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Haiyang Zhao


Associate in our Corporate practice, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.

Haiyang’s practice focuses on securities offerings and exchange listings, as well as mergers and acquisitions transactions. He has advised a number of corporate and investment bank clients in Greater China on SEC-registered and non-registered securities offerings, as well as cross-border M&As. He also advises clients on ongoing regulatory and reporting requirements.

Experience highlights

  • Meican Group's $100 million Series E financing
  • Zai Lab's $857.5 million offering of ADSs and ordinary shares
  • New Horizon Health’s $263 million Hong Kong IPO
  • UP Fintech $183.1 million offering of American depositary shares

Haiyang's representations before joining Davis Polk include the following:

Capital Markets and Other Corporate Finance
  • ECMOHO’s $43.75 million U.S. IPO
  • Hepalink’s $523 million Hong Kong IPO
  • Kangji Medical’s $404 million Hong Kong IPO
  • Mulsanne Group’s $112.6 million Hong Kong IPO
  • AK Medical’s $64.4 million Hong Kong IPO
  • Foxconn Group's spin-off and listing of its subsidiary Foxconn Interconnect Technology on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Universal Medical’s $514 million Hong Kong IPO
  • Fuyao Glass’ $1.1 billion Hong Kong IPO
  • Ozner Water's $168 million Hong Kong IPO
  • Nirvana Asia’s $261 million Hong Kong IPO
  • A major Chinese home appliance retailer’s $250 million syndicate loan financing
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Foxconn Interconnect Technology’s $54.2 million purchase of certain preferred shares in Kantatsu from Sharp Corporation
  • WuXi PharmaTech’s $3.3 billion going private transaction
  • Shanda Games’ $1.9 billion going private transaction
  • BGP, Inc.’s investment in and a joint venture with ION Geophysical
  • A US listed company’s joint venture with a Chinese SOE affiliate
  • China Telecom
  • Air China
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LL.M., Harvard Law School
B.Ec., Tsinghua University
LL.B., Tsinghua University, School of Law
Professional history
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Davis Polk, 2021-present
  • Sullivan & Cromwell, 2014-2020
Qualifications and admissions
  • Hong Kong Law Society - Registered
  • State of New York
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