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Fuli Cao
Of Counsel


(T) +86.10.5866.1111
(F) +86.10.5866.1122


  • Columbia University (M.B.A. in Finance 1993); The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 1990); Harvard University (LL.M. 1985); Jilin University (LL.B. 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Fuli Cao's practice involves the tax and business aspects of international transactions between China and other countries and regions, including inbound and outbound China investments, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructuring, structured financings, and tax dispute resolution. He also advises on private equity, fund formation, and labor and employment matters.

Fuli advised General Electric in its acquisition of the Salof group of companies including interest in Beijing enCryo Engineering Co.; Oclaro in the sale of its laser diodes, optical amplifier, and micro-optics businesses; United Pacific Capital Partners in the formation of several offshore funds; and various multinational companies in their reorganizations including special (tax-free) reorganizations and China information tax filings of indirect transfer of equity in China resident enterprises. Other clients he has advised include AngloGold Ashanti, Diebold, ETS, Koch Industries, PolyOne, Qualcomm, Scotts, Textron, Timken, Total, and Worthington Industries.

Fuli is author of Corporate Income Tax and Practice in the People's Republic of China (Oxford 2011) and a contributor to Tax Law Client Strategies in Asia and New Zealand (Aspatore 2009) and BNA Tax Management Portfolio Corporate Bankruptcy. He is a speaker on China tax and investment at various forums. He is a certified public accountant in the United States.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized in the China tax category of Chambers Asia (2010-2014) and PLC Which lawyer? (2010 and 2011)


English, Mandarin
Fuli Cao