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Hongchuan Liu

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Broad & Bright

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Mr. Liu’s major practice areas include foreign direct investment (FDI), M&A, VC/PE, capital market, corporate and commercial, outbound investment and international arbitration.
Mr. Liu has advised more than thirty well-known international enterprises on their FDI, M&A and related activities in China. He was the principal PRC legal counsel for an investment company in the course of establishment and acquisition of twelve joint ventures with a total investment of US$250 million. Representing a leading Korean international company, he assisted the Korean company to establish four major joint ventures in Shanghai, Tianjin and Hainan respectively. He represented one Germany-based and one Sweden-based multinational companies respectively in connection with the restructuring of their China operation involving dozens of subsidiaries and branches. Representing both domestic and international PE/VC funds as well as portfolio companies, he has completed dozens of PE or VC-backed investments and funds formation projects. Mr. Liu has participated in nearly twenty international arbitrations relating to international trade and investment disputes at China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Committee (CIETAC). In the recent years, Mr. Liu has represented a number of Chinese companies in their offshore investments and acquisitions.
Mr. Liu was awarded as a China Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets, M & A and Private Equity fields by IFLR1000 in 2017, 2016 and 2015 consecutively. He was also recognized as one of China Leading Lawyers in Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity & Venture Capital fields by Legal 500, China Law & Practice and Asialaw.


Mr. Liu started to practice at C & C Law Office in 1990. He was once a visiting attorney at Clifford Chance’s London and Hong Kong offices in 1996. He had worked as an associate at Skadden Arps’ Beijing Office from 1997 to 2001. He was a partner of Beijing Yiwen Law Firm before co-founded Broad & Bright in 2004.


Chinese and English


National Bar of China, State Bar of New York


Mr. Liu graduated from Peking University School of Law in 1989. During this period, he also went to study at Houghton College of the United States as an exchange student. He earned his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, USA in 1997. 

China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Within: Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Broad & Bright has a significant client base of multinational and Chinese companies and is immensely experienced in handling China-aspects of global M&A transactions. In a recent highlight, Libin Zhang acted as PRC counsel for HP in its $1.05bn acquisition of global printer business from Samsung Electronics. The team, jointly led by Hongchuan Liu and Philips Ding, lost David Wang to Zhong Lun Law Firm in 2017.

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