Sam Huang
  1. Registered Foreign Lawyer

Mr. Huang is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including representation of issuers and underwriters on a wide range of equity and debt capital markets transactions in Asia and the United States. Mr. Huang also advises U.S. public companies on SEC reporting and corporate governance matters.

Work Highlights

Capital Markets
  • Tencent Music's $1.1 billion U.S. IPO and NYSE listing
  •’s $2.05 billion U.S. IPO and NASDAQ listing
  • Liepin’s $352.6 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China International Capital Corporation’s $927 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Agricultural Bank of China’s $22.1 billion IPO and listings on the HKEX and Shanghai Stock Exchange 
  • China Cinda Asset Management's $2.8 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Nexteer Automotive's $260 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • New China Life Insurance's $1.9 billion IPO and concurrent listings on the HKEX and Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • China Water Affairs Group's $300 million high-yield notes offering
  • KWG Property's $400 million high-yield notes offering
  • Dongxing Securities' $300 million guaranteed bonds offering
  • China Forestry Group’s $205 million private placement of perpetual securities
  • Zhejiang Geely Holding’s $400 million credit enhanced green bond offering
  • Baidu's $1.25 billion notes offering
  • Sinopec Group's $4.8 billion and €1.5 billion guaranteed senior notes offerings
  • Sinochem's $600 million investment-grade  perpetual debt offering
Liability Management
  • China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group's tender offer
  • Tencent’s proposed investment in Carrefour China with Yonghui Superstores
  • Tencent’sacquisition of China Music Corporation
  • Meituan Corporation’s strategic cooperation with DianPing Holdings
  • Huatai Securities’ $780 million acquisition of AssetMark
  • Universal Parks & Resorts’ joint venture with Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment for the development of a Universal Beijing theme park
  • Going-private acquisition of Ku6 Media
  • Merger of Uber China and Didi Chuxing
  • Going-private acquisition of Harbin Electric
  • Successfully defended an individual foreign national in white collar criminal defense proceedings in the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of Florida
  • Successfully reached settlement for a Chinese insurance company involving securities class action in the United States 

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2012
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Exiang Wan, The Supreme People's Court of China, 2011

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • Hong Kong Law Society - Registered


  • LL.B., Law, University of Warwick, 2009
  • J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2012


  • English
  • Mandarin