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Clifford Chance
Emma Davies

Emma Davies


Emma Davies

Emma Davies heads Clifford Chance's Asia Pacific Healthcare & Life Sciences Sector Group. She has 25 years of experience advising clients on M&A, private equity and corporate restructuring matters. In addition, she led the China Corporate/M&A group in Shanghai from 2002–2012 and founded the Firm’s China antitrust practice. Emma is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Emma is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Life Sciences and Corporate/M&A by Chambers Asia Pacific.

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Career and qualifications

  • Cambridge University (BA, Economics) 1988
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1995
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1997
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong 1997
  • Seconded to Zheng, Liu, Yuan & Zhou law office, Beijing 1997-1998
  • Partner since 2004

Awards and citations

  • Women Leader and Highly Regarded Practitioner
    IFLR1000 – Hong Kong M&A – 2023
  • Band 3
  • Chambers Greater China Region 2022: China – Life Sciences (International Firms)
  • Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong
    2022 Lawyer Network Annual Award
  • Global Leader
    Who's Who Legal 2021: Healthcare
  • Notable Practitioner
    "Emma Davies receives plaudits from market sources for her 'strong corporate life sciences practice.' "
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2020: China – Life Sciences
  • Recommended
    Who's Who Legal 2020: Healthcare
    Who's Who Legal 2020: Life Sciences – Transactional