Zhiyao Li
  1. Associate

Mr. Li  is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently assigned as a Legal Manager in Beijing. Mr. Li’s practice focuses on advising corporate clients and private equity funds on M&A matters. He also has experience advising on securities offerings and other corporate and financial matters. Mr. Li worked in the Hong Kong office of another leading international law firm prior to joining Davis Polk.

Work Highlights

  • GOJEK on its Series F funding round led by Google, JD.com and Tencent
  • Heineken’s entry into a strategic partnership with China Resources to join forces in China
  • Tencent on its investments in JD.com, MOGU Inc. and Linklogis
  • Temasek on its investment in WeWork China
  • Unitas Capital on the sale of Jiahao Foods to Huabao International Holdings

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2018
  • Latham & Watkins, 2016 - 2018

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Hong Kong Law Society - Registered


  • B.A., English, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2013
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2016


  • Mandarin