International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Ray Liu, head of the Firm’s Beijing office, has been named to China Business Law Journal’s 2019 A-List of elite China lawyers.

The list is based on extensive research conducted by the China Business Law Journal and features “200 elite lawyers for China practice” including 100 lawyers working in PRC law firms and 100 lawyers in foreign ones.

To identify the lawyers for the Chinese market, China Business Law Journal surveyed thousands of in-house counsel in China and around the world, as well as partners at Chinese and international law firms. Nominations were received from professionals at a wide range of Chinese and international companies, law firms and other organizations. The final list reflects the nominations received combined with the China Business Law Journal editorial team's years of collective experience in documenting and analyzing China's legal market.

The full A-List is available at China Business Law Journal.

Mr. Liu is a member of Dorsey’s Commercial Litigation and U.S.-China Practice Groups.  His practice encompasses both dispute resolution and transactional matters.  He focuses on international and commercial litigations and arbitrations, primarily those involving cross-border and extraterritorial disputes. He also advises clients on cross-border M&A, private equity investments, technology commerce, foreign direct investment, general corporate matters, financial services, banking and insurance law, as well as cybersecurity, data privacy and regulatory compliance. 

Born and raised in Beijing, Mr. Liu is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker and is also fluent in English.  He has an LL.B. degree from China University of Political Science and Law and an LL.M. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.  He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and achieved PRC Legal Qualification in March 2010. Mr. Liu joined Dorsey in 2013 from an in-house position at Bank of China New York Branch. 

Dorsey’s U.S.-China Practice Group, which includes nearly 30 lawyers in nine Dorsey offices in Asia and across the United States and represents some of China’s largest and most active corporations, including top financial institutions – such as banks and insurance companies – and private equity funds, as well as high net-worth individuals and family offices.