Liu Xinyu

LIU, Xinyu

Areas of practice

Mr. Liu Xinyu specializes in foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, customs & trade compliance, and cross border dispute resolution.

He has represented clients in hundreds of foreign direct investment, M&A, corporate restructuring and liquidation, project finance, and technology transfer cases, covering a broad range of industries including infrastructure, environmental protection, electric power generation, chemicals, machinery, pharmaceuticals, light industry, foodstuffs and services. Mr. Liu was involved in the incorporation of the first foreign-invested wholesale joint-venture company in China. He has extensive experience and expertise in the incorporation and operation of foreign-invested commercial enterprises. As the partner in charge of the customs & trade compliance team in the firm, he is very experienced in dealing with matters related to customs and foreign exchange regulations.

Mr. Liu is legal advisor of many multinational corporations, large-scaled domestic and foreign institutions and enterprises and has advised for these clients on investment planning, trade, finance, corporate operations and dispute resolution in China.

Mr. Liu has represented domestic and overseas clients in diversified arbitration proceedings at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the ICC International Court of Arbitration and other arbitration courts. Mr. Liu actively promotes alternative dispute such as mediation.

Mr. Liu has been ranked as the “Foreign Expert for Japan in China-Corporate M&A” and the only “Foreign Expert based in China for Japan-Corporate M&A” by Chambers Global Guide in 2016.

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Work experience

Before joining King & Wood Mallesons as a partner in 2005, he served as Chinese legal counsel for several years at the headquarters of a well-known Corporation, one of Fortune Global 500, after he finished his overseas studying. He had previously worked for a Beijing Law Firm, prior to which Mr. Liu worked as legal counsel at the International Economic and Technical Cooperation Company which was under the direct administration of the Ministry of Labor, P.R.C.

Mr. Liu received his LL.B. from Fudan University in 1990, majoring in International Economic Law, and his LL.M. of Civil Law in Japan.

Mr. Liu is an adjunct professor at the graduate school and the law school of China University of Political Science and Law, a director of Customs and Foreign Exchange Law Institute at the Law School of Renmin University of China, a research fellow at the Center for Private Law Studies Institute of Law of CASS, a research fellow at the Institute for Transnational Human Resource Management of Waseda University, a member of the Human Resource Development Commission of the National Committee for China-Pacific Economic Cooperation and a member of the International Affairs Committee for All China Lawyers Association. He was also a member of the 10th All-China Youth Federation.

Mr. Liu is an arbitrator at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA).

He is proficient in Chinese, Japanese and English.


Legal insights

Administrative oversight on cross-border e-commerce is also undergoing a process of change.

24 August 2017

China’s new policies for cross-border e-commerce retail imports came into force from April 8, 2016.

14 April 2016

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