Hughes Hubbard & Reed has hired Roy (Ruoweng) Liu as partner in its sanctions, export controls and anti-money laundering practice, which is part of the firm’s international trade group. He will serve as chair of the Greater China practice, and will be based in Washington, DC.

Liu joins from Hogan Lovells, where he served as counsel for almost a decade. His areas of practice include US export controls and economic sanctions, reviews and investigations by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and anti-money laundering (AML).

His prior experience includes representing US and Chinese companies before US government authorities and, in co-operation with Chinese lawyers, before Chinese government authorities.

“As one of the few US trade attorneys based in Washington, DC who can advise clients in Mandarin Chinese, Roy Liu brings substantial strengths and unique perspective to Hughes Hubbard,” says Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard. “We are thrilled to have him join our talented team, and we believe his experience, particularly with export controls, economic sanctions, CFIUS and China-related trade issues, will be extremely valuable to our clients, especially amidst a potentially long-term trade war.”

Liu is the latest addition to Hughes Hubbard’s sanctions, export control and anti-money laundering practice, following most recently lateral partner and practice chair Ryan Fayhee, a former US department of justice senior official, and Olivier Dorgans, who advises on EU sanctions and export controls from the firm’s Paris office.