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Gilbert Li



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Gilbert Li



Gilbert is a market-leading international M&A expert. He has extensive experience advising on complex and innovative public and private M&A transactions.

He has advised on M&A transactions in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Latin America. He has also been the lead partner in many “first-of-its-kinds” structures and transactions. Gilbert is recognised as a “Leading Individual” by Legal 500 and ranked by Chambers & Partners.

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Experience highlights



Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
NSW 2000

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Admitted as a Solicitor (New South Wales, Australia), 2022

Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2006

Admitted as a Solicitor (Hong Kong), 2005


M.A., University of Cambridge, 2002

B.Com., University of New South Wales, 1996

Pro bono

  • Board Member, City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong

Other noteworthy experience


  • A consortium comprising CVC Capital Partners and the founders of Razer Inc. on the USD1.38 billion management buyout and take-private of Razer Inc. (a world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems).
  • China Gas on its successful defence of the proposed hostile takeover by Sinopec and ENN Energy.
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria on the privatisation of CITIC International Financial Holdings.
  • The Hong Kong Stock Exchange on its joint venture with the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange
  • China Southern Power Grid on its acquisition of a stake in Transelec (the largest electricity transmission company in Chile) from Brookfield Infrastructure.
  • Xiamen International Bank on its acquisition of Chiyu Banking Corporation from Bank of China.
  • A group of international financial institutions on the first-of-its-kind USD2.89 billion public follow-on offering by Prudential.
  • The IPOs of China Tobacco International, BOC Aviation, Harbin Bank, Orient Securities, Shanghai La Chapelle Fashion, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, AIA Group, L'Occitane International and many other international and Chinese companies.

Published work

  • "Comparison of Hong Kong and UK Corporate Governance Considerations", Hong Kong Corporate Governance: A Practical Guide, Whitepage, 2014