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Rossana Chu

Rossana Chu

Managing Partner

Direct: +852 2629 1768 | Mobile: +852 9733 6010 | rossana.chu@eylaw.com.hk

Principal areas of practice

Rossana has been recognised as an “Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong” by The Lawyer Network Annual Awards (2022); “Finalist for Managing Partner of the Year” by ALB Hong Kong Law Awards (2022); “Finalist for Rising Star Lawyer of the Year” by China Law & Practice Awards (2022); “Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong - 2022” by Global Law Experts (2022); named as an exclusive “Recommended M&A Lawyer” in Hong Kong by Leaders in Law (2022); “Recommended Lawyer” in Corporate (including M&A) for Hong Kong by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022); named as an exclusive “Recommended M&A Attorney” in Hong Kong by Global Law Experts (2021-2022); named as an “In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year” by In-House Community (2017 and 2021); ranked "Leading Lawyer" in Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Restructuring and Insolvency, Corporate and M&A for Hong Kong by Legal Media 360 (2021); “The Highest Rated Lawyer to work with of the Year” in Capital Markets (Hong Kong) by Asialaw Client Service Excellence (2021); recognised as one of the A-List “China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms)” by China Business Law Journal (2020 and 2021); “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Capital markets: Equity, M&A, Private equity and Restructuring and insolvency” practices by IFLR1000 (2021-2022) and “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law” for 6 consecutive years by IFLR1000 (2015-2020); “Award Winner in Capital Markets for Hong Kong” at the Client Choice Awards by Lexology and International Law Office (2019); and “Shortlisted for Restructuring and Insolvency” by Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards (2019).

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 is an Arbitrator of China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission.

Rossana Chu is known for her expertise across mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and corporate finance. She also advises on corporate restructuring, wealth management, insolvency and debt restructuring, 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. 

As a thought leader in the legal industry, Rossana has been recognised as a #Lexology Legal Influencer (Individual Expert) respectively in “Future of legal services - Cross-border” and “Corporate - Asia-Pacific” for Q1 2021, “Employment – Asia Pacific” for Q2 2021, and “Infrastructure – Asia-Pacific” for Q1 2022.

Rossana is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Admission

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

Accolades

  • Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong by The Lawyer Network Annual Awards, 2022
  • Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets: Equity, M&A, Private Equity and Restructuring and Insolvency practices by IFLR1000, 2021-2022
  • Finalist for Managing Partner of the Year by ALB Hong Kong Law Awards, 2022
  • Finalist for Rising Star Lawyer of the Year by China Law & Practice Awards, 2022
  • Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong by Global Law Experts, 2022
  • Named as an exclusive Recommended M&A Lawyer in Hong Kong by Leaders in Law, 2022
  • Recommended Lawyer in Corporate (including M&A) for Hong Kong by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022
  • Accredited as an exclusive Recommended M&A Attorney in Hong Kong by Global Law Experts, 2021-2022
  • Named as an In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year by In-House Community, 2017 and 2021
  • Ranked Lawyer in Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Restructuring and Insolvency, Corporate and M&A for Hong Kong by Legal Media 360, 2021
  • The Highest Rated Lawyer to work with of the Year in Capital Markets (Hong Kong) by Asialaw Client Service Excellence, 2021
  • A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms) by China Business Law Journal, 2020 and 2021
  • Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law by IFLR1000, 2015-2020
  • Award Winner in Capital Markets for Hong Kong at the Client Choice Awards by Lexology and International Law Office, 2019
  • Shortlisted for Restructuring and Insolvency by Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards, 2019
  • Takeover Deal of the Year 2016 by Lawyer Monthly, 2016
  • “Up and Coming” in Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms) in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2008-2013

Experience and representative matters

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Advising the controlling shareholder in the privatization of a listed company through a scheme of arrangement and the delisting from the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Taiwan Stock Exchange
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed company on its privatization through a scheme of arrangement and the delisting from the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising the controlling shareholder in the privatization of a listed company through a scheme of arrangement and the delisting from the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed and leading sportswear company on its acquisition of a company holding properties in Mainland China
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed company on the disposal of minority interest in an industrial company by its subsidiary
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed company in its acquisition of the entire share capital of a Hong Kong-based radio-pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Advising a Mainland China investment platform company in the issue of US dollar denominated bonds
  • Advising various Mainland China-based investment banks in various transactions involving securities of Hong Kong listed companies
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed construction company in its privatization and delisting plan
  • Advising a renowned multinational industrial company in relation to the corporate restructuring and recapitalization of its Hong Kong subsidiary
  • Advising an investment bank in various transactions involving securities of Hong Kong listed companies, including advising it as the financial advisor for a Hong Kong listed and Mainland China-based iron and steel company
  • 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

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

  • Advising an investor on its subscription of convertible bonds issued by a Hong Kong listed energy company
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed property developer on its placing of new shares under the general mandate conferred by shareholders to the board of directors
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed industrial company on its placing of new shares under the general mandate conferred by shareholders to the board of directors
  • Advising a Hong Kong based company on its listing on the Aquis Stock Exchange of the UK in respect of Hong Kong legal aspects
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed and leading sportswear company on its top-up placing of existing shares and issue of new shares
  • Acting for the sole sponsor in the IPO of a Hong Kong-based marine construction works subcontractor and the listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • 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 and leading 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

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)
“Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong” by The Lawyer Network Annual Awards 2022
Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Capital markets: Equity, M&A, Private equity and Restructuring and insolvency practices by IFLR1000, 2022-23
Finalist for Rising Star Lawyer of the Year by China Law & Practice Awards  2022
Exclusive Recommended M&A Lawyer in Hong Kong by Leaders in Law, 2022
Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong by Global Law Expert, 2022
Recommended Lawyer in Corporate (including M&A) for Hong Kong by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022
Named as an “In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year” by In-House Community, 2021
Hong Kong Leading Lawyer in Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Restructuring and insolvency, Corporate and M&A practices by Legal Media 360, 2021
Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Capital markets: Equity, M&A, Private equity and Restructuring and insolvency practices by IFLR1000, 2021-22
The A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms) by China Business Law Journal, 2021
“The Highest Rated Lawyer to work with of the Year” in Capital Markets (Hong Kong) by Asialaw Client Service Excellence, 2021
Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Capital markets: Equity, M&A, Private equity and Restructuring and insolvency practices by IFLR1000, 2021
The A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms) by China Business Law Journal, 2020
Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law by IFLR1000, 2020
Named as 2019 Client Choice Awards winner in Capital Markets for Hong Kong by Lexology and International Law Office (ILO)
Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law by IFLR1000, 2015-2019
Named as an “In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year” by In-House Community, 2017
Exclusive Recommended M&A Attorney in Hong Kong by Global Law Experts, 2021-2022
“Infrastructure – Asia-Pacific” for Q1 2022
“Employment – Asia Pacific” for Q2 2021
“Future of legal services - Cross-border” and “Corporate - Asia-Pacific” for Q1 2021

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