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Antony Dapiran
Mr. Dapiran is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on securities offerings, private equity and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Dapiran has advised on many of the largest and most complex initial public offerings (IPOs) in the China market, on transactions raising in aggregate more than US$70 billion, including the IPOs of Agricultural Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the largest China IPOs to date.

Work Highlights

Capital Markets
  • Qingdao Ports’ US$322 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Everbright Bank's Hong Kong IPO – the largest Hong Kong IPO in 2013
  • China Cinda Asset Management on its US$2.5 billion IPO and Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing
  • People's Insurance Company (Group) of China on its US$3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering – the largest Hong Kong IPO for 2011 and 2012
  • China Galaxy Securities on its US$1.1 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Nonferrous Mining Corporation on its US$252 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Yongda Automobiles Services on its US$215 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Agricultural Bank of China Limited on its US$22.1 billion global offering and dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai
  • The underwriters on the US$21.9 billion global offering of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China – the first simultaneous dual Hong Kong and Shanghai listing
  • The underwriters on the US$9.2 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering of China Construction Bank
  • The Hong Kong Stock Exchange IPOs of China Longyuan Power Group, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, Yingde Gases Group, Want Want China Holdings, China Communications Services, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China Oilfield Services, MTR Corporation
  • China Oilfield Services on its US$759 million placement of H shares
  • Huadian Huxin Energy on its US$222 million placement of H shares
  • The underwriters in connection with the US$405 million placement of H shares by Huaneng Power
  • PetroChina Company Limited on its US$2.7 billion accelerated bookbuild follow-on offering of H shares
  • CNOOC on its US$4 billion SEC-registered guaranteed notes offering
  • Nexteer Automotive on its US$250 million high-yield bond offering
  • China Hongqiao Group on two high-yield senior note offerings
  • Shimao Property Holdings Limited on its US$600 million high-yield bond offering
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tencent on its investment in LotSynergy
  • CNOOC on its US$15.1 billion acquisition of Nexen
  • Alcoa on the US$1.97 billion disposal of its 6.9% stake in Aluminum Corporation of China(Chalco)
  • MAN on their €560 million acquisition of a 25% stake in Sinotruk, and related strategic cooperation
  • Tianjin Port Development Holdings on its US$1.4 billion acquisition of a 56.81% interest in Shanghai-listed Tianjin Port Holdings
  • China Construction Bank Corporation on its US$1.25 billion acquisition of Bank of America Asia’s retail banking business in Hong Kong and Macau
  • Deutsche Bank and Sal. Oppenheim on their US$329 million strategic investment in Huaxia Bank and related cooperation projects
  • Clarity Partners on various investments in China
Corporate Advisory
  • Fortune China 100 companies, including CNOOC, PICC Group, China Nonferrous Mining Corporation and China Construction Bank on various Hong Kong Stock Exchange regulatory, compliance and general corporate matters


Mr. Dapiran was identified as “an emerging star” in the March 2010 American Lawyer article entitled, “The New China Hands.”

He is consistently recognized for his work in the legal industry:

  • Chambers Asia
  • IFLR1000
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500
  • Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2010-present
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 1999-2010 (Partner, 2008-2010)


  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Hong Kong Solicitors
    The Hong Kong Club Building
    3A Chater Road, 18/F
    Hong Kong
    P: +852-2533-3306
    F: +852-2533-1706

Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales


  • Diploma in International Economic Law, Peking University, 1998
  • B.A., LL.B.(Hons.), University of Melbourne, 1999


  • Mandarin