The firm also has appointed team members Yuan Ying as a senior partner, and Hu Nan and Hu Feng as partners.
Xu is a foreign-related practice expert with more than 30 years of experience in the settlement of international commercial disputes, cross-border investment and M&A, motor vehicle law, art law, corporate compliance and data protection.
Due to his proficiency in German, English and Chinese, he has advised many international companies, especially those from German-speaking areas, on trade in China.
The Chinese State Council has appointed him several times as a delegate in negotiations in the diplomatic session of the Hague Conference of Private International Law. He was involved in the final agreement on the 2019 Hague Convention, which governed a global recognition of judgments in civil and commercial matters from other jurisdictions.
Xu is also the vice-president of the China Society of Private International Law, an executive director of the Chinese Society of International Law and a member of the Administrative Review Committee of the Shanghai government. He is also an arbitrator of many different arbitral institutions.
His team has paid more attention to the increase in business in recent years, including smart auto, corporate compliance and data protection, and art law.
His colleague Yuan, a former head of international business at Boss & Young, has provided legal services to Nike, the world’s largest powertrain systems company AVL, Schindler Group, Ricardo PLC, Michelin Group and Amazon, etc.
Hu Nan specialises in the automotive industry, having acted as counsel to automobile manufacturing projects involving parts assembly and technology licensing, inbound and outbound investment as well as M&A.
Hu Feng focuses on data protection, cybersecurity and e-commerce. Besides advising corporations, he has drafted Shanghai’s official guidance on how to protect personal data.