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Xu Lixin, China Commercial Law Firm

Xu Lixin

Senior Partner, Director of Customs Legal Commitee
China Commercial Law Firm

Tel: +86 755 8302 5555
Email: xulixin@huashang.cn

Practice areas

Legal compliance review for import and export trade; Solution to commodity tariff classification dispute; Customs inspection & administrative penalties; Criminal defense of economic crimes


Xu Lixin is the senior partner and director of the Customs Legal Committee of the China Commercial Law Firm. Xu graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law in 1988 and obtained a masters degree in world economics from Peking University in 1996. From 1988 to 1991, he served as an instructor in the training centre of the Guangdong Industrial and Commercial Bureau, and simultaneously served as an arbitrator in the bureau. From 1991 to 1998, he successively served as supervisor of case reconsideration of Shenzhen Huanggang Customs, chief assistant and deputy chief of the section of investigation and handling of smuggling cases, inspection section, supervision section, and inspection section. From 1998 to 2004, he successively served as the principal of the examination department of smuggling cases in the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of Shenzhen Customs, chief of the pre-trial investigation section and assistant director of the legal affairs department. He has practiced law as a professional lawyer in China Commercial Law Firm since June 2004 and he served as chief executive partner from 2019 to 2021. At the same time he has been the director of customs legal affairs department of the firm for years. Xu is a member of the economic crime defence committee of the Guangdong Lawyers Association, a member of the International & Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan work committee of the Shenzhen Lawyers Association and Shenzhen Lawyers’ Union Committee. Xu has profound theoretical knowledge and experienced expertise, and his legal services cover a wide range of litigation and non-litigation fields, including customs legal affairs, criminal defence of economic crimes, corporate compliance, foreign investment, cross-border e-commerce, the supply chain and so on. Xu has remarkable insight into customs legal affairs, economic crimes and the business environment. Because of his experience in arbitration and defence, Xu has provided a huge amount of clients with professional, accurate and feasible legal solutions over the years. Xu’s high standards and professional services have been widely recognised by clients and professionals in various fields.

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