inc. in its merger with Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.
  • China Hydroelectric Corporation in its U.S. IPO and NYSE listing
  • Underwriters in the U.S. IPO and NYSE listing of 500.com Limited
  • China Pioneer Pharma Limited in its Hong Kong IPO
  • MagnaChip Semiconductor in its Rule 144A/Reg. S offerings of senior notes and initial public offering in the United States
  • Atkins Nutritionals Inc. in its sale to North Castle Partners

Education Background

  • Columbia University, School of Law, J.D. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, School of Law, LLB (with highest honors)