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Brian J. Snyder
Counsel - Registered Foreign Lawyer

Mr. Snyder is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. His work focuses on M&A, strategic investments, joint ventures and general corporate and securities matters.

Work Highlights

  • Huatai Securities’ acquisition of AssetMark
  • CNOOC’s acquisition of Nexen
  • The buyer group in the pending going-private acquisition of Synutra
  • Fujian Thai Hot Investment’s purchase of a majority interest in NASDAQ-listed Alliance Healthcare Services
  • Far EasTone Telecommunications’ strategic alliance with MSPE Asia in connection with the acquisition of China Network Systems
  • Shanda’s investment in NYSE-listed Legg Mason
  • Acquisitions of U.S. public companies by Roche, Smith & Nephew, ExxonMobil and SS&C Technologies
  • Private company acquisitions by Campbell Soup, Shire, BATS Global Markets, Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division and Metalmark Capital
  • Sales or dispositions by J.P. Morgan, Tesco, Roche and several private equity firms
  • Minority investments by Temasek, Comcast, GS Capital Partners and Noble Group
  • Maidenform’s acquisition by Hanes
  • Cosan’s joint venture with Shell in Brazil

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2008


  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Hong Kong Solicitors
    The Hong Kong Club Building
    3A Chater Road, 18/F
    Hong Kong
    P: +852 2533 3394
    F: +852 2533 1794

Practice Focus

  • Corporate

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Hong Kong Law Society - Registered


  • B.A., English, University of Virginia, 2001
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2008
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review


  • French