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Barbara Li


Norton Rose Fulbright

Barbara Li is a lawyer and partner based in the Beijing office of Norton Rose LLP, specialising in corporate and TMT matters. Barbara has practised in the Beijing and London offices of leading international law firms for almost 20 years and has previously worked as a senior in-house counsel at Ericsson (China) Co. Ltd.

Barbara focuses her practice on cross-border corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, development of major projects and drafting and negotiation support on complex transactions. She has counselled many multinational enterprises and major Chinese companies and financial institutions on cybersecurity, data protection and data privacy, big data and cloud computing.

Barbara currently leads the firm’s award-winning China TMT and FinTech practice and she is noted for her “extensive experience in complex TMT regulatory issues” by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019. She is also recommended as a leading individual for M&A transactions in the China market by Legal500. In addition, she is ranked as a recommended practitioner in the 2011-2018 editions of IFLR 1000 and the 2010-2011 editions of PLC Which Lawyer. Barbara is regularly invited to industry platforms to speak on China regulatory and legal developments in the TMT sector. Because of her deep knowledge and expertise in China cybersecurity and data privacy matters, she is appointed the vice-chair of the Cybersecurity Sub-working Group of the EU Chamber of Commerce.

She is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and also holds the PRC Bar Qualification Certificate.