Zhaohui Li

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Zhaohui Li

Counsel

Beijing | 24/F, North Tower, Beijing Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100020
+8610 5829 1309 | +8610 5829 1313

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Zhaohui Li focuses his practice on corporate matters in relation to the energy and natural resources industry. Mr. Li represents Chinese state-owned companies in connection with antitrust filings, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and other international business transactions.

Mr. Li is recognized as a “highly regarded” legal practitioner for China M&A by IFLR 1000 2019.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Li served as counsel in the energy transactions and projects group at Vinson & Elkins. He also worked in the Department of Foreign Investment Administration, Ministry of Commerce, of the People’s Republic of China.

Experience

Corporate

  • Sinopec in connection with its acquisition of a 10% stake in SIBUR, Russia’s largest vertically integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company, as a strategic investor.
  • A state-owned Chinese company in connection with the purchase of shares of a refinery in Saudi Arabia.
  • A state-owned Chinese company in connection with the purchase of shares of a synthetic rubber plant in Russia.
  • A large state-owned Chinese company in connection with the purchase of shares of an energy company in France.
  • A state-owned Chinese company in connection with the purchase of assets of a multinational company in Germany.
  • A state-owned Chinese company in connection with the purchase of assets of a multinational company in the United States.

Oil & Gas

  • A large Chinese state-owned company in connection with the proposed acquisition of a portfolio of oil fields in Indonesia.
  • A large Norwegian oil and gas company in establishing a joint venture to produce CDM credits in China.
  • A U.S. company in transferring a wholly owned enterprise in China into a joint venture.
  • A large Malaysian company in selling its interest in a joint venture in China.
  • A large Indonesian company in restructuring its business organizations in, and outside, China.
  • An offshore company making an antitrust filing in China in connection with an offshore M&A transaction.

Mining

  • A large state-owned Chinese company in connection with an investment in a mining project in Mongolia.
  • A large Chinese state-owned company in connection with a proposed investment in a mining project in Ukraine.
  • A Hong Kong investor in connection with the acquisition of a coal mine in China.

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

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  • Mandarin
  • English