Paula Liu joined Kirkland & Ellis International’s Shanghai office as a partner in the Corporate Practice group.

Liu concentrates her practice on M&A transactions with a particular focus on private equity.

“Paula has built a reputation as one of the leading young corporate and private equity lawyers in Shanghai,” said David Zhang, a senior partner in Kirkland’s Asia Corporate Practice group. “She is a talented lawyer and an important addition to our Shanghai office as we look to further strengthen the firm’s China corporate practice.”

Liu joins Kirkland from the Shanghai office of Clifford Chance, where she advised private equity funds and multinational companies on their investments, acquisitions, disposals and strategic transactions in China across a broad range of industries.