Joyce Li is an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Dentons Hong Kong office.  She specializes in complex and multijurisdictional commercial court litigation and arbitration and has substantial experience in handling shareholders' disputes, derivative actions against directors, winding up and bankruptcy proceedings, contractual disputes and construction disputes. She has frequently advised leading banking and financial institutions, listed companies, state owned enterprises, insurance company, insurance brokers and high net worth individuals.

Prior to joining Dentons Hong Kong LLP, Joyce was an Assistant Solicitor in the dispute resolution department of a leading PRC law firm and had regularly acted for major corporations in Asia Pacific.


Commercial disputes

  • A leading PRC bank: Successfully opposed an anti-suit injunction application in relation to a multijurisdictional commercial disputes involving a claim of over USD20 million in both the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal.
  • Over 10 companies: Defended over 10 companies in a series of high profile litigation proceedings relating to a family settlement agreement for the estate of a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist in Hong Kong.
  • A company: Acted for a company in suing the estate of a well-known Hong Kong entrepreneur for misappropriation of company's funds and breach of director's duties.
  • A private equity firm: Represented a private equity firm as claimant in HKIAC arbitration in a dispute arising from an investment in the PRC by way of loan and successfully obtained favourable arbitral award. The claim exceeded USD30 million.
  • A PRC finance leasing company: Advised in a dispute arising from breach of a Boeing aircraft financial lease by aircraft hirer. The amount of claim exceeded US$88 million.
  • The Hong Kong subsidiary of a PRC listed lithium product supplier: Defended the company against the subsidiary of a listed Australian company in disputes arising from breach of share purchase agreement.
  • A celebrity in Hong Kong: Advised in a construction dispute against the main contractor for interior decoration works. The amount in dispute exceeded HK$100 million.
  • A leading global supplier of silicone products: Advised in the recovery of outstanding sums under an agreement for sale and purchase of silicone products.
  • A corporate trader of scientific equipment in legal proceedings: Represented the company against its former employee for misappropriation of funds. Obtained judgment of over US$2.5 million and disclosure order against bank of former employee to trace the funds.
  • A company: Acted for a company in opposing a high profile leave application to commence derivative action against a leader in the Hong Kong business community for breach of director's duties.
  • A listed company engaging in trading of oil and nature gas in Hong Kong: Advised in in handling a leave application to commence derivative action against 2 of its directors.

Winding up and bankruptcy

  • Shareholders of a well-known manufacturer and exporter of electric fans: Defended shareholders of the company in winding up proceedings commenced on the basis of unfair prejudice.
  • A licenced money lender: Represented the company as petitioner in Hong Kong on recovery of debts and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • A leading global silicone supplier: Represented the company as petitioner and obtained a winding up order against its debtor.

Activities and Affiliations

Prior and Present Employment

  • Associate, Dentons Hong Kong LLP, 2018 - present
  • Associate, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Hong Kong, 2016 - 2018
  • Trainee, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Hong Kong, 2014 - 2016