Holly You, Corporate Counsel

Ms. Holly You has over 15 years of legal experience with concentration on corporate, commercial transactions, employment law, intellectual property, and foreign investment matters in China. Barred in New York, Missouri and China, Ms. You has pioneered in transactions between China and the U.S.

In the Intellectual Property area, Ms. You represents US Companies in: patent litigation involving Asian parties; international patent licensing agreements, joint technology development with research institutions, and actions related to IP enforcement in Asia, at Canton Fair and other international business conventions and related Chinese Customs seizures; proceedings at the Chinese Trademark Office and Chinese State IP Office; patent invalidation law suits against Chinese State IP Office; American Arbitration Association proceedings against Asian parties and the enforcement of arbitration award.

In the corporate area, Ms. You represents US and European companies in establishing Chinese subsidiaries, and issues surrounding that. Ms. You prepared agreements and government forms filed with Chinese foreign investment authorities for mergers between US, European and Chinese parties; and represented clients in post-merger business re-organization, financing and tax. Ms. You represented US companies in IP portfolio investigations and compilation, and industrial analysis of Chinese/non-Chinese acquisition targets; in FCPA-related fraud and commercial investigations among its Chinese subsidiaries, former employees, current and former suppliers and distributors, and government contacts; drafted and reviewed various business contracts and agreements; in cross-border M & A involving Asian acquisition targets; in Chinese companies’ M&A efforts in the US; and in worker’s injury and employment disputes in front of the Chinese Labor Arbitration Panel.


  • Silicon Valley, CA



  • English
  • Chinese


  • Corporate
  • M&A
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Employment

Professional Activities

  • Member of New York Bar Association
  • Member of American Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Missouri
  • China


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, LLM
  • East China University of Political Science and Law