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Yufei Liao


I joined Clifford Chance immediately after graduation - I studied my Bachelor of Law at Peking University and an LLM at Tsinghua University. I undertook the two-year training period in Beijing which was mainly within our Capital Markets group.

This was a great experience and confirmed to me that I wanted to further pursue a career in law. I then took some time away to complete my LLM at Harvard University before taking the New York Bar. I then re-joined the firm in our Hong Kong office, in the Corporate (M&A) group. 


I think the breadth and depth of the training systems offered by our firm is extremely beneficial to junior lawyers, particularly the ability to rotate around several market leading teams – I personally have benefited from the ability to spend time in different teams. 

The integration of the firm and our global network is also second to none. We help Chinese clients seeking to conduct cross-border transactions, offer local law advice and interact with the network to deliver our legal services seamlessly. 

My advice 

Develop your commercial awareness – it is one thing to be a good lawyer, but you also need to possess sharp commercial awareness to understand the business needs of the clients. Together with technical legal skills means that we can provide the most commercially viable solutions to our clients.

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