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LI, Chenliang Partner

Li Chenliang is a Shanghai-based capital markets partner well known for assisting underwriters and issuers with equity listings. A client notes: "Mr Li is very hands-on and diligent. He personally attends to all issues on my projects and is very good at managing his team."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

Professional Experience

Mr. Chenliang Li is a partner at JunHe and acts as the managing partner of the Capital Market practice in JunHe’s Shanghai office.


Mr. Li initially joined JunHe in 2004 and practiced with the firm until 2007. The following year, he joined O’Melveny & Myers’ Shanghai office before returning to JunHe in July 2010.


Mr. Li has acted as the China legal counsel to the issuer or the sponsor (i.e. the underwriter) in various restructurings, onshore and offshore IPOs, and bond offerings of Chinese state-owned conglomerates, as well as those of high-growth companies. He has also represented onshore and offshore listed companies and their counterparties in refinancing, substantial asset acquisitions and cross-border investments. Mr. Li has provided legal advice to well-known multinational companies, private equity funds and venture capital funds with regard to their mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and venture capital investments in China. He has also acted as the China legal adviser to leading start-ups across various industries in their private equity financing.


Mr. Li’s major honors and ranking in recent years include:

  • Recommended Lawyers - Capital Markets (Debt and Equity) (Chambers Global/Asia-Pacific, 2020)

  • Notable Practitioner - Capital Markets (Equity) (IFLR1000, 2019-2020)

  • China’s Top 15 TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecom) Lawyers (Asian Legal Business, 2019)

  • Recommended Lawyers - China Capital Markets (Legal 500, 2018)

  • Nomination for China’s Rising Star of the Year (China Law and Practice, 2017)

  • China’s Top 15 Rising Lawyers (Asian Legal Business, 2017)

Education

LL.M., East China University of Political Science and Law, 2004


LL.B., Northwest University of Political Science and Law, 2001


Part-time master tutor, East China University of Political Science and Law

Professional Associations

Member of the All-China Lawyers Association 


Member of the Shanghai Bar Association 


Language Skills

English, Mandarin Chinese

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.