Ms Shujun Liu > Global Law Office > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

Global Law Office
15 & 20F, TOWER 1, CHINA CENTRAL PLACE
NO 81 JIANGUO ROAD, CHAOYANG DISTRICT
BEIJING 100025
China

Work Department

Ms. Shujun Liu is the partner of the Japanese business team of Global Law Office based in Beijing and Shanghai.

Position

In addition to providing comprehensive legal services with respect to foreign investment, mergers & acquisitions, labor, foreign exchange, international trade, dispute resolution & litigation, etc. for Japanese enterprises in China and Chinese enterprises in Japan over ten years, Ms. Shujun Liu focuses on antitrust, anti-unfair competition, government regulatory compliance and crisis management. She has served a number of clients across a wide range of industries and sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry, TMT, automobile and spare parts, finance, commercial operation, real estate, maritime transportation, chemicals, food, consumables.

Recent Representative Matters and Cases

  • Represented three Japanese leading shipping companies on the Chinese merger control aspect of the integration of their container business and also provided to them legal services related to general corporate matters for the integration of their business in China.
  • Represented a number of port-operating companies on the investigation by the China National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) into the abuse of dominance by port operators and provided to them compliance legal services.
  • Assisted a foreign machinery manufacturer with its internal investigation into business fraud in China.
  • Provided to a multinational telecommunication company legal services for its restructuring of its business in China and compliance, including equity contribution, equity transfer, increase or reduction of capital, reform to convert SOEs into stockholding corporations, listing in National Equities Exchange and Quotations, network security, user privacy protection, etc.
  • Represented a Japanese shipping company in successfully defending the investigation by the NDRC, which was the first company applied to leniency in this investigation and was completely exempted from penalty.
  • Provided legal services to a foreign storage battery manufacturer for its global acquisition of storage battery business from another international manufacturer, including equity acquisition, antitrust, environmental protection, labor and other legal services with respect to its daily business operation.
  • Provided to a well-known semiconductor supplier legal services for the restructuring of a joint venture established with a Chinese SOE and exit from this joint venture, including equity transfer, dissolution and liquidation, land, environmental protection and labor.
  • Provided to a large real estate developer legal services for its operation of office buildings in China, including Chinese merger control aspect, equity transfer, lease contract, labor.
  • Provided to a Japanese trading house legal services for the restructuring of its automobile sales business in China, equity transfer of more than ten of its subsidiaries, dissolution and liquidation and development of new stores.
  • Provided legal services to the largest electric appliance retailer in Japan for its store development, acquisition of real estate and business operation in China.
  • Provided to a large shopping mall operator legal services for its development and operation of more than ten shopping malls in China.
  • Provided the compliance-related consulting and training services on antitrust, anti-commercial bribery, and China’s latest regulatory status to multinational companies across various industries such as pharmaceutical industry, automobile, TMT, food, cosmetics and maritime transportation.

Career

Prior to joining GLO in 2018, Ms. Liu worked at Fangda Partners, King & Wood Mallesons and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Tokyo Office).

Languages

Chinese,English,Japanese

Education

Faculty of Law and Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo, LL.M.

School of Law, Peking University, LL.M.

School of Law, Renmin University of China, LL.B.

Lawyer Rankings

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms

Global Law Office handles the full spectrum of antitrust and competition law matters. The practice advises its clients on filing to the SAMR for transactions, as well as responding to anti-monopoly investigations. The team is also involved in follow-on litigation, including a novel case in which a client sought to have PRC courts affirm a finding of anti-competitive practices based on a decision by the European Commission. Qing Ren has been active in this area for more than a decade, and previously handled antitrust work at the Ministry of Commerce. Shujun Liu is noted for her work for Japanese clients, and Ying Mu focuses on IP-related antitrust matters. John Wan left the firm in September 2020 to take up an in-house position at Alibaba.

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