Davis Polk is one of the preeminent global legal advisers in the Asia Pacific region. With more than 100 lawyers in Asia, including 12 partners, we have one of the largest local presences of any U.S. firm.

From our offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo, we advise clients from across Asia and around the world on their most complex and innovative transactions, critical investigations and disputes, and challenging regulatory issues.

While we draw upon deep reserves of first-hand knowledge of local markets, rules and customs, we also maintain direct and dynamic links with our partners in New York, London, Washington DC, and other key financial and regulatory hubs.

Our clients in Asia include companies in all major markets and sectors, governments and government-owned entities, all leading international financial institutions active in Asia, and all major Chinese financial institutions.


  • Asian Lawyer – Asia Legal Awards
    • International Law Firm of the Year, 2017 - 2018
    • Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year, 2018
    • Securities Firm of the Year, 2017
    • Disputes Team of the Year, 2015
  • FinanceAsia Awards
    • Best M&A Law Firm, 2017
    • Best Law Firm, 2016
    • Best Law Firm, Japan 2017
  • IFLR Asia Awards
    • Most Innovative US Firm of the Year, 2014 - 2017
    • Equity Team of the Year, 2016 - 2017
    • China Practice of the Year, 2016
    • Financial Services Regulatory Team of the Year, 2015
  • Asian Counsel In-house counsel survey
    • Firm of the Year for Hong Kong Capital Markets, 2016
  • Chambers Asia Awards
    • Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year, 2015
  • China Law & Practice Awards
    • Capital Markets Firm of the Year, 2017