Yiming Liu focuses his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He has represented corporate clients, investment banks and private equity funds on various corporate matters.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Liu practiced in the New York office of another leading U.S. law firm and focused his practice on M&A and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Liu’s experience (including prior experience) includes advising:

M&A and Private Equity

  • Apex Technology Co., Ltd. in its $4 billion acquisition of Lexmark International Inc;
  • Didi Chuxing in its acquisition of Uber China and in its over $5.5 billion private placement to SoftBank;
  • and JD Finance in the $500 million joint ventures for e-commerce and fintech services in Thailand with Central Group and Provident Capital;
  • HUYA Inc. in its $461.6 million pre-IPO equity investment by Tencent;
  • ByteDance in leading the $25 million Series D financing of India-based DailyHunt;
  • Roche in various investments in the U.S., including its purchase of an option to acquire, and research in collaboration with, an early-stage biopharmaceutical company in the U.S.;
  • CITIC PE in its proposed investment in a Hong Kong pharmaceutical company;
  • Baidu in its proposed acquisition of a European multinational technology business;
  • BATS Global Markets in its $365 million acquisition of Hotspot FX from KCG;
  • Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of RF IDeas, Inc., which was one of two concurrently announced acquisitions with a combined purchase price of $277 million;
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance in its US$370 million acquisition of Engine Lease Finance Corporation and Beacon Intermodal Leasing from The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.;
  • Strategic Growth Bancorp in its sale of shares through a private placement to existing and new shareholders;
  • Tailwind Capital in the sale of ReTrans Inc. to Switzerland-based Kühne + Nagel; and
  • Crestview Partners in various private equity transactions in the U.S., including the investment in its portfolio company Key Safety Systems by FountainVest Partners.

Capital Markets

  • Innovent Biologics in its $421 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering;
  • CooTek in its $57 million U.S. IPO and listing on the NYSE;
  • Advanced Accelerator Applications in its proposed IPO and listing on NASDAQ;
  • Deutsche Bank and Piper Jaffray as joint bookrunning managers in TCP International Holdings Ltd.’s $73 million IPO and listing on the NYSE;
  • PepsiCo in its SEC-registered $500 million notes offering; and
  • J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch as joint bookrunning managers in Valmont Industries.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2013
  • M.S., University of Michigan, 2008
  • B.S., Fudan University, 2005


  • New York

Yiming Liu