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Tian Liu

Office: Beijing

Phone number: (86 10) 6535 5811

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Tian is a partner of DaHui Lawyers. Her practice focuses on general corporate, M&A, private equity and venture capital financing and investment fund formation and operation. With 10 years of experience, Tian has advised multinational companies and large Chinese state-owned companies on a range of complex cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint venture investments. In addition, Tian has experience advising venture capital funds on fund investment issues, as well as advising companies, including start-up and pre-IPO stage companies, in their fundraising activities.  

Tian's industry experience covers the technology, Internet, oil and petrochemical and traditional manufacturing industries, as well as asset management and entertainment.

Prior to joining DaHui, Tian practiced in house for a Fortune 500 corporation and for many years with White & Case LLP in Beijing.

Tian’s recent representations include:

M&A and Joint Ventures

  • Advised Nestle SA in connection with its US$ 2.1 billion acquisition of 60% of Hsu Fu Chi
  • Represented Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in connection with its US$3.28 billion joint venture with Sinopec
  • Advised a global leading steel manufacturing company in connection with its billion dollar joint venture with a large steel manufacturing company in China
  • Represented Haier in connection with its acquisition of a portion of Sanyo’s “white goods” appliance businesses in Asia
  • Advised China Development Bank in connection with its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in a major German financial institution
  • Advised Saudi Aramco in its proposed joint venture with CNPC in southwestern China
  • Advised ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe in connection with its spin-off of global auto body and chassis components business
  • Represented a leading domestic airlines group in connection with its proposed RMB 3.5 billion acquisition of a residential and commercial real estate project
  • Advised Recruit Inc. in connection with its joint venture with Renren and in connection with its joint venture with 58.com
  • Advised MI Energy Corporation, a HK-listed petroleum company , in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in an oil company in Kazakhstan
  • Advised Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China in its acquisition of Fortis
  • Advised a Germany private equity fund in connection with its joint venture with a Chinese real estate company in Shenyang
  • Advised Prudential Investment Management in connection with the establishment of a joint venture fund management company with Everbright Securities 

Private Equity

  • Advised MI Energy Corporation in connection with its Series A and Series B equity financing from several private equity firms
  • Advised MI Energy Corporation in connection with its refinancing of a US$200 million Standard Bank loan
  • Advised KPCB Fund, CLSA’s private equity arm, in connection with its private equity investment in a Chinese membrane company
  • Advised Recruit Inc. in connection with its pre-IPO investment in 58.com
  • Advised Deutsche Bank in connection with its pre-IPO senior notes and warrant financing of a Mongolian iron ore mining company
  • Advised an Israeli private equity company in connection with its private investment in an IT company  in Suzhou
  • Advised Deutsche Bank in the US$20 million financing for Shenyang He Eye Hospital

Financing

  • Advised China Development Bank  in connection with its limited recourse financings of  Huawei’s telecommunication projects throughout Central Europe
  • Advised China Development Bank in connection with its participation in a syndicated financing to RUSAL and later advising its refinancing of the same syndicated loan
  • Advised China Development Bank in connection with its various factoring/receivables financing projects with Huawei and ZTE

FDI & General Corporate

  • Advised MI Energy Corporation in connection with all of its corporate general matters, including profit sharing contracts, executive employment and ESOP
  • Advised Oracle in connection with Oracle China’s corporate general matters and company reorganization
  • Advised Uber in connection with its legal structuring for entering the Chinese market and transaction-related legal matters
  • Advised Grainger in connection with its internal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation of certain Grainger China’s senior management and sales persons
  • Advised Forever 21 in connection with its establishment of a foreign-invested distribution presence and regulatory compliance matters
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