HONG KONG, Jan. 9, 2013Goodwin Procter, an Am Law 50 firm, today announced that  Gloria Liu has joined the firm’s Business Law Department in Hong Kong as a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity and Merger & Acquisition Practices. In addition, the firm announced that Jay Chiu, currently a counsel in the Litigation Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Group in Los Angeles, is relocating to the Hong Kong office.

Liu joins Goodwin from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison where she was a senior associate in their Hong Kong office. She will focus her practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, and foreign direct investment into China. She has represented major private equity funds in a variety of equity investments and going-private transactions in the Greater China region, and will help lead Goodwin’s M&A and private equity practices in Greater China.

Chiu joined Goodwin in 2012 and has represented international corporations and diverse technology clients in patent litigation in U.S. District Courts in Texas, Delaware, California, Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin and New York, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and before the International Trade Commission. He has also assisted clients in the development of offensive and defensive patent strategies by providing opinions of counsel and managing their patent portfolios.  Chiu will help lead Goodwin’s litigation, FCPA and investigations practices in Asia.

“We are delighted that Gloria has decided to join Goodwin,” said Yash Rana, chair of the firm’s Hong Kong office and head of Goodwin’s Asia practice. “Her regional transactional experience and expertise, coupled with the addition of Jay’s skills, will build on the momentum we have established and assist us in continuing to deliver exceptional client service for companies located in, or those interested in doing business throughout, Asia.”

Liu earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall); she earned her LL.B. from East China University of Politics. She is licensed to practice in California and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.  She can be reached at +852.3658.5330 or gliu@goodwinprocter.com.

Chiu received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law; he holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkley.  Chiu is currently licensed to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He can be reached at +852.3658.5329 or jchiu@goodwinprocter.com.

Goodwin Procter’s Asia practice serves regional geographies and multiple sectors in greater China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific.  The firm’s skilled team of Hong Kong-based lawyers advises on some of the most challenging and prominent transactions in Asia, with a focus on private equity, pooled investments and funds, international capital-raising and exchange listing activities, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint ventures and restructurings.

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