Who’s behind Yuzu?

Yuzu has been established by Robin Saphra and Reinhard Schu, two award-winning former General Counsel with a track record of delivering cost and service transformation and with over 45 years’ shared experience.

Robin Saphra (CEO) spent his first 5 years in private practice in the City, before moving in-house as the first General Counsel to T-Mobile UK. Subsequently he served as General Counsel to three listed companies: BTG plc, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC and Colt Group SA.

Reinhard Schu (COO) is a dual qualified German and English lawyer who spent 10 years in private practice. In 2008, he joined Colt Group as Legal Director. From 2013 to 2015 he served as General Counsel to KVH, a Fidelity-owned technology business in Tokyo, and later a subsidiary of Colt.

Reinhard and Robin have worked together for over 8 years and have a history of delivering innovative solutions to respond to in-house legal operational challenges, including setting up a captive India offshore legal team and creating the ground-breaking service arrangement between Colt and Baker McKenzie which won an FT Innovative Lawyers’ Award.


Yuzu has secured seed investment from Pinsent Masons, which is ranked by the FT as Europe’s most innovative law firm.