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George Y. Liu

New York

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Columbia Law School, J.D., 1992; Stone Scholar; Elkins Prize; Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review

University of Michigan, MS and MSE, Electrical Engineering and Bio-Engineering, 1989

University of Michigan, B.S.E., Electrical Engineering, 1985

Language Spoken

Mandarin Chinese


Hon. Milton Pollack, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1992-1993


New York

George Liu is a member of the Firm's corporate practice group and leads the Group's private investment fund practice.  His main practice areas include securities law, private investment funds, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and business advisory work.  

Mr. Liu advises leading funds and investment managers in a broad range of their legal work, including fund formation, sponsorship/seeding arrangements, regulatory and compliance and investment transactions.  Representative investment fund clients of the Firm's corporate group include: D.E. Shaw & Co.; Goldman Sachs (affiliated funds); New China Capital Management; Paloma Partners; Pequot Capital; Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP Capital Management); Plainfield Asset Management; and Tudor Investment Corporation.

In addition, Mr. Liu has represented clients in a broad range of corporate matters in the corporate finance area.  His work includes SEC registered initial and secondary public offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S placements, privatizations, private placements, investment grade and high-yield debt and equity-linked debt instruments.

Mr. Liu's experience includes advising issuers and underwriters on federal securities law issues. In the mergers and acquisitions area, Mr. Liu's work includes buy-side and sell-side representation and competitive and non-competitive processes. Mr. Liu has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, having advised clients on both corporate financing transactions by foreign issuers and significant cross-border merger and acquisition and foreign direct investment transactions.

Prior to joining the firm in July 2003, Mr. Liu was associated with Sullivan & Cromwell (1995-2000; 2001-2003). From 2000 to 2001, he was an Executive Director in the high-technology group, investment banking department of Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Liu graduated from Columbia Law School (JD 1992), where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review. He was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Milton Pollack (US District Court, S.D.N.Y. 1992 to 1993).

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