Davis Polk’s involvement in China dates back to the end of the Qing Dynasty, when the firm worked on financing transactions for the construction of railways in China. Among the top global firms, we now have one of the largest presences in China, with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong.
One-Stop U.S., Hong Kong and English Law Services
Our sophisticated and fully integrated U.S., Hong Kong and English law platform makes our China practice one of the best among international firms. With our one-stop law services and the firm’s strong cross-practice collaboration, our Asia-Pacific practice provides our Chinese clients with one of the most efficient full-service global law firms in China today.
We offer a broad range of world-class practices:
Our top-ranking international capital markets practice in China has made us the go-to firm in this sector. Our extensive experience includes advising on some of the largest and most complex securities offerings ever by Chinese issuers, including Hong Kong and U.S. IPOs, rights offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, convertible and exchangeable debt securities, and complex liability management exercises.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
We are a market leader for M&A work in China, renowned for our work on complex cross-border transactions, including both public and private M&A, joint ventures, spinoffs, privatizations, direct investments, buyouts and private equity. We have advised on some of the largest ever China outbound transactions in history and have extensive experience with China inbound deals.
CHINA ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIONS AND ADVISORY
We have one of the largest and most highly regarded enforcement and litigation practices in Asia. Our China enforcement, investigation and advisory team offers clients a distinctive platform of regulatory, dispute resolution and litigation advice covering both U.S. and Hong Kong legal and regulatory matters.
Leading investment banks, multinational corporations and government-related entities around the globe turn to us to handle a range of global enforcement and litigation matters including, but not limited to, major cross-border investigative and arbitration work and highest-stakes civil and criminal litigation. We also work side by side with major Chinese corporations to develop effective compliance programs, prepare policies and procedures to control risk, investigate potential misconduct, deal with regulatory authorities in multiple jurisdictions and devise strategies for remedial action.
Time-Tested Client Relationships
We have strong relationships with numerous state-owned and private Chinese companies, financial institutions, government agencies as well as many other multinational companies that are active in China.
Knowledgeable and Experienced Professionals
We have one of the largest contingencies of bilingual Mandarin- and English-speaking lawyers amongst peer firms in China. Our legal team in China combines in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market with leading international experience. Our lockstep compensation structure ensures seamless collaboration worldwide between different teams, offices and practices.