Leo Li

Leo-Li

Leo Li

Associate

Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4731 | +852 3518 4777

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Leo Li is an associate in Dechert’s Corporate & Securities practice group. He focuses his practice on corporate matters and is involved in corporate finance transactions including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and initial public offerings. Mr. Li’s clients include SOEs, sovereign wealth funds, tech companies and manufacturing companies. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Li was an associate at another international law firm based in Hong Kong. 

Experience
  • A Chinese SOE’s acquisition of a minority stake in a global energy and commodity group, advising on and completing the necessary reorganisation, funding, as well as attainment of relevant regulatory approvals.
  • A sovereign wealth fund in the potential acquisition of a travel agency business spread across 11 jurisdictions, advising on the structuring and foreign ownership issues of the transaction.
  • A leading ceiling/wall tiles manufacturer in its internal restructuring.
  • A life and accidental insurance data software company in its contractual joint venture with a leading Asian insurer regarding the licencing of its insurance optimisation data and systems, and treatment of accreted IP rights.
  • A client regarding a proposed adverse direction from the Registrar of Companies, which resulted in successfully resisting the direction.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • University of New South Wales, B. Commerce, 2011, with Distinction
  • University of Sydney, J.D., 2014
  • City University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL., 2015
Admissions
  • Hong Kong
Languages
  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin