Chen Xiaomin

Xiaomin Chen


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Practice Areas

Capital Markets/Securities,
Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures,
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Xiaomin Chen is the Managing Partner of DeHeng Chen, LLC in New York City and global partner of DeHeng Law Offices, one of the largest law firms in China.  Mr. Chen provides advice and assistance to domestic and international clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, and banking, commercial real estate, general corporate, employment and international trade matters.  Mr. Chen has served as counsel to many prestigious clients including large state-owned Chinese enterprises, emerging start-ups, and numerous trade, professional, and charitable organizations.  From 2012 to 2015, he served as the General Counsel for China General Chamber of Commerce USA.
Mr. Chen is admitted to the bars of New York State, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.  He qualified for the Bar of the People’s Republic of China.  Mr. Chen is an arbitrator for multiple prominent arbitration commissions such as China Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Tianjin Arbitration Commission and Jinan Arbitration Commission.  He was selected to New York Metro “Super Lawyers” list in Business/Corporate Law area by Thomson Reuters from 2012 to 2016.  In 2015, Mr. Chen received the prestigious Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award.
Mr. Chen received his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School, Masters in Comparative Law from Dickinson Law School of Pennsylvania State University, and his L.L.M. in International Economic Law from Xiamen University.

Philip M. Berkowitz



Practice Areas

International Employment Law,
Discrimination and Harassment,
Executive Compensation,
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets,
Ethics, Compliance and Investigations

Philip M. Berkowitz is the U. S. practice co-chair of Littler’s International Employment Law Practice Group and co-chair of the Financial Services Industry Group. He advises multinational and domestic companies in a wide range of industries on employment-related matters. He has significant experience advising multinational companies regarding U. S. and overseas employment and executive compensation practices. He represents employers in individual and class action lawsuits and arbitrations, and he appears in U. S. federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and international arbitration tribunals.
Philip handles all regulatory facets of employment law, including:
Compliance with equal employment and other statutes governing the workplace
Employee benefits
Executive compensation
Employment agreements
Restrictive covenants
Trade secrets
Non-compete agreements
His diverse selection of clients includes companies in financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, publishing, and fundraising.
A respected authority on international employment law issues, Philip conducts training worldwide on labor and employment matters. He is a frequent speaker before the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Japan Society and other prominent international organizations. Philip is the founding chair of the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Annual International Employment Law Conference.
Philip previously worked as a partner and head of international employment law at a full-service international law firm.

John H. Carter, Jr.


  • New York
  • +1 212 891 7568

Practice Areas

Technology Law,
Export Control Compliance,
Mergers & Acquisitions
John has practiced exclusively in the field of corporate immigration and nationality law for over 20 years. He joined Fragomen in 1989, and was the managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office prior to moving to the New York office, where he has served on the Executive Committee. John represents multinational corporations involved in a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, insurance, media, retailing, consumer goods, and manufacturing.
He provides his corporate clients with strategic counseling on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulations, policy, and compliance. Working closely with Office of General Counsel and corporate human resource departments, John has designed and implemented customized visa strategies and immigration programs focused on client service, immigration compliance, and streamlined case management.
John is a frequent speaker before immigration and human resource organizations, including the Council for Global Immigration, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Employee Relocation Counsel, and the National Foreign Trade Council.”

Christopher J. Doyle


  • New York
  • +1 212 806 5641

Practice Areas

Capital Markets/Securities,
Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures,
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Christopher J. Doyle has a broad corporate and securities law practice, with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions as well as public and private securities offerings and financings. Mr. Doyle advises public companies and boards of directors on corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. He also represents issuers, underwriters and agents in a variety of debt and equity offerings, including IPOs, PIPES, registered direct offerings and Regulation S/144A transactions. Mr. Doyle has an extensive knowledge of structured securities, both equity- and credit-linked, the environmental credits market and foreign securities laws.

Jiang Liu


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  • New York
  • +1 212 468 8008

Practice Areas

Financial Institutions,
Financial Services
Jiang Liu is a partner of Morrison & Foerster and a member of the firm’s Financial Services Practice.  Mr. Liu has represented foreign and U.S. clients in cross-border corporate transactions and regulatory matters in a variety of sectors.  Some of the notable transactions Mr. Liu worked on include Bank of China Limited’s initial public offering, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd.’s initial public offering, China Investment Corporation’s acquisition of a 9.9% equity interest in Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered Bank’s sale of part of its private banking business to Banco Santander International and CITIC Securities Company Limited’s acquisition of CLSA, B.V.
Mr. Liu received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.S. from Nankai University in China.  He also earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Emory University.
Morrison & Foerster was founded in San Francisco in 1883.  Today, with more than 1,100 lawyers in 17 offices across the U.S., Asia and Europe, Morrison & Foerster offers clients a comprehensive platform of global legal services, including extensive capabilities in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, energy and clean technology, project finance, and domestic and international tax, among many others.

Mitchell Silk


  • New York
  • +1 212 610 6303

Practice Areas

Project finance,
Direct investment,
Energy and infrastructure
Mitchell is a projects partner and head of the U.S. China group in the New York office. Mitchell concentrates on banking, project finance and direct investment matters and has significant experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He advised on many of China’s landmark project financings in a number of sectors and on China’s largest investment in Colombia, which was in the energy sector, as well as on major wind, solar, gas, coal and nuclear power project acquisitions and financings in the U.S., Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Africa. He has considerable private investment funds experience and as fund counsel to numerous sponsors on the structuring, formation, marketing and financing of a number of international real assets funds in the property, infrastructure and energy and mining sectors.  He also regularly advises large pension and other funds on their fund investments and co-investments. Mitchell has assisted over 50 foreign banks from Greater China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Europe, the Americas and Iceland on their strategic expansion in the United States and on major transactional matters. Mitchell is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.