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Yue Qiu is a partner in the Shanghai office of Kirkland, where she advises clients on government enforcement and investigations, compliance counselling and cross-border dispute resolution. Yue has been named as a “Rising Star” for China Regulatory and Compliance by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2023.


English and Mandarin


New York University School of Law, LL.M., 2011

East China University of Political Science and Law, LL.B., 2010


Lawyer Rankings

China > Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms

(Rising stars)

Yue Qiu – Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Experienced, knowledgeable, and responsive‘, the regulatory and compliance practice at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP uses the firms’ international presence to advise on a slew of regulatory and compliance issues for both domestic and international companies. The practice works across a number of industries including global private equity sponsors, asset managers, and multinational corporations. It is particularly adept at managing alleged financial frauds, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions. In Shanghai, co-head Tiana Zhang is a ‘leader in the field‘ of regulatory compliance, and is sought out by clients for her skill in US and China cross-border crisis management, including complex financial fraud investigations. Co-leading the team from Hong Kong are Cori Lable and Jodi Wu. Lable is skilled at multijurisdictional matters involving sanctions compliance and securities law, while Wu focuses on cross-border litigation and white collar criminal defence. Yue Qiu is also noted for her litigation skills.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: foreign firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Yue Qiu – Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP‘s team is routinely instructed by clients facing bet-the-company claims across Greater China. Cross-border dispute specialist Tiana Zhang, who has litigation experience in both the US and China, leads the Mainland China litigation practice from Shanghai, where Yue Qiu also acts in cross-border litigation. The Hong Kong practice is co-led by Paul Quinn, who focuses on professional negligence, cross-border claims, insolvency, fraud, directors’ duties, and shareholder disputes; financial disputes expert Amy Ngan, who is ‘always across the detail‘; and Fergus Saurin, a specialist in capital markets, M&A and shareholder disputes, as well as banking and international trade and investment cases. The other key figures are former practice co-head Kelly Naphtali, whose wide-ranging practice covers asset recovery, professional negligence, borrower default, and fund and shareholder disputes; Cori Lable, who leads the investigations and white-collar practice; and Jodi Wu, an expert in internal investigations, compliance and cross-border litigation.