Mr Stephen Chan > Dechert > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Dechert
31/F Jardine House
One Connaught Place, Central
CENTRAL HONG KONG
Hong Kong
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Work Department

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

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

Cantonese; Mandarin; English

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A)

Dechert serves as a one-stop shop in strategic corporate and M&A transactions, where its ability to cover all related matters (including finance, real estate and commercial litigation) comes to the fore. Although the overwhelming majority of its work has a cross-border component, the firm is also highly active in domestic mandates. Stephen Chan and David Cho co-head the team, which acts for clients on public and private M&A, private equity transactions, restructurings and joint ventures, among other matters. Stephen Chan has over 15 years of transactional experience. The team also includes Yang Wang, who made partner in January 2019, and associate Jason Wu.

Dechert serves as a one-stop shop in strategic corporate and M&A transactions, where its ability to cover all related matters (including finance, real estate and commercial litigation) comes to the fore. Although the overwhelming majority of its work has a cross-border component, the firm is also highly active in domestic mandates. Stephen Chan and David Cho co-head the team, which acts for clients on public and private M&A, private equity transactions, restructurings and joint ventures, among other matters. Stephen Chan has over 15 years of transactional experience. The team also includes Yang Wang, who made partner in January 2019, and associate Jason Wu.

China > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Dechert LLP‘s Hong Kong-based team is experienced in handling complex cross-border transactions; the team recently advised on several M&A and investment deals, spanning across Asia, America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Stephen Chan and recently promoted Yang Wang are the main advisers. Nicholas Song left the firm to become JustCo’s legal VP.