Xin (Sheen) Xu
  1. Registered Foreign Lawyer

Mr. Xu is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. Since joining the firm in 2017, he has completed a rotation in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Work Highlights

Capital Markets
  • Adagene Inc.’s $161 million US IPO
  • Provident Acquisition Corp.’s $230 million IPO on Nasdaq
  • Zai Lab's $766 million Hong Kong secondary listing
  • Genetron Holdings Limited’s $256 million US IPO
  • InflaRx N.V.’s $100 million US IPO
  • CNFinance’s $51.9 million US IPO
  • Ingersoll-Rand Global’s $1.15 billion SEC-registered senior notes offering
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation’s $500 million SEC-registered notes offering
  • iQIYI’s $750 million debut Rule 144A and Reg S convertible notes offering
  • Universal American’s $115 million Rule 144A convertible notes offering
  • China Orient Asset Management’s $8 billion MTN program update and upsizing and $2 billion investment-grade bonds offering and $700 million investment-grade bonds offering
  • 21Vianet Group, Inc.’s $300 million high-yield notes offering and concurrent cash tender offer
  • China Oil and Gas Group Limited $320 million high-yield notes offering
  • KWG Group Holdings’ $300 million and $350 million high-yield notes offerings
  • Tencent and Tencent Music Entertainment’s strategic investment in Universal Music Group
  • Emerson’s acquisition of General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms business
  • A.P. Møller – Maersk on forming a broad strategic relationship with IBM

Of Note

  • “Note: Show Me the Money: Evaluating Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Nonparty Banks in Light of the Gucci Case,” 49 Cornell Int’l L.J.745 (2016)

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2017
    • Hong Kong office, 2018 – Present 
    • New York office, 2017 – 2018
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford, U.S. District Court, WDNY, 2015

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

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


  • B.A., Economics, Political Science and Business, University of Rochester, 2014
    • cum laude
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2017
    • Dean's List
    • Lawyering Program Honors Fellow
    • Managing Editor, Cornell International Law Journal


  • Mandarin