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Mergers and Acquisitions
HOW WE CAN HELP REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE ACCOLADES

Our award-winning M&A team is your trusted partner in all your Greater China M&A deals in different kinds of industries. With decades of experience assisting investors in the Greater China region, we provide strategy-driven advice and tailored solutions to achieve your business goals in light of Mainland China’s perpetually evolving legal landscape.

With the complex regulatory system, industry restrictions, national security and anti-monopoly review issues in Mainland, we are here to assist you to structure M&A deals in Mainland market and secure necessary government approvals. We also provide legal support in the new business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong and the Belt and Road Initiative.

Drawing upon the experience of our lawyers in other areas of practice, we provide a one stop solution to solve all your tax, employment, antitrust, regulatory and intellectual property issues on all stages of a M&A cycle, from formation, growth to exit. Whenever you instruct us, you can be rest assured that the transaction will be closely monitored by our professional team.

HOW WE CAN HELP
M&A
  • Asset Acquisition and Disposition
  • Cross border Equity Purchases and Sales
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Technology transfers
  • Due diligence for prospective targets
    • Real estate due diligence
    • IP due diligence and valuation
PRIVATE EQUITY
  • Creative Corporate Finance Structures
  • Debt Capital Offerings
  • Issue of Bonds, Notes, Warrants, Hybrid Instruments, Redeemable Preference Shares and Convertible Loan Stocks
  • Rights Issues, Bonus Issues and other Security Issues
  • Transferable Loan Facilities with Warrants and Embedded Bond Options and Warrants
RESTRUCTURING AND FINANCIAL RECAPITALIZATION
  • Business Successions
  • Capital and Corporate Restructuring
  • Consent Solicitations
  • Dismantling of VIE structures
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Privatisations and Delistings
  • Proxy contests
  • Reorganisations and amalgamations
  • Spin-offs/split-offs
  • Tax advice on restructuring
  • Tender Offers
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
  • Antitrust and competition
  • Corporate Governance
  • Continuing Listing Requirements, Corporate Disclosure
  • Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy
  • Regulatory compliance advice
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
M&A
  • Represent a MNC in its global acquisition of a IT group with Hong Kong and Mainland operations. We advised on the risks with practical solutions to overcome the regulatory non-compliance issues of the Mainland subsidiary for a smooth acquisition
  • Represent a local conglomerate in its acquisition of real estate holding companies of a commercial building and steering through the complex shareholding structure. We also advised on potential offshore tax liabilities arising from a previous disposition of offshore properties by the target companies
  • Counsel to a MNC in acquiring the shareholdings of a Hong Kong group company with Mainland subsidiary operating distribution business. We advised on the structure of the acquisition and cross-border legal and regulatory compliance of the distributed food product and online distribution channels
  • Counsel to a venture capital group in acquiring a minority interest in a Mainland dental group via equity purchase of the offshore holding company. We formulated the strategy to secure minority interest protection and exit rights
  • Counsel to a global beauty products group in its acquisition of a leading hair and beauty company with operations in Greater China and advising on structuring and regulatory issues
  1. PRIVATE EQUITY
    • Counsel to a Hong Kong guarantor in a proposed 144A/Regulation S issuance of senior secured high yield notes and advising on disclosures in Offering Memorandum and transaction documents
RESTRUCTURING AND FINANCIAL RECAPITALIZATION
  • Counsel to global air-freight forwarding service group on amalgamation and equity transfers of group entities for corporate structure reorganization
  • Represent a listed conglomerate in its restructuring of the global group involving Hong Kong and Mainland companies. We advised and implemented efficient tax saving scheme and inter-group reorganizations of equity holdings and inter-group loans to simplify the group’s overall compliance on tax reporting and filing
  • Counsel to a MNC in its acquisition of a local Mainland company. We provided restructuring advice to achieve optimal tax benefits and smooth business operations through transformation of the company to a foreign-invested joint venture company
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
  • Counsel to a listed Hong Kong company in the establishment of a joint venture between its subsidiary and various business partners for trading operations in the Mainland. We advised on the structure and terms of the joint venture and disclosure requirements for compliance of the listing rules
  • Counsel to a venture capital group in the acquisition of an interest in a Mainland telecommunications company and advising on the controlling and equity structuring of the acquisition to overcome regulatory issues
  • Counsel to the first GEM Board listing of Timeless Software Limited
WHAT OTHERS SAY
"The excellent service, depth of knowledge and most importantly, the sage advice you and the lawyers of Vivien Chan & Co. have provided to Amway have been an integral part of our success in Hong Kong and China."
~ Amway/ Alticor
"Very good support, fast and always provide us good recommendation how to solve issues."
~ DKSH
"As a renowned legal advisor, throughout the years Vivien Chan & Co. has made numerous contributions that helped clients realize their vision and goal."
~ Esquel Enterprises Ltd.
"China presents a special challenge for the U.S. firm. The complexity of culture, language and politics is a challenge. Vivien Chan & Co. always provides the expertise and insight that let us know that our clients are in good hands."
~ Espinosa Trueba
"Vivien Chan is a master of strategy. When I need strategic counsel in a difficult situation, I come to her."
~Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
ACCOLADES
CORPHUB HONG KONG'S MOST OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AWARDS

Greater China's Most Outstanding Full-Service Law Firm of the Year 2022
CORPORATE INTL GLOBAL AWARDS
M&A Law Firm of the Year 2019-2022 China
GLOBAL LAW EXPERTS AWARDS
M&A Law Firm of the Year
2019-2022 China
THE LAWYER NETWORK
M&A Law Firm of the Year 2021
China
GAMECHANGERS ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS

M&A Lawyer of the Year 2020-2021
Hong Kong

Ms Vivien Chan
LEADERS IN LAW GLOBAL AWARD
M&A Law Expert of the Year 2021 China
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY EXPERTS
Winner in the M&A Category 2021 China
Ms Patty Chan
CORPHUB HONG KONG'S MOST OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AWARDS

Greater China’s Most Trusted Legal Consulting Services
of the Year 2021
ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS
Notable M&A Law Firm 2020
Hong Kong
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