Ji Liu, Regional Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate Department in Asia, advises clients on all aspects of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Mr. Liu leverages his problem-solving mentality and extensive market experience to help world-leading companies, investment banks, and trustees navigate:

  • High-yield and investment grade debt offerings 
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Issuances of equity, debt, and equity-linked securities 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Venture capital financing

He serves as a trusted advisor to longtime clients and connects them with the resources they need across Latham’s robust global platform to achieve their commercial objectives.

A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Liu previously served on the firm’s Strategic Client Committee.

Mr. Liu has been involved in securities offerings by the Republic of Indonesia, Vietnam, and some of the most renowned companies — Tencent, Tencent Music, Sunny Optical, Midea, eBay, Starbucks, National Semiconductor, Broadcom, Gilead Sciences, Del Monte, and First Solar. 
His recent experience includes advising: 

  • The underwriters on Tencent’s offering of US$500 million 2.88% senior notes due 2031, US$900 million 3.68% senior notes due 2041, US$1.75 billion 3.84% senior notes due 2051, and US$1 billion 3.94% senior notes due 2061
  • The joint bookrunners on Tencent’s offering of US$1 billion 1.81% senior notes due 2026, US$2.25 billion 2.39% senior notes due 2030, US$2 billion 3.24% senior notes due 2050, and US$750 million 3.29% senior notes due 2060 under its US$20 billion global medium term note program
  • The joint global coordinators on Tencent’s offering of US$1.25 billion 3.28% senior notes due 2024; US$750 million floating rate notes due 2024; US$500 million 3.575% senior notes due 2026; US$3 billion 3.975% senior notes due 2029; US$500 million 4.525% senior notes due 2049 under its US$20 billion global medium term note program
  • Citigroup and HSBC as underwriters on establishing Midea Group’s US$3 billion guaranteed medium term note program and issuance of US$700 million guaranteed notes due 2019
  • BofA Securities, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, and Mizuho Securities as underwriters on Tencent Music Entertainment Group’s offering of US$300 million 1.375% notes due 2025 and US$500 million 2% notes due 2030
  • The underwriters on online brokerage platform Futu Holdings’ US$100 million IPO of American depositary shares on the NASDAQ
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CEB International, CLSA, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank as underwriters on Ronshine China Holdings Limited’s offering of US$200 million 8.75% senior notes due 2022
  • Yunnan Metropolitan Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd. on offering US$800 million 5.5% guaranteed bonds due 2022
  • Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Company Limited on establishing its US$2 billion medium term note programme
  • Dongfeng Motor Group Company Limited on its offering of €500 million 1.15% guaranteed notes due 2021 and €100 million 1.606% guaranteed notes due 2023
  • Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd. on its offering of US$500 million 4.95% senior guaranteed perpetual securities
  • Tianjin Rail Transit Group Co., Ltd. on its offering of €400 million 1.625% guaranteed bonds due 2022
  • China National Chemical Corporation on its offering of US$1 billion 4.125% guaranteed bonds due 2021; US$1.3 billion 4.625% guaranteed bonds due 2023; US$800 million 4.875% guaranteed bonds due 2025; US$1.75 billion 5.125% guaranteed bonds due 2028; US$100 million 5.5 % guaranteed bonds due 2048; and €1.2 billion 1.75% guaranteed bonds due 2022
  • Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Company Limited on its offering of US$600 million 3.75% bonds due 2023
  • Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong), Bank of China, ICBC, and J.P. Morgan as underwriters on Huatai Securities Co., Ltd.’s offering of US$400 million floating rate guaranteed bonds due 2023 
  • CICC, Haitong, and other underwriters on Shanghai Dazhong Public Utilities (Group) Co., Ltd.’s HK$1.92 billion H-share IPO on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer)


  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2003
    cum laude
  • MS, Stanford University, 2000
  • MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • BS, Fudan University, 1995

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English