Paul Li

Partner – Head of Asia

Hong Kong

T +852 2583 8269
M +852 9750 5180
paul.li@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Paul is a specialist in the field of financial markets regulation. He advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious aspects of their financial services businesses and specialises in related claims and regulatory and criminal investigations.

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Recent Work
  • advising various asset managers in connection with insider dealing investigations, including acting for the former Head of Asian Equities of the asset management division of a major European banking group defending insider dealing proceedings before the Market Misconduct Tribunal
  • acting for a private bank defending claims by various investors alleging mis-selling of leveraged products
  • advising various financial institutions, listed companies and individuals in relation to investigations conducted by the Securities and Futures Commission, including the publicly announced investigation in relation to Citic Pacific
  • advising a hedge fund investor in connection with a US$180m+ claim against professional advisers.
Background

Paul is the head of the firm's Asia offices.

Paul is consistently recognised as a "Leading Individual" in Regulatory in Asia Pacific Legal 500. Clients comment that he is "undoubtedly [an] expert in [his] field and combines a tremendous working knowledge with excellent client service" and is "very competent in advising on dealings with the SFC", Asia Pacific Legal 500 2009/2010.

Paul is consistently recognised as a "Leading Individual" for Financial Services in Chambers Asia, clients comment that "he demonstrated the 'outstanding scope of his knowledge' on the regulatory aspects on the BlackRock and Merrill Lynch merger", Chambers Asia 2009.