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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

A stellar record of handling major M&A transactions, maintained by a dynamic team experienced in representing heavyweight corporates. Also boasts a significant private equity and venture capital practice. Often works in conjunction with its US offices to handle large cross-border mandates. Client roster is composed of multinational organisations, Chinese state and private-owned enterprises and Hong Kong-listed companies. Well suited to handle transactions relating to the life sciences and TMT sector.

Strengths

"We were attracted to DPW’s global presence in key jurisdictions, their strong corporate practice and expertise in both private and public M&A transactions, and their ability to coordinate and mobilise their lawyers and expertise for a complex transaction," explains an admiring client.

"We go to them for our critical and larger deals," reports another client, adding: "They have capability and experience, and they know how we like our deals done."

Work highlights

Advised Tencent and Tencent Music as part of a Tencent-led consortium on the acquisition of a 10% equity stake in Universal Music Group from Vivendi.

Notable practitioners

Howard Zhang remains in frequent demand from multinational corporates and investors for his extensive experience handling all manner of M&A and private equity transactions. A client source asserts that he offers "fantastic judgement" and is "a real partner to his clients."

Clients praise the "very dedicated" Miranda So , reporting: "She works seamlessly with the rest of her team and presents holistic advice that takes into account all work streams and inter-related issues." Her wide-ranging expertise spans M&A transactions, joint ventures, investments and strategic partnerships.

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Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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2201 China World Office 2

1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue

Chao Yang District

Beijing

Beijing

China

100004

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