New York, New York, June 28, 2019 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced today that Roy (Ruoweng) Liu has joined the firm as partner in its Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice within the larger International Trade group. He will serve as chair of the Greater China practice.

Liu focuses his practice on long-arm U.S. regulations on international trade and investment regulations, with a special focus on assisting clients navigate the complex regulatory environment. He advises clients on U.S. export controls and economic sanctions, reviews and investigations by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and anti-money laundering (AML). 

Liu is an internationally recognized professional on U.S. investment and trade regulatory issues related to China. He has represented both U.S. and Chinese companies before U.S. government authorities and, in cooperation with Chinese lawyers, before Chinese government authorities. He has experience dealing with challenging issues such as those related to the Entity List and other restricted parties lists (also known as "U.S. blacklists" in China), obtaining CFIUS clearance for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions involving Chinese investments, and mitigating FCPA and AML risks unique to China. 

“As one of the few U.S. trade attorneys based in Washington, D.C., who can advise clients in Mandarin Chinese, Roy Liu brings substantial strengths and unique perspective to Hughes Hubbard,” said Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard. “We are thrilled to have him join our talented team, and we believe his experience, particularly with export controls, economic sanctions, CFIUS, and China-related trade issues, will be extremely valuable to our clients, especially amidst a potentially long-term trade war.”

“I am excited to join the nimble and effective team at Hughes Hubbard,” said Liu. “I look forward to partnering with their world-renowned International Trade, investigations, and white collar practices.”

Liu is a key author of the U.S. section of the highly acclaimed International Trade and Commercial Transactions Global Guide published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

Liu has appeared in numerous articles on trade law in both English-language and Chinese publications, including Politico, WorldECR, China Trade News, China Business Law Journal, Asia Times, Intelligeast, and the Tulane International Law and Comparative Law Journal. He also is a frequent speaker on international trade law issues at major conferences held by the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), Thomson Reuters, WorldECR, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Global Enterprise Development Forum.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and a Juris Doctorate from Stanford University Law School. While at Stanford, Liu was on the Stanford Law Review and selected as an articles editor. 

Liu is the latest addition to Hughes Hubbard’s well-regarded and internationally recognized Sanctions, Export Control and Anti-Money Laundering practice, following most recently lateral partner and practice chair Ryan Fayhee, a former U.S. Department of Justice senior official with the National Security Division, and Olivier Dorgans, who advises on EU sanctions and export controls from the firm’s Paris office.  

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