David Dingfa LIU


FuJae Partners
Suite 805, Wheelock Square
1717 Nanjing Road west,
Shanghai 200040, China

Tel: +86 21 2285 9818

Email: david.liu@fujaelaw.com
Web: www.fujaelaw.com

Mr. Liu is an international partner of FuJae Partners. His practice is focused on tax, mergers and acquisitions, international arbitration, customs and commercial matters affecting cross-border investment. He also represents high net worth individuals in their estate and tax planning matters.

Mr. Liu has over 20 years’ professional experience in Greater China. Prior to joining FuJae Partners in December 2015, he was a partner of JunHe LLP for over 8 years, the managing partner of the Shanghai office of Bryan Cave LLP for over 2 years (Feb. 2005 – June 2007), and a senior lawyer at the Shanghai office of Sidley Austin LLP for five and a half years (Aug. 1999 – Jan. 2005). From August 1983 to August 1988, Mr. Liu worked at the PRC State Administration of Taxation, serving first as a tax official and then as a Deputy Section Chief in charge of income tax policies affecting foreign investment.

Mr. Liu has extensive expertise in corporate and commercial matters. His mergers and acquisitions work has involved Chinese State-owned, privately-owned and foreign-invested companies. He has undertaken numerous transactions relating to direct investment, acquisitions, reorganizations, tax and customs in the PRC. Mr. Liu has coordinated a number of large-scale multi-jurisdictional and cross-border transactions, and counseled foreign companies on the establishment of Sino-foreign joint ventures, wholly foreign owned enterprises, and PRC representative offices. Mr. Liu also represents clients in international arbitration proceedings before arbitration institutions such as Shanghai International Arbitration Centre, and advised clients on cross-border technology, trademark and software licensing. Throughout his career, Mr. Liu has represented corporate clients of all sizes across diverse industries, including IT, high-tech, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, health and fitness, chemicals, logistics, commodities trading, precious metals, and automotives.

FuJae’s Tax and Customs Practice Group provides sophisticated and creative tax and legal solutions as well as dispute resolution representation for international clients in China. Our clients choose us because of our prior work experience and excellent track record with the PRC taxation authorities. Led by the firm’s senior tax partner who has over 20 years of tax practice experience with major international and Chinese law firms and 5 years of experience as a tax official at the PRC State Administration of Taxation, our tax team is well-positioned to make practical, real-life judgment calls for our clients, assisting them in navigating through China’s complex tax environment and in finding practical and sensible solutions to tax disputes with the PRC taxation authorities. Our clients trust us not only because our firm is qualified to issue legal opinions on China tax matters, but also because we have a thorough understanding of the Chinese tax environment and the unique ability to make sensible judgment calls for our clients at critical times.

We always aim to ensure our clients achieve both regulatory compliance and tax optimization. Clients undertaking major projects such as inbound/outbound investment or merger and acquisition transactions benefit from the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our one-stop, solution-oriented approach. With a wealth of international tax advisory experience across a wide range of industries, the firm’s tax lawyers ensure that each client adopts a tax strategy that maximizes competitive advantage whilst remaining compliant with the tax laws of the jurisdictions involved.

Our tax lawyers are also experienced in customs and import-related VAT matters, and have advised clients on various customs and VAT issues, including customs and VAT issues relating to bonded processing and logistics, customs valuation and import goods classification. In addition, the lawyers in our Tax and Customs Practice group have advised and defended clients in administrative and criminal investigations.

FuJae Partners (FuJae) is a Shanghai based corporate and commercial law firm with an in-depth knowledge of Chinese law and practice. FuJae’s partners and professionals leverage years of experience as qualified lawyers in China and the United States to offer clients both international standard high quality service and China-focused expertise. The firm regards client needs as its top priority, and strives to provide clients with high quality, cost-effective services, while adopting a practical, solution-oriented approach.

With an international outlook and abundant experience in the world’s most dynamic industries, FuJae lawyers offer clients not only legal, tax and regulatory advice, but also solutions tailor-made for clients’ specific industry needs.

“The “very seasoned tax practitioner” Liu Dingfa is a co-founder of FuJae Partners. He wins acclaim for his strong record in acting for multinationals on various corporate transactions and tax issues. He also offers advice to high net worth individuals on estate and tax planning matters.”
Chambers & Partners