Speed Speak Shanghai 2019

Prominent practitioners will be given an exclusive slot to highlight to their peers what they consider to be hot topics within their field of practice.

Time: 11:30 – 13:00




David Dingfa Liu
International Partner
FuJae Partners

Mr. Liu is an international partner of FuJae Partners. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and tax restructuring, and other general corporate and commercial matters affecting cross-border investment.

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 7 years, the managing partner of the Shanghai office of Bryan Cave LLP for over 2 years, and a senior lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP for over 5 years. 

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.


David Yu
Founding Partner

Mr. David Yu received his LL.B. degree and MBA from Fudan University School of Law and China Europe International Business School respectively, and completed the SELP program at Harvard Business School in 2019. Mr. Yu currently is the President of the Shanghai Arbitration Association, an executive member of the National Bar Association, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee (National Bar Association), the Chairman of the Foreign-related Legal Services Committee (National Bar Association), an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and Shanghai Arbitration Commission.  He also acts as Vice-Chairman of the Commercial Law Research Council of the Shanghai Law Society, an adjunct professor of East China University of Political Science and Law, etc.  From April 2015 to March 2019, Mr. Yu served as the President of the Shanghai Bar Association.  In 1998, Mr. Yu co-founded Llinks Law Offices.

Mr. Yu has been engaged in legal services for more than 20 years and has participated in many groundbreaking transactions in China. He is well known for his rich practicing experience and innovative services in corporate law, M&A, private equity, restructuring and bankruptcy.  Throughout his legal career, Mr. Yu has represented a number of Fortune 500 companies, large-scale Chinese enterprises and listed companies, in cases involving cross-border investment, M&A, corporate finance, etc.  He possesses in–depth legal knowledge and practical experience in the following industries: automotive, energy, infrastructure, equipment manufacturing, medicine, education, media and entertainment, chemical, natural resources, pharmaceutical and healthcare, real estate and TMT. 


Nie Weidong (Richard)
King & Wood Mallesons

Richard Nie specializes in M&A, private equity / venture capital and capital market.

Mr. Nie has advised many leading companies on their acquisitions in and outside of PRC for a wide range of industries, including automobile, financial institutions,  consumer products, chemicals, telecom, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, infrastructure, retail and media. He has regularly assisted multinational companies in their operation, merger and acquisition, joint venture and other transactional matters in China.

Mr. Nie has also represented foreign and domestic private equity and venture capital firms in their investments in China in various sectors, including highly regulated sectors such as financial services, telecom, media, internet, entertainment and education. He has advised emerging and established growth companies on their financing, acquisitions, corporate governance, stock incentive plan and restructuring. He has guided these companies from incorporation to IPO, sale, or merger.