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Michael Liu, Dentons

Michael Liu

Senior Partner

Tel: +86 21 3872 2703
Email: liufeng@dentons.cn

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Practice areas

Intellectual property; Corporate & commercial; Litigation; Technology, media and telecommunications


Michael Liu is a senior partner at Dentons Law Offices in Shanghai and heads the IP Group there. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the intellectual property area. He has won the 2021 Chambers and Partners Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual Property (Litigation) in the Asia Pacific; 2021 & 2020 The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual Property in the Asia Pacific; 2020 ALB Top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyer in China; 2020 & 2019 China Business Law Journal A-List Legal Elite in the China Market; 2022 & 2021 Asialaw Profiles Leading Lawyer; 2021 & 2020 APAC Insider Legal Awards the Most Trusted IP Professional in Greater China; 2018-2019 China Intellectual Property Litigation Elite Team TOP10; 2015-2018 Shanghai Outstanding Lawyer nomination award; and first to fifth Lujiazui Forum Legal Individual Award, among others.

Liu is a civil and administrative law expert of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate; the director of the intellectual property committee of the Shanghai Lawyers Association; director of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Service Industry Association; a member of the Intellectual Property Research Association of the Shanghai Law Society; mediator of the Shanghai Economic and Trade Commercial Mediation Center; a member of the Intellectual Property Association of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone; and has repeatedly participated in expert argumentation as a member of the Shanghai High People’s Court expert demonstration committee. At the same time, Liu also served as a tutor for the Shanghai Jiaotong University KoGuan School of Law, the Lawyer School of East China University of Political Science and Law and the Shanghai Lawyer School.

Liu has served as legal counsel for dozens of large state-owned enterprises, institutions and foreign-funded enterprises, and has provided legal services. He has repeatedly acted in company equity disputes, debt disputes, and intellectual property cases involving trademarks, patents, copyright, and unfair competition, and has successfully completed litigation for clients. Liu has used his familiarity with companies’ operations and intellectual property protection to design intellectual property protection programs for enterprises, improve their corporate governance structure, and standardise operations, and has won “well-known trademark” for many enterprises through administrative and litigation methods, which has enhanced the brand influence and popularity of those companies.

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