Nixon Peabody Has New China Chairman

 Nixon Peabody LLP has announced that Henry H. Liu has joined the firm as Chair of the firm’s China practice and will play a leadership role in the firm’s China and Asia practice. A partner in the firm’s Global Finance Group, Mr. Liu will regularly travel to China, splitting his time between the firm’s New York City and China offices.

Mr. Liu joins Nixon Peabody from Heller Ehrman LLP where he played a role in directing its China and Asia practices.


Previously, Mr. Liu served as the General Counsel and Director-General at the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), China’s national regulator for securities, futures, investment fund industries and capital markets, from 1995 to 2000. During his five-year tenure at the CSRC, Mr. Liu was responsible for drafting, administering and implementing laws, regulations and policies for China’s financial and capital markets. Mr. Liu was the Head of CSRC’s National Securities Law Drafting Group and was instrumental for the enactment of China’s first National Securities Law in 1998. He also served as the Director-General (Head) of the International Department at the CSRC, responsible for international capital market financing activities and for cross-border capital markets regulatory matters. Throughout his CSRC tenure, Mr. Liu was a leading member of the board approving securities issuance and mergers & acquisitions involving Chinese companies across industry sectors.

“We are excited to welcome Henry to Nixon Peabody,
” said Harry P. Trueheart, Chairman of Nixon Peabody. “This key recruitment further demonstrates our commitment to building up premier global practices. Our clients around the world will benefit from Henry’s deep, first-hand and inter-disciplinary experience with business, finance and how rules and regulations work in China and Asia. Our China and Asia practice will gain from his veteran knowledge of successful building and managing country practices in the past.”

Liu’s investment banking background has included serving as a managing director of investment banking at the U.S. and global investment banks of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in the early part of this decade. He also played a key role in a variety of China and Asia-related M&A, financing and capital markets transactions; and continues to advise leading international banks and accounting firms in the China related activities.