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July 29, 2015 7:23 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Company Overview

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP provides legal advisory services. The firm’s practice areas include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, litigation, private equity, tax, financial regulation, investment management, insolvency and restructuring, executive compensation, intellectual property, and real estate and trusts and estates. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP was founded in 1849 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in Menlo Park, California; Washington, District of Columbia; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Central, Hong Kong; Beijing, China; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Tokyo, Japan.

450 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1849

Phone:

212-450-4000

Fax:

212-701-5800

Key Executives for Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Managing Partner
Age: 51
Partner
Age: 68
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Key Developments

E-House (China) Holdings Limited recently Retains Duff & Phelps as its Financial Advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell as Legal Counsel

E-House (China) Holdings Limited reported that the independent special committee of the company's Board of Directors (the Independent Committee) has retained Duff & Phelps as its financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell as its legal counsel in connection with its review and evaluation of the non-binding proposal letter, dated June 9, from a buyer group proposing a going-private transaction to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the company not already owned by them.

E-House (China) Holdings Limited Engages Duff & Phelps, LLC as Financial Advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as Legal Counsel

House (China) Holdings Limited announced that the independent special committee of the company's Board of Directors retained Duff & Phelps, LLC as its financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as its legal counsel in connection with its review and evaluation of the non-binding proposal letter, dated June 9, 2015, from a buyer group proposing a going-private transaction to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not already owned by them. The buyer group proposing the going-private transaction is represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Elects New Partners

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has announced that James I. McClammy, Stephen Salmon, Pritesh P. Shah, Eli J. Vonnegut and Brian Wolfe have been elected partners of the firm, effective July 2, 2015. Mr. McClammy is a partner in Davis Polk s Litigation Department in New York. He has represented financial institutions, corporations, debtors, creditors and creditor committees in a wide range of matters, including securities, commodities and antitrust class actions, bankruptcy-related litigation, and other complex federal and state law litigation. His experience includes a number of trials and evidentiary hearings as well as participation in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Salmon is a partner in Davis Polk s Corporate Department in the Menlo Park office. He advises on mergers and acquisitions transactions, capital markets transactions, SEC disclosure and corporate governance. His recent capital markets transactions include the initial public offerings of Virgin America, Coherus BioSciences and Violin Memory; convertible debt offerings for Citrix Systems, Accuray and Invensense; and investment-grade debt offerings for Cadence, Reliance Steel and Leidos. Mr. Shah is a partner in Davis Polk s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Intellectual Property and Technology Group. His practice focuses on providing advice and strategic counseling to technology, media and telecommunications companies, financial institutions and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on the intellectual property and technology aspects of a wide variety of transactions, including in connection with mergers, spinoffs, joint ventures, development and collaboration arrangements and other strategic commercial and licensing agreements. Mr. Vonnegut is a partner in Davis Polk s Insolvency and Restructuring Group in New York. He advises creditors, debtors, agent banks, hedge funds, lenders, bondholders and other strategic parties in a range of corporate restructuring matters, including DIP and exit financing transactions, asset sales, bankruptcy litigation, and strategic advisory matters. Mr. Wolfe is a partner in Davis Polk s Corporate Department in New York, concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related matters. His experience includes a wide variety of U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions transactions. He has recently advised Roche in its strategic collaboration with Foundation Medicine and its acquisition of IQuum; MasterCard Incorporated in its acquisitions of Applied Predictive Technologies and the Payment Gateway Business of TNS; an affiliate of Goldman Sachs and investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. in connection with their acquisition of Neovia Logistics; TE Connectivity in its acquisitions of Measurement Specialties and the SEACON Group; Shire in its acquisition of ViroPharma; and AstraZeneca in its acquisition of Omthera Pharmaceuticals.

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