Lei Li
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Lei Li

Associate
li.lei@dorsey.com
New York P +1 (212) 415-9396 F +1 (646) 417-7259 London P +44 (0)20 7031 3700 F +44 (0)20 7031 3799

Overview

LEI HELPS CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR BUSINESS GOALS THROUGH CROSS-BORDER MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, CAPITAL MARKETS TRANSACTIONS, PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT AND ADVICE ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.

Lei’s practice focuses on merger and acquisitions, growth financing transactions, license and services agreements, emerging companies, and general corporate work. He has experience in a broad range of industries, including technology, life sciences, e-commerce, education, industrial products and services, media and entertainment.

Lei frequently represents international companies, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, venture capital funds, financial institutions and strategic corporate clients in connection with complex commercial transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, investments, equity and debt financings and corporate advisory matters.

Education & Admissions

New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2016)

University College London Faculty of Law (LL.M., 2010)

China University of Political Science and Law (LL.B., 2004), Graduated with Honors, “Jiang Ping” Civil and Commercial Law Scholarship

Admissions

  • New York
  • Passed PRC Bar
  • Only admitted in New York

Languages

  • English, Chinese (Mandarin)

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented a Chinese international conglomerate in its investment in a U.S. FinTech company
  • Represented one of China's four centrally controlled asset management companies in its U.S. reorganization
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in its proposed acquisition of a U.S. public-use airport and its adjacent land
  • Represented Aotecar, a Chinese public company, in its acquisition of an American auto parts company
  • Represented a Chinese stated-owned investment group, in its proposed establishment of joint venture laboratories with a leading U.S. hospital
  • Represented Cipla Limited, one of the top global pharmaceuticals companies, in its acquisition of a Chinese pharmaceutical group
  • Represented AGCO Corporation, an American agricultural equipment manufacturer, in its establishment of an investment holding company in China
  • Represented Carlsberg in its acquisition of a famous PRC brewer
  • Represented Ferrero in its general corporate matters in China
  • Represented Shell in its general corporate matters in China
  • Represented McDonald’s Corporation in its greater China restructuring
  • Represented I Squared Capital, a private equity firm focusing on global infrastructure investments, in its proposed acquisition of a Chinese hydropower 

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