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LIU, Dali (David) Partner

Professional Experience

Mr. Liu began legal practice in 1989, and his areas of specialty include Banking and Finance and M&A. He is also highly regarded for his outstanding performance in the area of financial services. 

Mr. Liu has actively represented a number of international and domestic banks and has been involved in the structuring, negotiating, preparing of documents and rendering of legal opinions in many projects, including in the industries of petrochemical, semiconductor, steel, automobile, power, water, and toll roads. 

In recent years, Mr. Liu has also represented foreign banks and other financial institutions in their investments and strategic cooperation with PRC banks, fund joint ventures, finance companies and other financial institutions. Mr. Liu represents multinational corporations in their entry into China’s market by establishing presence, conducting mergers and acquisitions and advising state owned enterprises and other domestic companies in their cooperation with foreign investors. He also represents Chinese companies on outbound investments and M&A.


  • Listed banking lawyer by Chamber & Partners in 2020

  • Listed banking lawyer by IFLR in 2020

  • Top-ranking M&A and Governance lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2020 

  • Listed merger and acquisition and banking lawyer by Asia Law & Practice in 2019

  • Dealmaker of the Year 2014 by China Law & Practice

  • Dealmaker of the Year 2008 by Asian Legal Business

  • Legal Personality of the Year 2003 by Asian Legal Business

  • One of Top 10 Shanghai Leading Non-litigation Lawyers by Shanghai Bar Association in 2004


LL.B., East China University of Political Science and Law

LL.M., East China University of Political Science and Law

Professional Associations

Mr. Liu is dean and law professor at the Lawyer College at East China University of Politics and Law, Co-chair of China Working Group of International Bar Association. He is also an arbitrator at China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Shanghai International Arbitration Commission. He is also the outside director of Bailian Group Co., Ltd.

Language Skills

Fluent in English and Mandarin

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.