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ZEK Adds Partner Wendy Li to its Corporate and Regulatory Practices

ZEK warmly welcomes to Wendy Li, who has joined ZEK as a partner in its New York office. She was formerly a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Ms. Li focuses her practice on counseling major international financial institutions, multinational businesses, major swap participants, funds, as well as energy, real estate, health care, infrastructure and other firms active in capital markets, debt, preferred equity and project financing, derivatives trading, and hedge and private equity funds.

Ms. Li represents issuers and underwriters in publicly and privately offered high-yield, trust preferred, convertible, and exchangeable debt, equity, risk-linked and hybrid securities, as well as IPO and SPAC transactions. She counsels clients, including investment banks, on ’33 Act, ’34 Act, ’40 Act and myriad derivatives-related matters.

Ms. Li regularly represents clients before the Federal Reserve Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and various federal and state banking regulators. She is experienced with domestic and international bank regulatory mechanisms and their impact on wholesale and retail banking, securities, trust, and capital market operations. Ms. Li counsels international banks opening branches, agencies, representative offices and brokerage subsidiaries as well as establishing commercial paper and Yankee CD programs in the United States. She has assisted financial institutions in their establishment of BSA/AML and Volcker Rule Compliance programs. Ms. Li is also experienced with the Financial Holding Company Act, Bank Holding Company Act, Bank Merger Act, Change in Bank Control Act, Regulation K, Regulation Y, Regulation W, Basel III, and Dodd-Frank Act regulations.

Ms. Li’s merger and acquisitions experience includes representing acquirers and sellers in domestic and cross border transactions in a variety of industries, including banks, insurance, real estate, education, and aviation. She frequently represents Asian companies, including banks, real estate conglomerates and international education institutions, doing business in the United States.

Wendy has degrees from Peking University Law School (LL.B.), Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (LL.M.) and University of Oxford (M.Sc., Law and Finance).  She is admitted in New York and California.