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Antony Dapiran
Partner
Mr. Dapiran is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on securities offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Dapiran has advised on many of the largest and most complex initial public offerings (IPOs) in the China market, on transactions raising in aggregate more than $70 billion, including the IPOs of Agricultural Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the largest China IPOs to date.

Work Highlights

Capital Markets
  • CICC's $708 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Legend Holdings’ $1.96 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering

  • 3SBio’s $712 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering

  • Qingdao Ports’ $322 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering

  • China Everbright Bank's $3.1 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering – the largest Hong Kong IPO in 2013

  • China Cinda Asset Management's $2.5 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • People's Insurance Company (Group) of China's $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering – the largest Hong Kong IPO for 2011 and 2012
  • China Galaxy Securities' $1.1 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Nonferrous Mining Corporation's $252 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Yongda Automobiles Services' $215 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Agricultural Bank of China's $22.1 billion global offering and dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's $21.9 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering – the first simultaneous dual Hong Kong and Shanghai listing
  • China Construction Bank's $9.2 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • The Hong Kong IPOs of China Longyuan Power, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, Yingde Gases Group, Want Want China, China Communications Services, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China Oilfield Services, MTR Corporation
  • China Oilfield Services' $759 million placement of H shares
  • Huadian Huaxin Energy's $222 million placement of H shares
  • Huaneng Power's $405 million placement of H shares Agricultural Bank of China's RMB80 billion convertible preferred stock offering
  • CNOOC's:
    • $4 billion SEC-registered guaranteed notes offering
    • $3.8 billion SEC-registered guaranteed notes offering
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • CNOOC's $17.9 billion acquisition of Nexen
Corporate Advisory
  • Fortune China 100 companies, including CNOOC, PICC Group, Agricultural Bank of China, China Cinda Asset Management and CICC on various Hong Kong Stock Exchange regulatory, compliance and general corporate matters

Recognition

Mr. Dapiran was identified as “an emerging star” in the March 2010 American Lawyer article entitled, “The New China Hands.”


He is recognized as a leading lawyer in various legal industry publications:

  • IFLR1000 – Capital Markets (Equity): Hong Kong, Leading Individual

  • IFLR1000 – Capital Markets (Debt): Hong Kong, Leading Individual

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific  – Capital Markets (Equity): Hong Kong, Leading Individual

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific  – Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms): China, Leading Individual

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk since 2010
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 1999-2010 (Partner, 2008-2010)

Contact

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Hong Kong Solicitors
    The Hong Kong Club Building
    3A Chater Road, 18/F
    Hong Kong
    P: +852-2533-3306
    F: +852-2533-1706

Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales

Education

  • Diploma in International Economic Law, Peking University, 1998
  • B.A., LL.B.(Hons.), University of Melbourne, 1999

Languages

  • Mandarin