Liu Yuxuan is a founding partner of Tiger Partners. He graduated from Peking University Law School and has been practicing law for more than twelve years. His wide ranging legal expertise, strong practice, and passionate courtroom presentation style are widely recognized by his clients and the industry at large.
Prior to founding Tiger Partners, Mr. Liu worked as a partner at Jingtian & Gongcheng (2018-2019). Before that, Mr. Liu worked as a dispute resolution lawyer at Fangda Partners (2014-2018), King & Wood Mallesons (2012-2014), and Zhong Lun Law Firm (2009-2010).
Mr. Liu specializes in representing complex commercial litigation and arbitration cases. He has extensive experience in the field of dispute resolution, with a focus on financial investments, corporate equity and control, real estate and construction projects, as well as games, sports, media, and entertainment.
Mr. Liu has extensive hands-on case experience. In the year of 2020, Mr. Liu represented more than 30 complex commercial cases, including five cases worth over 100 million RMB, and a dozen cases worth more than 50 million RMB.
Based on his consistent outstanding performance in the field of dispute resolution, Mr. Liu was awarded the title of “Notable Practitioner” in the field of dispute resolution by Asia Law for 2020 and 2021, and was featured by a leading legal publication Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) as “An Up-and-Comer in Dispute Resolution”.
Mr. Liu represented a domestic investment company in a dispute with the controller of a well-known domestic listed company in the Beijing Arbitration Commission over a deficiency agreement. The subject matter of the case was over RMB 450 million. Liu won the case on behalf of the client in November 2020, and all of the client's arbitration requests were supported.
Mr. Liu represented a well-known venture capital investment company in an arbitration case before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) against a technology company, requiring the company to satisfy its share repurchase obligation. The subject matter of the case was about RMB 100 million. In the end, the parties successfully reached a mediation in October 2020. Within one week of the parties reaching a settlement, Liu facilitated the arbitral tribunal's provisional decision to hold a hearing and issue a mediation letter based on the parties' settlement agreement, with the clause that the other party was required to pay the full amount of the equity repurchase.
Mr. Liu represented one of the defendants in a dispute over the control of a leading domestic mobile charging company. The opposition party, as the initial shareholder of the mobile charging battery company, requested confirmation that the shares held by our client were held for the opposition party, and that the four Equity Transfer Agreements in the case were only for the purpose of facilitating financing and were not the true intention of the parties. Liu and his assistants screened several years of WeChat records between both parties, sorted useful information, and submitted our findings to the court. The case was decided in January 2021 with our client winning the case.
Mr. Liu actively participated in the hearing to avoid huge administrative penalties for a famous domestic listed company of medical equipment in 2020. In this case, the client was facing a large penalty for increasing the price of raw materials for masks during the COVID-19 epidemic. In such a situation, Mr. Liu went from Beijing to Hubei Province to actively participate in the administrative penalty hearing on behalf of the company when the ban had not yet been fully lifted in Hubei during the pandemic. The administrative penalty of RMB 70 million originally set by the market supervision authority was reduced to RMB 3 million, which greatly protected the interests of the client.
Mr. Liu represented a limited partnership against two partnerships engaged in capital investment services and a foreign national in disputes over the transfer of the creditor's right in the People's Court of Nansha District. The court rejected all the applicant's claims on both cases in June 2020. The subject matter of the case was approximately RMB 20 million, and the case is typical for cases where arbitration and litigation intersect.
All China Lawyers Association, Beijing Lawyers Association
Bachelor of Laws degree, Peking University Law School, 2009