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David Liu

David Liu

JunHe LLP26/F, HKRI Centre OneHKRI Taikoo HuiShanghaiChina200041

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

David Liu possesses considerable experience in Chinese M&A and financing.


Mr Liu began legal practice in 1989; his areas of specialty include banking and finance, and M&A. He is also highly regarded for his outstanding performance in the area of financial services.

Mr Liu has actively represented a number of international and domestic banks, and has been involved in structuring, negotiating and preparing documents, as well as rendering legal opinions in many projects across various industries, including petrochemicals, semiconductors, steel, automobiles, power, water and toll roads.

Mr Liu’s work has earned him recognition as an “eminent practitioner” by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global (2020); as a “highly regarded lawyer” by IFLR1000 (2020), in the financial and corporate law chapter; and “Recommended Lawyer” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020). He was also named Dealmaker of the Year by China Law & Practice (2014) and by Asian Legal Business (2008).

Mr Liu is dean and law professor at the Lawyer College at the East China University of Politics and Law; director member at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; and co-chair of the China working group at the International Bar Association. He is also an arbitrator at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, and the Shanghai International Arbitration Commission. He is also the external director of Bailian Group Co; and the director of Shanghai Huidiji Psychological Centre, a non-governmental organisation. For years, he has dedicated himself to social welfare activities.

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