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Lijun (Annie) Yan
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
  • China Vanke on its participation in the $11.6 billion acquisition of Global Logistics Properties
  • IDG Capital, together with China Oceanwide, on its acquisition of International Data Group
  • China Lodging Group on its acquisition of Crystal Orange Hotel Holdings for approximately RMB3.65 billion ($531 million)
  • Tencent on its acquisition of a majority of shares of China Music Corporation and the combination of QQ Music and China Music Corporation
  • CNOOC Limited in its acquisition of Nexen Inc.
  • iQiyi’s $1.5 billion convertible notes financing
  • The buyer group on the going private transaction of KongZhong
  • UCAR Technology Inc. on its $550 million Series B equity financing
  • Tencent’s strategic partnership with and investment in 58.com
  • Cloudary Corporation’s strategic transaction with Carlyle and private placement to Goldman Sachs and Temasek of approximately $110 million
  • Shanda Games’ reorganization and business separation from Shanda Interactive
  • Temasek in connection with its $100 million minority investment in 21Vianet
  • iKang in a $100 million investment by Goldman Sachs and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
  • Baidu in its acquisition of an Internet company
  • CITIC Private Equity in its acquisition of a minority interest in a digital security company
  • Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of an insurance agency company
  • Warburg Pincus, IDG Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners and Shanda Capital in various private equity investments
Capital Markets
  • CNOOC Limited’s:
    • SEC-registered debt offering in 2015 ($3.8 billion)
    • SEC-registered debt offering in 2013 ($4 billion)
    • Global debt offering in 2012 ($2 billion)

Professional History

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

    Contact

    • 2201 China World Office 2
      1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue
      Chaoyang District
      Beijing
      100004
      P: +86 10 8567 5010
      F: +86 10 8567 5110

    Practice Focus

    Bar Admissions

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

    Education

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

    Languages

    • Mandarin
    • English