Robert H.Y. CHAN

  • Experience :
    Over 40 years
  • Since :
    Joined in 2019
  • Qualifications/Accreditations/Appointments :
    - Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Directors
    - Accredited Independent Director Certificate, Shanghai Stock Exchange (2015)
    - Accredited Mediator, CEDR, England (2010)
    - China-Appointed Attesting Officer (1995)
    - Diploma in Chinese Law, University of East Asia (1987)
    - LL.M., University of Cambridge (1985)
    - B.A. (Hons), University of Hong Kong (1976)
    - Qualified to practice law in Hong Kong (1983), England & Wales (1987), Singapore (1990) and Australia (ACT/Federal High Court) (1988)

Personal Experiences

Over 40 years of experience in handling a wide spectrum of legal work, primarily in commercial and financing matters

Involved in China-related work since 1986 and played a key role in many clients’ projects

  • Acted as lead legal counsel for foreign investors syndicate in the negotiation and bidding of the BOT project of Line No.2, Nanjing Mass Transit Railway (2003/2004)
  • Acted as the vendor’s negotiating counsel in the sale of a telecom services business in China to a major international telecom corporation (2014/2015)
  • Led the negotiating team for a client in respect of a US$200m transaction with a global leading private equity fund (2017)
  • Advising on the successful restructuring of a high profile established retail brand of over three decades standing in Hong Kong
  • Significantly engaged in trust work involving various jurisdictions for private clients since 2001, including acting as a member of enforcer committees/ family council / Protector
  • Serves on the board of clients’ companies spanning across different industries in a non-executive capacity as well as on the enforcer committee of clients’ asset protection structures

Community Services


Mr. Chan started his legal career in 1980 as a court prosecutor at the Attorney General’s Chambers of the Hong Kong Government. He has worked in both international and local firms. He is currently in private practice at So, Lung & Associates.


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