Kevin Zhang
  1. Registered Foreign Lawyer

Mr. Zhang is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. He focuses on both M&A and capital markets transactions in China and the United States. He advises a broad range of corporate and financial investor clients on strategic mergers, pre-IPO investments, PIPE investments and joint ventures. He also has substantial experience in complex capital markets transactions, representing both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and all the major investment banks in IPOs and high-yield debt offerings. Mr. Zhang also advises U.S. public companies on SEC reporting and corporate governance matters.

Work Highlights

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
  • Uber China’s merger with Didi
  • Tencent’s strategic investment in connection with Meili’s merger with Mogu
  • Murphy USA's spinoff from Murphy Oil and listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Shanda Group’s strategic investment in Legg Mason
  • Tencent’s pre-IPO investment in Mogu
  • Temasek’s strategic investment in NIO
  • Tencent’s strategic investment in Bilibili
  • TE Connectivity’s sale of its circuit protection devices business to Littelfuse
  • Hot Topic's leveraged buyout by Sycamore Partners
  • AVIC’s equity investment in CAGR Gas Resource
  • Various PRC-related equity investments and divestitures by Tencent, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, Warburg Pincus and other private equity firms
CAPITAL MARKETS
  • DouYu's $775 million U.S. IPO 
  • Tencent Music's $1.1 billion U.S. IPO
  • Liepin’s $352.6 million Hong Kong IPO
  • iQIYI’s $2.25 billion U.S. IPO
  • Studio City’s $359 million U.S. IPO
  • Sunlands’ $150 million U.S. IPO
  • Mogu's $66.5 million U.S. IPO
  • ING's $1.27 billion U.S. IPO
  • MOL Global’s $169 million U.S. IPO
  • RE/MAX’s $220 million U.S. IPO
  • China Resources Land's $1.3 billion top-up placing of shares
  • CNOOC's $3.8 billion SEC-registered notes offering
  • Fosun International's €1 billion high-yield notes offering
  • Shimao Property's $800 million high-yield notes offering
  • Everbright Securities' $450 million debut investment-grade notes offering
  • Export-Import Bank of Korea's $1.75 billion SEC-registered notes offering
  • KKR Financial's $325 million SEC-registered preferred stock offering
  • Walter Investment's $580 million concurrent SEC-registered offerings of common stock and convertible bonds

Professional History

  • Hong Kong office, since 2014

  • New York office, 2012-2014

Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • LL.B., Fudan University, 2009
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2012
    • Dean's List

Languages

  • Mandarin