2010: The firm serves as an essential resource for major financial institutions as the new Dodd-Frank Act and its many associated regulations bring sweeping changes to the financial services sector.
2010: Davis Polk launches its Hong Kong law practice.
2010: We obtain a $45 million jury verdict in favor of our client, VNUS Medical Technologies, in connection with its efforts to enforce its patents in the field of venous reflux disease treatment.
2010: We represent Hyundai Heavy Industries, the manufacturer of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, in multidistrict litigation arising out of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
2010: In two of the biggest IPOs to date, we advise the lead managers on the $23.1 billion IPO of General Motors and advise the Agricultural Bank of China on its $22.1 billion IPO.
2010: We advise Comcast in connection with its $37.5 billion NBCUniversal joint venture with General Electric.
2011: The firm opens its first office in Latin America, in São Paulo, Brazil.
2012: Davis Polk launches its English law practice in London to complement our English law practices in Hong Kong and Brazil.
2012: We receive an extremely favorable settlement for the partners of Sterling Equities, owners of the New York Mets, their families and affiliated entities in the Madoff Trustee Litigation.
2012: Davis Polk advises the joint administrators and liquidators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) and its U.K. Lehman affiliates in connection with over $50 billion of claims in the U.S. chapter 11 cases and over $10 billion of claims in the largest Securities Investor Protection Act case in history.
2013: We advise the U.S. Treasury, as selling shareholder, on the $20.7 billion common stock offering of AIG.
2013: In the contested cross-border reorganization of Japan’s Elpida Memory, we obtain for the company the first recognition of a Japanese reorganization plan under chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
2016: We obtain a winning decision for the 33 underwriters of the Facebook IPO, in an important ruling for the IPO market.
2017: The firm advises Telia in one of the largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resolutions, involving allegations that employees paid bribes to enter the Uzbekistan market. The global settlement included resolutions with the DOJ, SEC and Dutch and Swedish authorities.
2018: We advise Comcast on its successful contested $40 billion acquisition of European consumer entertainment company Sky.
2018: In two big healthcare transactions, we advise Aetna on its $77 billion acquisition by CVS Health and Shire on its $62 billion acquisition by Takeda Pharmaceutical.
2018-2019: In a strong market for new securities offerings, we advise issuers or underwriters of numerous transactions, including the groundbreaking direct New York Stock Exchange listing of Spotify Technology and the IPOs of SoftBank and Uber Technologies.