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Eugina Chan

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Work +852 2825 9786
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Web:
www.deacons.com.hk/people/eugina-chan.html
Deacons

Work Department

Capital Markets, Corporate M&A

Position

Partner

Career

Eugina is co-head of the Corporate Finance Practice Group and is based in Hong Kong.  She has over 23 years’ experience in the corporate finance field and her practice involves both corporate finance and securities work as well as private and public mergers and acquisitions.

Eugina is particularly well-known for advising on M&A transactions, takeovers and privatisations.

Languages

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Education

LL.B. Hons, The University of Hong Kong (1984)

P.C.LL., The University of Hong Kong (1985)

Chinese Law Diploma, University of East Asia, Macau (1991)


Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Pre-eminent independent law firm Deacons has a well-established reputation in Hong Kong for being a leading adviser on landmark and high-profile transactions for prestige clients based locally, in the PRC and elsewhere. The groups handles a comprehensive range of matters, including public takeovers, private M&A, private equity investments, and local and cross-border joint ventures. In addition to winning and leading on its own share of high-end matters, its team is trusted adviser to independent firms worldwide on complex mandates. The firm covers the Greater China market extensively, with the Hong Kong team working alongside practitioners in a network of offices in mainland China. Ronny Chow and Eugina Chan are joint heads of the corporate finance team; Cynthia Chung leads the corporate commercial team; and Machiuanna Chu heads the private M&A team. Complementing the firm's transactional capabilities is its ability to provide full-service support on related issues, such as banking and finance, capital markets and competition, among others. Illustrative of the firm's high-quality work, in 2017 Alexander Que and senior associates Veronica Hui and Canny Lau acted for Silver Starlight Limited as the offeror on its HK$11.9bn privatisation of Hong Kong Main Board listed company Goldin Properties Holdings. Also in the real estate sector, Chan and Hui were part of a cross-practice team that acted for Wheelock and Company on the HK$6.4bn acquisition by its wholly owned subsidiary of a residential development project at Kai Tak in Hong Kong. In the logistics arena, Que was the lead adviser to the shareholders of On Time Logistics Holdings on the sale of their shares for circa $1.04bn. Another highlight, connected with the gaming industry, saw Que and others act for New York Stock Exchange listed company 500.com on its acquisition of a controlling stake in GEM Board-listed company MelcoLot. Other sectors of activity include technology, food and beverages, financial services and technology. Myles Seto is another partner to note. So Yin Hui joined as a consultant from in-house at a luxury international hotel group and Icarus Yuen has been made partner.

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (debt)

Within: Capital markets (debt)

Illustrative of Deacons' market profile, it has advised clients on sovereign RMB bond issuances by the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong since 2010; in 2017, Kevin Tong and senior associate Icarus Yuen acted for Bank of Communications on the RMB14bn issuance of sovereign bonds in two batches by the PRC's Ministry of Finance. The firm also undertakes a significant amount of work for The Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Tong and Yuen advised the client on the HK$3bn issuance of the second batch of Silver Bonds by Hong Kong residents aged 65 and above. Further reflective of the firm's high-quality work, Tong, Yuen and senior associate Christine Li acted for Wharf Real Estate Investment in the establishment of a $3bn medium-term note programme. Another highlight for the firm involved acting for the dealers and arrangers on the establishment of a $3bn medium-term note programme by CALC Bonds, which was guaranteed by China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings. Ronny Chow and Eugina Chan jointly lead the team. Gary Wong and Maynard Leung made partner.

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Capital markets (equity)

Within: Capital markets (equity)

In terms of deal volume, Deacons is one of the most active firms in the market for Hong Kong offerings. Between 2013 and 2017, it handled 70 completed IPOs and new listings, with the work spanning industries such as gaming, construction, healthcare and oil and gas. Its longstanding first-rate reputation has also seen it become a destination firm for secondary offerings and regulatory advice. The firm's full-service offering and depth of expertise have enabled it to become a trusted adviser to multinational and domestic corporates, as well as Chinese and international sponsors and underwriters. In 2017, a team including Ronny Chow, Rhoda Yung and Maynard Leung acted for The Wharf, Wheelock (Wharf's holding company) and Wharf Real Estate Investment Company (Wharf REIC) in Wharf REIC's spin-off and HK$151.8bn Main Board listing. On the underwriter side, Chow and Leung advised BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) as sole global coordinator, bookrunner and underwriter on a circa HK$2bn one-for-three rights issuance by TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings. Chow co-heads the practice with Eugina Chan. Another name to note is Sabrina Fung, who has more than 18 years of corporate finance experience, and acted for Huajin Securities (International) as one of the placing agents in a HK$1.4bn top-up placing by Jiayuan International Group. Also recommended are newly promoted partner Gary Wong, senior associate Veronica Hui  and associate Doris Leung. Peter Cheng joined from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

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