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Adrian Li

Adrian Li is uniquely positioned to act as your full-service advisor. His knowledge, experience and expertise lie at the intersection between law, business / entrepreneurship and finance.

Adrian trained and worked at leading international firms Clifford Chance and Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he acted for banks, sponsors, hedge funds, corporates and executives on a range of corporate and commercial matters and financing transactions, as well as disputes and regulatory / white-collar criminal investigations.

Adrian Li is also a multi-disciplinary lawyer with a focus on helping clients achieve their corporate / individual objectives and manage legal and regulatory risk.  He strives to provide all his clients with clear and timely practical advice.

Beyond the law, Adrian’s passion also lies in VC / PE investing.  He has invested in innovative and impactful early-stage ventures with the potential to change the world and eliminate inequality. He is Managing Partner of a private fund.

Adrian Li is also a Civil Celebrant of Marriages under section 5A of the Marriage Ordinance (Cap. 181).

Representative clients and matters include advising:

  • Issuers and underwriters in both public and private debt and equity transactions, including initial public offerings.
  • Corporates in respect of mergers and acquisitions, including share and asset transactions
  • International bulge bracket banks, state-owned banks and corporate borrowers on cross-border banking transactions, including acquisition financing, pre-IPO financing and export/import financing
  • Buy-side clients in negotiating derivatives trading documentation and with respect to regulatory developments affecting the derivatives markets
  • Investment managers and advisers on regulatory and compliance matters
  • International/private banks, IPO sponsors, broker-dealers, corporations and individuals on a range of regulatory investigations led by the Securities and Futures Commission and Hong Kong Monetary Authority, including insider dealing and market manipulation, etc.

Solicitor, High Court of Hong Kong, 2011

Licensed Representative, Securities and Futures Commission, 2014 (non-practicing)

Clifford Chance 
2009-2013

Davis Polk & Wardwell
2015-2017

First Asia Finance Group Limited
2017-2021

Adrian Li & Co., Solicitors
2021-present

LLB (Hons.) King’s College London, 2008
(Kingsley Napley Prize Winner)

AKC, King’s College London, 2008

PCLL, University of Hong Kong, 2009

MSc in Global Finance, HKUST Business School & NYU Stern School of Business, 2014

Private Wealth Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2018

MSt in Entrepreneurship, Cambridge Judge Business School (King’s College, Cambridge),  2021

Mr. Li is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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