Edward Xu

Edward Xu

International Legal Consultant
Edward Xu

Edward Xu is an international legal consultant in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. His practice focuses on private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, foreign direct investment, general corporate advice and tax-related advice in China.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2013, Mr. Xu practiced with leading international law firms in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Xu was a tax and legal consultant with a Big 4 accounting firm in Shanghai from 2000 to 2003.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Xu represents clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, greenfield investments and restructurings, and a broad range of other corporate and tax matters. Mr. Xu’s client work has included representing and/or advising:

  • DST Global in its investments in various e-commerce and mobile technology companies in China.
  • TA Associates in its investments in various consumer, e-commerce and internet companies in China.
  • Lead investor in the equity financing of one of China’s largest online shopping retail platforms focusing on female customers.
  • Lead Investor in multiple rounds of investments in Xiaomi Corporation reaching an aggregate investment amount of US$500 million.
  • Shanghai Chuanzhi Biotechnology Co., Ltd. in its equity joint venture with and acquisition of intellectual property from ZBX Corporation, a company based in Toronto, Canada.
  • New Horizon on its proposed investments in certain software outsourcing business and pharmaceutical production business in China.
  • Everbright Ashmore on its investments in the real estate industry in China.
  • Starr International on its various investments in China to acquire minority interests in PRC companies doing business in gas storage and distribution, jewelry, high-tech manufacturing and other sectors.
  • The Asia PE arm of Credit Suisse on its investments in certain industrial real estate business and hotel business in China.
  • A U.S. Fortune 500 company in the glass fibre business in connection with its negotiations with the local bank in China and the sale of its Chinese subsidiary.
  • Guangdong Dong Fang Precision Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (002611: Shenzhen) in connection with its acquisition of a China-based leading manufacturer of cardboard and packaging material production machines.
  • Various multinational companies on issues relating to foreign direct investment and general corporate and tax matters in China.



LL.M., 2006
New York University School of Law
LL.B., 2000
Shanghai International Studies University School of Law



New York
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