Tingting Liu

Senior Associate

Liu, Tingting

Tingting Liu is a corporate lawyer with substantial experience handling outbound and inbound transactions, as well as regulatory matters, for a variety of Chinese and international clients. She represents major Chinese state-owned enterprises in acquisitions in the US and Europe and counsels multinationals and startups in their strategic expansion in China. She also advises foreign companies and trade associations on regulatory issues including antitrust, data privacy, FCPA compliance, licensing and registration, and trade and investment regulations. Ms. Liu is also experienced in advising foreign non-governmental organizations in establishing a presence and conducting activities in China.

Ms. Liu received her LLM degrees from both the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and the University of Hong Kong. She received her LLB from East China University of Political Science and Law with honors. She is a member of the New York bar.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Liu worked in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Beijing office focusing on US capital markets. She also worked in Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP's Hong Kong office on capital markets and project finance.

Ms. Liu is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English.

Publications & News


March 14, 2018

Chinese Government Reorganization

Attention during China's annual lianghui focused on adoption of the constitutional amendment to eliminate term limits on the offices of President and Vice President, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely.

December 20, 2017

Policies and Regulations to Be Made Consistent With Anti-Monopoly Law

When China enacted its Anti-Monopoly Law in 2007, some called it “China's Economic Constitution,” anticipating that it would serve as the statutory basis for fundamental market-based reform of China's economy.

October 31, 2017

Competition Impact Review to Be Required for All New Chinese Regulations

China's three Anti-Monopoly Law enforcement agencies—the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce—together with the Ministry of Finance and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office, on October 26 jointly published the Rules on Implementation of the Fair Competition Review System (for temporary effect) (Fa Gai Jia Jian [2017] No. 1849).

August 22, 2017

China's State Council Announces Promotion of Foreign Investment Growth

On August 8, China's State Council published the Notice on Promotion of Foreign Investment Growth (Guo Fa [2017] No. 39).

June 8, 2017

Cross-Border Data Flows Security Assessments in China

China has issued for public comment draft standard-like guidelines to govern cross-border data flows to further implement China's heightened concern over national security and cybersecurity, as embodied in the National Security Law (2015), Cybersecurity Law (effective June 1, 2017) and related laws and regulations.

October 14, 2016

China Reforms Its Registration System for Foreign Investment

On October 8, the Ministry of Commerce issued the Provisional Measures for Filing Administration of Establishment and Changes of Foreign-Invested Enterprises. The Filing Administration Measures are based on the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the Revision of Four Laws Including the Law on Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises issued on September 3. This WilmerHale Client Alert was also published in Law360 on November 10, 2016.

September 30, 2016

China’s Emerging Social Credit System and the Role of the Courts

Persons (both individuals and companies) who are determined in a judicial administrative law proceeding to be socially uncreditworthy will be subject to prohibitions and other restrictions on their commercial, residential and family activities. This WilmerHale Client Alert was also published in Law360 on October 27, 2016.

September 7, 2016

Anti-Monopoly Disputes Are Not Arbitrable According to Chinese Court

On August 29, the Jiangsu Provincial Higher People's Court ruled that an arbitration clause did not apply to an anti-monopoly dispute in a 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) case brought by a distributor against a manufacturer.

October 22, 2015

China Sets Schedule for Implementation of Negative List System for Market Access

China's State Council on October 19, 2015 published the Opinions on Implementing the Negative List System for Market Access, specifying that China intends to implement a unified national negative list system for market access in 2018.

January 28, 2015

MOFCOM’s Interim Rules on Restrictive Conditions for Concentrations of Undertakings

China’s Ministry of Commerce on December 17, 2014 issued an interpretation on its December 4 Interim Rules on Restrictive Conditions for Concentrations of Undertakings (Interim Remedy Rules) which became effective on January 5, 2015.


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LLM, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011

LLM, University of Hong Kong, 2008

LLB, with honors, East China University of Political Science and Law, 2007

Bar Admissions

New York


Chinese (Mandarin)


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