Prior to joining Brunswick, she was a partner at two international law firms. She started her career in government at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now the Ministry of Commerce) in Beijing before becoming Deputy Director of Foreign Trade at the former State Commission for Economy and Trade (SETC).
Li Hua has experience in handling complex international issues and investment disputes, including WTO-related affairs and international trade remedies and has advised well-known multinational companies in their investments in China across consumer, telecoms, oil & gas, industrial and car manufacturing sectors. She has also assisted Chinese state owned enterprises and private companies in their outbound investments.
She acted as legal advisor in the first WTO dispute with the United States in the WTO Panel and has advised more than 3,000 European companies in the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy procedures initiated by MOFCOM against wine originating from the European Union (EU).
Li Hua is an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and a board member of the International Board on Economic Regulations (IBER) initiated by the Foundation for Civil Law.