Yasin Keshvargar
  1. Partner

Mr. Keshvargar is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Capital Markets Group. He advises domestic and foreign issuers and underwriters on a broad range of transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings, public and private high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt financings, restructurings and cross-border transactions. He also advises clients ranging from early-stage privately held companies to well-known seasoned issuers on governance, SEC reporting, strategic transactions and other corporate law matters. His practice ranges across a variety of industries, including biotech, consumer and retail, fintech, technology and life sciences and healthcare.

Mr. Keshvargar co-leads Davis Polk’s Coronavirus taskforce.

Work Highlights

Mr. Keshvargar’s recent experience includes the following transactions:

  • Initial public offerings by US emerging growth companies, including Generation Bio, Legend Biotech, Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Beam Therapeutics, Cvent, Evolent Health, Jounce Therapeutics, Magenta Therapeutics, Ophthotech, Progyny, Solid Biosciences and Stoke Therapeutics
  • Initial public offerings by foreign private issuer emerging growth companies including Inventiva (France), ADC Therapeutics (Switzerland), Ablynx (Belgium), Advanced Accelerator Applications (France), Avolon (Ireland), BioNTech, the highest-valued European biotech IPO (Germany), GeoPark (Argentina) and Innate Pharma (France)
  • Initial public offerings by non-emerging growth companies, including Grupo Aval, the largest U.S. IPO by a Latin American issuer in 2014, and Hudson News
Other Equity Offerings
  • Numerous representations of issuers and placement agents in connection with pre-IPO private placements and cross over rounds, PIPEs, forward sale transactions and ATM programs
  • Completed the largest secondary offering of common stock in history ($16.0 billion common equity offering for a telecommunications company)
  • Follow-on or secondary offerings by Advanced Accelerator Applications, Applied Genetic Technologies, Bioxcel Therapeutics, Cvent, Energizer, Evolent Health, Hilton, PTC Therapeutics, ShakeShack and Southwestern Energy
  • Rights offerings by BioNTech, Liberty Media and a national telecommunications company
Investment- and High-Grade Debt
  • Offerings by Eastman, Heineken, Mylan, Evolent Health, PTC Therapeutics and Walgreens
High-Yield Debt
  • High-yield debt offerings by Chobani, Energizer, Western Refining, NCI Building Systems, Murphy and XPO Logistics
Convertible Debt
  • Convertible debt offerings by Evolent Health, Integra LifeSciences, Southwestern Energy and PTC Therapeutics


  • The National Law Journal “Crisis Leadership Trailblazer,” 2020
  • Chambers Latin America “Associate to Watch” – Capital Markets, 2013 and 2014

Professional History

  • Partner since 2019
  • Counsel, 2017-2019
  • Davis Polk since 2008

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • LL.B., King's College London, 2006
    • Clifford Chance Prize for Outstanding Performance
    • first-class honours
  • Master, Law, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris 1, 2006
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2008


  • French
  • Arabic