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Albert Li


CMS China
Beijing Representative Office
Room 1909, China Youth Plaza No. 19
Dongsanhuan North Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100026
Languages Mandarin, English, Chinese

Albert Li is a partner in CMS's Beijing and HK office and heads the practice of cross border matters for mainland Chinese and HK clients.

Albert has extensive experience of acting for HNWIs, funds, property companies, and developers in all kinds of investment, development and finance transactions. In particular, Albert has extensive experience in acting for mainland China and Hong Kong clients investing into the UK real estate market. 

He is a native speaker of both Chinese Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese.

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Relevant experience

  • R&F Properties (HK: 2777) to purchase their 3 development sites in London, including Vauxhall Square (£157.77m), Nine Elms Square (£470m) and One Nine Elms (£300m).
  • China Resources Land (HK: 1109) on their joint venture with Colony North Star to purchase 20 Gresham Street for £312m;
  • Cheung Kei Group to purchase 20 Canada Square for £410m.
  • Hao Tian Development (HK: 0474) to purchase 55 Mark Lane for £130m.
  • Beijing Capital Development Holdings to purchase 30 Crown Place for £210m and Fleet Place House for £96.5m and disposal for £114m.
  • Tian An China Investment (HK: 0028) to purchase South Place Hotel for £67m.
  • King Board Chemical (HK: 0148) to purchase Moor Place for £271m.
  • SRE Group (HK: 1207) to purchase 41 Tower Hill for £84.5m and its joint venture with Regal Homes on a residential development in London.
  • Cindat Capital on its joint Venture to purchase QHotel portfolio for £525m and care homes portfolio for over £600m; 
  • Cindat Capital to acquire and dispose of 30 South Colonnade for over £120m.
  • A HK investor to acquire Forum, 33 Gutter Lane for over £80m.
  • A HK family office to acquire 10 Fenchurch Street for over £94m. 
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  • 2009 - GDL and LPC., College of Law, London.
  • 2005 – LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, London.
  • 2004 – Jurist Master., Zhejiang University.
  • 2001 – Bachelor of Business Administration., Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics.
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