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Benjamin Yao focuses his practice on both public and private cross-border M&A transactions, de-SPAC transactions, take private transactions, PIPEs, restructurings, growth equity investments and U.S. securities law compliance matters. His experience also includes advising founders and investors on corporate governance matters.

Benjamin is a CFA charter holder and Certified Public Accountant in PRC.


  • Fudan University (Shanghai, China), LL.B.
  • University of California at Berkeley, LL.M.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, The Law Society of Hong Kong


  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese