Tju Liang is a corporate transactions lawyer with extensive expertise in M&A, joint ventures, and complex commercial transactions.
With almost 20 years of experience in China and Southeast Asia, Tju Liang has a deep understanding of the commercial drivers and legal structuring of cross-border relationships in this region. He is a versatile lawyer who represents corporates, private equity houses and funds on a multitude of complex cross-border transactions, and seamlessly combines industry experience and legal acumen to “get the deal done”.
In particular, Tju Liang has developed a deep knowledge of the oil & gas industry, having advised on some of the most significant oil & gas M&A deals in between Asia and the Americas. He regularly counsels clients on oil and gas industry-specific transactions such as LNG and crude oil sales agreements, drilling services agreements, JOAs and PSCs.
Tju Liang also has extensive knowledge of the ever-evolving legal and regulatory landscape of blockchain, distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies. His clients include funds, strategic investors and startups in this sector. In addition, Tju Liang serves as the global General Counsel of the Ethereum Foundation, the non-profit organisation that promotes and supports the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem.
Tju Liang returned to Drew & Napier in 2019, after over a decade practicing internationally, including most recently as a partner of a top “white shoe” U.S. law firm. He speaks fluent business Mandarin, and was previously based in London, Jakarta and Shanghai.
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Energy and Infrastructure, M&A 2020 — Rising Star
Named as an “Up and Coming Individual”
Asia Pacific Legal 500
Identified as a “Recommended Lawyer”
Clients complimented his “exceptional negotiation skills”, and praised him as “clearly a really smart guy”.