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Owen Chan

Office Managing Partner
Hong Kong

Owen Chan

China is now the world's second largest economy; its rapid development has first attracted very strong inbound investments and then spurred large scale outbound acquisitions. Financing such investments and acquisitions requires a good understanding of onshore and offshore law and regulations as well as the knowledge and skills to put them to work together. Owen 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 in their most complex and structured cross-border transactions.

Owen and his team have a vast experience in cross-border acquisition finance, property finance, structured finance and restructuring, and are highly regarded for our leading China finance practice.

Owen has been a leading individual in Legal 500, IFLR and Chambers Asia, he acted for the lenders in the award winning USD3.2 billion financing facility for COFCO's acquisition of Noble Group Limited's agri-business and the Dutch commodity trader and agri-business company Nidera.

Owen Chan is commended for his ‘professional knowledge’ and ability to gain regulatory approvals in the PRC.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2014

Representative Experience

Advising a global PE fund in CNH100m/US$32m offshore loan facilities and RMB300m onshore loan facilities for a commercial property investment in Mainland China.

Advising Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds on the U.S.$97m offshore facilities and RMB410m onshore facilities for real estate investment in Shanghai.

Education and admissions

Education

  • P.C.LL., City University of Hong Kong, 1994
  • LL.B., City University of Hong Kong, 1993

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong

2009-2012

Chambers Asia-Pacific, Leading Individual in Banking and Finance

2010-2012

Leading Individual in Banking

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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