Benita Yu


Slaughter & May
47th Floor, Jardine House
One Connaught Place
Central, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2901 7207
Fax: +852 2845 2125


Benita has substantial experience in securities transactions, including cross-border listings and share offerings by overseas corporations and PRC state-owned enterprises, corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She also advises on banking and international debt securities transactions.

Benita read law at Oxford University. She is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong, and speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Benita has a wealth of experience in bringing PRC and foreign corporates to market and secondary fund-raisings and has advised on a number of groundbreaking capital market transactions.

We have a leading international capital markets practice, handling offerings and issues throughout the world. Our clients include issuers (corporate, sovereigns and others), underwriters and managers, trustees, investors and rating agencies.

Our experience in capital raisings includes advising on:

-Bond issues, from “plain vanilla” to highly structured products
-Sovereign debt
-Initial public offerings
-Rights issues
-Convertible and exchangeable securities
-Equity derivatives
-Hedging and stabilization of equity and equity-related products

From the very beginning we have had a prestigious, international client base and a reputation for excellence. Over the years we have been at the forefront of many significant legal developments and have striven to maintain our position as one of the leading law firms in the world.

We are committed to acting responsibly and work hard to make a positive impact on the world around us. We provide long-term strategic support to a number of charities and local schools and are committed to reducing our carbon emissions.

We have clients throughout the world. They range from governments to entrepreneurs, from funds to leading banks, from retailers to entertainment companies and from diversified industrial conglomerates to Premier League football clubs.

We have 120 partners and over 1,110 employees worldwide. Many of our people have spent their entire careers with us; most of our partners joined as trainees.

We have offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing. We also work with market leading firms around the world.


Sources say Benita Yu is “diligent, experienced and well versed in the Hong Kong listing rules.” One commentator remarked: “She’s a very helpful counsel, often going out of her way to help us, plus she’s close to the market and knows the latest understanding of the regulators.” Yu is able to provide high-quality advice to clients on debt and equity work.
Chambers Asia & Pacific, 2014