Owen Chan

Owen Chan

Office Managing Partner
Hong Kong

Email owen.chan@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2219 0888

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Owen Chan has been highly active in the outbound market for Chinese bank clients

Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015

Owen Chan leads a bilingual team of international banking and finance lawyers based in Hong Kong and Mainland China, working with international financial institutions, PE funds, and multinational companies on their most complex and structured cross-border transactions.

China is now the world's second largest economy and its rapid development has attracted strong inbound investments and spurred large scale outbound acquisitions. Financing such investments and acquisitions requires a good understanding of onshore and offshore law and regulations. Owen and his team have vast experience in cross-border acquisition finance, property finance, structured finance, and restructuring. As a result, the firm is highly regarded for its leading China finance practice.

Owen has been recognized as a leading individual in Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Awards and recognitions


Banking & Finance: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) China
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


P.C.LL., City University of Hong Kong, 1994

LL.B., City University of Hong Kong, 1993

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Hong Kong

Representative experience

Advising a syndicate of banks comprising Citibank, Bank of China, BTMU, China Construction Bank, HSBC, ANZ, SCB, Mizuho, China Development Bank, Bank of Communications, Hang Seng Bank, and Westpac on the US$4,650bn term and revolving loan facilities to Tencent Asset Management Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited.

Advising a syndicate of 11 banks in relation to a US$3.2bn loan to the COFCO group to finance COFCO's acquisitions of a 51% stake in Noble Group Limited's agri-business, and a 51% stake in Nidera, the Dutch commodity trader and agribusiness company.

Acting for China CITIC Bank International Limited in the HK$1.49bn term loan facilities for financing the share acquisition of a property-holding group, supporting its redevelopment of a commercial building in Hong Kong.

Advising Gaw Capital's subsidiaries on an offshore and onshore financing to partially finance its acquisition of a Shanghai property holding group and such financings are supported by onshore and offshore mortgages over a Shanghai property.

Advising a subsidiary of Gaw Capital Partners as borrower on a term loan facility for financing the construction cost of its residential buildings project in Macau; and advising on the refinancing of that term loan facility.

Acting for a syndicate of 21 banks led by Citigroup in relation to a US$400m revolving facility granted to a manufacturer on cable, connector for 3Cs, automobile and medical, and supported by PRC listco outbound guarantee.

Advising a syndicate of banks on the US$2.79bn loan and US$1.86bn revolving loan facilities to Tencent Asset Management Limited.

Advising a syndicate of 24 banks led by Bank of China in relation to a multiple currency term loan facilities granted to Zhongyu Gas.

Advising the mandated lead arrangers on US$4.44bn five-year term and revolving facilities to Tencent.

Advising BNP Paribas on a US$75m revolving loan to be made available to Tencent Asset Management Limited.

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