Asian Legal Business has named Davis Polk partner Howard Zhang to its list of 2017 China Top M&A Lawyers. The list highlights the top 10 M&A lawyers at domestic and international law firms who not only have a solid foundation of knowledge and rich practical experiences, but also clear ideas and creative solutions.
Candidates were selected based on several criteria, including representative deals handled throughout their careers, major transactions from the past year, key clients, awards and accolades, and client feedback.
Zhang focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including public company M&A, private equity portfolio investments, buyouts, joint ventures and strategic investment transactions. He has represented leading PRC SOEs, entrepreneurial technology companies and multinational companies in some of the most significant cross-border M&A transactions, including IDG Capital’s acquisition of International Data Group together with China Oceanwide, Huatai Securities’ acquisition of AssetMark, Dalian Wanda’s acquisition of AMC and CNOOC’s acquisition of Nexen.