Todd Liao works with clients on a wide range of financial transactions and legal issues involving China. He frequently works with multinational corporations on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and investment financing, disposal of Sino-foreign joint ventures and assets, and the structuring of complex commercial transactions. Todd also handles intellectual property (IP) work, specifically assisting clients with managing their trademark portfolios. He is admitted in New York only.
In addition, Todd counsels on matters related to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) practice in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He advises multinational corporations regarding compliance with the FCPA and other regulatory compliance matters including policies and practices, gifts, travel and entertainment policies and violations, third-party due diligence issues, managing and conducting investigations of alleged FCPA violations, whistleblower investigations, and employee disciplinary actions. He also conducts FCPA training in multiple languages.
Todd was a recent speaker at the Anti-Corruption China Summit conference hosted by Beacon. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English, Shanghainese, and Cantonese.
Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions and Foreign Direct Investment
Trade and Intellectual Property
Restructuring, Investment Disposal, and Dispute Resolution
FCPA, Anticorruption, and Anti-Fraud
Recommended, Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: China (2023)
Recommended, Regulatory/Compliance: Foreign Firms, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: China (2023)
Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, The Best Lawyers in China (2022)
Recommended, Regulatory/Compliance: Foreign Firms, China, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020, 2021)
Recommended, Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms; Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms, China, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018–2021)
Ranked, Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms), China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018, 2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Labor & Employment, Law360 (2017)