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Rossana Chu

Firm: LC Lawyers LLP
Country: Hong Kong

Practice Area: M&A

  • Suite 3106, 31/F One Taikoo Place
    979 King’s Road
    Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Rossana Chu is the Managing Partner of LC Lawyers LLP.  With more than 25 years of legal experience and deep knowledge and skills, Rossana advises on a wide variety of Hong Kong and cross-border M&As including takeovers and privatizations of listed companies, securities and assets transfer transactions, capital markets transactions, corporate finance, asset management, ESG and sustainability, financings, technology law, regulatory compliance, and employment legal issues. Rossana represents multi-national and Chinese corporations, securities firms, investment banks, funds, non-profit making organisations, families and individuals in their domestic and overseas legal matters.

Rossana is an award-winning lawyer, international accolades include: “Recommended Lawyer” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022); “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer” by IFLR1000 (2015-2022); “Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong” at the Global Law Experts Annual Awards (2022), “Recommended Attorney” by Global Law Experts (2021-2022); “A-List – China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms)” by China Business Law Journal (2020-2022); “Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong” at The Lawyers Network Annual Awards (2022); “Finalist for Managing Partner of the Year” at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards (2022); “The Highest Rated Lawyer to work with of the Year” by asialaw Client Service Excellence (2021); “Ranked Lawyer” by Legal Media 360 (2021), “Winner in Capital Markets for Hong Kong” at the Lexology Client Choice Awards (2019); “Commended External Counsel of the Year” by the In-House Community (2017 and 2021); “Winner of Takeover Deal of the Year” by Lawyer Monthly (2016).  

Rossana made her mark in the areas of Capital Markets (Equity) as well as Corporate (including M&A) and was described by Legal 500 Asia Pacific sources as “Rossana Chu, a lawyer who has garnered much acclaim for her capital markets expertise, serves as practice head.” (2022); “an impressive senior bench on advising the underwriters” on the issuer which was “the first such company to be listed on HKSE” (2016); “very insightful and knowledgeable about the legal issues and business practices in China” and “very committed to the task at hand” (2016); “solid senior bench” and one of “the firm's most prominent partners” (2017); “attracts and a share of the big-ticket matters.” (2018)

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 admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong as well as England & Wales. Apart from a bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in Law, she also holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy.  Rossana is an Arbitrator of China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission.  She is also an Affiliate Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom and a Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Rossana is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.


Admission 

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


Accolades 

  • asialaw Client Service Excellence Award: Winner for The Highest Rated Lawyer to work with of the Year in Capital Markets: Hong Kong - 2021
  • ALB Hong Kong Law Awards: Finalist for Managing Partner of the Year - 2022
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific: Recognised as “Up and Coming” in Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms) in China - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • China Business Law Journal: The A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms) - 2020, 2021, 2022
  • China Law & Practice: Finalist for Rising Star Lawyer of the Year - 2022
  • Asia Women in Business Law Award: Shortlisted for Restructuring and Insolvency - 2019
  • Global Law Experts: Annual Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong - 2022
  • Global Law Experts: An exclusive Recommended M&A Attorney in Hong Kong - 2021, 2022
  • IFLR1000: Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets: Equity, Private Equity, M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency - 2021, 2022, 2023
  • IFLR1000: Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • In-House Community: Named as a Commended External Counsel of the Year - 2017, 2021
  • Lawyers Network Annual Awards: Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong - 2022
  • Lawyer Monthly: Takeover Deal of the Year - 2016
  • Leaders in Law: Named as an exclusive Recommended M&A Lawyer in Hong Kong - 2022
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Recommended Lawyer in Corporate (including M&A): Hong Kong - 2022
  • Legal Media 360: Ranked Lawyer in Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets (Equity), Restructuring and Insolvency - 2021
  • Lexology Client Choice Award: Winner in Capital Markets for Hong Kong - 2019
  • Lexology: Legal Influencer in Q1/2022 (Infrastructure - Asia-Pacific) - 2022
  • Lexology: Legal Influencer in Q1/2021 (Corporate - Asia-Pacific); Q1/2021 (Future of legal services - Cross-border); Q2/2021 (Employment - Asia-Pacific) - 2021


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 and leading sportswear company in 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 company in its acquisition of a company holding properties in Mainland China
  • 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 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








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