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Global 2022
Asia-Pacific Region Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
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Band 4

About

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Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Asia-Pacific Region
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Band 4
What the team is known for

Davis Polk & Wardwell fields a respected transactional team with considerable M&A expertise, admired for its representation of high-profile Chinese clients on take-privates, acquisitions and disposals. Also handles significant private equity mandates from its Hong Kong and Beijing offices and often acts for private equity funds and VC investors. Key industry sectors include e-commerce, media and telecommunications. Additionally able to advise on mandates involving India, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan.

Notable practitioners

Miranda So and Howard Zhang are key contacts in Hong Kong and Beijing respectively. Ken Lebrun heads the corporate team in Tokyo.

Work Highlights

Provided by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell advised Switzerland-headquartered company ADC Therapeutics with its joint venture arrangement with Overland Pharmaceuticals in connection with antibody drug development and commercialisation.

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell advised Shiseido on the transfer of its global personal care business to CVC Asia Pacific, in a transaction valued at approximately USD1.52 billion.
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell assisted the special committee of Chinese human resource platform 51job with the acquisition proposed by DCP Capital Partners.