Team / Leon Liu
Leon C.G. Liu focuses his practice on white-collar crime, government and internal investigations, data security and data privacy, corporate governance, anti-corruption and antitrust, export control and regulatory compliance. He advises clients in a variety of industries, including health care, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, energy, environmental, automotive, manufacturing, food and beverage, and agriculture.
Corporations operate in an increasingly sophisticated regulatory environment, inside and outside of China. Leon helps clients overcome complex regulatory challenges in the most efficient way possible, minimizing disruption to their operations while reducing or even avoiding reputational and public relations damage.
As a highly regarded lawyer and pioneer in his field of practice, Leon has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies. His cases not only demonstrate success achieved on behalf of clients, but also the innovation needed to achieve optimum results.
Leon leads an international team comprised of PRC lawyers, non-Chinese lawyers and other experienced compliance professionals in multiple jurisdictions that advise various multinationals in China, Europe and the United States on their cross-border regulatory compliance concerns. As a seasoned practitioner with more than a decade of legal experience, Leon leverages his strong understanding of Eastern and Western cultures to assist clients in navigating the complex legal system in China.
In 2014, Leon led MWE China to win the Asian Legal Business' Regulatory Compliance Law Firm of the Year inaugural award. He also publishes frequently in regulatory compliance journals within legal media such as LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters and speaks on these subjects at a variety of high-profile conferences.
Prior to joining MWE China and earning his second law degree in the UK, Leon was a prosecutor in China.
The affiliated firms of MWE China Law Offices and McDermott Will & Emery have lawyers educated and qualified in China, the United States and Europe. Together, the firms are able to staff Chinese cross-border projects with lawyers who are qualified and experienced in China and in the other country involved in the project.