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Sammy Li

Hong Kong

Sammy Li
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Practice Group

Sammy Li re-joined Hogan Lovells' Hong Kong office as a partner in July 2016. He was an associate with the firm between 1996 and 2006. Over the years he has developed his practice in capital markets and corporate transactional work, with experience as a lawyer in private practice and as an investment bank in-house counsel.

In recent times, Sammy has led on over 40 Hong Kong equity capital markets transactions including IPOs, global offerings, rights issues, and other capital markets fund raising transactions. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency, and private equity and venture capital investments.

Sammy is recognised as a leading lawyer in capital markets in all major legal directories including Chambers, Legal 500, and IFLR 1000.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Sammy was the Hong Kong Chair position at Paul Hastings and an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley.

"Always very prompt in his response, and his honest and practical advice. He always tries to stand in his client's shoes."

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2016

Representative experience

Advising Bank of Shanghai International on the Hong Kong IPO of AP Rentals, an equipment rental services company.*

Advising CICC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, China Merchants Securities and other underwriters on the Hong Kong IPO of Red Star Macalline.*

Advising BOCOM International, CCB International, ABC International, Qliu International and CMB International on the Hong Kong IPO of Guolian Securities.*

Advising Shenyin Wanguo Capital (H.K.) on the Hong Kong IPO of Niraku Holdings, a Japanese entertainment company.

Advising Morgan Stanley, CITIC Securities, ICBC, CCB, DBS and other underwriters on the Hong Kong IPO of China VAST Industrial Urban Development Company.*

Advising BOCOM International, Haitong International, KGI Capital Asia and GF Securities on the Hong Kong IPO of China New City Commercial Development.

Advising Deutsche Bank and BOCI Asia Limited on the Hong Kong IPO of Fulum Group, a renowned Chinese restaurant group in Hong Kong.*

Advising Crosby Securities and Shenyin Wanguo Capital on the Hong Kong IPO of Hung Fook Tong, a leading food and beverage company in Hong Kong.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • LPE, The College of Law, 1996
  • CPE, The College of Law, 1995
  • BSc, University College London, 1994

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales


Capital Markets: Equity - International Firms (China)

Chambers Asia-Pacific

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