Travis Xu



Travis assists clients in cross-border and extraterritorial disputes.

Having both trained and worked in the United States and China, Travis has employed his unique experience to successfully represent U.S., Chinese and other companies and individuals in cross-border disputes and international arbitrations. Travis has worked with large insurance companies, asset managers, financial institutions, manufacturers and senior executives in a wide array of complex litigations and arbitrations. Travis is an active member of the Firm’s award-winning U.S.-China Practice Group.

In addition to his primary dispute resolution practice, Travis frequently counsels U.S. companies by identifying and advising on potential compliance and regulatory issues that they may encounter when doing business in China. Travis also has experiences in general corporate matters, helping international companies handle legal requests and overseas business expansion.

Education & Admissions

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (L.L.M., 2022)

China University of Political Science and Law (Master of Law, 2020)

China University of Political Science and Law (Bachelor of Law, 2018)


  • California


  • Mandarin, English


  • Represented a major Chinese insurance company in several U.S. litigations in multiple jurisdictions concerning product liability and eventually reached settlements in favorable amounts for the client;
  • Represented a Chinese senior executive in a high profile civil litigation concerning tort liability;
  • Represented several Singaporean institutional investors in a cross-border arbitration relating to the investment in China;
  • Represented a major Hong Kong asset management company in several litigations concerning disputes over bond issuance and default in repayment;
  • Represented a U.S. manufacturer in a complex dispute with its Chinese supplier concerning shipment of goods;
  • Advised a U.S. engineering software company on China-related compliance issues including governmental inspections, labor disputes, transfer of intellectual properties, dissolution and liquidation, etc.;
  • Advised a U.S. based world leading specialty chemicals manufacturer on China-related general corporate matters.  

News & Resources

  • Brief Analysis of the Foreign Investment Negative List and the System of Negative List in China in 2019 (July 31, 2019)