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Miranda So


Co-head of Asia (excluding Japan). Represents clients in complex, high-value M&A and private equity matters in Greater China and across Asia.

Miranda is the co-head of our practice in Asia (excluding Japan), covering the firm’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices. She also leads our Asia M&A and private equity practice.

Miranda acts for global and Asian companies and investment funds in cross-border M&A transactions, strategic acquisitions and investments, foreign direct investments, pre-IPO financings, joint ventures, going-private transactions, PIPEs, private equity and special situation transactions, restructurings, and other securities and general corporate matters. She also advises clients on regulatory matters involving antitrust and competition, CFIUS and foreign investment reviews, and anti-corruption compliance.

Miranda’s work has been recognized by publications including Chambers, IFLR, Asian Legal Business and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Clients quoted by Chambers say Miranda is “exceptional” and “sharp in negotiations” and “can always think creatively to structure a deal and identify the issues.”


China Antitrust Review 2022



IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards – “Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame,” 2023

Chambers Global and Greater China Region – Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-Based (International Firms), China

Chambers Greater China Region – Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms), China

Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Corporate (Including M&A), Hong Kong

Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Private Equity, Hong Kong

IFLR1000 – M&A, Private Equity, Hong Kong and New York, Highly Regarded

IFLR1000 – Hong Kong “Women Leaders,” 2022

Asian Legal Business – "Asia’s Top 15 Female Lawyers," 2022

Asian Legal Business – “Dealmakers of Asia," 2020 and 2021

Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards – “Young Lawyer of the Year,” 2017

Law360 – “Rising Star: M&A,” 2016

J.D., Harvard Law School
  • magna cum laude
B.S., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
  • summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
M.S., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
  • summa cum laude
Professional history
  • Partner, 2011-present
  • Davis Polk since 2003
Qualifications and admissions
  • Hong Kong
  • State of New York
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