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  • Name: Simon Li
  • Job Title: Of Counsel
  • Tel: +86 10 8567 2989
  • Fax: +86 10 8567 5999
  • E-mail: lixiameng@anjielaw.com
  • Expertise: Cross-border Merger & Acquisition, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Foreign Direct Investment


  • People’s Republic of China


  • Georgetown University LL.M. with Distinction (Dean’s List Honors; CALI Award for Excellence in Aspects of International Business Agreements)
    University of Sheffield LL.M. with Distinction
  • University of Sheffield LL.M. with Distinction
  • Tianjin University LL.B.

Working Experience

  • AnJie Law Firm Of  Counsel
  • Jones Day Senior Associate

  • DLA Piper Associate

  • Han Kun Law Offices Paralegal

Social Posts

  • Master Tutor of KoGuan Law School in Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Member of Internet Research Committee of Shanghai Bar Association 


  • New York State Bar

  • Chinese Legal Professional Qualification


  • Chinese
  • English

Representative Matters

  • assisted a large state-owned pharmaceutical group in its proposed investment in a bio-pharmaceutical group headquartered in Taiwan 
  • assisted a fund managed by a fund management company of a state-owned asset management company under the direct supervision of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commissionof the State Council in its acquisition of a US high-tech listed company
  • advised Cardinal Health, Inc. inits acquisition in Chinaas part of its global acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis division
  • assisted Valmet in its acquisition in China as part of its global acquisition of Metso’s process automation systems business
  • assisted UPM in the sale of its global RFID business to Smartrac, whichbusiness owns substantial manufacturing facilities in China
  • advised Industrial Growth Partners on the sale of API Heat Transfer Inc. to Wellspring Capital Management, which owns manufacturing subsidiaries and branches in China
  • representedBeiqiFoton Motor Co., Ltd., on its truck manufacturing joint venture project with Daimler AG, including formation of joint venture, asset and business transfer, transfer of employees,intellectual property transfer and license, business operation of joint venture company, corporate governance etc
  • advised Quintiles in its China businesses reorganization in the joint venture project with Quest Diagnostics Inc. to form a global clinical trials laboratory services business
  • advised Pacific Venture Capital inits financing to a US pharmaceutical company 
  • represented a US tire manufacturer on its proposed acquisition of a state-owned chemical rubber group 
  • represented Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation PLC on its acquisition of equity interest in a Chinese coking company
  • advised Enova Holdings Limitedon preparation, negotiation and conclusion of regional partnership agreement with Formula E Holdings, Limited to acquire exclusive license of a series of commercial and media rights relating to the FIA Formula E Full Electric Cars Championship in Greater China
  • advisedan European petrochemical groupon a multi-technology licensing project with varied licensors from the US, Europe and China for its proposedchemical processing joint venture with a state-owned power investment group
  • advised SAP on its negotiation and preparation of documents with its Chinese partner of an information technology joint venture in respect of the relevant financing matter
  • represented Rose Rock (a company controlled by the Rockefeller family)on its cooperation with a state-owned company in respect of a real estate development project in Tianjin 
  • advisedAlkhorayef Industries, a Saudicompany, on formation of a joint venture engaged in manufacture of irrigation systems with a local partner in Tianjin
  • advisedLa Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild on the liquidation of its wholly-foreign-owned enterprise in Beijing
  • advisedan Indian on-line retailing company on launch and liquidation of a trading company in China
  • assisted the packaging unit of COFCO, China’s largest food manufacturer and trader in its IPO on the Hong Kong Exchange
  • assisted the underwriters on the dual IPO of China Railway Construction Engineering Group on theShanghai and Hong Kong Exchanges