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LI, Chenliang Partner

Li Chenliang is a Shanghai-based capital markets partner well known for assisting underwriters and issuers with equity listings. A client notes: "Mr Li is very hands-on and diligent. He personally attends to all issues on my projects and is very good at managing his team."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

Professional Experience

Mr. Chenliang Li is a partner at JunHe and acts as the managing partner of the Capital Market practice in JunHe’s Shanghai office.

Mr. Li initially joined JunHe in 2004 and practiced with the firm until 2007. The following year, he joined O’Melveny & Myers’ Shanghai office before returning to JunHe in July 2010.

Mr. Li has acted as the China legal counsel to the issuer or the sponsor (i.e. the underwriter) in various restructurings, onshore and offshore IPOs, and bond offerings of Chinese state-owned conglomerates, as well as those of high-growth companies. He has also represented onshore and offshore listed companies and their counterparties in refinancing, substantial asset acquisitions and cross-border investments. Mr. Li has provided legal advice to well-known multinational companies, private equity funds and venture capital funds with regard to their mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and venture capital investments in China. He has also acted as the China legal adviser to leading start-ups across various industries in their private equity financing.

Mr. Li’s major honors in recent years include:

  • Recommended Lawyers - Capital Markets (Debt and Equity) (Chambers Global/Asia-Pacific, 2020-2021)

  • Recommended Lawyers – TMT (Legal 500, 2021)

  • Notable Practitioner - Capital Markets (Equity) (IFLR1000, 2019-2020)

  • China’s Top 15 TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecom) Lawyers (Asian Legal Business, 2019)

  • Recommended Lawyers - China Capital Markets (Legal 500, 2018)

  • China’s Top 15 Rising Lawyers (Asian Legal Business, 2017)


LL.M., East China University of Political Science and Law, 2004

LL.B., Northwest University of Political Science and Law, 2001

Part-time master tutor, East China University of Political Science and Law

Professional Associations

Member of the All-China Lawyers Association 

Member of the Shanghai Bar Association 

Language Skills

Mandarin and 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.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.