Lijun (Annie) Yan
  1. Counsel - Registered Foreign Lawyer

Ms. Yan is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Beijing. She has extensive experience representing companies and investment funds in a variety of M&A and private equity transactions, including pre-IPO financings, buyouts, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions and strategic investments. She also advises clients on cross-border securities and general corporate matters.

Work Highlights

M&A and Private Equity
  • The buyer group on its going-private transaction of China Distance Education
  • Megvii Technology on its pre-IPO financing
  • Vanke Services on the formation of a joint venture with Cushman & Wakefield
  • Tongcheng on its combination with E-dragon
  • China Vanke on its participation in the $11.6 billion acquisition of Global Logistics Properties
  • China Lodging Group on its $531 million acquisition of Crystal Orange Hotel
  • iQiyi on its $1.53 billion convertible notes financing
  • Kong Zhong’s private transaction
  • IDG Capital, together with China Oceanwide, on its acquisition of International Data Group
  • Tencent on its acquisition of a majority of shares of China Music Corporation and the combination of QQ Music and China Music Corporation
  • IDG Capital on its investment in DMALL
  • UCAR Technology on its $550 million Series B equity financing
  • Temasek on its $100 million minority investment in 21Vianet
  • iQiyi on its issuance of $400 million Series F preferred shares to Baidu and Xiaomi
  • Shanda Investment on the sale of shares in Cloudary Corporation to a buyer consortium
  • Warburg Pincus on its strategic partnership with Baosteel Gases
  • Tencent on its strategic partnership with and investment in
  • Shanda Games’ reorganization and business separation from Shanda Interactive
  • Cloudary Corporation on its $110 million private placement to Goldman Sachs and Temasek
  • CNOOC on its acquisition of Nexen
  • Baidu on its acquisition of an Internet company
  • CITIC Private Equity on its acquisition of a minority interest in a digital security company
  • iKang on its issuance of $100 million Series F preferred shares to Goldman Sachs and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
  • iSoftStone’s private transaction
  • Temasek on its investment in
  • Warburg Pincus on its acquisition of an insurance agency company
  • Warburg Pincus, IDG Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners and Shanda Capital in various private equity investments
Capital Markets
  • Tongcheng-Elong's $180 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Puxin's $140.8 million initial public offering and NYSE listing
  • CNOOC:
    • $3.8 billion SEC-registered debt offering (in 2015)
    • $4 billion SEC-registered debt offering (in 2013)
    • $2 billion global debt offering (in 2012)


  • Legal 500 - Corporate and M&A (Foreign firms) - Next Generation Lawyers

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2011
  • O’Melveny & Meyers, 2007-2010

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Beijing Ministry of Justice - Registered


  • LL.B., International Business Law, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2000
  • LL.M., University of International Business and Economics, 2003
  • LL.M., University of Michigan Law School, 2007


  • Mandarin
  • English