Henry Li

Co-Managing Partner, Head of Greater China Practice, Co-Head of Corporate M&A Practice
213-401-0970 x1007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Practice Areas & Industries: Blockchain Technology & Digital CurrencyChina PracticeCorporate and Mergers & AcquisitionsImmigrationMediaMusic & Entertainment

Henry Li is the co-founder, co-managing partner of YK Law LLP and head its China Practice. He is also a partner of Beijing Yingke Law Firm, the largest law firm in China.

Henry Li practices principally in the areas of corporate and international law, with emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, international sales and distribution transactions, technology transfers and licensing, cross-jurisdiction dispute resolutions, and entertainment law matters. Mr. Li has extensive experience in transactions between China and the U.S.

In addition to China and the U.S., Mr. Li has also represented transactions in the following jurisdictions by collaborating with local counsels: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and other countries. Mr. Li is also very familiar with offshore corporate structures.

In 2015, Henry Li was appointed as a board member of Yingke Global Legal Service Alliance, the first international alliance of independent law firms headquartered in China with 22 members practicing law in 53 countries.


  • Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington, LL.M (2008)
  • Nanjing University, LL.B (2004)

Bar Admissions

  • People’s Republic of China (2012)


  •  International Bar Association


  • Chinese
  • English


  • Chinese Companies Ready for Cross-Border Buying Spree” — Merger & Acquisitions, September 2016
  • Trends in Chinese investment in the international M&A market”– Financier Worldwide, October 2016


Recent transactions handled by Henry Li include:

  • Represented Shenzhen Longsys, a leading Chinese DMS company, in its acquisition of assets related to Lexar, the world-leading flash memory brand, from Micro Inc.
  • Represented Huabao Holding (listed on HXE) in its acquisition of the majority shares of VMR LLC, a leading e-cigarette manufacturer headquartered in Florida with assets and subsidiaries in several jurisdictions;
  • Represented DIV Group, a leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) underwater solutions provider based in Shenzhen, in its acquisition of Cal Dive International Pte Ltd., the Asian operation of Cal Dive Group, a world-leading underwater solutions provider, under its Chapter 11 proceeding in the U.S.;
  • Represented DFW Capital Partners, a 35-year-old private equity firm based in New Jersey, in its acquisition of three Chinese subsidiaries of ReSource Pro, a leader in operations efficiency and business process solutions for the insurance industry, with over 3,000 employees in China.
  • Represented Almex USA, Inc., a leading supplier of billet and slab casting equipment and technology for the aerospace aluminum industry, in its joint venture investment with a Chinese company in Shaanxi Province, China.
  • Represented 88rising, Inc., one of the most influential mass media companies and record labels in the world which features Asian artists, for all its matters and transactions in China.