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LI, Qi (Adam) Partner

Adam Li is a highly regarded M&A practitioner who remains active on the front line of work despite his seniority. One deeply impressed client praises his "distinctive insight into the set-up of transaction structures."

Chambers Global 2021

Professional Experience

Mr. Li has dedicated his 30 years of practice to assisting multinational corporations, entrepreneurs and investors in cross-border investments and financing, M&A and public offerings, providing comprehensive, thoughtful, innovative and practical legal advice in complicated transactions, concluding deals for clients with different background.


  • Investing in China  Mr. Li’s has advised in monumental transactions in investing in or exiting from China, covering investment strategies, M&A, IPO or many others.  He has been advising several Fortune 500 corporations in different industries, from pharma to hospitality, from automobile to online retails, etc., on corporate governance, business expansion and compliance for their China operations.

  • Investing in the US  Leveraging his experience in both China and the US, the East Coast and the West Coast, Mr. Li has been active in advising clients in licensing, investing, financing and M&A in the US, especially in AI, bioscience/healthcare, IoT, SaaS, and other emerging technologies and markets.  

  • Capital Market  Acting as the PRC counsel, Mr. Li has advised in more than 200 IPOs, private placements and bond offerings, many were first of its kind, listed in Shanghai, New York, Hong Kong and on other world’s leading stock exchanges.

  • Global Experience  Mr. Li has a long history in representing corporations, banks (commercial and investment), funds, NGOs and multinational institutions from different nations and regions.  He works closely with colleagues from the US and China in IP, employment, tax, privacy, cyber security, CFIUS, export control, compliance and regulatory matters, dispute resolutions, and has rich experiences in working with professionals from around the world.


Since 1990’s, Mr. Li has consistently been a ranked lawyer in corporate, M&A, private equity, and capital markets, etc.  He was named as Eminent Practitioner by Chambers from 2019 through 2021, and entered Hall of Fame by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2021.


Education

J.D., LL.M., Columbia Law School, New York, New York, USA

LL.M., LL.B., Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Professional Associations

Former Vice-Chair of China Committee, American Bar Association, Section of International Law

Member and former director, Shanghai Bar Association

Member, International Bar Association


Language Skills

English

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.