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Richard Li
Richard Li
Shanghai +86 21 6036 2510 Download V-card

Richard Li has wide experience in advising public and private companies and investment funds on cross-border business transactions with primary focus on life sciences industry, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic collaborations, licensing, co-promotion and distribution arrangements.

  • Advised foreign medical device companies on the optimal strategies to enter the Chinese market, when setting up manufacturing and distribution subsidiaries, and importing products to China through third-party distributors.
  • Assisted a leading foreign industry association to submit comments on the revision of the Chinese food and drug laws and regulations.
  • Advised a leading US-based medical device company on the acquisition of two Chinese medical device manufacturers, and the sale of its business in Southeast Asia.
  • Advised a leading US-based chemical company on regulatory matters in China, including importation, labeling, and employment.
  • Advised a leading U.S.-based medical device company on an acquisition of two leading Chinese medical device manufacturers.
  • Advised a major U.S.-based cosmetic company on the acquisition of a foreign invested real estate company which holds an office building in the heart of Shanghai.
  • Advised a major Japanese IT services company on the acquisition of a majority of the shares in a HK-based telecommunication company which has operations across China.
  • Advised the venture capital arm of a leading U.S.-based chipmaker on various venture capital financing investments in China.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Li worked with a leading international law firm in the corporate practice group.
  • China Legal Education and Career Seminar Series, "Top 10 Young Lawyers in China" (2016)