Bonnie Y. Chan
  1. Partner

Ms. Chan is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. Her practice includes advising issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions and advising on securities, corporate and governance matters, generally.

Before joining the firm in 2010, Ms. Chan served as a senior vice president of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, where she led the IPO Transactions Department of the Listing Division. Previously, she was an in-house counsel at Morgan Stanley, where she was responsible for overseeing their capital markets transactions in Asia.

Ms. Chan has been appointed as a member of the Board of Inland Revenue in 2017. She was appointed as a council member of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR in 2015. She has been a member of the FSDC's Policy Research Committee since 2013 and was also appointed as a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Standing Committee to the Company Law Reform.

Work Highlights

  • Tongcheng-Elong’s $180 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Meituan Dianping's $4.22 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • BeiGene's $903 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Hope Education Group's $389.7 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • 51 Credit Card’s $130 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Wise Talent Information Technology's (Liepin) $352.6 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Ping An Healthcare and Technology's $1.12 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Razer Inc.’s $491.5 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Literature’s spinoff from Tencent, and its subsequent $919.2 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • China Everbright Greentech’s $390.2 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • CSC Financial’s $915 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Postal Savings Bank of China’s $7.4 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Yihai International’s $111 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Orient Securities' $876 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Development Bank Financial Leasing’s $776 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering 
  • CICC's $927 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Legend Holdings’ $1.96 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Red Star Macalline's $931 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • AAG Energy’s $294 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • 3SBio’s $712 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Chia Tai Enterprises' spinoff and Hong Kong listing
  • Linekong Interactive’s $93.4 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • CAR Inc.’s $468 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Qingdao Port International’s $376 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • BAIOO Family Interactive’s $196 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Cinda Asset Management's $2.8 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Kerry Logistics Network's spinoff from Kerry Properties, and its subsequent $282 million Rule 144A/Regulations S initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • China Galaxy Securities’ $1.1 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Nexteer Automotive’s $260 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Nonferrous Mining Corporation’s $252 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China Yongda Automobiles Services’ $215 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Forgame Holdings' $206 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Crestview Partners' investment in Key Safety Systems by FountainVest Partners

Recognition

Ms. Chan is recognized as a leader in the legal industry:

  • The American Lawyer – "Dealmaker of the Year," 2018
  • The Asian Lawyer – "All-Star Lawyer," Banking & Finance, 2014
  • Chambers Asia and Chambers Global  Equity Capital Markets (International Firms): China, Band 1, Leading Individual
  • IFLR1000 – Capital Markets (Equity): Hong Kong, Leading Individual
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific  – Capital Markets (Equity): Hong Kong, Leading Individual

Of Note

  • Represented the ASIFMA in responding to the New Board Concept Paper in June 2017 and the Consultation Paper on A Listing Regime for Companies from Emerging and Innovative Sectors in February 2018
  • Contributed to a report on “Positioning Hong Kong as an International IPO Centre of Choice” for the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC), a high-level and cross-sectorial advisory body established by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR in 2013 to support the sustained development of the financial industry. She was one of the hosts of the media briefing for this report and spoke to several media to elaborate on the content of the report and answer their questions. 
  • Selected as one of the two legal advisers to a group of investment banks in Hong Kong to respond to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Consultation Paper on the Regulation of Sponsors (May 2012).

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk since 2010
  • Senior Vice President and Head of IPO Transactions Department of Listing Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, 2007-2010
  • Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, 2003-2007

Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • State of New York

Education

  • LL.B., University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, 1991
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1993

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin