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Dechert

31/F JARDINE HOUSE, ONE CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, CENTRAL HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +852 3518 4700
Fax:
Fax +852 3518 4777
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com/hong_kong

Nicholas A. Molan

Tel:
Work +852 3518 4719
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com/people/m/nicholas-molan.html
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Finance and Capital Markets; Private Equity; Energy and Natural Resources; Chemical

Position

Counsel

Career

Nicholas A. Molan practices in the area of corporate law, with a focus on the energy and natural resources industry. Mr. Molan has significant experience advising clients on matters in relation to the petroleum and natural gas sectors.

Mr. Molan represents financiers, national oil companies, private energy companies, project developers, and other entities on construction and development, joint venture and shareholder arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, operation and maintenance, and trading transactions.

Languages

English; French

Member

AMPLA Resources and Energy Law Association
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Law Society of England and Wales
Law Society of Hong Kong
Law Institute of Victoria

Education

The University of Melbourne, B.A., 2003, First Class Honors
The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Law, 2003, Honors
Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance and Investment, 2005


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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