Mayer Brown has expanded its transactional capabilities with the hiring of a partner who was previously at Pillsbury.

Henry Liu comes to Mayer Brown’s New York office as a partner. Liu, the former head of Pillsbury’s financial institutions and infrastructure teams devoted to Asia and greater China, has represented companies undertaking financings, debt and equity securities offerings, M&A, infrastructure projects, and real estate deals. His knowledge of the Asian, and specifically the Chinese, financial markets comes partly from first-hand experience. 

From 1995 to 2000, Liu held the positions of general counsel and director-general at the China Securities Regulatory Commission, with oversight of capital and securities rules and regulations. Liu had a personal hand in the drafting of China’s first securities legislation. He went on to become managing director of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse First Boston, where his work had a focus on M&A and other deals involving parties and assets in China.

“[Mayer Brown’s] geographic reach will be particularly beneficial to Chinese companies I advise, and I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues across various practice areas in a wide range of jurisdictions,” Liu said.