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Qiang Li


Qiang Li is the managing partner of O’Melveny’s Shanghai office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Qiang has been practicing in Hong Kong and Shanghai since 1997. His practice covers mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment and corporate finance. He advises multinational and Chinese corporate and fund clients on their cross-border M&A, joint venture and direct investment projects. Qiang is the Counsel to the Board of AmCham Shanghai as of January 1, 2015.

Qiang Li has been nominated as a leading lawyer in the 2013/14 Edition of the IFLR1000. He is also recommended by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for his “high-calibre legal service” and “business experience”. 

Qiang's recent experience includes advising:
  • Sinocare, Inc. in its $272.5 million acquisition of Florida-based Nipro Diagnostic, Inc.
  • A Chinese non-State-owned conglomerate in its proposed acquisition of the antibiotics division of a major European pharmaceutical company
  • A major Chinese Investment firm affiliated to Shanghai municipal government in its US$400 million Series F financing for Mobileye N.V.
  • A leading Chinese airline company in its RMB2.5 billion dim sum bond issuance
  • A leading Chinese airline company in its $450 million strategic alliance with a leading U.S. airline company
  • A US Fortune100 company in the acquisition of a Singapore-based multinational company
  • A US Fortune100 company in its strategic alliances with a number of major state-owned Chinese company
  • A major US chemical company in its acquisition of a Taiwan chemical company
  • A major US private equity fund in its purchase and financing of a block of high-end residential apartments in Macao
  • A European real estate investment fund in the acquisition, financing and re-financing of a series of real estate projects in various parts of China
  • A major US multinational company with a household name in a series of purchases and dispositions of China-based business assets
  • A major European bank in its lease financing of a major recreational facility in Beijing
  • A multilateral organization in its acquisition of a stake in a major Chinese bank
  • A formerly state-owned Chinese company controlled by its management on its initial public offering of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • A leading US beer manufacturer on its strategic alliance with a leading Chinese beer manufacturer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Professional Activities

Member, Founding board member of Aviation Law Society of Shanghai Law Society
Publications, “Demystifying the United States: Starting With the Role of Law” (co-authored with Jonathan Sallet, Partner of Washington D.C. office), Financial Asia, October 26, 2012; “Country Guidelines for Navigating Offshore Legal Risks Facing PRC Enterprises (USA)” (Chief editor); “Assessing the State of M&A in China” (co-author) in Inside the Minds: Best Practices for International Business Transactions in China, 2011 edition, published by Aspatore; “The New M&A Code and the New Takeover Rules: Impact on Future M&A Transactions”, China Law Update, CCH (2007); “Dispute Resolution” (co-author), China Investment Manual, Volume I
Languages, Mandarin Chinese; Shanghainese; English

Columbia University, J.D., 1997

New York University, M.S., 1992

Fudan University, B.S., 1988

New York

China Implements Climate Change and Environmental Protection Measures (Environment and Natural Resources)

Implementation of China’s Climate Change Plan (Environment and Natural Resources)

China’s New Foreign Investment Law (China Practice)

US and China Announce Joint Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Commitments (Environment and Natural Resources)

China Launches Nationwide Company Credit Information System (China Practice)

Update on Air Pollution Control and Enforcement in China (Environment and Natural Resources)

Shanghai FTZ Unveils 2014 Version of "Negative List" (China Practice)

China Institutes Broad Reform of Environmental Protection Law (Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment)

China’s State Council Relaxes Foreign Investment Capital Requirements (China Practice)

Beijing Issues New Rules to Control Air Pollution (Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment)

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone - From “One Country Two systems” to “One Country Multiple Systems”? (China Practice)

Current Environmental Law Developments in China (Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment)

China and U.S. Agree on Air Emission Reduction Initiatives (Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment)

China to Address Air Pollution (Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment)

O'Melveny & Myers Publishes Paper VIE Structures in China: What you need to know (China Practice)

O'Melveny Publishes New Comprehensive Report on RMB Funds (Investment Funds and Securitization)

China Issues New Rules to Allow RMB Denominated Foreign Investment (China Practice)

MOFCOM Releases Measures to Implement the New Foreign Investment National Security Review Mechanism - Renewed Scrutiny of Captive Structure (China Practice)

China Establishes Mechanism for National Security Reviews of Foreign Investments (China Practice)

Shanghai Officially Releases Pilot RMB Private Equity Funds Implementation Measures (China Practice)

Derivatives: PRC and Hong Kong (Derivatives and Structured Products)

China's Ministry of Culture Issues Comprehensive Regulation on Online Games (China Publications)

PRC State Council Issues New Rules Encouraging Foreign Investment (China Practice Alert)

China Tightens Restrictions on Foreign Representative Offices (Foreign Direct Investment Alert)

Foreign-Invested Partnership Rules Issued - Partnership Form will Ease Foreign Investment in Industries (Foreign Direct Investment Alert)