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Mara Li

B.A., B.Econ., M.A., J.D.

Barrister and Solicitor



Mara Li is a unique professional, bridging the worlds of law and finance. She practices corporate, commercial, real estate law and wealth preservation, with a special focus on commercial real estate acquisition and sales, financing, business acquisitions and sales, and estate planning. Prior to her legal career, Mara honed her financial skills as a top-tier financial analyst at leading global investment banks, specializing in M&A transactions, IPOs, and equity research.


Mara has extensive experience in the fields of law, finance and investment. She has worked as an investment banker at some of the leading global banks including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers; some of her key deal experiences include:


  • Bosideng International Holdings Limited's US$800 million HK IPO;

  • CNinsure Inc.’s US$184 million NYSE IPO;

  • China Unicom's disposal of CDMA assets and business to China Telecom at US$16 billion;

  • Agricultural Bank of China's US$22 billion HK IPO;

  • ICBC's US$1.68 billion H-share Rights Issue;


Mara's academic journey is a testament to her intellectual prowess and dedication to continuous learning. She completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees at Peking University and graduated as the top student at the University of Toronto with a Master's in environmental science. After leaving the finance career, Mara pursued her passion for law and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Windsor.


Bar Admission:

Ontario (2024)



Peking University (2006)

Peking University (2009)

University of Toronto (2014)

University of Windsor (2023)




Mara Li
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