Dorsey & Whitney LLP > Shanghai, China > Firm Profile

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
37th Floor, CITIC Square
1168 Nanjing Rd (W)
Shanghai 200041

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: foreign firms Tier 4

With ‘excellent experience in large-scale, cross-border work‘, Dorsey & Whitney LLP represents individuals, business entities and governments in complex disputes. The firm’s Mainland China offices’ litigation practice is led by Ray Liu, whose practice covers both cross-border disputes and US litigation. At associate level, Justin Wang focuses on cross-border commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ray Liu

Other key lawyers:


The Dorsey China dispute resolution team possesses the industry’s top legal professional capabilities.’

‘Rich experience in foreign-related litigation, a flexible and steady work style, and timely and efficient client service capabilities.’

‘Able to minimise the risks and difficulties that clients have to face.’

‘The team has many years of extensive practical experience and can provide companies with important strategic predictions, decision-making assistance, and the final resolution of disputes.’

‘Over the years, the firm has adopted a series of innovative mechanisms, such as: hiring senior lawyers with experience in the legal departments of multinational companies; flexible charging mechanisms that are closer to the Chinese market; and fully combining its rich network of local lawyers in North America and Europe to provide clients with a package of dispute resolution solutions.’

‘Demonstrates superb management skills and rich collaboration experience.’

‘Excellent experience in large-scale, high-profile, cross-border work. The firm is also a trailblazer in the emerging field of legal technology.’

In addition to receiving excellent legal services from the firm’s China team, clients benefit from the firm’s experienced, foreign front-line legal experts.’

Key clients

China Huarong International Holdings

China Huarong Asset Management Co

Bank of China

China Construction Bank

TikTok Pte


PICC Property & Casualty Company

CITIC Agri Fund Management Co

Longping Agriculture Science Co

Nongfu Spring Co

Changzhou Fusion New Material Co

Risen Energy Co

Risen Energy America

Work highlights

  • Represented TikTok (and its parent company), as lead counsel, throughout the dispositive motion stage of a trade mark and unfair competition dispute.
  • Representing a major overseas investment vehicle and the subsidiary of China Huarong Asset Management Co in a complex commercial dispute in the High Court of Hong Kong over a note purchase agreement.
  • Acted for PICC Property & Casualty Company, as well as a number of its insureds, in a variety of civil actions, product liability litigation and coverage disputes.

China > Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms

Dorsey & Whitney LLP advises clients on complex regulatory and compliance matters from Beijing, including export control and sanctions, national security, and investigations. Practice head Ray Liu is noted for his cross-border compliance and dispute resolution expertise.

Formed in 1912 in Minneapolis, Dorsey & Whitney is a leading international law firm with 112 years of history. Dorsey has over 700 lawyers and professionals in 21 offices throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. We provide an integrated, proactive approach to our clients’ legal and business needs around the globe.

Dorsey is proud of its century-long and distinguished service to its clients. Among our many distinguished alumni is former US Vice President Walter Mondale who opened the US Consulate General Guangzhou, and vigorously promoted the economic cooperation and friendship between China and the United States.

Dorsey has long been committed to China and the entire Asia-Pacific region. The firm opened its Hong Kong office in 1995, its Shanghai office in 2001 and its Beijing office in 2015. Dorsey’s China-focused team works across continents with a worldwide view, whether helping US, European and other international entities successfully conduct business in China, or helping Chinese companies achieve their business goals in the US, Europe and around the globe.

Our dedicated team provides clients with truly seamless multi-jurisdictional legal solutions with both international perspective and in-depth local expertise. Our lawyers are deep connected to local communities, and are fully aware of the complex legal issues faced by local clients. Our representation spans a wide range of practice areas and industries and some matters are particularly high-profile attracting massive media focus.

Our managing partner of the Shanghai office Karen Yiqin Fan, and managing partner of the Beijing office Ray Liu are very seasoned legal experts and each lead a full-service team counselling our local and international clients on transactional matters, regulatory matters, and dispute resolution matters. Dorsey’s China offices are well established with resident lawyers licensed to practice in the US, England and Wales, and Hong Kong, and lawyers with PRC Legal professional qualification certificate. The team in China also work seamlessly with our US, Canada and London offices to provide multi-jurisdictional international legal services for our Asia/China-based clients. Learn about our integrated network of practices and industries at

Key practice areas: As an international law firm, Dorsey provides full legal services across a wide range of industries in corporate and cross-border M&A, international dispute resolution, capital markets, PE/VC, intellectual property (including IP litigation), banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, data protection and privacy, sanctions/export control, government enforcement and corporate investigations, wealth management, among others.

Department Name Email Telephone
Shanghai Office Head | Corporate/M&A Karen Yiqin Fan (86-21) 6135-6145
Beijing Office Head | Dispute Resolution Ray Liu (86-10) 8513-5988
Corporate Group Head | Hong Kong Simon Chan (852) 2105-0273
Hong Kong | Capital Markets Hilda Chan (852) 2105-0215
Partner, Hong Kong | Dispute Resolution Katherine Cheung (852) 2105-0216
Partner, New York/Shanghai | Corporate/M&A Catherine X. Pan-Giordano (1-212) 415-9383; (86-21) 6288-2323
Partner, Hong Kong | Intellectual Property Lilian Shi (852) 2105-0229
Managing Partner of the Hong Kong Office | Head of the Firm’s Greater China Intellectual Property (IP) Group Janet Wong (852) 2105-0266