So why would you want to be a banking lawyer?

Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS) presents this Commercial Law Student Discussion Forum

Yu Zhang,  Managing Associate, Banking & Finance Law Practice Group, Allens

Date: Monday, 17 May 2021

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About this event

Yu will give you his answer to this question.  He will share with you his path from law school to the courts to postgrad studies to a corporate law firm.  He will give you an insight into what it is like to work as banking and finance lawyer: it may not be what you think it is.

Stories abound about what it is like to work in a corporate law firm.  Is it competitive in a really awful way?  Is it really soulless?  Do you get any sleep?  What is banking law and I come I have barely heard of this at uni?  Yu will answer these questions and any other questions you may have.


Yu is a Managing Associate in the Banking & Finance law practice group at Allens. He specialises in advising on derivatives, financial market infrastructure and regulatory changes and banking and finance transactions.  He completed his Masters of Law at Cambridge University with a focus on private law and his Masters of Law at Harvard University with a concentration in corporate governance and financial regulation.