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Coral Yu

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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 LLP in 2017.




Peking University LLB Law, LPC BPP Law School

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Kerman & Co LLP¬†specialises in acting for small and medium-sized entrepreneurial companies and business owners, with a particular focus on the energy and natural resources, and more recently technology and growth company, sectors. The team has handled numerous cross-border M&A transactions: practice head Peter Kohl¬†advised the founding shareholder of Lithuanian grocery chain UAB Palink on the ‚ā¨213m sale of the company to ICA Gruppen, a Swedish grocery business, as well as acting for a privately held US media company, Media Link, on its $207m sale to Ascential. Other highlights included Una Deretic¬†advising service station operator Applegreen on its ¬£21m acquisition of seven sites and related businesses from Carsley Group, andMartin O‚ÄôDonoghue¬†acting for the shareholders of The Future Customer on the company‚Äôs sale to IFC. Paul Gilks, Yvonne Costello, Simon Holden¬†and senior associates Coral Yu¬†and Jack Kemmish¬†are also noted members of the team.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The oil and gas lawyers at the 'truly excellent' Kerman & Co LLP 'respond with alacrity, give excellent advice and have an all-encompassing knowledge of the market'. Praised as a 'tour de force', Simon Holden is recommended by clients alongside Una Deretic who 'provides excellent commercial and pragmatic advice'. In parallel with substantial capital markets mandates including share offers and fundraisings, the group handled Petrogas' $21m acquisition of seven sites and associated businesses from the Carsley Group under the supervision of Deretic and associate Coral Yu .  Corporate practice head Peter Kohl and solicitor Jack Kemmish are also key contacts.

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