Areas of practice
Liu Bin specialises in litigation, arbitration and non-arbitration treatment. He is adept at handling disputes over corporate equity, investment and M&A, financial and asset management, securities compliance and major commercial transactions. He has handled a number of commercial matters of significant impact. In addition, he serves as perennial legal counsel for several central state-owned enterprises and large companies.
Mr. Liu is skilled in dealing with disputes over shareholders’ equity, corporate governance, corporate control, company investment and M&A, dissolution, liquidation and bankruptcy, among others, covering all stages from the incorporation to the liquidation and deregistration of a company. Mr. Liu provides one-stop comprehensive legal solutions with respect to a company’s business objectives. His representative matters include: first batch of civil and commercial cases of first instance since the establishment of the Supreme People’s Court (corporate litigation), first case of the China International Commercial Court of the SPC (equity dispute); first case that the judicial judgment holds that the failure of shareholders to disclose information of overseas shareholding entrustment did not harm the interests of the company in the M&A of a listed company through the VIE structure; series of cases involving disputes over the control and equity of a well-known Chinese beverage company; and disputes over Sino-foreign joint venture, investment and M&A involving subsidiaries of a national investment group a central SOE, a listed media company, a Sino-foreign LED joint venture and a listed mining company. He has also represented companies in dissolution, liquidation and bankruptcy cases.
Mr. Liu also has a wealth of experience advising on dispute resolution matters on the capital and asset sides in the finance and asset management sectors. He has handled more than RMB20 billion financial and asset management cases, providing crisis response and dispute resolution legal services for many trust companies, asset management companies and funds. On the capital side, Mr. Liu often assists clients in dealing with investor complaints, lawsuits and arbitration, such as series of claims filed by the first batch of investors against a trust company for its failure to act with due diligence. On the asset side, his representative matters include: a huge debt restructuring project between a trust company and an enterprise in Yunnan; a financial loan dispute between a trust company and several Shanxi-based companies; a trust company’s enforcement and corporate control dispute under a real estate trust plan in Beijing; enforcement disputes between a trust company and a listed art company/local real estate company; a trust company’s consumption trust dispute involving an internet platform.
Mr. Liu’s representative commercial transaction matters include: a dispute over the ownership of “Ming Dynasty wine cellar”— a core asset of a famous listed liquor company; the first batch of cases concerning the determination of “fraud exception” of independent guarantee after the issuance of the judicial interpretation on independent guarantee; and series of cases of financing trade. In addition, Mr. Liu has represented a number of listed companies and intermediary institutions in their response to the investigation, supervision and penalty of securities regulatory authorities, and listed companies and other information disclosure obligors in answering securities civil compensation lawsuits brought by retail investors. Examples include a class action for civil compensation against a listed company making false statements, market manipulation by an ETF of an investment management company in Beijing, and the punishment of a securities firm in Beijing for not being diligent in due diligence.
Liu Bin joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2012.
Mr. Liu received his LL.B. degree of Economic Law from China University of Political Science and Law in 2002, and afterwards gained his LL.M. degree from the same university in 2005.