Yang Chu
  1. Counsel

Mr. Chu is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice spreads across a broad range of corporate matters, including equity and debt capital markets, public takeovers, cross-border acquisitions, general compliance and corporate governance.

Work Highlights

M&A 
  • Beijing iRENA’s acquisition of 28.76% interest in Ourgame Holding for a consideration of HK$1.38 billion
  • Intime Retail’s issue of shares and convertible bonds to Alibaba for a consideration of HK$$5.37 billion and the subsequent additional whitewash waiver
  • China Cinda Asset Management’s acquisition of property interests from Guoco Group for a consideration of RMB10.5 billion
  • PICC Group’s acquisition of a 19.99% interest in Hua Xia Bank for a consideration of RMB25.7 billion
  • Sunac’sproposed acquisition of 49.25% interest in Kaisa for up to $584 million and the related debt restructuring for Kaisa
  • Tencent’s acquisition of 9.9% interest in LotSynergy for a consideration of HK$226.7 million
  • The controlling shareholder of Winsway Coking Coal Holdings in his proposed disposal of Winsway shares to Chalco for a total consideration of $307 million
Equity Capital Markets
  • Ping An Healthcare and Technology's $1.12 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Everbright Greentech’s $390.2 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • AAG Energy’s $294 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Cinda Asset Management’s $2.8 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering and its post-listing compliance – recognized as "Legal Innovation in an IPO" by Financial Times, "Deal of the Year" by China Business Law Journal and "Equity Deal of the Year" by China Law & Practice
  • The underwriters in the $3.4 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering by China Everbright Bank– recognized as "Deal of the Year" by China Business Law Journal
  • The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China’s $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering and its post-listing compliance – recognized  as "Deal of the Year" by Asian-Mena Counsel and "Equity Deal of the Year" by IFLR Asia
  • The placing agents in the $4.3 billion H share placing by Haitong Securities – recognized as "Best FIG Deal of the Year" by Finance Asia
  • CITIC Securities as underwriter to China Communications Services Corporation’s $473.2 million rights issue
  • Prudential plc on its listing by way of introduction on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and its post-listing compliance
Debt Capital Markets
  • China Vanke’sissue of $800 million notes, establishment and update of $2 billion MTN programme and its subsequent multi-currency takedowns
  • China Cinda Asset Management’sissue of $1.5 billion guaranteed senior notes, $500 million placement of notes, establishment of $3 billion MTN programme and the subsequent takedown
  • The managers for ENN Energy's issue of $400 million bonds and the subsequent tender offer
  • Tencent on its establishment, update and upsize of $10 billion MTN program and its subsequent multi-currency takedowns
Regulatory
  • A U.S.-based hedge fund in the application of SFC type 9 (asset management) licence for its newly established Hong Kong subsidiary
  • A U.K.-based hedge fund in the application of SFC type 9 (asset management) licence for the Hong Kong branch office of its Maltese subsidiary
  • PICC HK Asset Management in its application of SFC type 9 (asset management) licence

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2011
  • Slaughter and May, 2007-2011

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales

Education

  • LL.B., Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006
  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong, 2007

Languages

  • Mandarin
  • English