Yue Qiu is a partner in the Shanghai office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, where she advises clients on government enforcement and investigations, compliance counseling and cross-border dispute resolution.

She has been recognized as a “Next Generation Partner” for dispute resolution litigation and as a “Rising Star” for regulatory/compliance by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, “Newly Released Draft Measures on Data Security Management Strengthen China’s Data Protection Framework,” Mondaq, July 2019.

Co-author, "Anti-corruption due diligence in cross-border transactions", Thomson Reuters, March 19, 2019.

Co-author, “Commercial Bribery under China’s Recently Amended Anti-unfair Competition Law,” Risk & Compliance Magazine, April–June 2018.

Co-author, “China’s National Development and Reform Commission Signals Three Major Trends in Anti-Monopoly Law Enforcement in Latest Penalty Decisions,” Kirkland & Ellis Alert, January 2016.

Contribution to a chapter in the book “A Practical Guide: Anti-corruption Compliance in China,” CCH, July 2014.


“A-List Rising Star (International),” China Business Law Journal (2023–2024)

“Next Generation Partner,” Dispute Resolution Litigation: Foreign Firms – China, Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)

“Rising Star,” Regulatory/Compliance: Foreign Firms – China, Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023–2024)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013, People's Republic of China (non-practising)
  • 2012, New York


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • New York University School of LawLL.M.2011
  • East China University of Political Science and LawLL.B.2010