Nixon Peabody has recruited as its China practice chair a former general counsel of the China Securities Regulatory Commission.
Henry Liu, who will be based in Nixon Peabody’s Manhattan office and travel frequently to China, served as the CSRC’s top lawyer from 1995 to 2000. He was instrumental in drafting China’s first national securities law in 1998.
Liu was most recently of counsel at now-defunct Heller Ehrman, which he joined in 2006. During his time at Heller, he also was a managing director of HankPacific Group, a banking and advisory firm focusing on China. Liu has also done investment banking stints at the former Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, which was absorbed by Credit Suisse.
Rochester, New York’s Nixon Peabody opened a Shanghai office in March 2008.