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Diane Fan

Diane Fan

Counsel

Direct: +852 2629 1718 | Mobile: +852 9661 1926 | diane.fan@eylaw.com.hk

Principal areas of practice

Diane’s practice focuses on U.S. and Hong Kong capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters. She advises clients on venture capital / private equity financing, initial public offerings, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and fund formation relevant matters. In addition, Diane advises Mainland Chinese clients on making outbound investments as well as foreign clients in investing in Mainland China.

Diane is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Admission

  • Hong Kong
  • New York

Accolades

  • Individual Bronze Award in Pro Bono and Community Services by The Law Society of Hong Kong, 2021

Experience and representative matters

Diane has been involved in the following representative matters:

Hong Kong initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and corporate finance

  • A Hong Kong listed clean energy power company in relation to the listing of U.S. dollar senior guaranteed notes on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • A securities investment company in relation to the grant of U.S. dollar bridge loan notes to a Mainland China-based company 
  • A Hong Kong listed real estate developer based in Shenzhen, Mainland China in relation to the debt offering on the Singapore Exchange
  • Two of the five largest state-owned commercial banks in Mainland China on their concurrent rights issue of A+H shares
  • A Hong Kong listed solar energy company on its resumption of trading
  • A Hong Kong-based Securities investment company on the pre-IPO restructuring
  • A biochemical company in Beijing, Mainland China on the pre-IPO restructuring 
  • A NYSE listed education company in Beijing, Mainland China on the pre-IPO restructuring

Mergers and acquisitions

  • A Hong Kong-based private equity fund in relation to various private equity and venture capital financing projects; the target companies are Mainland China-based companies engaging in IT, encrypted coins, media and entertainment businesses
  • A U.S. private equity investment fund on a Series E investment in a medical group 
  • A sports wear on-line shopping company in Mainland China on its Series A round venture capital financing 
  • A mobile gaming software development company in Mainland China on its Series C round financing 
  • A media company in Mainland China for a private equity fund involving a Series B round financing 
  • A real estate investment company in relation to an acquisition of a real estate project in Hungary for development of high-end service apartments 
  • An investment bank on its bidding of a sale of a real estate project in Mainland China 
  • A U.S. leading materials manufacturer on the sale of equity holdings and assets in a joint venture in Mainland China
  • An asset management company on an investment in a Mainland China healthcare business 
  • The buyer in relation to an acquisition of a law office in Mainland China
  • The purchaser in relation to an acquisition of a Hong Kong listed company in healthcare business based in Mainland China 

Funds matters

  • A repurchase (repo) transaction in Euro between a European fund and the London Branch of a German bank with respect to the Hungarian state special bonds and the repo hedge financing
  • Formation and launch of a fund in Euro for a European fund, the investment strategy of which focuses on the Hungarian state special bonds and the repo hedging financing
  • Launch of a European fund in Euro with fund manager, which focuses on the Hungarian state special bonds and the hedging financing
  • A repurchase transaction in Euro between a European debt investment fund and a major commercial bank in Hungary with respect to the Hungarian state special bonds and the hedge financing
  • Formation of a RMB fund in Mainland China for a U.S.-based private equity sponsor
  • Formation and launch of a Euro fund, the investment strategy of which focuses on the Hungarian state special bonds and the hedging financing, for a fund company
  • A Hong Kong listed securities and asset management company on the redemption of a U.S. dollar fund for the fund manager

Regulatory compliance matters

  • A U.S. listed coal mining company based in Mainland China in relation to annual compliance and corporate governance matters
  • A U.S. asset management company branch offices in Mainland China in relation to QFII’s compliance and annual review regarding the QFII license and SAFE quota applications
  • An asset management company based in Hong Kong in relation to the application of SFC type 4 and 9 licenses and annual compliance matters

Restructuring and insolvency

  • The administration committee of a U.S. listed, Mainland China-based solar energy company in Mainland China in relation to the reorganisation and liquidation proceedings of the company

Includes matters handled prior to joining LC Lawyers LLP

Education

  • University of Southern California School of Law, LL.M.
  • China University of Political Science and Law, LL.B
2021 Individual Bronze Award -FAN Dandan- by The Law Society of Hong Kong

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