Chengwei (Alex) Liu

Global Law Office - China

Managing Partner



Distinguished Practitioner




Practice area:

Capital markets

Alex Liu focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment & financing as well as capital markets related matters, with well-established expertise on takeover and public companies’ reorganization, cross-border transactions, red-chip restructuring and state-owned assets regulatory related.

In the field of merger and acquisitions, including the acquisition of listed companies, major restructuring, cross-border transactions and mixed ownership reform of state-owned enterprises, Alex has represented various clients regarding many significant deals, which include:

Takeover of control and tender offer projects, eg: Meiya Pico (300188); Cangzhou Dahua Group (600230); Sichuan Shuangma Cement (000935); and Yinge Investment (600069).

Restructuring and cross-border transactions, eg: the merger of Huabei Expressway (000916) by China Merchants Highway; the over RMB 18.7 billion takeover of ADAMA (the biggest pesticide manufacturer in Israel) by China Chemical-owned listed company Sanonda (000553); the establishment and merger integration of Xiamen Port involving various A share and Hong Kong listed companies; the restructuring of China Resources Pharmaceutical and Beijing Pharmaceutical with various A share listed companies involved; the acquiring of Tianjin Port (A shares listed) by Tianjin Port Development (Hong Kong listed), the first cross-border share exchange transaction; various significant domestic property assets acquiring by China Resources Land (Hong Kong listed); the reverse takeover (RTO) of HanKore Environment (Singapore listed) by Everbright International (Hong Kong listed); the selling of TNUVA (Israeli assets) to Bright Food by APAX Fund; and the acquiring of skiing resorts in Yabuli by Melco International, etc.

Red-chip restructuring, Alex’s representative clients in this area include, Baofeng Group, Bangcle, Chunyu Yisheng, EASOU Technology and, etc.

State-owned assets regulatory, Alex has represented the target companies or investors in many merger and reorganization matters of central enterprises and local state-owned enterprises, as well as introducing strategic investors for state-owned enterprises’ mixed ownership reforms initiatives, etc.

In the field of PE investment and financing, Alex has represented numerous funds and investors regarding various PE investment, funding as well as fund manager’s registration and filing matters, such as China Merchants Capital, Goldstone, CICC Alpha, Jinrong Street Capital, China Internet Investment Fund, and New Horizon Capital, etc. His representative deals include providing legal services to Montage Technology, Manbang Group, Xiyun International, CHJAutomotive, Lufax, and Ping An Good Doctor for their RMB or red-chip structure inbound and outbound investment projects.

In the field of capital markets, Alex has advised on China Resources Microelectronics Limited’s IPO on SSE STAR – the first case in Chinese capital markets of a red chip company directly issuing A shares and listing in China; Baofeng Group (300431)’s IPO; (DOYU) and VisionChina (VISN)’s Nasdaq listing; Tong Ji Tang (600090)’s listing on New York Exchange Stock; Dynasty (00828), Huaying Highway (01823), Hongba Digital (00802) and Sanlin Global (019020)’s listing on Hong Kong Exchange Stock; Vanke’s B to H share conversion; the delisting of Zhengzhou Gas (Hong Kong listed); and various real estate companies’ overseas bond issuance, etc.

  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Regulatory
  • Private equity

  • Energy
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Media and entertainment
  • Technology and telecommunications

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  • LL.M., UC Berkeley (2009-2010)
  • LL.M., Renmin University of China (2001-2004)
  • LL.B. Northeastern University (1997-2001)