Rossana Chu

Rossana Chu

Managing Partner

Rossana Chu, the Managing Partner of LC Lawyers LLP, is a highly regarded lawyer in the mergers & acquisitions and capital markets sectors. She also advises on restructuring and compliance matters.

Principal areas of practice

Hong Kong IPO and corporate finance

Mergers & Acquisitions     

Restructuring, insolvency and others

Compliance

Rossana is recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer in Capital Markets and a Notable Practitioner in Corporate and M&A” by Asialaw Profile (2020) and also a “Notable Practitioner in Corporate (including M&A)” (2020), “Highly Regarded Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law” (2018) and “Leading Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law” (2015 to 2017) by IFLR1000.

In recent years, Rossana has been consistently recognised by Legal 500 Asia Pacific as the “Recommended Lawyer in the areas of Capital Markets (Equity) (Hong Kong) (2015 to 2018) and Corporate (including M&A) (Hong Kong) (2016 to 2018)”. She was named as the “Commended External Counsel of the Year 2017” by the In-House Community. As the lead partner in a large-scale M&A transaction, Rossana led her team in winning the “Takeover Deal of the Year 2016 Award” by Lawyer Monthly. She was also recognised as an “Up and Coming” practitioner in the area of Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms) in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2008 to 2013).

Rossana Chu is the Managing Partner of LC Lawyers LLP.  She is known for her expertise across mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, corporate finance and regulatory compliance practices. She routinely advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, privatizations, initial public offerings and Hong Kong listing, post-IPO fund raising, insolvency as well as corporate and debt restructurings. She also advises on private equity/venture capital investments with Mainland China and Hong Kong elements, as well as on legal and regulatory compliance matters in relation to Hong Kong-listed companies.

Rossana is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Admission

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales (non-practicing)

Accolades

  • Recommended Lawyer in Capital Markets by Asialaw Profile, 2020
  • Notable Practitioner in Corporate and M&A by Asialaw Profile, 2020
  • Notable Practitioner in Corporate (including M&A) by IFLR1000, 2020
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law by IFLR1000, 2018
  • Recommended Lawyer in Corporate (Including M&A) (Hong Kong) by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016 to 2018
  • Recommended Lawyer in Capital Markets (Equity) (Hong Kong) by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015 to 2018
  • Leading Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law by IFLR1000, 2015 to 2017
  • Commended External Counsel of the Year as named by the In-House Community, 2017
  • Takeover Deal of the Year 2016 by Lawyer Monthly, 2016
  • Recognised in Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms) in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific as “Up and Coming”, 2008-2013

Experience and representative matters

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

  • Advising a Mainland China-based provider of integrated plastic solutions on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a large licensed micro-credit company in Mainland China on its US dollar IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising one of the top Macau gaming companies on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a Mainland China-based chemistry company with a substantial production volume of nitrogen fertiliser in Mainland China on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising various sponsors and underwriters on the IPO and listing of top Mainland China airlines on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a sole sponsor on the IPO and listing of a Mainland China-based construction company on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising one of the top Mainland China-based investment banks on its IPO and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a sole sponsor on the IPO and listing of a Mainland China-based culture company on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a sole sponsor on the IPO and listing of a Mainland China-based micro-credit company on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a Hong Kong-based LED lighting product manufacturing company on its IPO and listing on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a sole sponsor on the IPO and listing of a Mainland China-based glass products manufacturer on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a sole sponsor on the IPO and listing of a Hong Kong-based cleaning service provider on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a Mainland China-based conglomerate on its pre-IPO investment in a construction company
  • Advising various venture capital and private equity firms on their pre-IPO investments in the forms of convertible bonds or notes, convertible redeemable preference shares, warrants, options and ordinary shares
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed sportswear company on its open offer of shares and convertible securities
  • Advising a securities company acting as an underwriter on the open offer of shares by a Hong Kong listed company
  • Advising a securities company on its issuance of convertible notes
  • Advising a securities company acting as a placing agent on the placing of shares by several Hong Kong listed companies
  • Advising a securities company acting as a placing agent on the placing of convertible bonds by a Hong Kong listed company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed electronic products manufacturing company on its placing of new shares
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed construction company on its top-up placing of existing shares and issue of new shares
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed public utilities company on its top-up placing
  • Advising a subsidiary of a Hong Kong listed investment bank on various capital markets and securities related transactions
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed investment and financing company on various fund raising exercises
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed forestry company on various fund raising exercises
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed renewable energy company on its bonus warrant issues
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed property development company on its bonus warrant issues

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Advising the financial adviser to a Mainland China-based steel company on a mandatory general offer in respect of the H Shares of that company in Hong Kong
  • Advising a Mainland China-based clean energy and thin-film solar power company on a scheme of arrangement relating to a Hong Kong listed company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed property development company on its intended acquisition of assets in a bidding exercise
  • Advising a controlling shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company on its voluntary securities exchange partial offer for securities in a Hong Kong listed financial services company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed integrated circuit manufacturing company on its voluntary share exchange offer to acquire all the shares of a Hong Kong listed investment holding company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed property development company on its voluntary share exchange offer to acquire all the securities of a Hong Kong listed company
  • Advising an investment company on its acquisition of securities in a Hong Kong listed construction and management company and the subsequent mandatory general offer in respect of the other securities of that company
  • Advising on the acquisition of securities in a Hong Kong listed property development company and the subsequent mandatory general offer in respect of the other securities of that company
  • Advising on the acquisition of shares in a Hong Kong listed company and the subsequent mandatory general offer in respect of the other securities of that company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed forestry company on the mandatory general offer made by its controlling shareholder after its acquisition of majority interest
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed electric vehicles and related products manufacturing company on the general offer to acquire its securities by a Hong Kong listed company
  • Advising the financial consultant of a Mainland China-based investor on the general offer to acquire securities from a Hong Kong listed infrastructure company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed construction group on the restructuring caused by its controlling shareholder’s transfer of shares as well as the general offer to acquire securities in the company by the purchaser
  • Advising a Mainland China-based investment company on its acquisition of shares in a Hong Kong listed power and electronics supplier company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed property development company on its acquisition of equity interest in a property development company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed property development company on its acquisition of shares of a Hong Kong listed company
  • Advising on the acquisition of a controlling interest in a GEM Board listed company by a Hong Kong listed investment holding company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed renewable energy company on its acquisition of wind turbines and turbine towers
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed construction industry company on its acquisition of a property project
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed public utilities company on its acquisition of water projections
  • Advising on the disposals and acquisitions of financial institutions licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to conduct regulated activities
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed property development company on its disposal of shares in a Hong Kong listed company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed renewable energy company on its off-market repurchase of its preference shares
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed property development company on its subscription of new shares issued by a Hong Kong listed investment holding company and the formation of joint venture
  • Advising a securities company on its subscription of new shares in a Hong Kong listed company

Restructuring, insolvency and others

  • Advising various international sizeable companies in the implementation of their corporate restructuring plans in Hong Kong
  • Advising on various family trust formations and post-formation implementation
  • Advising on various investment fund formations, regulatory issues relating to asset management as well as governance of fund operation
  • Advising various companies in their debt restructuring plans, including creditors’ scheme of arrangement
  • Advising on acquisitions of assets from companies in insolvency state or liquidation stage

Includes matters handled prior to joining LC Lawyers LLP

Education

  • University of Hong Kong, LL.M.
  • City University of Hong Kong, PCLL
  • University of London, LL.B., with Honours
  • City University of Hong Kong, B.A., with Honours

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