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Chaoying Li


  • Firm: Han Kun Law Offices
  • Practice Area: M&A
  • Country: China
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 9/F, Office Tower C1, Oriental Plaza, 1 East Chang An Ave., Dongcheng District, Beijing 100738, PR.

About Chaoying Li

Mr. Li has been working at Han Kun Law Offices since January 2005, where he specializes in public and private financings (equity and debt), mergers and acquisitions, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. He has represented many Chinese and international companies in a wide variety of cross-border transactions in different industries such as telecommunications, the Internet, information technology, energy, clean technology, consumer goods, healthcare, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Li is knowledgeable of PRC industry policies, corporate structuring, capital operations, financial planning, and investment and project management.

From August 2001 to December 2004, Mr. Li was a partner at T&C Law Offices in Beijing. Prior to that, he was a founder and general counsel of Bookoo, Inc. in 2000, a pioneer in the e-book marketplace and one of the first Internet companies in Greater China to emphasize the management of intellectual property rights. Before founding Bookoo, Mr. Li spent over four years working for Cha & Cha, an international law firm specializing in telecommunications, Internet, technology and joint venture law from 1995 to 1999. He also completed an internship at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP in Ottawa in 2003, and has gained valuable corporate governance experience through being a board director of two publicly traded companies in the USA.

Mr. Li has been consistently recognized by leading global legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR, ALB, Asialaw Profiles, China Law and Practice and China Business Law Journal as a leading authority in China on Venture Capital and Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets Transactions, TMT and Healthcare. Mr. Li has been selected as Eminent Practitioner in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Asia-Pacific & Global (2020-2023), leading individual (2018-2024) by Legal 500, Best Lawyer (2020-2023) by IFLR, Dealmaker of the Year – China (2020-2022), Dealmakers of Asia (2020-2022) and Power List of Top 10 Lawyers (2015 and 2016) by ALB, Elite Practitioner in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (2020-2023) by Asialaw, China Dealmaker of the Year (2018 and 2021) by China Law and Practice, one of the A-List China’s Top 100 Lawyers by China Business Law Journal (2020-2021), and one of the top 1,000 lawyers specializing in foreign-related legal practices in 2018 by the PRC Ministry of Justice. Mr. Li has written numerous academic and professional articles that have been widely published internationally and in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Educational Background
  • Mr. Li received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1995 and an LL.B. degree in 1996 from Peking University. In 1999, he obtained an LL.M. degree from Peking University. He also received an LL.M. degree from the University of Ottawa in 2003.

Practice Qualification

  • Member of the PRC Bar
  • PRC Trademark Agent

Working Language

  • Chinese
  • English

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