Gerhard Radtke
  1. Partner

Mr. Radtke is a partner in Davis Polk's Hong Kong office. His practice focuses on securities offerings, with extensive experience in:

  • High-yield debt and leveraged finance
  • Offshore/China credit support and enhancement
  • Complex liability management and restructuring
  • U.S. registered and exempt offerings
  • Sovereign / frontier market bonds
  • MTN program establishment and maintenance
  • IPOs and secondary equity offerings

Mr. Radtke is the only lawyer rated Band 1 for Capital Markets (China): High-Yield Products by Chambers Asia-Pacific. He has completed hundreds of high-yield offerings for more than 60 issuers.

With over 16 years in Asia, Mr. Radtke has represented corporate and investment banking clients in every active market in the region. He has extensive experience with Chinese, Indian and Indonesian issuers.

Work Highlights

Debt and Equity-Linked Debt
  • High-yield notes offerings by Beijing Hongkun, Bright Scholar Education, Central China Real Estate, China Aoyuan, China Automation, China Fishery, China Hongqiao, China Oil And Gas, China Saite, China SCE, China South City, China Water Affairs, China ZhengTong Auto Services, Dexin China, CIFI, ENN Clean Energy, Envision Energy, Evergrande, Fantasia, Fosun, Future Land, Fujian Yango, Galaxy Entertainment, Golden Wheel Tiandi, Greentown, Guorui Properties, Hilong, Hopson Development, Honghua, HT Global IT Solutions (Hexaware Technologies), Jinke Property, Jiayuan, JunFa, Kangde Xin, KWG Property, Lai Fung, Longfor, Lonking, Marble II (Mphasis), Maoye, Mongolian Mining, Oceanwide Real Estate, PT Berau Coal Energy, PT Cikarang Listrindo, Ranhill Berhad, Redco Properties, Red Star Macalline, Ronshine China, RiseSun Real Estate, Shandong Yuhuang, Shimao Property, Shui On Land, SOCAM, SOHO China, Sun Sage, Tahoe, Texhong Textile, Times Property, United Photovoltaics, West China Cement, Winsway Coking Coal, WTT, Yanlord Land, Yingde Gases, Yuzhou Properties, Zensun and Zhenro Properties
  • Investment-grade, regulatory capital, sovereign and MTN debt offerings by 21Vianet, AIFUL Corporation, Asia Standard International, Baidu, Bangkok Bank, China Cinda Asset Management, China Mengniu Diary, China National Petroleum Corporation, CSC Financial, China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial, CITIC Securities, CNOOC, DFZQ, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Everbright Securities, Greenland Hong Kong, ICBC Financial Leasing, ICICI Bank, KKR Financial Holdings, Kunming Iron & Steel, Morgan Stanley, New Oriental Education & Technology, Noble, Overseas Forestry, Philippine Power Trust, Qingdao Jimo District Urban Development Investment, Republic of Indonesia, Sands China, Shuifa Group, Sinopec, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Temasek, Tencent, Tencent Music, Xi’an Aerospace High-Tech Industry Development, Wanhua Chemical and Weichai Power
  • Convertible and exchangeable notes, hybrid securities, structured products and warrant offerings by or relating to Acer, Canadian Solar, China Unicom, CIFI, Li & Fung, Nanya Plastics, Nikon, Pou Chen, ProMOS Technologies, Shui On Land, Solarfun Power, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, SUNAC China, Synutra and Temasek
  • 21Vianet, CITIC Resources, Central China Real Estate, China Fishery, China High Speed Transmission Equipment, China Properties, China South City, Country Garden, Envision Energy, Evergrande, Fantasia, Greentown, Hilong, HT Global, Lopez Holdings, Mongolian Mining, Noble, Panda Green, SOCAM, SOHO China, SPG Land, Redco Properties, Renhe, SUNAC China, Winsway Coking Coal and Zhenro Properties 

  • Initial Public Offerings:

    • Dr. Lal Pathlabs’ BSE/NSE IPO and global offering

    • ICICI Lombard General Insurance’s BSE/NSE IPO and global offering

    • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance’s BSE/NSE IPO and global offering

    • ICICI Securities’ BSE/NSE IPO and global offering

    • Metro Pacific Investments’ Philippine Stock Exchange re-IPO and global offering

    • Philippine National Bank’s Philippine Stock Exchange IPO and global offering

    • PT Berau Coal Energy’s Indonesia Stock Exchange IPO and global offering

    • RHJI International’s Euronext IPO and global offering

    • Sands China’s Hong Kong Stock Exchange IPO and global offering

  • Other equity offerings by Chartered Semiconductor, Far EasTone Telecommunications, ICICI Bank, Millea Holdings, Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group, NEC, Nippon Mining Holdings, PT Indika Energy, RHJ International, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Solarfun Power Holdings

Mr. Radtke has significant experience with credit and other corporate finance transactions, strategic investments and cross border M&A.


  • Chambers Asia-Pacific – Capital Markets (High Yield) International Firms: China, Band 1 
  • IFLR1000 – Capital Markets: Debt, Highly regarded

Professional History

  • Partner, 2018-present
  • Counsel, 2010-2018
  • Associate, 2000-2010
  • Hong Kong office, 2008-present
  • Tokyo office, 2002-2008
  • New York office, 2000-2002

Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • State of New York


  • LL.M., Ruhr-University Bochum, 1996
  • LL.M., Duke University School of Law, 2000


  • German
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin