Davis Polk’s respected and long-established practice in China is ideally suited to keep pace with the PRC’s new position as the world’s second-largest economic power. Active in China for nearly a century, we have offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. Through our China practice, which now consists of more than 60 lawyers in the region, the firm has been extensively involved in transactions throughout China, with a particular focus on the mainland. Our practice is unique in that we are able to combine our presence and extensive experience in China with a leading global practice in complex, cross-border securities, M&A and strategic investment transactions.
Long one of the leading U.S. law practices in China, Davis Polk converted its Hong Kong office to a Hong Kong Law Practice in 2010, adding top-tier Hong Kong and English law capabilities. As the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as the premier listing venue worldwide, this move has given our clients in China an unrivalled one-stop source for highly sophisticated local and global transactional and corporate law advice. Our lawyers in Hong Kong are admitted in both New York and Hong Kong. We also have lawyers admitted in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
In December 2012, Davis Polk launch its global Enforcement and Litigation practice in Hong Kong with the arrival of partners Martin Rogers and James Wadham, two of Asia’s leading litigators. This will further exemplify the firm’s strategic focus on delivering the best lawyers, providing the most critical advice, to the most sophisticated clients in the world’s major financial centers.
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Our lawyers in Hong Kong and Beijing offer our clients in China a truly unique combination of global resources and perspective and extensive local experience and market knowledge. A majority of our lawyers in our China practice speak Mandarin and a number also speak Cantonese and/or Shanghainese. All of the partners in our China offices are recognized as top lawyers within their respective practice areas by client, peers and regulators alike.
We have developed strong relationships with numerous Chinese companies across every sector and at varying stages of size and position within the marketplace.