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Joan Yu

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Kerman & Co LLP

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Joan is an experienced consultant in the firm.  Her practice includes a diverse range of corporate areas such as company flotations and secondary issues on both AIM and NEX, advice on the Takeover Code, reverse takeovers, cross-border scheme of arrangements on AIM, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advice. Joan has particular experience in advising UK and international companies in the natural resources sector.


Trained Kerman & Co; qualified 2002; partner 2007, consultant 2017.


Cantonese, conversational Mandarin.


Gumley House; University of London (BSc (Hons), Mathematics with Business Studies).

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Kerman & Co LLP, whose practice was strengthened in 2016 by the arrivals of practice head Peter Kohl (from Hogan Lovells International LLP) and Simon Holden (from Lester Aldridge LLP), has seen its market profile grow; the firm has won a string of new clients recently, including InfraStrata Plc and Columbus Energy Resources Plc. Simon Holden acted for another new client Panthera Resources Plc in its AIM admission, which also involved advice on the English law aspects of a group restructuring. Holden also assisted United Oil & Gas Plc with its Main Market IPO. Emmerson Plc, Rurelec Plc and Applegreen Plc are among other clients. Kohl, who is dual-qualified in England & Wales and the United States, is experienced in advising AIM-listed companies on US securities law matters. Joan Yu is another notable practitioner.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

Kerman & Co LLP recently acted for new client Panthera on its restructuring as part of its listing on the AIM and assisted longstanding client Metals Exploration with certain transactional issues arising from its $21m mezzanine debt facility. Una Deretic handled the acquisition of a limited partnership, a third-party investment and a number of joint venture arrangements on behalf of Jade Resources. On the contentious side, consultant Sean Nolan advised Norgold on a dispute with the lead contractor on an open pit mine in Africa; he also oversaw the internal reorganisation and restructuring of the business and a series of loan facilities. Other key names include equity capital markets expert Simon Holden and head of the Asia Pacific region Joan Yu who regularly represents clients in complex cross-border transactions. Peter Kohl heads the firm's corporate department and leads the mining sector offering.

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