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Ray Liu, Dorsey

Ray Liu

Global Partner, Managing Partner of Beijing Office

Tel: +86 10 8513 5988 / +86 188 1114 8822
Email: liu.ray@dorsey.com

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Practice areas

Cross-border dispute resolution; Cross-border investigations, government enforcement and compliance; Cross-border investment and international trade; Capital markets and M&A


Ray Liu is a global partner and the managing partner of Dorsey’s Beijing office, qualified to practise in the State of New York, and has achieved the PRC legal qualification and the securities practice qualification. Liu focuses on high-stakes cross-border dispute resolution, US litigation, international and foreign-related arbitration, cross-border investigations (government or criminal) and compliance matters. His practice areas also include: cross-border investment and international trade; capital markets; foreign direct investment; general corporate and M&A; PE; technology commerce; and intellectual property rights. Liu advises clients in a wide variety of sectors including: banking and finance; insurance; asset management; TMT; intelligent manufacturing; medical and bio-tech; pharmaceutical; food and agriculture; chemicals and materials; mining and energy; and infrastructure.

Before joining Dorsey, he worked for the legal department at the New York City branch of a major Chinese bank.

Liu has represented in a number of high-profile US litigations, international arbitrations, criminal and government investigations, overseas compliance matters, cross-border transactions and negotiation matters that have earned him great praise and deep trust from his central-government-owned enterprises and state-owned enterprises, unicorn and public companies, prestigious multinational and high-profile individual clients. For instance, he represented a major creditor in the chapter 11 US bankruptcy case filed by Jia Yueting. He represented major international Chinese banks in high-profile anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing cases, and managed and completed one of the largest US e-discovery and document review projects to date in China. He represented a major Chinese international insurance company, and its insureds, in numerous major product liability, wrongful death and coverage cases in North America. He represented a Chinese company and its executives in a US securities litigation, and (in the first such case) helped the company and its executives obtain a complete dismissal of the lawsuit, and also collect damages and legal fees from the plaintiff firm. He also represented leading Chinese academics in filing an amicus brief in the high-profile Vitamin C antitrust litigation case before the US Supreme Court.

Liu is frequently invited to attend and deliver keynote speeches at major international investment, economic and legal forums and seminars, and is involved in teaching at Chinese bar associations, and in continuing legal education courses in the US. He is also frequently interviewed by the People’s Daily, CGTN and The New York Times newspapers, and invited to comment on US-China legal and economic issues that are widely covered by mainstream media.

Ray graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, and China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). He received CUPL’s Outstanding Alumni Award, and is an adjunct tutor of the Master of Laws School and Business School of CUPL and a director of the CUPL International Law School Alumni Association.

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