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Armstrong Teasdale

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Coral is an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate and Capital Markets team.  She advises clients in relation to initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures.  Prior to joining the firm Coral practised at Herbert Smith in London, Hong Kong and Bejing and Paul Hastings in Beijing where she worked on various cross-border transactions involving Chinese companies in the mainland China and Hong Kong market.


Trained at Herbert Smith, qualified in 2012 and joined Paul Hastings (Bejing), joined Kerman & Co in 2017.  Kerman & Co combined with Armstrong Teasdale in 2021.




Peking University LLB Law, LPC BPP Law School

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London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Armstrong Teasdale acquired Kerman & Co in early 2021, which strengthened its ability to advise oil and gas clients on public and private M&A, debt and equity finance, commercial contracts and disputes. The team, which is jointly led by Peter Kohl and Joan Yu, also includes Coral Yu and Una Deretic. In addition, other key individuals are Anthony Kerman and Robert Paydon , who are sought after in international arbitration matters. Insolvency and restructuring head Imran Aslam recently joined from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Armstrong Teasdale regularly works with an array of private and listed companies on lower mid-market deals, both domestically and internationally. Practice head Peter Kohl is a highly experienced dual-qualified (UK and US) adviser, whose recent highlights include cross-border corporate transactions for clients in the energy, mining and engineering sectors. Martin O’Donoghue‘s broad M&A practice spans the fields of healthcare, biotech, fintech and hospitality, while Yvonne Costello is noted for her extensive experience in restructurings and reorganisations. Coral Yu works on M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions, and is also recommended for cross-border matters.