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Howse Williams
Hong Kong

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Chia Ching is a partner in Howse Williams’ corporate practice.

She has over 19 years of experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including IPOs, spin-offs, transfer of listings, corporate restructuring, acquisition and disposal, general corporate advisory and regulatory compliance.

Benefitting from her practice experiences in both Hong Kong and Malaysia, she is familiar with the Listing Rules, Takeovers Code and the laws of both Hong Kong and Malaysia. This serves as a strong foundation and provides her with better insights and competitive edge in understanding businesses from, not only the South East Asian countries, but also from Hong Kong and China. “She is experienced in assisting Southeast Asian companies with Hong Kong listings” (quoted from Legal 500 in 2020). She is familiar with a wide spectrum of industries, including but not limited to oil and gas, independent power plants, mining, manufacturing, media, telecommunications, agriculture/plantations, real estates, construction, digital platforms, healthcare, retail, technology, education and general trading. She reads and writes English, Chinese and Malay languages, and is fluent in speaking all three languages, as well as Putonghua, Cantonese and Hokkien.

Chia Ching was involved in a number of notable initial public offerings and listings on the Stock Exchange acting for the sponsors as well as the issuers, both on the Main Board and GEM, including the first listing of a mineral company under Chapter 18 of the Listing Rules in 2008, the first business trust in the form of stapled securities of HKT Trust in 2011 and a dual-listing (Singapore and Hong Kong) in 2017. On M&A transactions, Chia Ching was involved in a number of local and cross-border acquisitions as well as public takeovers. She also advises listed companies on Listing Rules compliance matters post listing and secondary fund-raising.


2013 Howse Williams
2007 Reed Smith Richards Butler
2003 Zaid Ibrahim & Co, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2001 Chee Siah Le Kee & Partners, Malacca, Malaysia


English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Malay


Law Society of Hong Kong


2007 Overseas Lawyers Qualifying Examination
2000 University of Melbourne, Australia – Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law (Hons.)

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Commercial, corporate and M&A: independent Hong Kong law firms

The team at Howse Williams handles both domestic and cross-border M&A, and often collaborates with the firm’s banking and finance, and capital markets teams to advise businesses on the financing and investment aspects of their expansion plans. Practice head Chris Williams is adept at advising on direct investments, corporate financings, and corporate governance issues, with particular emphasis on transactions within Indonesia and Singapore. Qualified in both Hong Kong and Malaysia, Chia Ching Tan has deep knowledge of Listing Rules and secondary fund-raising, while Anthony Chan is known for his expertise in advising both public and private companies, and private equity firms on joint ventures and cross-border M&A.