Yunpeng Fan
  1. Counsel - Registered Foreign Lawyer

Mr. Fan is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Beijing. He has extensive experience representing corporate clients, private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds in a wide range of M&A transactions, including strategic investments, pre-IPO investments, acquisitions of public companies, joint ventures and cross-border acquisitions. He also regularly advises clients on securities law issues, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Work Highlights

  • Tencent-led consortium on its acquisition of additional equity interest in Universal Music Group
  • China Biologic on its going-private transaction
  • DouYu on its merger with HUYA
  • Yintech on its going-private transaction
  • Tencent on the going-private transaction of Sogou 
  • Tencent and Tencent Music Entertainment on a strategic investment in Universal Music Group 
  • Megvii Technology on its pre-IPO financing
  • Heineken’s entry into a strategic partnership with China Resources to join forces in China
  • iKang Healthcare on its acquisition by Yunfeng Capital and Alibaba
  • Tencent and Tencent Music Entertainment on their investments in Spotify, and on the cross-shareholding by Spotify in Tencent Music Entertainment
  • China Biologic Products on its acquisition of 80% equity interest in Tianxinfu from PW Medtech through share exchange
  • iQIYI’s $1.53 billion convertible notes financing
  • IDG Capital, together with China Oceanwide on its acquisition of International Data Group
  • Uber on the merger of Uber China and Didi Chuxing
  • Tencent on its acquisition of a majority of shares of China Music Corporation and the combination of QQ Music and China Music Corporation
  • L Brands on its acquisition of retail business in beauty products and apparel in China
  • Buyer consortium on its:
    • Going-private transaction of KongZhong
    • Going-private transaction of Synutra International
    • Going-private transaction of Taomee
  • Special committee of:
    • AsiaInfo-Linkage on its going-private transaction
    • Trunkbow International on its going-private transaction
    • Simcere Pharmaceutical on its going-private transaction
  • Warburg Pincus, IDG Capital, Bain Capital and I Squared Capital in various private equity investments
  • Qunar on its private placement of convertible notes to Silver Lake and Hillhouse
  • Bank of Communications on its acquisition of 80% equity interests in Banco BBM in Brazil
  • JinkoSolar on its pre-IPO financing of its downstream solar power project business
  • China Mobile on its cooperation arrangement with Apple in connection with the sale of iPhone products in China
  • Cordlife’s investment in China Cord Blood

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2015

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Beijing Ministry of Justice - Registered


  • LL.B., Wuhan University School of Law, 2005
    • with honors
  • LL.M., Peking University Law School, 2007
    • with honors
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2008
    • Hugo Grotius Scholar


  • English