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Liming Yuan


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  • Georgetown University (LL.M. in Taxation with distinction 2003; Georgetown Fellow at Council On State Taxation); University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D. 2002); Beijing Second Foreign Languages University (B.A. 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and Texas

For more than 15 years, Liming Yuan's legal practice has focused on representing multinational companies in acquisitions and investments in China and China-based clients in acquisitions and investments overseas. He has in-depth experience advising clients in complex and sensitive transactions that have become difficult to resolve, with a particular emphasis on complex issues related to deal structure, regulatory approvals, joint venture, tax, employment, and compliance. Most of the clients Liming represents are in the manufacturing and health care industries.

Liming's representative transactions include: acquisitions of majority or minority equity interests in Chinese state-owned or private companies, sales of all of the China businesses of several Fortune 500 companies, Chinese companies' overseas asset and share acquisitions in the United States and Europe, establishment of more than 30 joint ventures in China between Chinese and foreign shareholders, and U.S. health care institutions' cooperation projects and agreements to provide telemedicine or other health care-related advisory services in China. Companies for which Liming has worked on substantial matters include: Cardinal Health, Parker Hannifin, Delphi, Hyster-Yale, Sherwin-Williams, Staples, General Pacific, Cleveland Clinics, Dignity Health, City of Hope, Sinochem International, Fosun, Wuhan Iron & Steel Company, and China Union Pay.

Liming is fluent in English and a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. Before moving to the Firm's Shanghai Office in 2006, Liming worked at the Firm's Dallas Office for three years.

Areas of Focus

Honors & Distinctions

  • Asian Legal Business: ALB 2015 Client Choice Top 20 Lawyers in China


English, Mandarin
Liming Yuan