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Illinois, California, New York


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Years of experience


Industries served

Financial markets and services, Real Property, Non profit, Technology

Graduated from

Northwestern University School of Law

Practice areas

company formation,contracts and agreements other,financing or investment


Xiao Liu has over 23 years of transactional and commercial experiences concentrating on general corporate, nonprofit corporation, corporate reorganization, capital restructure, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, private equity, securities regulations and China related cross-border transactions.

Ms. Liu spent 14 years working in large law firms in Chicago (Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP, now K&L Gates), Hong Kong (Herbert Smith) and Beijing (Zhongxin Law Offices) and serving at a high-tech company as its In-house Counsel in California. She advises companies with issues that arise at any point in the lifespan of a business from entity type selection, establishment of enterprise or startups, regulatory compliance, director and shareholder liability, employment related issues, to corporate restructuring, corporate series seed and series A financing, mergers & acquisitions, and dissolution of corporation, through all aspects of its evolution and operation. Ms. Liu has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions and contracts drafting and negotiation. Over years of practice, she has negotiated and documented numerous mergers and acquisitions for buyers as well as for sellers in the U.S. and China in a variety of industries including securities trading, biotechnology, thermal power, petroleum, infrastructure, iron, media, high-tech, technology trade, pharmaceutical, venture capital fund and mutual fund.

    With respect to outbound practice, Ms. Liu represents companies on setting up representative offices, joint ventures and wholly foreign owned enterprises in China, conducting buy-outs and mergers and acquisitions with Chinese private and public companies, advising on IPOs in China and international placement under Rule 144A/Regulations S and other China related inbound and outbound transactions. Ms. Liu also advises businesses on Chinese legal issues including general corporate, corporate regulatory compliance, contracts, intellectual property, real estate, employment and litigation.