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Xia Li 李夏

Counsel 资深高级律师

Xia is counsel in our Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice. Xia specialises in complex corporate and commercial litigation, shareholders' disputes, fraud and investigatory matters and insolvency and restructuring matters in jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

Xia is experienced in advising clients on regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues. She has extensive experience handling high value dispute resolution matters for clients across the region, spanning a broad range of sectors, including banking and financial services, gaming and entertainment, construction and insurance.

Xia is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and is proficient in Dutch and French.

From 2018 to 2020, Xia worked in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, gaining significant experience on a variety of litigation, arbitration, restructuring and trusts matters.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • A Hong Kong listed company on the appointment of 'soft touch' provisional liquidators in a contested matter, together with the promotion of a subsequent restructuring plan
  • Various liquidations of Hong Kong listed companies incorporated in Bermuda, with experience representing liquidators/provisional liquidators and creditors
  • A UK listed company for its successful onshoring from the Cayman Islands to the UK, implemented by way of a Cayman Islands scheme of arrangement and associated capital reduction
  • Parallel funds in relation to seeking directions from the Cayman Islands courts regarding the distribution of assets
  • A trust on its trust administration and disclosure proceedings in the Cayman Islands
  • A fund in insolvency in its Privy Council proceedings in relation to the appeal of a Cayman Islands Court of Appeal decision on the commencement of related New York proceedings
  • A fund on its Cayman Islands seated arbitration using AAA Rules on a professional negligence matter
  • A major Chinese alternative asset management firm on a Cayman Islands expert opinion for CIETAC arbitration proceedings
  • A major PRC manufacturing group on BVI Court litigation and Hong Kong arbitration strategy and legal advice

Career

Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Xia practised as a dispute resolution specialist at another leading offshore law firm, in top US law firms and a 'Magic Circle' English law firm. She has worked in multiple major legal and financial centres, including London, New York, Beijing, Singapore and Hong Kong.

She graduated with a Law degree with honours from Robinson College, Cambridge University, attending on a full scholarship.

Xia was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2009, as an attorney at law in the Cayman Islands in 2018, as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2018, and as a Registered Associate of Bermuda in 2021. In addition, Xia was also admitted as a lawyer of Hong Kong in 2016 (currently non-practising) and New York in 2017 (currently non-practising).

 

李夏律师是我们争议解决和诉讼团队的资深高级律师。她的主要执业领域包括代理涉及到英属维尔京群岛,开曼群岛及百慕大法律下的复杂商业和公司诉讼,股东纠纷,欺诈调查以及破产和重组事务。

李律师在处理有关合规性,公司治理问题以及高价值的争议解决事务方面拥有丰富的经验 。她的客户来自不同行业领域,包括银行和金融服务,游戏和娱乐,建筑和保险。

李律师掌握流利的英语,普通话和粤语,并且熟悉荷兰语和法语。

2018年至2020年,李律师在开曼群岛和英属维尔京群岛工作,获取了诉讼、仲裁、重组和信托等方面的深度经验。

最近经历包括以下法律事务:

为一家香港上市公司在有债权人争议的情况下任命临时清盘人,以及执行随后的重组计划

涉及多个注册地点为百慕大的香港上市公司的清盘,有代表清盘人/临时清盘人以及债权人的经验

为一家英国上市公司成功使用重组安排计划和相关的减资从开曼群岛转移到英国

协助两个并列基金就资产分配在开曼群岛法院获取法院指示

为信托在开曼群岛提供信托管理和文件披露程序的法律意见

代表一个破产的基金在其在英国枢密院上诉开曼群岛上诉法院就纽约诉讼程序的判决的诉讼程序

代表一个基金在其开曼群岛使用美国仲裁协会规则的涉及专业疏忽事宜的仲裁

为一个主要中国另类资产管理公司就中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会仲裁程序提供开曼群岛专家意见

为一个主要中国生产公司集团就其英属维尔京群岛诉讼和香港仲裁提供策略和法律意见职业履历

在加入凯瑞奥信之前,李律师曾在另外一家顶尖离岸律师事务所,以及在美国顶级律师事务所和英国 “Magic Circle” 律师事务所担任争议解决专家。她曾在多个主要法律和金融中心工作,包括伦敦,纽约,北京,新加坡和香港。

李律师以全额奖学金毕业于剑桥大学,罗宾逊学院,获取了法律荣誉学位。

李律师在2009年获得英格兰及威尔士最高法院的律师资格,2018年获得开曼群岛的律师资格,2018年获得东加勒比最高法院(英属维尔京群岛)的律师资格,及2021年获得百慕大注册律师资格。此外,李律师还在2016年获得香港的律师资格(现未执业)以及在2017年获得纽约律师资格(现未执业)。

 

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