Liu Zhigang


Beijing, China

Areas of practice

Mr. Liu Zhigang specializes in banking, finance, derivative products, and investment.

He advises various domestic and foreign banks in broad range of banking areas. These include general banking business, credit facility transactions, trade finance, compliance systems, and standard documentation.

Mr. Liu has extensive experience in the international finance area and has been involved in a number of financing transactions covering export credit loans, commercial loans, syndicated loans, bond issuance, and M&A finance. In the project finance area, Mr. Liu has represented either the lender or the borrower in various projects covering infrastructure, energy, mining, oil, gas, and other resources.

Mr. Liu has participated in various investment projects for foreign investors in Chinese commercial banks and the conversion of bank institutions. His services include: evaluating the transaction and providing proposals, assisting in improvements to corporate governance mechanisms, drafting relevant documents and participating in negotiations, implementing due diligence, and issuing legal opinions.

He has considerable experience in the area of derivative instruments and has reviewed dozens of agreements and documents in relation to derivative products for different banks and corporations. He has also issued opinions on pertinent legal issues with respect to such transactions.

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Work experience

Mr. Liu joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2003. Prior to this, he worked in the International Business Department and the Treasury Department of China Construction Bank, H.O for many years. He focused on international finance, international settlements, derivative instruments, and treasury business.

He gained his LL.M. from the International Economic Laws Institute, Nan Kai University. He was admitted as a Chinese lawyer in 1996. Mr. Liu is proficient in Chinese and English.

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