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Han Kun Law Offices

Work +86 10 8525 5500
Beijing, HONG KONG, SHANGHAI 200041,, Shenzhen

Loretta LI

Work 8610-85254637
Han Kun Law Offices


Capital markets transactions, Mergers and acquisitions, Venture capital and private equity, Foreign direct investment


In June 2005, Ms. Li started working in Beijing office of Hammonds LLP, an international law firm with its head office in London, where she worked mainly in the area of PRC-related offshore listing, foreign direct investment and cross-border M&A. In October 2008, Ms. Li left Hammonds and joined Han Kun Law Offices, where she specializes in public and private financings, VC/PE and M&A.  She has represented many Chinese and international companies in a wide variety of cross-border transactions in different industries such as telecommunications, the Internet, information technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.  Ms. Li is knowledgeable of PRC industry policies, corporate structure, capital operation, financial planning, and investment and project management.


Chinese (native) and English (fluent)


Member of the PRC Bar


Ms. Li received an LL.B. Degree in 2003 and an LL.M. Degree in 2006 respectively from the law school of Peking University.

China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Within: Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Leveraging its focus in the TMT sector, Han Kun Law Offices regularly advises several industry players on high-value M&A, restructuring and joint venture mandates. For example, Charles Li and Loretta Li acted for Baidu on the $800m sale of Baidu Waimai to Alibaba-backed Chinese food delivery firm, and in a separate matter, assisted Baidu with its acquisition of a US AI company; Huan Wang advised International in acquiring Ctrip and Qunar's homestay business and handled the formation of a partnership between Taikang Insurance Group and IHH Healthcare; David Tang acted for a US power company in its sale of 50% equity to a Chinese SOE. Tencent also features in its client list which Li and counsel Adrian Lv advised on its investment in the merger of Maoyan (a Tencent-backed mobile movie ticketing service) and Weiying. Other recommended practitioners includeDafei Chen and Aaron Zhou; the latter has notable experience in handling FCPA-related regulatory and compliance matters.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms

Within: Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms

Han Kun Law Offices is 'a great firm that is well balanced as a mainland China-based practice; it not only identifies issues, it also provides solutions to those issues'. The team is highly rated for its advice to venture capital and private equity firms on their investments and fundraising in China. Recent work includes advising China's Meituan-Dianping, an online platform for movie ticketing, food delivery, restaurant bookings, beauty services, travel and luxury goods, on its $4bn series C round of equity financing; the assistance included legal opinions, deal negotiations and various financing documents. The practice also acted for China Structural Reform Fund Corporation in its investment in JD Finance, which involved designing the structure of a fund and negotiating a limited partners agreement. The names to note are Yijun Chao, Dafei Chen, Chaoying Li, Ying Yang and Loretta Li, along with Yixin Lin and Min Duan. Counsels Sheng Li and Zaiguang Lu are also highly regarded.

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