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Mark Y. Liu

Partner *
601 West Fifth Street
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90071
 
Tel:
213.688.9500
Fax:
213.627.6342
 
 


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Mark Liu is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Mark focuses his practice on cross-border corporate finance, M&A, private equity investment, and joint venture transactions with an emphasis on Asia. Mark counsels clients on a broad range of corporate, securities, and business-related matters, including public and private securities offerings, corporate governance, SEC disclosure issues, and corporate compliance matters.

Mark also frequently counsels U.S. companies looking to expand their footprint in Hong Kong or Mainland China.
 
Representative Experience
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Issuer's counsel for ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.'s follow-on underwritten public offerings of an aggregate of $168.7 million in common stock.
 
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Counsel for Enterprise Acquisition Corp. in its merger with ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc., a real estate investment trust which invests primarily in mortgage-backed securities.
 
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Counsel for Ideation Acquisition Corp. in its $156.7 million business combination with SearchMedia International Limited, a multi-platform media company and one of the largest operators of integrated outdoor billboard and in-elevator advertising networks in China.
 
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Issuer's counsel for Enterprise Acquisition Corp. in its initial public offering of $250.0 million in units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant, and listing on the NYSE Amex.
 
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Issuer's counsel for MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. in its initial public offering of $172.5 million in units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant, and listing on the NYSE Amex.
 
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Issuer's counsel for Ideation Acquisition Corp. in its initial public offering of $80.0 million in units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant, and listing on the NYSE Amex.
 
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Issuer's counsel for Coconut Palm Acquisition Corp. in its $277.0 million merger with Equity Broadcasting Corporation and listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market.
 
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Issuer's counsel for Florida Capital Group, Inc. in its private placement of $47.9 million in common stock.
 
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Issuer's counsel for Stonegate Bank in a $27.4 million private placement of common stock
 
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Counsel for Casablanca Group Limited in its HK$47.5 million initial public offering on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
 
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Counsel for China XD Plastics Company Limited in its sale of $100 million in convertible preferred shares to Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia.
 
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Counsel for Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong as sole sponsor for Modern Land (China) in its HK$545.4 million initial public offering on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
 
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Counsel for Carlyle Group India in a $50 million secured lending transaction involving a Cypriot vessel.
 
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Counsel for DBS Nominees (Private) Limited and The Islamic Bank of Asia Limited in its arbitration proceeding against a Nasdaq-listed China-based manufacturing company at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
 
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Counsel for China-based manufacturing company in a $30 million investment in its Series A convertible shares by Mitsui & Co.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Legal 500 2017, Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A National Middle Market
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Asian Business League of Southern California, Member
 
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Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, Member
 
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Hong Kong Association of Southern California, Member
 
Related Professional Experience
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United States Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Washington, D.C., Legal Intern
 
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Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., National Promotions/WB Music Legal Division, Burbank, CA, Legal Intern
 
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General Motors China Inc., Shanghai, China, Law Clerk
 
Other Languages
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Chinese (Mandarin)
 

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Mark Y. Liu

Practice
Corporate
Representative Clients
Amergeris Wealth Management Limited
Amicorp Group
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ARR)
Brazil Fast Food Corp.
Carlyle Group India
Casablanca Group Limited
China XD Plastics Company Limited
Daimler Insurance Americas
Daiwa Capital Markets
Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY)
Florida Capital Group, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO)
GunnAllen Financial, Inc.
GunnAllen Venture Partners
Marc Bell Capital Partners, LLC
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Nonwoven Network LLC
Oculina Banc Corp.
PRC, LLC (Precision Response Corporation)
Sandler O'Neill & Partners LLP
SearchMedia Holdings Limited (NYSE Amex: IDI)
Stonegate Bank
Vicor Technologies, Inc.
Education
J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2005
B.S., Washington University, 2000; Business Administration
Bar Admissions
Florida
* Not admitted to the practice of law in California
 
 
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