Ms. Lily Tang Williams is the President and founder of ACM International Corporation, a consulting firm specializing in China-related business services. ACM International is affiliated with a number of law firms in China to provide valuable Chinese legal services to American law firms and businesses. Amongst these legal services are corporate formation and restructuring, merger and acquisition, foreign investment, contracts and negotiations, joint ventures, franchising, share transfer and securities, intellectual property, real estate, taxation, and litigation and arbitration. She also consults with American companies, and provides various China-related business services including foreign investment, contract negotiations, market research, Chinese potential partner search and investigation, project management, public relations, product and vendor sourcing, liaison and training.
Born in Chengdu, Sichuan province of Mainland China, Ms. Williams has practiced law in Shanghai and was a member of the faculty at Fudan University Law School in Shanghai. In addition to working in legal practice, Ms. Williams has worked for corporations both in Hong Kong and the United States. In particular, Ms. Williams was responsible for the overall management of China-based facilities performing Wal-Mart manufacturer certification, quality control, and inspection. In that capacity she also acted as liaison between Wal-Mart’s exclusive world buying agent and vendors in China and Wal-Mart corporate headquarters.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Shanghai dialect, Sichuan dialect, and English, and semi-fluent in Cantonese, Ms. Williams is a strong advocate and an effective liaison between US and Chinese parties. Her specialties include the development and implementation of foreign investment projects in China, and advisement on the local legal aspects of business strategies in China.
Ms. Williams has dedicated herself to business and cultural exchanges between China and Colorado. She organized a Colorado lawyers’ trip to China in 2002 to build relationships between Chinese and Colorado legal professionals. She has served as an interpreter for numbers of China business delegations to Colorado.
Ms. Williams received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She obtained a masters degree in administration and planning, in the School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Williams became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1995.