Beijing, February 22, 2021 – Davis Polk today announced that leading Hong Kong capital markets lawyer Jason Xu will join the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department in Beijing.
“We are delighted that Jason will be joining Davis Polk,” said Neil Barr, Davis Polk’s Managing Partner. “He will join our outstanding team of lawyers in China. Demand for elite Hong Kong law advice continues to grow, and Jason adds important bench strength that will further enable us to deliver the highest level of service to our clients in the region.”
Mr. Xu will join Davis Polk from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he serves as deputy head of equity capital markets in China. His practice focuses on equity capital markets matters, including Hong Kong IPOs, rights issuances and follow-on offerings. He also advises on domestic and cross-border public and private M&A and regulatory matters. Mr. Xu has experience across a broad range of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, financials, industrials and real estate.
“Jason will be a tremendous addition to our team in Beijing,” said Howard Zhang, head of Davis Polk’s Beijing office. “His impressive experience in Hong Kong corporate matters will be of great value to our clients.”
“Jason is a dynamic and exceptionally skilled lawyer, and one of the preeminent corporate practitioners in China,” said Li He, co-head of Davis Polk’s Greater China practice. “He will be an excellent complement to our market-leading team and will anchor the future of our Beijing presence.”
Jason Xu said, “I am honored to be joining Davis Polk. I have long been impressed with the phenomenal team of lawyers here in China, and I look forward to helping the firm extend its reach in Hong Kong capital markets work.”
Mr. Xu received a B.A. from China University of Political Science and Law in 2003 and a B.A. from the University of Oxford in 2006. A native Mandarin speaker, Mr. Xu is also fluent in English and Cantonese.
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About Davis Polk’s China Practice.
Davis Polk is a leading global law firm in China, handling transactions and disputes for Chinese corporates, multinationals, funds and financial institutions. Our clients rely on us for our commercial-minded and creative advice in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions, as well as in investigations, enforcement and disputes. Our team combines in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market with extensive international experience.
We boast one of the largest presences among the top global law firms in China, with more than 100 legal professionals in Beijing and Hong Kong. Substantially all of our lawyers are native or fluent Chinese speakers. We offer a fully integrated platform advising on U.S., Hong Kong and English law.