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Ian M. Liao

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Ian Liao is a partner in the firm’s Shanghai office. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and cross-border technology transactions. He has represented public and private companies in mergers, asset acquisitions and divestitures, and equity purchase transactions.

Mr. Liao has substantial experience with M&A transactions in the internet/e-commerce space. He also has substantial experience advising venture capital funds in fund investment activities and advising high-tech companies, including start-up and pre-IPO stage companies, in fund-raising activities. In addition, he has represented clients in a number of cross-border technology licensing and intellectual property enforcement matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Liao was a partner at an international law firm where he worked in their Shanghai and Beijing offices. In addition, he was an associate at law firm in Taiwan. He was also a summer extern for the Federal District Court of Hawaii.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • California State Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Managing Legal Risks in Global Expansion of Chinese Companies,” Shanghai, China, 24 October 2012
  • “Doing Business in China: How To Tame the Dragon,” Dallas, Texas, 14 February 2012
  • “Recent Legal Developments in China,” Brussels, Belgium 14 December 2011