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 is highly regarded for her strong track record in handling investment-grade and high-yield debt issuances, as well as debt restructuring transactions.
Carrie has been recognized as a “Leading Individual” in capital markets (debt and high-yield) by Chambers Greater China Region and Chambers Asia-Pacific, and is also recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Carrie is regarded by clients as being “very resourceful.” “She has the intellectual curiosity to offer a very thorough and sometimes different perspective on things; she thinks outside the box and builds a consensus amongst different partners,” one client said in the Chambers Greater China Region 2023 edition. She is also praised as having “solid professional knowledge and a strong sense of responsibility.” Another added: “She gained her experience by handling the most complicated client situations in Asia. She is impressive."
China Business Law Journal has also named Carrie to its “A-List Top 100 Lawyers” for her continued outstanding performance in 2022. Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2018 also commended Sidley’s role in China Evergrande Group’s offshore corporate restructuring, led by Carrie, for navigating regulatory hurdles to “pursue a unique restructuring strategy.” A client notes that “Carrie Li is one of leading lawyers in the DCM high-yield property sector.”
Apart from capital markets transactions, Carrie also works closely with other Sidley lawyers on loan financing, investments, M&As, fund formation, regulatory and compliance matters, and more.
Carrie speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.