company formation,corporate transactions other,mergers and acquisitions due diligence,sec compliance,fund formation,derivatives
Mr. Li is an experienced corporate and securities law attorney whose current practice focuses on private equity, venture capital, fund formation and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Li started his legal career with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP at its New York office in 2007. At Davis Polk, Mr. Li practiced with the firm’s Capital Markets, Investment Management, Financial Institutions and Credit groups, and developed a broad-based and well-rounded skill set. Mr. Li joined the New York office of DLA Piper LLP in 2011 and practiced with the firm’s Corporate & Securities group until leaving to found MagStone's New York office.
Mr. Li has worked on a number of significant transactions, including the restructuring of American Insurance Group during the Financial Crisis, the IPO of Visa Inc. (then the world’s biggest IPO by gross proceeds), the IPO of Agricultural Bank of China (then the world’s biggest IPO by gross proceeds), the August 2010 corporate bonds offering by IBM (setting the then record for lowest corporate bond coupon rate), and Shanghai Greenland Group’s investment in the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, New York (a landmark U.S. expansion project for Chinese real estate developers). Mr. Li was a lead attorney as underwriter or issuer counsel in numerous corporate finance transactions, involving issuers such as Alamo Re, Appvion, Best Buy, BancorpSouth, Central European Media Enterprises, Campbell Soup, Dynex Capital, Enstar Group Limited, Family Dollar, Hunt Companies, M&T Bank, PepsiCo, Range Resources and Scripps Networks Interactive.