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Michael Zhuoran Xu


Michael Zhuoran Xu

Registered Foreign Lawyer
Hong Kong

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

Michael’s practice focuses on advising corporate clients and private equity funds on M&A matters, including mergers, joint ventures, strategic investments and private equity transactions. He also has experience advising on CFIUS and regulatory matters.

He previously worked in our Washington DC and New York offices.

Experience highlights

  • Ingram Micro’s $7.2 billion acquisition by Platinum Equity
  • Kingsoft Cloud's acquisition of controlling interests in Camelot
  • Yili Group's HK$1.66 billion privatization of China ZhongDi Dairy
  • The buyer group on its going-private transaction of China Distance Education
  • Esco Lifesciences' $200 million Series A financing
  • EF Education First's majority investment by Permira in EF Kids & Teens business
  • Tencent’s pre-IPO equity investments in Kuaikan Comics
  • Ruby Tuesday’s contested acquisition by NRD Capital
  • Stewart’s proposed acquisition by Fidelity
  • Fogo de Chão’s acquisition by Rhône Capital
  • Emerson’s disposition of ClosetMaid to Griffon Corporation
  • ORIX Corporation’s acquisition of NXT Capital
  • Comodo Group’s acquisition by Francisco Partners
  • Pattern Energy’s acquisition of wind and solar projects in Japan
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J.D., Duke University School of Law
  • Member, Duke Law Journal
B.A., Economics, Peking University
LL.B., Peking University Law School
Professional history
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Davis Polk, 2015-present
  • Hong Kong office, 2018-present
  • New York office, 2016-2018
  • Washington DC office, 2015-2016
Qualifications and admissions
  • Hong Kong Law Society - Registered
  • State of New York
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