Johnny Lui

Senior Associate

Erin Yang

+86 21 6086 0192

Johnny Liu is a senior associate from the corporate team at Shanghai Pacific Legal. He has ample experience in corporate matters, covering foreign direct investment, joint ventures and acquisitions with a particular focus in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sectors. 

Johnny also regularly works with multinational companies on data privacy compliance, cross-border data flows, data breach, digitalization and technology cooperation. He was a major point of contact interfacing with various stakeholders during his time being an inhouse counsel at leading FinTech institutions. 

Johnny was recognised as a Rising Star by The Legal 500 in its Asia Pacific 2021 rankings.


  • Corporate and M&A
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy

Key industry

  • TMT

Representative experience

  • Advised the Chinese subsidiary of a US-headquartered medical equipment manufacturer on data export compliance.
  • Advised the Chinese subsidiary of a German-American piano company on its data privacy compliance project in China.
  • Advised a Canadian location martech company on its entry into Chinese market.
  • Advised a global online property listing platform on its exclusive partnering with
  • Advised a Singapore-based cryptocurrency firm in its acquisition of an API firm in UK and white-label cooperation with a license holder in Singapore.
  • Advised a listed energy company based in Thailand in its proposed purchase of certain newly issued shares of a Cayman holding company, the group of which engages in manufacturing energy storage facilities in China.
  • Advised an African investment company on the proposed acquisition of the PRC subsidiaries of a multinational conglomerate engaged in the CRM business.
  • Advised a Canadian company which designs and manufactures juvenile products on the disposal of its business in China.
  • Advised a leading insurance company on its proposed purchase of certain Series C++ Preferred Shares of a Cayman holding company, the group of which engages in online and offline medical treatment and health service in the field of general practice in China.


  • Cornell University in the United States, LLM
  • China University of Political Science and Law, LLB


  • PRC


  • Chinese
  • English