We are very pleased to announce that Henry Liu is joining our New York office today as a Finance Partner and as leader of the Financial Institutions & Infrastructure Teams for Greater China and Asia.

Henry has enormous reach within business, banking and government in China and is the former general counsel and director general at the China Securities Regulatory Commission.  Henry will provide valuable assistance to the Pillsbury Investment Funds group on the structuring of investment funds in China as well as the movement of capital from China into investment funds outside of China.

“Henry brings a unique combination of experience as a former high-level Chinese government official and as an extremely successful and well-connected attorney for our China practice,” said Pillsbury Firm Chair Jim Rishwain. “Henry is an incredibly rare find, as he can navigate the United States and Chinese business and legal landscapes with ease. Likewise, he has enormous reach within business, banking and government circles in Greater China and has earned the very highest reputation among his colleagues and peers. As a result, he will greatly enhance Pillsbury’s stature and presence in Asia – long a key market for our firm and our clients.”

Henry has also served international, Chinese and Asia Pacific clients ranging from Fortune 500 global firms to emerging companies and has been involved in most major types of cross-border corporate and financing transactions and regulatory matters involving Asia and China, across most major industry sectors, in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and financing, corporate, private equity and investment funds, foreign direct investments, real estate, technology transfers and international trade. He has over his career been exposed to most industries and sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, real estate, transportation, energy, telecom and media, and sports and entertainment.  Henry was previously managing director of investment banking with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette/Credit Suisse First Boston in Hong Kong as well as the chair of a large international law firm’s China practice.