Steven co-leads the firm's China practice.

Steven Liu
Steven Liu
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Steven Liu

Steven is a partner in the corporate and securities practice group. He specializes in private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Steven has more than 20 years of experience advising clients in the US and China. Steven focuses 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 have included some of the most active venture & private equity investors in China such as Tiger Global, Coatue, H Capital, Hillhouse and others, as well as numerous listed companies based in China. Steven has 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. Steven is fluent in Mandarin.

Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Steven was the head of DLA Piper’s corporate group in Beijing.


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