CARRIE LI focuses primarily on international public offerings and private placements of securities. She has represented both issuers and underwriters in debt and equity securities offerings and related compliance matters. She has significant experience in high-yield debt offerings and debt restructuring transactions.
Carrie has been recognized as leading lawyer for capital markets by several publications, including Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global, and IFLR1000. In Chambers Asia Pacific 2021, a client praised Carrie’s ability to “manage the whole situation well, including any complicated situations.” In the 2020 edition, a client says “she is really professional, she can really help us. I was most impressed regarding the bond terms, which they assisted us in designing. I can tell she really knows the business.” Financial Times also commended Sidley in FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Report 2018 for navigating regulatory hurdles to “pursue a unique restructuring strategy” for China Evergrande Group’s offshore restructuring, which Carrie led.
Apart from capital markets transactions, Carrie also works closely with other Sidley lawyers on loan financing, investments, M&A, fund formation, regulatory and compliance matters, and more.
Carrie speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.