Mr Xiao is the managing partner of the firm and a founding partner. He specialises in foreign investments, securitisation and general corporate practices.

Mr Xiao has been honoured with numerous prestigious awards, including ‘Most Influential Chinese Attorney’ awarded by Asian Legal Business and ‘Leading Attorney in Corporate, Securities and M&A’ with numerous recommendations by Chambers and Partners. Since 1985, he has advised hundreds of major multinational and domestic clients on a variety of corporate transactions and has represented several of them in litigation and arbitration. He has acted as counsel to clients in diverse industries, including banking, insurance, securities, telecommunications, natural resources, infrastructure facilities, various manufacturing sectors, agriculture, transportation, entertainment and real estate.

He received an LLB from Beijing University and an LLM in American corporate and commercial law from Columbia University.