Jie Xiu


Professional Experience

Jie Xiu’s practice focuses on corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions and a broad range of business and commercial matters. Jie represents complex, high- profile M&A and securities offering projects across the globe, including East and Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. Representative clients include multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals in transactions ranging from billion-dollar M&A transactions to start-up financings. She also represents a large number of Chinese companies in their listings on NASDAQ, NYSE and OTC Markets through IPO and RTO, in their public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, M&A transactions and compliance with securities laws.

Her client base encompasses various industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products, real estate, retail and fashion, education, advertising, investment banking, financial services, pharmaceutical and biotech, energy and maritime industry. Prior to joining the firm, Jie was counsel at a
major international law firm.


  • Represented major shareholders of a radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment manufacturer in their $119.50 million initial public offering. 
  • Represented a specialty biopharmaceutical company in its $75 million initial public offering.
  • Represented a multinational Canadian company in its issuance of over $1 billion notes and term loans.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its $150 million private placement.
  • Represented one of the largest U.S. state pension funds in its $100 million investment in an Asian private equity fund.
  • Represented China and the world’s largest railcar manufacturer in its successful bidding of $560 million subway vehicle supply contract for the city of Boston and the building of its first factory in North America.
  • Represented a Chinese real estate conglomerate in its transaction with a major U.S. Hollywood movie studio to build its first theme park in mainland, China.
  • Represented major Chinese real estate developers in their real estate investments and development projects across the United States.
  • Represented an Indian conglomerate to acquire Digital Domain, an Oscar-winning visual effects studio which produced digital effects for movies such as Titanic, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men and Iron Man film series.
  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions between major pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the U.S. and China.
  • Represented a large number of Chinese companies in their IPOs, reverse mergers and PIPE offerings in the U.S.
  • Advise clients on 1934 Securities Exchange Act reporting, including the filing of Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs, Form 8-Ks, proxies and planning for annual shareholder meetings.
  • Ongoing representation of U.S. public companies in its corporate governance and NYSE and NASDAQ Market compliance.
  • Work closely with litigation teams in litigation prevention and risk management for corporate transactions, as well as in mapping out important litigation strategies for our corporate clients.  
Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • New York “Rising Star” from 2011 to 2016 in the Corporate and Business section by Super Lawyer Magazine, a Thomson Reuters Service.
  • “Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area” in the Merger and Acquisition section by Super Lawyer Magazine, New York Times Magazine 2012-2016 special supplement issues.
  • 2014 Awardee of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards, a most prestigious and still the only forum to highlight the achievements of Asian Americans across the United States.
  • Board Director, Head of the Securities and Commercial Law Group, and Chairwoman of the Nomination and Election Committee of the Asian Financial Society (“AFS”), a non-profit organization founded in 1984 with over 4,000 Wall Street financial professional members.
  • The first recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to AFS Board Award, which recognizes special contribution by the AFS Board members to AFS.

Publication and Presentations

  • Featured Speaker, “Foreign Investment in China- from a General Legal Perspective,” China’s Economy and Financial System, joint program by Columbia Business School and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, November 2017.
  • Panel speaker, “The Industry Trend from a Legal and Risk Perspective,” Women’s Investment Management Leadership Summit, Opal Group, Crown Plaza Hotel, September 2017.
  • Interviewed and Quoted by Super Lawyers Magazine, October 2015 edition in the article Navigating China which is the first formal article by Super Lawyers covering China’s current legal systems and practices.
  • TV Interview on cross-border M&As with Donna Yang, TV anchorwoman of ICN TV Network in the network’s program series “Investing in US,” April 2015.
  • Featured Speaker, “Chinese Investors’ M&A Experiences in the U.S., Status and Issues”, China-US Business Alliance, January 2017.
  • Featured Speaker, “US Real Estate Laws, Policies and Deal Structures Relevant to Overseas Investors”, Asian Financial Society’s China-US RE Investment Forum, May 2016.
  • Featured Speaker, “Cross-Border M&A and the Post-Acquisition Synergy Issues,” Wall Street Online hosted by Professor Shusong Ba, Chief Economist of China Banking Association, June 2015.
  • Moderator, “Experiences in US Expansion by Chinese Companies,” Asian Financial Society 30 Year Anniversary Summit, November 2014.
  • Featured Speaker, “The M&A Trend with Chinese Investors in U.S.,” Harvard Club of NYC, February 2014.
  • Featured Speaker, “Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs and Startups: Positioning Yourself for Future Venture Capital Financing,” the CorpStarter program in partnership with the Startup World Cup, April 2013.
  • Featured Speaker, “Doing Cross-Border M&A in U.S. - the Legal Mechanism and Risk Controls,” the Business Risk Management for China Inbound Investment and Cross-border M&A Transactions Forum, Asian Financial Society, April 2012.
  • Featured Speaker, “How to Use Cultural Knowledge in Career Development and Cross-Border Transactions,” NY Society of Security Analysts, December 2011.
  • Featured Speaker, “Doing Business in China, Legal Mechanisms and Pitfalls to Avoid,” US-China Business Roundtable, Troutman Sanders LLP, September 2011.
  • Featured Speaker, “Raising Capital in the U.S. - Transactions in the Current Environment,” Troutman Sanders LLP, Chinese Business Lawyer Association and Asian Financial Society Chinese Public Companies Symposium, April 2011.
  • Panel Speaker, “To Practice in Asia,” Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) 2010 Fall Conference, September 2010.
  • Featured Speaker, “Current Environment in the U.S. Capital Market,” Asian Financial Society Monthly Investment Opportunities Group Meeting, June 2011.
  • Frequent speaker for the EMBA programs of Tsinghua University and Sun Yat-Sen University, China.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, (cum laude, Chancellor Scholar, Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal)
  • University of International Business and Economics
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Mandarin