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Ray Liu

Managing Partner of Beijing Office
Dorsey & Whitney

Tel: +86 10 8513 5988 / +86 18811148822
Email: liu.ray@dorsey.com

Practice areas

Cross-border dispute resolution (US litigation, international and foreign-related arbitration); Cross-border investigations and compliance; Cross-border investment and international trade; General corporate and M&A


Ray Liu is a global partner and the managing partner of Dorsey’s Beijing Office. He is licensed to practice in the State of New York and also achieved PRC legal practice qualification and PRC securities practice qualification. Liu concentrates on cross-border dispute resolution, US litigation, international and foreign-related arbitration, cross-border investigations and compliance matters. His practice areas also include cross-border investment and international trade, foreign direct investment, general corporate and M&A. He has advised in a wide variety of industries, including banking, insurance, asset management, TMT, intelligent manufacturing, food and agriculture, chemicals and materials, mining and energy, medical and biotech and infrastructure. Before joining Dorsey, Ray worked for the legal department at the New York branch of a major Chinese bank in New York City.

Liu has represented a number of high-profile US litigation, international arbitration, criminal and government investigation, overseas compliance, cross-border transactions and negotiation matters, which earned him great praises and deep trust from his SOE, unicorn, multinational and high-profile individual clients. For instance, Liu represented a major creditor in the Chapter 11 US bankruptcy case filed by JIA Yueting. He represented major international Chinese banks in high-profile AML and CTF cases and managed and completed one of the largest US e-discovery and document review projects ever in China. He represented a major Chinese international insurance company and its insureds in numerous major product liability, wrongful death and coverage cases in North America. He represented a Chinese company and its executives in a US securities litigation, and (in the first such case) helped the company and its executives obtain a complete dismissal of the lawsuit and also collect damages and legal fees from the plaintiff firm. He also represented leading Chinese academics in filing an amicus brief in the high-profile Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Liu is frequently invited to attend and deliver keynote speeches on major international investment, economic and legal forums and seminars, and is involved in teaching at Chinese bar associations and in CLE courses in the US. He is also frequently interviewed by People’s Daily and invited to comment on US-China legal and economic issues, which are widely covered by mainstream media. Liu graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School and China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). He received CUPL’s Outstanding Alumni Award and is a Director of CUPL International Law School Alumni Association.

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