Yi is a partner at De Brauw’s Corporate M&A practice. He is experienced in general corporate and M&A matters, specialising in private M&As, joint ventures, and carve-out transactions. Prior to joining De Brauw, Yi practised law at both US and Chinese law firms in China.

Drawing on his diverse practice, Yi is highly valued for his experience in complex M&As and cross-border transactions. His Chinese background adds legal and cultural depth to transactions involving Chinese companies. In addition to his legal expertise, clients also prize Yi's financial skills, which help bridge the gaps across different M&A workstreams.

Yi received his LLM degrees from New York University and National University of Singapore. Yi is admitted to practice in California (US) and holds the Chinese lawyer qualification.

Yi's recent work includes representing and advising:

  • Philips on the sale of its domestic appliance business to Hillhouse Capital
  • Paine Schwartz Partners on its strategic investment in Hendrix Genetics
  • Parcom Capital on the acquisition of Euramax from OmniMax and the acquisition of Simadan group
  • NXP Semiconductors on the divestment of Nexperia to JAC Capital and Wise Road Capital


  • Profession

    Attorney at law, admitted to the California Bar in 2009, Qualified Chinese lawyer

  • Languages

    English, Chinese

  • Education

    New York University School of Law

    National University of Singapore

    Jilin University

  • Additional positions

    Guest lecturer Joint Venture at Utrecht University

    Guest lecturer M&A at Leiden University

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