Clients turn to us for advice on their most complex and innovative transactions, critical investigations and disputes, and challenging regulatory issues throughout Asia.

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

From our offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo, we partner with clients on transactions including headline-making IPOs, complex high-yield offerings and ground-breaking acquisitions. Our Asia litigation, enforcement and compliance practice has one of the largest teams on the ground in Hong Kong.

Our clients benefit from our extensive firsthand knowledge of local markets, rules and customs, as well as our direct and dynamic links with our Davis Polk colleagues around the globe. Our clients are companies in all major markets and sectors, governments and government-owned entities, leading private equity and asset management houses, and all of the leading international and Asian financial institutions.

Beyond China and Japan, we do significant, high-profile work in India, Southeast Asia and Korea.

Learn more about our work in China and Japan.


  • 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