Chan, Patty


  Hong Kong
 +852 2533 2003
 +852 2530 9627
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Patty Chan is a partner of Vivien Chan & Co, and was named as the Corporate / M&A Leading Lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers consecutively from 2014 – 2018 and being nominated as the International Who's Who Legal of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers in 2014.

With over 20 years of practices in law, Patty is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, China direct investment, employment, real estate and related tax issues. She has advised multinational companies in relation to M&A in Greater China, negotiation and due diligence, while advises on regulatory matters to ensure compliance with Hong Kong and PRC laws. For real estate, she is Patty is capable in handles all aspects of real property matters, including sale/purchase, tenancies, sales and leaseback, loan and finance documents.

Further, she has advised clients on a broad range of commercial matters in Hong Kong and the PRC, including, distribution and licensing agreements, shareholders and service agreements and corporate restructures for regulatory compliance, asset protection and tax efficiency. She has also participated as a panel speaker on employment and M&A law at numerous international conferences.

Patty received her law degree from the University of Hong Kong, and is admitted in England and Wales, and Hong Kong.

Practice Areas (expanded)

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Asset acquisition and dispositions
  • Equity purchases and sales

Reorganisations

  • Continuing listing requirements, corporate disclosure and corporate governance

China direct investment

  • Establishment of foreign invested enterprises
  • Securing regulatory approvals
  • Advising on investment in corporate vehicles for tax efficacy and regulatory compliance

Employment

  • Advising on workplace policies and issues, compliance with local laws
  • Advising and designing all types of employee benefits and executive compensation programmes
  • Confidentiality, restraint of trade and non-competition
  • Termination and layoffs

Tax

  • Tax efficient structuring for businesses
  • Tax planning for corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate acquisitions and development tax planning

Real Estate

  • Advising on property acquisitions, disposals and project developments, from inception to completion
  • Real estate related mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate financing and refinancing, all aspects of commercial mortgage securitizations
  • Advising on all aspects of leasing, sale and leaseback transactions