Dong (Eric) Liu

Eric Liu Dong started his practice in 1997 and joined Han Kun in February 2011.

Mr. Liu specializes in cross-border arbitration and litigation, especially cross-border transaction and commercial contract-related disputes; he also has extensive experience in assisting clients to develop and establish efficient legal risk management mechanism. He is knowledgeable of commercial environment in China and well recognized in solving problems for clients from various industries through contentious and non-contentious approaches.

Mr. Liu has represented many well-known multinational corporations in high profile arbitrations and litigations and has always gained favorable judgments/awards for his clients. Mr. Liu has extensive experience in representing clients in domestic and overseas arbitral institutions and has ample experience in representing clients before courts of various levels, including the Supreme Court of China. Mr. Liu has also assisted clients as Chinese law expert witness in various overseas arbitrations and litigations.

Mr. Liu was recognized as “Asialaw Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution” by Asialaw Profiles (2014-2015) and “Asialaw Leading Lawyer” by Asialaw Profiles (2016). In 2019, Mr. Liu was recognized as commercial and transactional “Dispute Resolution Star” by Benchmark Litigation, and was exclusively recommended as “Dispute Resolution Law Expert in China” by Who’s Who Adviser Handbook and many other international publications.

Education:

Mr. Liu graduated from Lanzhou University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics & Information Technology in 1994. He also studied in the United Kingdom and received an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of Exeter in 2006.

Qualifications:

Member of the PRC Bar

Working Languages:

Mandarin Chinese (native) and English (fluent)

Dr. David Yu

David YU is a Chinese lawyer, CPA, Chartered Real Estate Appraisal. I am working with Crowe Horwath Capital Consultancy Group which is a part of Crowe International, a global accounting, tax, corporate finance and business advisory firm.

We provide accounting, tax, legal and payroll services in China.

My Specialties: Tax Planning, Business Service Outsourcing, Chinese Legal affairs, Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, Capital Raising. I earned my PhD majoring in Financial Law from China University of Political Science and Law.

I’m also a post-doctoral researcher in China University of Finance & Economy.

Firm Overview

Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm that combines deep industry and specialized expertise with innovation. By listening to our clients, we learn about their businesses and the challenges they face. Our dedicated teams strive to deliver exceptional client service while upholding our core values and strong professional standards. We invest in tomorrow because we know smart decisions build lasting value for our clients, people, and profession.

Founded in 1915 and ranked the eighth largest accounting network in the world, Crowe Global has over 200 independent accounting and advisory firms in more than 130 countries.

Crowes leaders work with governments, regulatory bodies and industry groups to shape the future of the profession worldwide. Their exceptional knowledge of business, local laws and customs provide lasting value to clients undertaking international projects.

Crowe provides global reach on a personal scale. Firms are focused on the future and the client experience, working with clients to build something valuable, substantial, and enduring. Close working relationships are at the heart of our effective service delivery.

At Crowe, our professionals all share one commitment, to deliver excellence.

Xu Ping

Ms. Xu Ping is a senior partner and the head of the cross-border M&A practice group of King & Wood Mallesons.

Ms. Xu has over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and financing. She has served as the leading counsel for a number of landmark cross-border M&A transactions and was instrumental in their structuring, negotiations and implementation. . Her experience covers a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, automobile, machinery, health care, energy, mining, infrastructure and financial services.

Awards:

In 2014 and 2016, Ms. Xu was awarded as the Dealmaker of the Year (China) by ALB. She is widely recognized as a leading Corporate /M&A lawyer in China by the legal community, her recent awards and recognition include: in 2017, she was awarded as “Top Ten M&A lawyer in China” by ALB, in 2015-2017, she is ranked as Band 1 Corporate / M&A lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific; she is also recognized as M&A leading lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific from 2012-2014;in 2015 enlisted in “ALB China Power List” by ALB; she is also recognized as M&A leading lawyer by IFLR from 2013-2017 andLegal 500 from 2013-2015.

Work Experience:

Ms. Xu joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2000. Before that she worked as a China legal counsel in the Shanghai and Beijing offices of a European law firm, and as an in-house counsel in a major state-owned import & export company.

Ms. Xu obtained her LLM degree from Stanford Law School, and her LLB degree from University of International Business and Economics. Ms. Xu qualifies as an attorney in the PRC and the State of New York.

About Us:

Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world works with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, we help clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to Asian markets to unleash their full potential. Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in our core markets, we are connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia.

We take a partnership approach in working with clients, focusing not just on what they want, but how they want it. Always pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, we are reshaping the legal market and challenging our clients to think differently about what a law firm can be.

Lucy (Qiong) Lu

Lucy (Qiong) Lu’s practice focuses on a broad range of PRC-related corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, private equity, corporate structuring and restructuring and general corporate matters. Ms. Lu also has extensive experiences in PRC real estate, employment and regulatory issues.

Ms. Lu regularly represents multinational corporations and global investment and commercial banking firms with cross-border transactions involving Chinese entities and assets. She has advised on some high-profile IPOs involving overseas listings for PRC companies and has recently represented a number of Chinese companies in their overseas investments and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Lu worked at a few other top-tier international law firms (mainly Hong Kong offices) for over ten years. She started her practice with one of the largest domestic law firms in Beijing.

Education:

– Peking University, LL.B., 1996
– Peking University, LL.M., 1999
– Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2001

Admissions:

– New York
– Hong Kong

Languages:

– Mandarin
– Cantonese
– English

Law Firm:

We deliver deep legal expertise and practical commercial judgment for high-stakes matters in sectors with the greatest complexities, intricacies and regulatory demands.

Dechert is organized by practice area, not geography. Our 27 offices around the globe are seamlessly integrated.

This approach allows us to deliver a team responsive to unique project requirements and provide the resources needed to complete work with speed-to-market execution. Our lawyers understand the current marketplace, as well as rapidly evolving commercial and regulatory challenges, making us a preeminent full-service advisor.

We are a global, mobile workforce of diverse skills and areas of expertise. We use a project management approach to our workflow, enabling us to quickly adapt to changing client needs, maximize technology, drive efficiency and deliver value to our clients.

Our work is widely recognized within the legal industry, including top global-wide rankings for corporate investigations, international arbitration, investment funds and life sciences (Chambers Global, 2017).

Dr. Jian Xu

Dr. Jian Xu is a dually qualified Chinese lawyer and patent/trademark attorney. He currently heads up the intellectual property practice at the China office of Gowling WLG.

Dr. Jian Xu joined the firm in 2008 and has been the head of the intellectual property practice of its China office since that date. Prior to that, he was a senior patent attorney at China Sinda, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Beijing. He has handled all aspects of IPR in business including drafting, prosecution, acquisition, enforcement and licensing of patents, trade marks and brand, design rights, copyright and content. He has conducted litigation and administrative actions against infringers all over China. He also has a strong background in the chemistry and life science sector, with a bachelor’s degree from Beijing and a PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester.

Dr. Jian Xu is the chair of the Legal Forum of the British Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, the vice chairman of the IPR committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in South China, and an IP expert at the European IPR SME Helpdesk. He has been a featured speaker at several intellectual property conferences, been mentioned as a recognised IP professional by The Lawyer, and has had articles published in the ITMA, the Chinese Patent Agency, China-Britain Business Council IPR Edition, etc.

Dr. Jian Xu is the author of the book: “Chinese Intellectual Property – A Practitioner’s Guide”, published by the Chinese Intellectual Property Publishing House in January 2013.

Recognition:

“Jian, thank you for all your good efforts in getting this mark registered: it would have not happened without you. Attached is an elephant stamp that is only given to Keltie members for outstanding work and very rarely to those outside Keltie.” ~ David Keltie, Founder of Keltie LLP

“What marks out Jian’s advice, and which has proved so attractive to clients and fellow professionals across the world, is his intensely practical and commercial style. He is a “solutions person”, always looking to see what can be done, not what cannot be done. It is that direct, practical and helpful approach which he brings to this collection of articles and notes to give practical guidance to businesses and professionals regarding the practice of intellectual property in China.” ~ Gordon Harris, Head of IP, Gowling WLG

Law Firm:

Gowling WLG is an international law firm built on the belief that the best way to serve you is to be in tune with your world, aligned with your opportunity and ambitious for your success.

Yao Feng

Broad & Bright, founded in 2004, is a full-service Chinese law firm providing a broad range of specialized legal services in multiple practice areas for domestic and international clients, among the practice areas, Broad & Bright is one of the leading law firms in Antitrust practice in China.

Since August 1, 2008, MOFCOM has cleared over 2000 transactions to date, out of which Broad & Bright has represented around 290 filings, many of which are either high profile or significant cases. Broad & Bright is one of the local firms that handle most of the cases.

Broad & Bright is experienced and has the expertise in handling sensitive and complicated cases. and has successfully resolved many of the conditional merger clearances in China to date. In MOFCOM’s 35 conditional approvals so far, Broad & Bright handled around half of the cases, including China’s first conditional approval of Inbev’s acquisition of Amnheuser-Busch. In 2009, Broad & Bright represented Coco-cola in its acquisition of Hui yuan case, which is one of the most complicated filings in China and involved political concerns. In 2015, Broad & Bright assisted Seagate in successfully obtaining approval by MOFCOM to lift its “hold separate” restriction, which is the first case where the “hold separate” conditions were completely released. Within the same year, Broad & Bright represented NXP in its acquisition of Freescale, which is the first conditional approval of MOFCOM where the “upfront buyer” situation was involved in the divestment remedy.  Besides, Broad & Bright is the firm that handles most of the conditional clearances in China up till now.

Especially, in MOFCOM’s 6 conditional approvals in 2017, Broad & Bright handled 5 of the cases, including: Representing Broadcom Limited in its acquisition of shares in an US-based supplier of networking hardware, software and services; Representing HP Inc. in its acquisition of the printer business of a world famous electronics company; Representing Agrium Inc. in its merger with a large global manufacturer and supplier of agricultural fertilizer; Representing Siliconw are Precision Industries Co., Ltd. in the acquisition of its shares by a listed company mainly engaged in the outsourcing services for semiconductor package and test; Representing Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts – Gesellschaft KG in the acquisition of its business by the world’s largest container shipping company.

Ms. Yao FENG a founding member of Broad & Bright since 2004, She worked in MOFTEC (now the Ministry of Commerce) as governmental counsel until 2001 and gained further experience in the Washington D.C. Office of Covington & Burling from 2001 until 2003.Ms. FEGN focuses on Antitrust laws, International Trade and FDI areas in her practice. She has acted as the attorney for hundreds of filings to MOFCOM regarding Concentration of Undertakings, and has provided legal service in various International Trade disputes for companies and governments in China, South Korea, Japan, United States, European Union and Russia. At the same time, she has rich experience in Customs Affairs, WTO, International Trade Dispute and FDI areas.

Mr. Yunfeng XING was graduated from Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992. After graduation, Mr. Xing worked in Sinopec Group Yan shan Petrochemical Company from 1992 to 1995. Since then Mr. Xing worked for the Foreign Investment Management Department of MOFCOM from 1995 to 2014.During this period, Mr. Xing was sent to the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of Chinese Embassy in Ghana and the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong S.A.R. Mr. Xing got the EMBA degree from Milwaukee Business School of University of Wisconsin in 2006. He joined in Slaughter and May as a special advisor in 2015. In 2016, he joined in Broad &Bright Law Firm.

Mr. Shipo XIE joined Broad & Bright Beijing Office as a partner in 2017. Before joining Broad & Bright, Mr. XIE worked in Clifford Chance LLP Beijing Office and Zhong Lun Law Firm Beijing Office. In his over 7 years practicing experience, Mr. XIE gave assistance to various of transnational corporations and Chinese companies in filings regarding concentration of undertakings, national security review as well as antitrust investigation and compliance. Mr. XIE has significant experience in filings regarding concentration of undertakings and antitrust investigation and he provided help to clients in many global M&A projects, coordinating the antitrust filing and foreign investor review issues in major jurisdictions in the world, including EU, US, Australia, Germany, Israel, Argentina, Brazil, etc. Mr. XIE has extensive involvement and experience in the fields of antitrust and Chinese companies’ overseas investment, he has represented many influential cases.

Broad & Bright’s quality service has won the recognition by the clients and the legal society. It has been awarded by prestigious legal ranking publications such as Chambers, Global Competition Review, China Business Law Journal, China Law & Practice, Asian Law & Practice in their annual awards for PRC Firm of the Year or deal of the year in Competition law in recent years.