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Benjamin Qiu focuses his practice on venture capital financings, fund management, corporate governance, and intellectual property portfolio building, licensing and protection. Representing emerging growth enterprises from a variety of technology sectors, he has significant experience working with electronics and software companies as well as internet startups. 

Benjamin works closely with clients to create an optimal deal structure and advises on identifying and incentivizing strategic business partners. He possesses strong business acumen and a deep understanding of his clients’ businesses and objectives.  

The convergence of technology and entertainment is fascinating to me. Helping my clients navigate the legal challenges associated with innovative business models and supporting their growth mindset are what drives me.

He previously served as senior counsel and fund director at a prominent investment fund for companies in the mobile computing, e-commerce and cloud computing sectors. Benjamin has supervised the formation of USD- and RMB-denominated venture capital funds and has handled more than a hundred financing transactions primarily related to technology and entertainment companies. 

An adviser to multinational companies from the U.S., Europe and Japan on IP asset development, licensing and enforcement in China, he has represented Chinese companies in patent, copyright and commercial litigation in the U.S. 

Benjamin is a frequent speaker at local and international conferences on the subjects of venture capital, the startup environment, IP and digital privacy. He is also a registered arbitrator of the High-Tech and Intellectual Property Arbitration Center of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

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  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
  • Webster University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • California


  • Mandarin


  • Board Member, Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club
  • Judicial Clerk, Beijing No. 2 Intermediate Court, IP Civil Division (2006)