Leveraging her knowledge of both the Chinese and Singapore legal, regulatory, and business landscape, Dr Qiu works with Chinese clients as well as international clients on transactions within and beyond China. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets related transactions in Singapore, including initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, general offers, major acquisitions, disposal, corporate restructuring, and dual-listing transactions. She assists clients in setting up renminbi (RMB) private equity funds, establishing joint ventures, and acquiring commercial properties and business operations in China and in Europe. In addition, Dr Qiu is experienced in advising corporate governance and compliance matters from the perspective of Singapore laws. She has retained a list of loyal clients engaging her for long-term legal service to ensure legal compliance in Singapore over the years.
Dr Qiu is a dual qualified lawyer – (i) she is a registered foreign lawyer permitted to practice corporate and commercial Singapore law, and (ii) she is also legally qualified in the People’s Republic of China. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese, Dr Qiu frequently contributes to legal publications in both Chinese and English. She also acted as an interpreter from Shanghainese to English and vice versa for the State Courts of Singapore.
Prior to joining ZICO Law’s Singapore office in January 2017, Dr Qiu had been practicing in Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC (a Singapore legal practice merged with an international law firm – Morgan Lewis & Bockius) for nine years continuously since January 2008.
- Republic of Singapore (36B of LPA registered to practise corporate and commercial Singapore Law)
- Legally qualified in the People’s Republic of China
- Chartered Secretary (ACS, ACIS)
- Ph.D. (Law), National University of Singapore, 2009 (scholarship)
- LL.M., National University of Singapore, 2003
- LL.B., Fudan University, China, 2002 (scholarship)
- Member of Compensation Fund Committee, The Law Society of Singapore
- Member of Singapore Academy of Law
- Associate of Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore
- Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Singapore Division
- Co-authored the Chinese version of “The Administration of Justice from Homer to Aristotle” (published by China Legal Publishing House), 2015
- “Regulation of VIEs opens up new prospects for Singapore”, Lexology (17 Feb 2015) (co-authored);
- “Alibaba’s VIE structure: does it have a place in Singapore?”, Lexology (18 Nov 2014) (co-authored);
- “Making SGX attractive to S-chips – Direct listing framework could be the impetus for S’pore bourse to connect global investors with quality Chinese firms”, The Business Times (18 July 2014) (co-authored);
- “ILO Fundamental Convention and Chinese Labor Law – From A Comparative Perspective”, 2 Chinese L. & Pol’y Rev. 18, of the Chinese Law and Policy Review (2006), published by University of Pennsylvania (in English, available on Westlaw)