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Ling Li



Li Ling
Ling Li



Ling’s corporate practice has a strong emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investment and capital markets. She has particular experience in advising Chinese companies and investment funds on outbound transactions in a wide range of industries. Prior to joining Allen & Overy in 2014, Ling acted as the general counsel of a large Chinese state-owned enterprise that focuses on overseas investment. From 2003 to 2009, Ling worked with a top Wall Street law firm.

Ling was ranked as “Notable practitioner – Energy & Natural Resources” by Chambers Asia Pacific 2018. In 2011, Ling was awarded In-house Legal Award in Asia Women in Business by China Law & Practice. She was also voted as one of China’s Ten Leading In-house Legal Counsels by Asian Legal Business in 2012.

News & insights


Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

New Federal Law By Decree No.32 of 2021 on Commercial Companies

Introduced yesterday, The New Companies Law brings a number of amendments, most notable of which is the introduction of special purpose acquisition companies and special purpose vehicles.

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Magnified view of an electric circuit board

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Impact of China’s Export Control Law to M&A transactions

The PRC Export Control Law will come into effect soon on 1st December 2020. This new law makes a number of substantial changes to China’s current export control regulatory regime, indicating that the…

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A major road junction with very few cars

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

China maintains outward-looking approach

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has slowed Chinese deal activity. Activity remains sluggish even though the country is emerging from the crisis earlier than the rest of the world.

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Publications: 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: points to consider on M&A transactions

As coronavirus (Covid-19), spreads across the world, it has been widely reported that some companies are looking to suspend or terminate their contractual commitments. Factory closures, port and…

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Admitted to the New York bar, 2004


JSD Candidate, Stanford Law School, 2001-2003

JSM, Stanford Law School, 2001

Postgraduate Diploma in Common Law, Hong Kong University, 2000

LLM, Beijing University School of Law, 1999

LLB, Beijing University School of Law, 1997