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Owen Chan

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Owen is a banking and finance lawyer whose practice has a focus on cross-border transactions in Hong Kong and mainland China. With more than 17 years’ experience based in the Hong Kong and mainland China markets and being a native Mandarin speaker, Owen advises a range of financial institutions and investment intermediaries on structured finance involving cross-border lending and security issues, including acquisition finance and trade finance. Owen also advises on banking regulatory, restructuring and insolvency issues in Hong Kong and mainland China.


English, Cantonese and Mandarin


Education: LL.B, City University of Hong Kong, 1993; and PCLL, City University of Hong Kong, 1994 Qualifications: 1996, Hong Kong; and 2006, England & Wales

China: Banking and finance

Banking and finance: foreign firms

Within: Banking and finance: foreign firms

According to a client, Hogan Lovells International LLP maintains 'one of the most seamless Hong Kong and Greater China banking practices in the region'. Headed by Owen Chan, the team is particularly 'skilled at dealing with PRC clients in private equity and credit investment transactions'. In the Beijing office, Jun Wei specialises in assisting multinational companies and financial institutions with investment transactions, and also has experience with acquisition and project finance transactions. Acting alongside the Singapore team, Wei advised the Tianjin Branch of China Development Bank on the provision of a $275m loan to Comsys (Tianjin) Leasing to facilitate an aircraft lease transaction. Another contact in the Greater China team is senior associate Shantay Cong, who practices across the firm's Shanghai and Hong Kong offices and has been involved in significant acquisition and property finance matters.

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Hong Kong

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Hogan Lovells' team is adept in handling highly structured, cross-border financing transactions for PRC-based and international banks and borrowers. The group includes a number of practitioners who are fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, making them well-placed to advise on onshore and offshore financing transactions; notable practitioners include counsel Louise Leung, senior associate Jenny Yim and Chris Mills. Senior associate Shantay Cong splits her practice between Hong Kong and Shanghai. Practice head Owen Chan has a wealth of experience in areas such as acquisition finance, real estate finance, structured finance and debt restructuring. A recent highlight saw Chan and Yim act as the lead counsel to a syndicate of 24 banks, led by Bank of China, in the provision of multiple currency facilities to Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed gas service operator ZhongYu Gas Group as part of a debt refinancing. In addition, Chan and senior associate Alan Wong advised a syndicate of banks on the provision of $4.65bn term and revolving loan facilities to Tencent Asset Management. The firm's market profile enables it to attract work from other clients, including Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), Agricultural Bank of China, China Development Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Allan Wardrop recently left to join Sidley Austin.

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