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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

Cross-Border M&A
  • CNOOC’s acquisition of Nexen
  • Tencent’s $1.8 billion investment in Tesla
  • Uber’s sale of its China business to Didi Chuxing
  • Huatai Securities’ acquisition of California-based AssetMark
  • J.P. Morgan’s sale of the portfolio investments of its Global Special Opportunities Group to Sankaty Advisors
Strategic Investments and Ventures
  • Shanda’s investment in, and governance agreement with, NYSE-listed Legg Mason
  • Brazilian ethanol producer Cosan’s joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell
  • Far EasTone Telecommunications’ strategic alliance with Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia in connection with the proposed acquisition of Taiwanese broadcaster China Network Systems
  • Minority investments by Temasek, Comcast, GS Capital Partners and Noble Group
Public Company Mergers
  • Acquisitions of U.S. public companies by Roche (InterMune), Smith & Nephew (ArthroCare), ExxonMobil (XTO Energy) and SS&C Technologies (Advent Software)
  • The Chinese buyer group’s take-private acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Synutra
  • NYSE-listed Maidenform in its acquisition by Hanes
Private Company Acquisitions
  • Shire’s acquisition of biotech firm SARcode Bioscience
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division in its joint acquisition, with Blackstone, of Ipreo from KKR
  • Campbell Soup’s acquisition of Plum Organics
  • Acquisitions and dispositions by private equity firms Metalmark Capital and Tailwind Capital

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2008

Contact

  • 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

Education

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

Languages

  • French