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Passionate, commercially-minded and international outlook

Lydia Yiwen Gu


Lydia Yiwen Gu

Lydia prioritises providing exceptional service with solid practical knowledge of corporate and commercial law. Her strong commercial awareness allows Lydia to anticipate the client’s decision-making process, from investment proposals to the final launch. She excels at supporting international High-Net-Worth individuals and corporate clients, offering personalised guidance and becoming their trusted advisor. Her aim is to make your experience investing in the UK as smooth as possible. If you value proactive solutions and a strategic approach, Lydia is committed to delivering comprehensive solutions that protect clients’ interests and contribute to their success.

Lydia is a skilled solicitor who studied mathematics at University College London before qualifying in London. With experience in medium to large global corporations and law firms across various sectors, she has a solid foundation in corporate and commercial law.

Lydia has previously worked for corporate solicitor law firms and a Barrister Chambers in central London, gaining valuable knowledge on both contentious and non-contentious legal matters. She has solid experience working with both national and international group companies, SMEs, state owned companies as well as high-net-worth individuals.

Being a native Mandarin and fluent Cantonese speaker, Lydia maintains close connections with Chinese businesses and high-net-worth individuals investing and expanding their presence in the UK and Europe, providing them with essential legal services.

Examples of cases that may be similar to yours:

  • Assisted on overseas enterprises, SMEs and state-owned entities on their UK establishment and general corporate and commercial matters.
  • Assisted one of the solar power energy listed companies on one of their UK M&A deals.
  • Assisted one of the largest state-owned media broadcasting companies on their UK establishment and providing general legal advice.
  • Assisted one of the largest Chinese banks on their UK establishment.
  • Experience in working with Fin-Tech companies on general commercial contracts.
  • Experience in working with international high-net-worth individual investors on general commercial, corporate and UK establishment matters.

Outside of life at the firm, Lydia is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusiveness for women in the legal field. As a committee member of AWSL (The Association of Women Solicitors in London) a guest speaker for the University of Law, she actively contributes to advancing women’s careers in the profession. Her exceptional language skills, diverse expertise, and commitment to positive change make her a highly sought-after legal professional in London.

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