The head of the China practice group and the Asia communications and technology practice group, Jeanette K Chan is a partner in the corporate department, and splits her time between the firm’s offices in Hong Kong and Beijing.
With extensive experience in advising clients on complex cross-border M&A and private equity investments, Jeanette has particular experience advising on international joint ventures and foreign direct investments in the PRC, as well as major corporate restructurings of Chinese related assets. She has been involved in many transactions involving regulated industries, including telecommunications, IT, media, insurance and financial institutions. Jeanette's major M&A and private equity clients include Microsoft, Motorola, Asia Satellite, The Carlyle Group, Oaktree Capital, General Atlantic and Morgan Stanley.
She is frequently recognised as one of the world’s leading PRC law practitioners, particularly in the communications, media and technology industries, by various publications, including AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, the Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Who's Who Legal. Jeanette was recognised as the leading female lawyer in M&A/private equity at the International Financial Law Review Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012. Asia Pacific Legal 500 2012 recognises Jeanette as a leading individual in the areas of corporate M&A, TMT, investment funds and private equity. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 recognises her as a "Band 1" Leading Individual in private equity and TMT in China and IFLR 1000 2013 recognises her as a "Leading Lawyer" in Hong Kong and China private equity.
Ms Chan is a member of the New York Bar. She is also admitted to practise law in Canada and Hong Kong, and is a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales. Jeanette is a foreign legal consultant of the All China Lawyer's Association.
WWL says: Jeanette Chan is a "gifted lawyer" who advises on foreign direct investment into the PRC. She is "highly sought after" by clients in the telecommunications, IT and media markets
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