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Yilong Li

Yi Long Li

Associate (Australia)

Yi Long is an experienced commercial litigator with a broad range of experience across a number of high profile matters in both Australia and UK.

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Experience

Yi Long is an experienced commercial litigator who has advised clients from across a number of sectors. He has acted for clients in both prosecuting and defending high profile disputes across a number of Australia jurisdictions, as well as proceedings in England.

Yi Long's experience include claims arising out of M&A transactions and IPOs, complex contractual and tortious claims and injunction proceedings, often in expedited circumstances. He has also worked on a number of class actions involving financial sector clients, royal commissions, and has also advised on FOI, Australian Consumer Law, product recalls and country of origin labelling.

His recent experience includes advising:

  • Post Office Ltd in connection with the Historical Shortfall Scheme set up for sub-postmasters in the UK.
  • The shareholders of travel payments company Optal in an expedited claim before the High Court of Justice in England relating to an SPA dispute where the US buyer sought to rely on the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic as an MAE.
  • National Australia Bank in relation to an insurance claim in the Federal Court arising out of a customer redress scheme relating to the sale of interest rate hedging products.
  • A large healthcare provider on the Aged Care Royal Commission.
  • Australia and New Zealand Bank in a Federal Court class action brought by 7-Eleven franchisees alleging breaches of the Code of Banking Practice and unconscionable conduct.
  • National Australia Bank in relation to the Banking Royal Commission.
  • A defendant in Victorian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal proceedings against negligence and breach of duty claims brought by United Petroleum arising from United's failed IPO processes in 2014 to 2016.
  • Wilson Security in relation to the Manus Island Class Action.
  • An international partnership seeking to enforce restraint of trade covenants before the NSW Supreme Court against a group of former partners.

 

Background

Yi Long holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.

Yi Long joined the firm in 2015 and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and qualified to practice as an Australian legal practitioner, including in the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. Yi Long became a Senior Associate in 2019 and has been on secondment in the firm's London office since March 2020.