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Liang Xu


Liang Xu
English, Chinese
Practice Group

Working as a bilingual lawyer, Liang Xu has advised on many cross-border M&A transactions, both for Western corporations doing business in China, as well as Chinese enterprises (including SOEs and private companies) looking to expand and invest in global markets. 

His practice encompasses a variety of industries, including technology, automobile, manufacturing, energy, real estate, entertainment, educational and others. He has vast experience working with Chinese companies both as clients and as opponents, and is skilled in bringing the two sides of a dispute/transaction to a negotiated deal. 

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in 2004, Liang was an in-house counsel with China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited based in Shanghai.

Liang initially focused his practice on joint ventures, private equity and direct foreign investment matters for multinational clients. 

In recent years, with more and more Chinese companies going global, he has developed skills in advising and guiding Chinese companies through the Western style deal process, which is complicated for players from China who typically have insufficient global experience. 

Liang Xu is qualified in China and the New York State in the U.S., and is nominated as one of the Chambers Global leaders in the field of Corporate/M&A in China.

Representative experience

Representing Jiangsu Jinsheng Industrial Co., Ltd. in its US$ 1.5 billion reverse takeover of a Chinese public company, injecting global assets from 12 jurisdictions.

Representing Amazon in connection with its regulatory and corporate transactions in China.

Representing China Rail in relation to its investments and acquisitions in Italy, Germany and South Africa.

Representing Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. in its US$ 100 million investment in Uber China and related restructuring.

Representing Chinese investors including the Landbridge Group in acquisition of port assets in Panama for an undisclosed amount.

Representing China Cinda on the acquisition of a real estate development project in Beijing for US$1.6bn.

Representing a China based private equity fund in its proposed US$320m investment in a Hollywood movie studio.

Representing a major Chinese e-commerce company in relation to its joint venture in Southeast Asia.

Representing KPP in relation to its US$650m acquisition of selected assets from Eastman Kodak Company, including assets and entities in China.

Representing TE Connectivity in its acquisition of two private Chinese companies in Xiamen.

Representing Texas Instruments in acquiring a major Chinese semiconductor manufacturing facility in Chengdu.

Representing ALSTOM in the public takeover of Wuhan Boiler, a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Representing global company Actavis in its acquisition and disposal of several pharm manufacturing facilities in China.

Representing a leading global English language training provider on the cooperation with Chinese partners to establish JV educational operations in China.

Representing a major Chinese state-owned enterprise in its proposed US$ 2 billion investment in a Canadian mining company.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., Beijing University
  • LL.M., University of Washington in Seattle


  • New York State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • China Bar
  • New York
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