Li Chen is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice.
She has advised major TMT, entertainment, power, mining and industrial companies and private equity firms in China-related public and private acquisitions and dispositions, as well as financing transactions and general corporate matters.
Li represents corporates clients including China Mobile, Huawei Technologies, State Grid, as well as major private equity firms.
- Jiangxi Copper in its acquisition of a 50% equity in Nesko Metal, a copper mining company with assets in Turkey and Albania
- CDB-RW PE Fund in its acquisition of a German-headquartered multinational medical device company
- Lukoil in its sale to Sinopec of a 50% equity interest in Caspian Investment Resources, which owns and operates oil assets in Kazakhstan
- Haichang Group, one of China’s largest theme park operators, in its business restructuring and sale of a minority interest to Hony Capital. Also represented the same company in its subsequent Hong Kong IPO as lead international counsel and U.S. counsel
- A sovereign wealth fund in its acquisition of industrial property assets in Japan
- China Mobile in its joint bid with Vodafone for a telecom operation license in Burma
- State Grid International Development in its proposed acquisition of certain operating wind power assets in the U.S. from AES
- State Grid International Development in its refinancing for certain power transmission assets in Brazil
- One of China’s largest power companies in its proposed acquisition of a significant stake in Indonesian coal mine assets
- A Chinese State-owned company in its investment in one of the largest iron ore producers in Africa
- Huadian Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in an IP license transaction with a U.S. company
- China Sincere Group in various financing transactions
- The Special Committee of a NASDAQ listed company in the proposed sale of this company to a Hong Kong listed company
- Sichuan Tengzhong in its attempted acquisition of Hummer business from GM
- Huawei in its bid of certain assets of Nortel in bankruptcy proceedings
- Abengoa Solar in its establishment of Sino-foreign joint ventures with PRC State-owned companies and project companies
- Nokia in its divestment of networks related business in China
- Nokia Siemens Networks in the merger of Nokia and Siemens’s networks businesses in China and establishment of a holding company in China
- China Aviation Industry Corporation in its acquisition of FACC, an European airplane components manufacturing company
- China Mobile Communications Corporation in its establishment of a joint R&D center with Vodafone, SoftBank and Verizon
- Hong Kong listed United Energy Group Limited in connection with its US$215 million investment in Houston-based Transmeridian Exploration Inc.
- China Mobile Communications Corporation in its acquisition of Paktel Limited, a telecommunication company in Pakistan
- Huawei Technologies in connection with its joint venture with Symantec
- Huawei Technologies in the sale of its interest in H3C, a joint venture formed by Huawei Technologies and 3Com Corporation, to 3Com Corporation
- Hunan Valin Steel Tube & Wire Co., Ltd. in its joint venture with Lone Star Technologies, Inc.
- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in its joint venture with 3Com Corporation to form Huawei-3Com Co., Ltd.
Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
Beijing Normal University