Faisal Baloch
  1. Counsel

Mr. Baloch is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Derivatives & Structured Products Group. He practices in the areas of international capital markets and U.S. securities laws, and regularly represents global financial institutions and major corporates. He assists domestic and international clients in executing a spectrum of complex financial products and transactions, including:

  • High-yield and investment-grade debt securities
  • SEC-registered IPOs and other public and private equity offerings
  • Hybrid securities such as convertible and exchangeable bonds, and perpetual and regulatory capital securities
  • Structured products, including synthetic exchangeable securities and other equity, commodity, currency, credit-linked and hedge fund-linked products
  • Securitization and structured finance matters, including true sale and synthetic transactions, Islamic finance, commercial and residential mortgages, and consumer finance
  • Medium-term note programs and SEC shelf offerings
  • Debt restructurings, including exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations.

Mr. Baloch also has deep experience in numerous industries, including energy and natural resources, mining, telecom and technology, financial institutions, online gaming, e-commerce, fintech and real estate.  

He offers clients the benefit of his wide-ranging international experience. Qualified in New York, England and Wales, and Hong Kong, he has executed transactions in and across jurisdictions in Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), Europe and the U.S.

Mr. Baloch worked in Davis Polk’s New York office from 2007 to 2010. Before joining Davis Polk, he worked in the London office of a Magic Circle law firm.

Work Highlights

Debt Capital Markets

High-Yield Debt

  • CIFI Holdings' $300 million high-yield notes offering
  • Yanlord Land Group's $450 million high-yield notes offering
  • Nexteer Automotive's $250 million high-yield notes offering
  • Logan Property's $300 million high-yield notes offering
  • PT Indika Energy Tbk's $500 million high-yield notes offering

Investment-Grade Debt

  • Tencent Holdings' $5 billion notes offering under its global MTN program
  • SP PowerAssets' $600 million notes offering
  • JD.com's $1 billion SEC-registered notes offering
  • CNOOC Limited's $4 billion SEC-registered guaranteed notes offering
  • Sinopec's $3.5 billion senior notes offering
  • CNPC General Capital's $2 billion guaranteed senior notes offering
Equity and Equity-linked Capital Markets
  • CIFI Holdings' HK$2.79 billion convertible bond offering
  • Sea Limited’s $884.4 million IPO and NYSE listing
  • ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited's $871 million Indian IPO
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited's $908 million Indian IPO
  • True Corporation's spinoff and $1.8 billion infrastructure fund IPO
  • PT Petrosea Tbk's Indonesia Re-IPO
  • China Resources Beer's $1.2 billion global rights offering
Liability Management and Restructuring
  • Mongolian Mining Corporation's $800 million debt restructuring
  • PT Indika Energy Tbk's cash tender offer for its $300 million outstanding high-yield notes
  • SOHO China's cash tender offer for its $400 million outstanding high-yield notes
  • Far EasTone Telecommunications’ strategic alliance with MSPE Asia in connection with the acquisition of China Network Systems

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2013-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2007-2013
  • Clifford Chance (London), 2005-2007
  • Tax Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2003-2005

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1996
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law, 1999
  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2003