Davis Polk welcomes Capital Markets Partner in Beijing

Law firm Davis Polk has announced that Hong Kong capital markets lawyer Jason Xu will join the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department in Beijing.

Neil Barr, Managing Partner, Davis Polk, said: “We are delighted that Jason will be joining Davis Polk. He will join our outstanding team of lawyers in China. Demand for elite Hong Kong law advice continues to grow, and Jason adds important bench strength that will further enable us to deliver the highest level of service to our clients in the region.”

Xu will join Davis Polk from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, reports Davis Polk in a press release, where he serves as deputy head of equity capital markets in China. His practice focuses on equity capital markets matters, including Hong Kong IPOs, rights issuances and follow-on offerings. He also advises on domestic and cross-border public and private M&A and regulatory matters. Mr. Xu has experience across a broad range of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, financials, industrials and real estate.

Howard Zhang, Head of Beijing Office, Davis Polk, said: “Jason will be a tremendous addition to our team in Beijing. His impressive experience in Hong Kong corporate matters will be of great value to our clients.”

Li He, Co-Head, Greater China Practice, Davis Polk, said: “Jason is a dynamic and exceptionally skilled lawyer, and one of the preeminent corporate practitioners in China. He will be an excellent complement to our market-leading team and will anchor the future of our Beijing presence.”

Jason Xu, Capital Markets Partner, Davis Polk, said: “I am honoured to be joining Davis Polk. I have long been impressed with the phenomenal team of lawyers here in China, and I look forward to helping the firm extend its reach in Hong Kong capital markets work.”

Xu received a B.A. from China University of Political Science and Law in 2003 and a B.A. from the University of Oxford in 2006. A native Mandarin speaker, Xu is also fluent in English and Cantonese.