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Davis Polk represents time-tested legal expertise

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 October, 2015, 4:32pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 March, 2016, 5:09pm

In a world of fluctuating economies and unpredictable market trends, a prudent but confident approach to business helps build sustainability. Prestigious law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell is proof of this. Studying and understanding legal systems, the firm steadily developed its practice over the course of 166 years and has successfully established itself as the counsel of choice in the global financial sector. 

"We recognise that the law profession, for better or for worse, changes slowly. We are a conservative institution. We are not arrogant to try and change it ahead of the curve. This explains our longevity," says managing partner Thomas Reid. 

Headquartered in New York, perhaps the world's most dynamic financial capital, Davis Polk is privy to the wealth of industry know-how from the major movers in the financial sector such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland. 

Through 10 of its strategically located offices across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, the firm brings nuanced counsel and seamless support to its clients in the areas of corporate law, litigation and international law, among others. Davis Polk partners with the best law firms in these locations to provide proper context to its services. 

Indicative of the rapid expansion of Asian businesses, Davis Polk's largest office outside the United States is located in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong office serves as a hub for the firm's practices in India, Taiwan, Singapore and other Asian countries. 

Since it was established in 1993, Davis Polk's Hong Kong office has been involved in many important capital market transactions, litigation and enforcement matters in Asia. 

"We are among the few firms that, under one roof, have the New York standard, US law capability alongside the Hong Kong corporate and litigation capability," Reid says. "Moving forward, we see more demand for our services in the region."

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