David Li

Partner, Beijing


David Li remains a respected practitioner in the market. “I think he’s very reasonable and commercial,” says one admiring interviewee. He is capable of handling inbound and outbound transactions, advising on both equity and debt financing.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2021


David serves as the Executive Partner of the Beijing Office. Based in Beijing since 2006, David focuses primarily on China inbound and outbound financing and investment transactions. David has earned commendations and awards for a number of his deals. He is highly recognized as "remains a respected practitioner in the market. He is capable of handling inbound and outbound transactions, advising on both equity and debt financing." and "regularly assists with complex project financing". He is highly praised by clients "His professionalism, competence and effectiveness make him an integral part of our deal team. He is personable, commercially savvy and business-minded." (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2021)

David advises companies and financial institutions on equity and debt financings in transactions involving a diverse spectrum of industries such as real-estate, retail, clean energy, utilities, manufacturing, education, telecommunications and natural resources. Clients come to David for his ability to structure, navigate and execute, with English and Chinese bilingual native language efficiency, highly complex and bespoke event driven equity and debt financing products ranging from public and private straight, equity-linked, high-yield, leveraged, PIPE and mezzanine financings, either on a bilateral, club or syndicated basis.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of England and Wales
Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore
National University of Singapore


Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual – China, Banking and Finance: Foreign Firms, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020-2021

Ranked Individual: China, Banking & Finance: China-based (International Firms) and China, Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms), Chambers Asia Pacific 2018-2021, Chambers Global 2018-2020