Ji Liu is Regional Chair of Latham & Watkins' Corporate Department in Asia. Mr. Liu offers corporates, investment banks, and trustees his knowledge in corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on debt and equity capital markets transactions. He has considerable experience advising on: 

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

Mr. Liu’s representative experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters on the US$100 million initial public offering of American depositary shares on the NASDAQ of Futu Holdings, an online brokerage platform
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CEB International, CLSA, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank as underwriters on the offering of US$200 million 8.75% Senior Notes due 2022 by Ronshine China Holdings Limited
  • Yunnan Metropolitan Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd. on its offering of US$800 million 5.5% Guaranteed Bonds due 2022
  • Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Company Limited on its  establishment of US$2 billion Medium Term Note Programme
  • Dongfeng Motor Group Company Limited on its offering of €500 million 1.15% Guaranteed Notes due 2021; €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; €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 the offering of US$400 million Floating Rate Guaranteed Bonds due 2023 by Huatai Securities Co., Ltd
  • CICC, Haitong, and other underwriters on the HK$1.92 billion H-share initial public offering of Shanghai Dazhong Public Utilities (Group) Co., Ltd. on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • 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