May Liu

May Liu

Law Clerk


May assists clients from different industries in achieving their strategic goals by counseling them on corporate and business-related matters.
May focus her practice on corporate transactional work including cross-border M&A, private equity investment, joint venture, corporate finance and corporate governance. May is particularly experienced in real estate acquisitions and disposals, real estate financing and commercial leasing. May speaks fluent English and Chinese. Prior to joining Dorsey, May practiced with leading international and PRC firms in China for several years.

Education & Admissions

New York University School of Law (Master of Laws, 2019), Dean’s Graduate Award

East China University of Political Science and Law (Master of Laws, 2012)

East China University of Political Science and Law (Bachelor of Laws, 2009)


  • Not admitted in New York.


  • English, Chinese (Mandarin)


Representative Experience

  • Represented Hormel Foods on its USD 700 million asset acquisition of Unilever’s global peanut butter business
  • Represented Wuxi Pharma Tech, a NYSE listed company, in its “going private” transaction
  • Advised Alibaba and KKR in the Series A financing of a leading Chinese O2O life service brand for USD 0.3 billion
  • Advised Toro, a U.S. manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment and irrigation systems, on its USD 78 million asset acquisition of a Chinese water-saving equipment company
  • Represented a publicly listed French high-tech consulting company in its RMB 56 million acquisition of assets in a Chinese public company
  • Represented a leading Italian energy company in its EUR 0.4 billion investment project with a Chinese state-owned electric company
  • Represented Allianz in its acquisition of a grade A office complex in Beijing through a Singapore structure and related real estate financing
  • Represented The Carlyle Group on the sale of a grade-A office tower in Shanghai, China through an offshore structure
  • Represented a real estate fund in acquisitions of a pipeline of designer outlet malls in China through offshore structures
  • Represented ICBCI on an acquisition financing with CITIC Bank in relation to a portfolio of properties in China
  • Represented a consortium of five leading international banks led by Deutsche Bank AG, as mandated lead arrangers, on a USD 175 million secured term loan facility
  • Represented WeWork in its commercial leasing deals in Asia
May Liu