LI Shangze

Practice Areas

  • Construction & Real Property, Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution ;
  • Professional Services for Banking, Insurance, Trust and other Financial Institutions, and Corporate Governance;
  • Company M&A and Reorganization;
  • Enterprise Restructuring, Cooperation between Government and Social Capital;
  • Public Offering of Stocks, Listing Financing

Professional Experience

  • Acted as legal counsel to many district-level governments, including local governments of Yuzhong District, Jiulongpo District, Nan’an District, Liangjiang New District, etc.;
  • Advised a number of SOEs and listed companies such as Chongqing Cultural Assets Management Co., Ltd, Chongqing Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd., Chongqing Machinery & Electronics Holding (Group) Co., Ltd., SPIC Yuanda Water Service Co., Ltd., Chongqing Changjiang Shipping Co., Ltd., China Construction Seventh Engineering Division Corp., Ltd., Sichuan No.3 Construction Co., Ltd., Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd. and Runpeng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. (Lifan Group), and rendered professional services to ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., New China Trust Co., Ltd., Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Bank of Communications (BCM), Bank of China (BOC), China Construction Bank (CCB), Rural Commercial Bank, China Minsheng Bank Corp., Ltd. (CMBC) and other financial institutions as well as Chongqing Banking Association; especially, the mixed ownership reform project of Among them, the “full legal services for mixed ownership reforms project of Chongbin Food Co., Ltd. was rated as one of the “Classic Non-Litigation (Commercial Deal) Cases of Year 2015” by Chongqing Bar Association;
  • Having rich experience in representing lawsuits, and capable of using diversified alternatives to resolve disputes; her success rate hit 92% in 2014 and 2015;
  • Skilled in using professional expertise and experience to manage her team, and offering high-quality and efficient professional services for her clients;
  • Her team’s highly efficient services in Evergrande’s RMB 5.5 bn acquisition of CC Land and affiliated acquisitions have won high praise from her clients, resulting in great impact in the legal industry of Chongqing.

Work Experience

  • Partner, Grandall Law Firm
  • Partner, Haworth & Lexon Law Firm (Chongqing)
  • Deputy Director, Sichuan Zhishun Law Firm
  • Lawyer, Chongqing Kings Attorneys at Law
  • Lawyer, Chongqing Hengtai Law Firm
  • Assistant to GM, Chongqing Huifeng Assets Appraisal Co., Ltd

Education Background

  • Candidate Doctor of Laws, China University of Political Science and Law
  • EMBA, Chongqing University
  • Bachelor, Southwest University of Political Science and Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Deputy Director, Committee for Young Lawyers, Chongqing Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Chongqing Lawyer College

Other Titles & Positions

  • Council Member, Chongqing Young Entrepreneurs’ Association
  • Mediator, Chongqing Banking Association
  • Key Speaker, “Barrister Online” Column, Chongqing TV

Honor & Recognition

  • The 3rd Chongqing Top 10 Female Lawyers
  • Best Commercial Deal Lawyer 2016, Chongqing Bar Association
  • Classic Non-litigation (Commercial Deal) Case - for a mixed ownership reform project
  • Outstanding Secretary General of 2016, Chongqing Young Entrepreneurs' Association
  • Outstanding Member of 2014, Chongqing Young Entrepreneurs' Association


  • Explanation of the Judicial Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Contract for Sale and Purchase of Commodity Houses (as one of the writers), China Legal Publishing House;
  • Reflection and Reconstruction of China’s Protection System against Child Sexual Abuse (awarded “Excellent Paper” in the “Beautiful China & Road to Harmony - Seminar on Protection of the Lawful Rights and Interests of Women and Children” co-organized by Chongqing Bar Association and Chongqing Women’s Federation in 2013;
  • China’s Legislation Should Establish the Non-Litigation Procedural Mechanism for Action in Rem as Soon as Possible, Law Publishing House (awarded “Excellent Paper” in the “Seminar on Real Estate Legal Issues” co-hosted by Chongqing High People’s Court, Chongqing Municipal Bureau of Justice, Chongqing Association of Industry and Commerce).

Professional Qualification

  • Qualification of Independent Director


  • Chinese & English

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