Freeman Chan’s practice focuses on corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, privatizations and IPOs of Hong Kong and PRC corporations on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and stock exchanges in the PRC and the United States.

Freeman joined the firm as a partner in 2011. Prior to joining Cleary, he was a partner at another international law firm in Hong Kong.

Notable Experience

Notable Experience

  • Hong Kong-listed IPOs of Topsports International Holdings, Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group, Mabpharm Limited, ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance, Bestway Global Holding, COFCO Meat Holdings, WH Group, Legend Holdings, Hospital Corporation of China, Dali Foods Group, Cowell e Holdings, Cosmo Lady, Belle International Holdings, Maanshan Iron and Steel, COSCO Shipping Holdings, and Guangshen Railway Company Limited.

  • PAG Asia in its takeover of Hong Kong-listed Yingde Gases Group

  • TPG in its sale of an equity stake in China International Capital Corporation

  • A consortium led by Hillhouse Capital Group and CDH Investments in connection with the privatization of Belle International Holdings

  • Lenovo Group Limited in its $2.1 billion acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business, its public takeover offer for Medion AG, a German computer company, and in its $300 million joint venture with Compal Electronics

  • Google in the sale of Motorola Mobility’s mobile devices business to Lenovo Group Limited

  • Genting Hong Kong Limited in its $550 million acquisition of Crystal Cruises, Inc. from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha and in its $3.025 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, Inc.

  • TPG in its acquisition of stakes in HCP Holdings Inc., one of the leading primary cosmetics and skincare packaging companies, from members of the founding Chen family, and in its equity investment in Li Ning Company Limited via the purchase of share and subscription of convertible bonds

  • Belle International Holdings in the acquisition by its subsidiary Synergy Eagle Limited of Big Step Limited, a sportswear retailer with 600 outlets in China

  • Lenovo Group Limited in numerous debt capital markets transactions

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SELECTED ACTIVITIES

Deputy Chairman, Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Member, Takeovers Appeal Committee, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Member, SFC (HKEC Listing) Committee, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Member, Advisory Committee, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

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