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Emily Li

T: +852 2533 2841 Email Emily | Vcard Office: Hong Kong


Emily Li Senior associate

Contact details

Emily Li

Emily Li
Senior associate

T: +852 2533 2841 Email Emily | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Emily is a senior associate in our Hong Kong office with extensive experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolutions, with a focus in contentious liquidation and insolvency matters, as well as international trade finance disputes.
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Emily graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a degree in Business Administration (double major in Marketing and Management).  She then obtained a LLB degree from the City University, London with a First Class, and completed PCLL at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She was admitted in 2012.

Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Emily worked in the litigation department of a major international firm, and has experience in advising liquidators and provisional liquidators in contentious and non-contentious liquidation matters, as well as shareholders disputes.

Emily is also experienced in regulatory matters having assisted in various investigations conducted by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, Securities and Futures Commission and Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Another focus of Emily’s practice is international trade finance disputes.  She has acted for various major Chinese banks on their disputes relating to letters of credit.

Emily also has experience in advising clients in arbitration proceedings with the HKIAC.  

Emily speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Commercial litigation
  • Regulation
  • Finance
Acting for the liquidator on matters relating to the general winding up of a large group of companies involving 60 subsidiaries holding assets of over HK$200 million, including various investigations on pre-winding up transactions of the company.

Acting for the provisional ​liquidators of a major company on various matters including obtaining an urgent injunction against certain companies restraining them from selling shares held by a subsidiary of the company, commencing action against certain companies for a declaration that a share pledge is invalid, and applying to the court under s.221 of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance for examination of certain officers of the company.

More: Restructuring and insolvency
Acting for a major Belgian bank in relation to various matters including enforcement of Hong Kong judgment and claims under certain security agreements up to the stage of Court of Final Appeal.

Advised a major airline on contractual liabilities.

Advised a major company specialising in the manufacturing of mobile phones on matters relating to proprietary rights and ownership of confidential information.

More:  Commercial litigation
Acting for the directors of a listed company in an investigation conducted by the Stock Exchange and SFC.

Acted for an employee of a major bank in Hong Kong in relation to an investigation conducted by the HKMA on alleged mis-selling of financial products.

More: Regulation
Acting for a major Chinese bank in its capacity as a negotiating bank in relation to a dispute relating to letters of credit.

Acting for a major Chinese bank in its capacity as an issuing bank in relation to a dispute relating to letters of credit all the way up to the Court of Final Appeal.

Advised a major Australian bank on dispute in relation to letters of credit.

More: Finance


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