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Cathy Liu
Partner
  • Shanghai

Cathy’s practice focuses on dispute resolution, regulatory investigations and white-collar crime. She has over 15 years’ experience in representing clients before courts and arbitration institutions, dealing with disputes related to international trade, product liability, corporate control and unfair competition.

+86 21 2322 2158
Experience

Cathy’s practice focuses on dispute resolution, regulatory investigations and white-collar crime.  She has over 15 years’ experience in representing clients before courts and arbitration institutions, dealing with disputes related to international trade, product liability, corporate control and unfair competition.  

She represents clients in administrative and criminal investigations, including in relation to anti-corruption, anti-monopoly, data protection, fraud, work safety, environment and sanctions matters. Cathy has extensive experience of advising clients on proceedings and investigations initiated by various national and local law enforcement agencies including State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), and Ministry of Public Security (PSB). 

Cathy also advises clients in labour disputes involving wrongful termination, non-compete arrangements, remuneration, trade secrets and labour unions.

Cathy obtained her LL.B from East China University of Political Science and Law in 2001, and then her LL.M from University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Cathy is admitted to the Chinese bar and has passed the New York bar exam. 

She is fluent in Chinese and English.

Cathy's expierience includes advising

  • a British luxury automobile company on a complex litigation matter relating to a large number of claims by end customers arising out of product defects and misrepresentation.
  • a world-famous engine manufacturer in connection with collective actions before the Chinese courts arising out of an air crash accident in China with parallel proceedings being stayed by US court on the grounds of forum non conveniens.
  • a Kuwait private equity fund on a number of disputes with a Chinese partner relating to the exit of a joint venture.
  • a Nasdaq listed company on a control dispute arising out of a VIE structure with its local management team. 
  • a world-renowned telecommunication company on an internal investigation into allegations of FCPA violations and US security law violations by its Chinese subsidiary.