Vanessa Chan
  1. Associate

Ms. Chan is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. She was a manager in the corporate finance department of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) before joining the firm in 2013.

Work Highlights

  • The People's Insurance Company (Group) of China, China Cinda Asset Management, New China Life Insurance Company, Postal Saving Bank of China, CSC Financial, China Nonferrous Mining Corporation, Hilong Holding, Mongolian Mining Corporation, China Yongda Automobiles Services, Forgame, Kerry Logistics Network, Yihai International and Tongcheng Network on their on-going compliance matters

Before joining Davis Polk, Ms. Chan’s experience at the SFC included vetting listing applications and applications for exemption from Companies Ordinance.  Her previous deal experience includes advising:

IPOs
  • China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co. $642 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • the underwriters on the $312 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering of China Suntien Green Energy Corporation
  • Glorious Property Holdings $1.28 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • BBMG Corporation $884 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Western Mining Co.,$827 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe Company  $64 million IPO on the Growth Enterprise Market and its migration to the Main Board
  • Minth Group $64 million Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • China COSCO Holdings Company $1.28 billion Hong Kong IPO and global offering
  • GZI REIT Asset Management $266 million Hong Kong IPO and global offeringof GZI REIT, which comprises four prime commercial properties in Guangzhou
Compliance
  • Advised China Longyuan Power Group Corporation and China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., on their on-going compliance matters
  • Advised other listed companies on compliance matters, including connected transactions and major transactions

Other corporate experience where Ms. Chan represented:

  • Bright New Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glorious Property Holdings, on the sale of the entire issued share capital of a BVI company (which in turn holds a property development in the PRC) to Shanghai Industrial Holdings for an aggregate consideration for $290 million
  • Xinyu Hengeli Holdings $79 million top-up placement
  • the underwriters on the $196 million top-up placement by KWG Property Holding
  • SearchMedia International $20 million Series B financing from two strategic investors
  • CapitaLand on the acquisition of two retail malls in Beijing, China, for $209 million from Beijing Hualian Group Investment Holding Co.

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2013
  • Securities and Futures Commission, 2011-2013
  • Clifford Chance, 2009-2011
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, 2004-2009

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong

Education

  • LL.B., University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, 2000
  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, 2001
  • LL.M. (Merits), King's College London, 2002