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Mark Y. Liu

Mark Y. Liu

Senior Legal Counsel

San Diego
California
Licensed in
FL
University of
Iowa College of Law
About
Mark is a corporate and transactional attorney specializing in capital markets, M&A, private equity and venture capital financings.

He advises companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including initial public offerings on the NYSE, Nasdaq and Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, cross-border M&A and private placement offerings of debt and equity securities.

He also advises public and private companies in developing and implementing corporate governance and compliance programs, and reviews effectiveness of internal controls and procedures and company policies.
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Work History

Amicorp Group

Group Legal Counsel

Mar 2013 - Present

Advise Board of Directors on legal and business issues related to company reorganization, internal controls,and corporate governance.

Advise Group companies on strategic acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures, securitizations,and equity raises.

Supervise legal restructuring of subsidiaries.

Draft company policies for related party transactions, corporate communications, risk management and disclosure price sensitive information.

Manage litigation in North America region.

Manage local counsel with respect to issuance of legal opinions in 40+ jurisdictions worldwide.

Mar 2013 - Present

DLA Piper

Registered Foreign Lawyer

May 2011 - Mar 2013

Drafted IPO prospectus for issuers listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and international offiering of shares pursuant to Rule 144A or Regulation S.

Drafted and negotiated international underwriting agreements and U.S. legal opinions in connection with IPOs.

Drafted U.S. SEC filings for foreign private issuers listed on NYSE and Nasdaq.

Negotiated cross-border private equity transactions and advised on litigation and Hong Kong arbitration matters relating to foreign investments in U.S.-listed companies.

May 2011 - Mar 2013

Akerman

Senior Associate

Aug 2005 - May 2011

Advised public companies in IPO, secondary offerings, exchange offers, shelf registrations and takedowns, and M&A.

Advised companies on their corporate governance obligations under state law and NYSE and Nasdaq rules and prepared annual, quarterly and current reports for filing with SEC.

Advised start-up and emerging growth companies in equity financing, private placements and private equity investments.

Aug 2005 - May 2011

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Legal Extern

Aug 2004 - Dec 2004

Assisted in investigations of insider trading, financial fraud, market manipulation and fair disclosure cases.

Assisted in taking of testimony and interview of informants in preparation of Wells Submission and Action Memoranda.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2004

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Legal Intern

Jul 2004 - Aug 2004

Drafted composer agreements, certificates of authorship, music supervisor agreements and usage licenses in connection with company motion picture and television series scores and soundtracks.

Drafted memoranda summarizing rights and obligations of talent with respect to the company's usage of their name and likeness in marketing and publicity of company motion pictures.

Jul 2004 - Aug 2004

General Motors

Legal Intern

May 2004 - Jul 2004

Drafted vehicle recall protocol in conformity with Chinese laws and regulations and GM policies.

Participated in GM Asia conference relating to intellectual property protection in China and assisted in presentation to GM senior management.

May 2004 - Jul 2004

Skadden

Legal Assistant

Jul 2000 - Aug 2002

Assisted in IPO, convertible bond, preferred stock, senior note, exchange offer and other corporate transactions, from deal inception to post closing.

Responsible for generating initial drafts of agreements, facilitating SEC filings and preparing closing checklists.

Jul 2000 - Aug 2002

Morgan Stanley

Finance Intern

Aug 1999 - May 2000

Aug 1999 - May 2000

Marsh

Summer Intern

May 1999 - Aug 1999

May 1999 - Aug 1999

ArjoHuntleigh

Summer Intern

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

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