Yunpeng Fan
  1. Counsel - Registered Foreign Lawyer

Mr. Fan is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Beijing office. 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 on its going-private offer to acquire 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