About the Office
Our Beijing office, which opened in early 2007, is a key element of Davis Polk’s highly successful practice in China.
In our leading China capital markets practice, our Beijing lawyers have guided both issuer and underwriter clients through some of the China’s largest and most innovative cross-border securities offerings, from the major state-owned privatizations of the 1990s to today’s hottest startup IPOs. Our Beijing lawyers are also an essential element of our market-leading Asia DCM practice, including investment-grade bond deals for China’s largest SOEs to complex high-yield bond offerings for China’s dynamic young companies.
Our China M&A/Private Equity practice, led by Beijing partner Howard Zhang, has been at the cutting edge of the industry for more than a decade. We have extensive experience advising Chinese companies and funds on significant acquisitions and strategic investments outside China (including national security and antitrust matters), as well as international investors and funds in structuring and documenting their inbound investments and joint ventures. Our Beijing lawyers have deep knowledge of the local rules and market dynamics, and are supported by our global transactional, regulatory, tax, IP, real estate and environmental teams.
Many of our lawyers resident in Beijing are admitted in the United States and Hong Kong; all are native speakers of Chinese, including Chinese dialects such as Shanghainese, and are of course fluent in English.