Cooley Expands in Beijing With Leading Corporate Partner

Beijing – August 1, 2018 – Cooley is strengthening its newest office with the arrival of partner Henry Yin from Kirkland & Ellis. Based in Beijing, Yin will be a member of Cooley’s business department.

“Henry’s arrival perfectly complements Cooley’s global growth strategy,” said Mike Lincoln, chair of Cooley’s global business department. “Building out our Beijing presence is the firm’s latest step in finding next-generation leaders to continue our history of achievement across the Asia-Pacific region. We are thrilled to welcome Henry, who will be an exceptional addition to the partnership with his sophisticated Greater China corporate experience, proven dedication to clients, commercial instincts, network and enthusiasm.”

Yin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions – including cross‐border and outbound investments – private equity, early and late-stage venture capital and growth investments, joint ventures, PIPEs, financings, going‐private transactions and other corporate matters associated with companies from the US, China and globally. He works with clients across many industries, including life sciences, technology, film, digital media, financial services, e‐commerce, software, hardware, education, manufacturing, consumer, logistics, automotive, real estate, reinsurance, pharmaceuticals and infrastructure.

“I’ve had the great fortune of working opposite numerous Cooley partners through my years of practice,” Yin said. “The unifying culture, unparalleled momentum in targeted spaces and unique positioning for the new economy all make Cooley a very special platform. The firm’s reputation for first-class legal advice and collaborative teamwork has always been a draw, along with its preeminent global tech, high-growth industries and investment funds client base. I am eager to contribute to this dynamic platform and continue to empower innovators and investors, founders, financiers and visionaries.”

Yin, a native Mandarin speaker, received his JD from Duke University School of Law. He started his legal career at the New York office of Skadden and was most recently a partner in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis.

Cooley expanded its Asia-Pacific presence with the launch of a Beijing office in January, following on the success of the firm’s Shanghai office, which opened in 2011. Cooley is fund formation counsel to 450+ fund organizations worldwide, including 50+ fund managers with their primary operations in China. It is the #1 law firm representing venture-backed companies going public for the last decade and advises 40% of US companies listed in Wall Street Journal’s Billion Dollar Startup Club. Cooley represents more than 6,000 high-growth private company clients.

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