Ran Li
  1. Counsel

Mr. Li is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Beijing. His practice focuses on representing both issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions, including U.S. and Hong Kong initial public offerings. He has also advised clients on private equity and mergers and acquisitions transactions in Asia.

Work Highlights

Equity offerings
  • X Financial's $104.5 million U.S. IPO
  • Meituan Dianping's $4.22 billion Hong Kong IPO
  • 51 Credit Card's $130 million Hong Kong IPO
  • Sogou Inc.’s $585 million U.S. IPO
  • Yihai International’s $111 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Legend Holdings on its $1.96 billion Hong Kong IPO
  • CAR Inc. on its $468 million Hong Kong IPO
  • Zhaopin Limited on its $76 million U.S. IPO
  • Qingdao Port on its $376 million Hong Kong IPO
  • The People’s Insurance Company (Group) Of China Limited on its $3.1 billion Hong Kong IPO
  • Longfor Properties on its Hong Kong IPO
  • Fabrinet on its $53.2 million SEC-registered secondary offering
  • Xueda Education Group on its SEC-registered follow-on offering 
Debt Offerings
  • China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited:
    • $1 billion notes offering (in 2017)
    • $1 billion notes offering (in 2016)
    • $500 million notes offering (in 2015)
  • Sinopec Group:
    • $3.25 Billion Guaranteed Senior Notes Offering (in 2017)
    • guaranteed senior notes offering (in 2016)
    • guaranteed senior notes offering (in 2015)
    • $5 billion notes offering (in 2014)
    • senior notes offering (in 2013)
    • $550 million senior notes offering (in 2012)
  • CNOOC Limited:
    • $3.8 billion SEC-registered guaranteed notes offering (in 2015)
    • $4 billion SEC-registered guaranteed notes offering (in 2014)
    • $4 billion SEC-registered guaranteed notes offering (in 2013)
  • Shandong Ruyi Technology Group on its $250 million senior notes offering
  • CAR Inc on its $300 million notes offering and $500 million senior notes offering
  • COFCO Land on its $800 Million senior notes offering
  • CNPC General Capital Limited’s guaranteed senior notes offering
  • Meituan Corporation on its strategic cooperation with DianPing Holdings Ltd. 
  • IDG, Warburg Pincus and Baidu in several private investments and M&A transactions, including Baidu's acquisition of PPStream, Inc.


  • IFLR1000 – M&A, Capital Markets (Equity):Notable Practitioner

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2011

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Beijing Ministry of Justice - Registered


  • B.A., Law, Renmin University of China, 2007
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2010


  • English