In Memoriam

Steven Liu
Steven Liu
Steven Liu

It is with great sadness that we share the passing in May 2018 of our friend and colleague Steve Liu. We and all who knew him will miss his warmth, generosity, humility and thoughtful insight.

我们非常悲伤地通知各位,我们的朋友和同事Steve Liu20185月逝世。我们和所有认识他的人都会怀念他的温暖,慷慨,谦逊和深思熟虑的洞察力。

His decades-long commitment to the entrepreneurial and venture communities made him a key contributor to technology innovation in China. We are so grateful to him, and his impact will be felt for years to come.


Steve was a partner in the corporate and securities practice group. He specialized in private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Steve had more than 20 years of experience advising clients in the US and China. He focused on the representation of startups, emerging growth and public companies, venture and institutional investors, with specialization in corporate and securities law, private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate partnering transactions. His clients included some of the most active venture and private equity investors in China such as Tiger Global, Coatue, H Capital, Hillhouse and others, as well as numerous listed companies based in China. Steve had been involved in over 100 M&A transactions during his career, ranging from multibillion dollar public-public mergers, hostile takeovers, MBOs, LBOs, spin-offs/carve-outs, tender and exchange offers to more traditional acquisitions of stock or assets and acqui-hires.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A.