Sammy Li

Sammy Li

Partner
Hong Kong

Email sammy.li@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2840 5656

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesCantonese, English, Mandarin

Practice groupCorporate

"Always very prompt in his response, and his honest and practical advice. He always tries to stand in his client's shoes."

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2016

Sammy has a dedicated practice in capital markets and corporate transactional work. He is one of the "go-to lawyers" in advising on Hong Kong equity capital market transactions such as IPOs, global offerings, rights issues and other capital markets fund raising transactions. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency, and private equity and venture capital investments.

Prior to re-joining Hogan Lovells as partner, Sammy was the Hong Kong chair at a leading U.S. firm and an in-house counsel for a major investment bank, hence, he has a deep understanding of the finance industry and its regulations, which enables him to give practical commercial advice to clients.

Sammy is recognised as a leading lawyer in capital markets in all major legal directories including Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and IFLR 1000.

Awards and recognitions

2018-2019

Capital Markets: Equity - International Firms (China)
Chambers Asia-Pacific

2018-2019

Capital Markets: Equity - International Firms (China)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions

Education

LPE, The College of Law, 1996

CPE, The College of Law, 1995

BSc, University College London, 1994

Bar admissions and qualifications

Hong Kong

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising CICC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, China Merchants Securities, and other underwriters on the Hong Kong IPO of Red Star Maccallan Inc.*

Advising BOCOM International, CCB International, ABC International, Qliu International and CMB International on the Hong Kong IPO of Guolian Securities.*

Advising Shenyin Wanguo Capital (HK) on the Hong Kong IPO of Niraku Holdings, a Japanese entertainment company.

Advising underwriters on the Hong Kong IPO of Livzon Pharmaceutical Group Inc (B to H conversion).*

Advising underwriters on the Hong Kong IPO of Chinalco Mining Corporation International, a division of giant state-owned Aluminum Corporation of China.*

Advising underwriters on the Hong Kong IPO of New Century Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), the first China-based hotel REIT in the world.*

Advising Deutsche Bank and BOCI Asia Limited on the Hong Kong IPO of Fulum Group, a renowned Chinese restaurant group in Hong Kong.*

Advising underwriters on the Hong Kong IPO of Haitong Securities, a major brokerage based in China.*

Advising on the Hong Kong IPO of Tsui Wah Holdings Limited, a major food and beverage chain in Hong Kong.*

Advising Morgan Stanley on the US$4.75 billion share placing/private placing of Ping An Insurance.*

Advising China Construction Bank International on the US$2 billion share placing/private placing of Central China Securities.*

Advising China Merchant Bank International on the US$488 million rights issue of China Hongqiao.*

Advising China Merchant Bank International on the US$1.5 billion rights issue of Fosun International.*

Advising JP Morgan and BNP on the US$195 million rights issue of Mongolian Mining Corporation.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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