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Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
Owen Chan is 'very proactive and very efficient.' He is especially renowned for his experience in cross-border acquisition finance, property finance and general banking work.
Owen Chan leads a bilingual team of international banking and finance lawyers based in Hong Kong and Mainland China, working with international financial institutions, PE funds, and multinational companies on their most complex and structured cross-border transactions.
China is now the world's second largest economy and its rapid development has attracted strong inbound investments and spurred large scale outbound acquisitions. Financing such investments and acquisitions requires a good understanding of onshore and offshore law and regulations. Owen and his team have vast experience in cross-border acquisition finance, real estate finance, structured finance, and restructuring. As a result, the firm is highly regarded for its leading Greater China finance practice.
Owen has been recognized as a leading individual in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Chambers Asia 2015
Owen Chan is 'responsive and very creative' and 'strong in negotiations'. He bolsters the team's offering for Hong Kong and PRC work with his expertise in China-focused transactions
Acting for a syndicate of 25 banks led by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, Citigroup, HSBC and Mizuho Bank as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners in relation to the US$4.65bn term and revolving facilities to the Tencent group.
Acting for China CITIC Bank International Limited in the HK$1.49bn term loan facilities for financing the share acquisition of a property-holding group, supporting its redevelopment of a commercial building in Hong Kong.
Advising a syndicate of banks led by Citicorp in relation to a USD800m term loan refinancing to Luxshare Precision Limited, a subsidiary of the listed company Luxshare Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Advising Citibank as lender and arranger on a U$1.1bn financing for the acquisition and take-private of a US listed company (Kemet Corporation) by a leading global electronic firm listed in Taiwan (Yageo Corporation).
Acting for a syndicate of 17 banks led by HSBC, China Construction Bank (Asia), Bank of China (Hong Kong), BNP Paribas Hong Kong branch, Chong Hing Bank, China Minsheng Banking Corp., Goldman Sachs, Hang Seng Bank, Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered Bank in relation to HK$6.076bn and US$559m dual-currency term loan facilities granted to the Hong Kong-listed property developer, Country Garden Holdings.
Advising Strategic Property Fund Asia SCSp (an open-ended real estate fund managed by JP Morgan Asia) on its US$75m financing by way of a hybrid revolving credit facility from ING Singapore to be used to fund investments and working capital needs.
Advising a syndicate of lending banks led by Standard Chartered Bank in a US$200m financing to a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCPD for the development of a grade A office building in Indonesia, supported by onshore and offshore security.
Advising Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds on the US$97 million offshore facilities and RMB410 million onshore facilities for real estate investment in Shanghai.
Acting for Gaw Capital in relation to the HK$780m financing and refinancing of the renovation and re-branding of The InterContinental Hong Kong into Regent Hotel.
- P.C.LL., City University of Hong Kong, 1994
- LL.B., City University of Hong Kong, 1993
- Solicitor, England and Wales
- Hong Kong
- Greater Bay Area