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Stephen Chan

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Dechert LLP

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Corporate; Corporate Finance and Capital Markets; Energy and Natural Resources; Financial Services and Investment Management; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity




Stephen Chan advises clients on corporate finance transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, REIT listings, restructuring, takeovers, initial public offerings, H share listing and general compliance matters. Mr. Chan has advised on multiple high-profile public takeovers and global offerings in Hong Kong. He has more than 13 years of experience advising clients in a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including healthcare, real estates, energy, media, retail, mining and financial services.Mr. Chan is recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, where he is noted for leading the corporate team that advised CMBC International Holdings on its US$1.68 billion acquisition of Quam.Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Chan was resident in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft’s Hong Kong office where he served as a partner in the corporate practice. His previous experience also includes being a partner-designate at Latham & Watkins and working as an associate at Allen & Overy.


Cantonese; Mandarin; English


Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 2000
College of Law, London, Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, 2001
College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course, 2002
City University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL., 2003

Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Dechert is active in high-profile domestic M&A and cross-border transactions. As part of an expansion of the firm's corporate platform globally, the hires of Xiao Yong, counsel Nicholas A. Molan and associate Jason Wu (all arrivals from Vinson & Elkins LLP in March 2017) have seen the firm step up its capabilities in energy sector deals. Yong and Wu advised TerraPower LLC on the formation of a joint venture in China with China National Nuclear Corporation, which is intended to develop Travelling Wave Reactor technology that promotes the growth of clean energy; this is the first civil nuclear corporation involving the US and China. Stephen Chan's corporate experience spans industries such as healthcare, media, real estate, metals and mining and financial services. Chan was the lead adviser to China Financial Services Holdings on the $139m acquisition of certain loan portfolio and equity interests of three Chinese companies from The Bank of East Asia and Credit Gain Finance (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank of East Asia). Another highlight involved advising the same client on its acquisition of Brilliant Star Capital from Value Partners Group for $41m. Chan co-heads the practice with David Cho, who is sought for his expertise in Asia-US transactions.

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