Ying Li is a partner in the Corporate Department. Having been based in China and Hong Kong for over 19 years at leading international law firms, Ying’s practice focuses on China related cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, overseas public and private financing and outbound investments of PRC enterprises. He covers a wide variety of industries, such as banking and finance, IT, telecommunications, media, entertainment, sports, hospitality, infrastructure, natural resources, energy and clean technology.
Ying regularly counsels multinational companies and financial institutions on entering into the China market, structures complex and innovative investments and acquisitions in China involving joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, holding companies, partnerships, licensing and other creative vehicles, and advises them on regulatory, compliance, foreign exchange, financial, labor and employment issues. Additionally, Ying frequently advises international GPs and LPs on setting up PRC focused investment funds (including PRC-domiciled RMB funds) and their fund investments in China. He also represents PRC based founders and emerging companies in their incorporation, onshore and offshore restructuring, and cross-border financing through private equity.
Formerly a law professor at a leading law school in Beijing and a Ford Foundation visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, Ying is a frequent speaker on legal and regulatory developments related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and private equity (including RMB funds) in China and is quoted extensively by the Chinese press. Ying is recognized by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000, where clients described him as “responsible” and “knowledgeable.”