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Ian Liao

Irvine
Shanghai
Irvine: (949) 398.7500
China: +86.159.0123.0838
Iliao@ckrlaw.com
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BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Corporate & Transactional
Mergers and Acquisitions
Venture Capital
Private Equity
Intellectual Property


ACCREDITATIONS

EDUCATION

J.D., Baylor University School of Law

B.B.A., International Business and Economics, Baylor University


LANGUAGES

English

Mandarin

Taiwanese

Ian Liao is a partner in the Irvine office.  Mr. Liao is a seasoned corporate lawyer with substantial experience in M&A, venture capital, private equity, technology and other cross-border transactions. Mr. Liao has advised many venture capital funds and high-tech companies (including start-up and pre-IPO companies) in investment and fundraising transactions.

Mr. Liao also advises and has represented leading multinational companies in complex mergers, asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and equity purchase transactions involving various industry sectors, including manufacturing, television and media, special materials, medical devices and internet/e-commerce.  Mr. Liao has also represented clients in a number of cross-border technology licensing and intellectual property enforcement matters.

Mr. Liao has been practicing in transactions involving Greater China since 1998 and continues to advise clients on transactions involving the region.  Prior to joining CKR, Mr. Liao was a partner at two global law firms where he was based in their Shanghai and Beijing offices. He also worked in Taiwan as an associate for eight years. Mr. Liao was also a summer extern for the Federal District Court of Hawaii.