Tian XU


Tian XU is a partner at Eiger’s Shanghai office and leads its China practice. Tian’s practice focuses on foreign direct investments, corporate and M&A, employment and tax. He is also experienced in handling intellectual property and unfair competition matters.

Tian has spent over two decades advising both global leading multinationals and SMEs in the luxury retail, logistics, freight forwarding, steel production, automotive, mechanical engineering, telecommunication and aviation sectors.

Tian XU is admitted to the bar of the People’s Republic of China, and is a registered foreign lawyer with J. Chan, Yip, So & Partners in Hong Kong


  • Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (LL.M)
  • University of Vienna / Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Master of Advanced International Studies)
  • Shanghai University (LL.B)


  • Eiger, Shanghai since 2009
  • Wenger & Vieli / Wenfei, Beijing & Shanghai, 2003 – 2009
  • Law firms in Shanghai


  • Chinese, German, English


  • 2020 The status quo of foreign investment in China, co-author, IBA Asia-Pacific Regional Forum publications
  • 2020 Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Recht des Geistigen Eigentums in der Volksrepublik China, co-author, Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht
  • 2014 The International Bar Association’s International Real Estate Planning Guide (China chapter), co-author, IBA-International Estate Planning Guides
  • 2013 Strategie Markenanmeldung Schweiz-China (in German), co-author, SIC! Zeitschrift fuer Immaterialgueter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Switzerland
  • 2012 “Cash Pooling and Insolvency: A Practical Handbook, Globe Law and Business”, China chapter, co-author (Globe Law and Business)
  • 2011 “A changing landscape – An update on foreign investment vehicles in China”, co-author (GesKR, Dike Publishing House, Switzerland, September 2011)
  • 2006 “Foreign investment vehicles in China – Overview of the legal framework”, co-author (GesKR, Dike Publishing House, Switzerland, December 2006)
  • 2005 “Practical consequences of the new measures regarding commercial enterprises” – a case study, co-author (GC Ticker, Shanghai, March 2005)
  • 2003 “Observations on former Article 14 of OECD MC and the ramifications of its deletion” (Permanent Establishments in International Tax Law, Linde Publishing House, Austria)