Ven Tan is the managing partner of the Hong Kong office and specializes in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including Hong Kong IPOs, dual listings, secondary offerings, corporate restructuring, and private and public mergers and acquisitions. He has been resident in Hong Kong since 1993 and was involved in a number of the early H-share, B-share, and red-chip listings by major PRC state-owned enterprises such as Angang New Steel, Shanghai Hai Xing Shipping, Jilin Chemical, Beijing Yanhua Petrochemical, and Hainan Airlines. Recent representative matters include the first dual A- and H-share rights issue by a PRC H-share-listed company, Angang Steel, which raised US$2.6 billion; the Hong Kong IPOs of Zall Development, China Zhengtong Auto Services Holdings Limited, China Gold International Resources Corp., Da Ming International Holding Ltd., Chaowei Power, Ruinian International, Sinopharm Group, China South City Holdings Limited, China Zhongwang, Asia Cement, Kingsoft Corporation, and China Huiyuan Juice; China Resources Power’s US$669 million acquisition of stake in a Daning coal mine; and the US$470 million privatization of Jilin Chemical by PetroChina.
Mr. Tan is a frequent speaker at conferences on Hong Kong and China corporate legal issues. He has also been named as a leading lawyer for capital markets work and corporate/M&A by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, IFLR 1000, and Asia Pacific Legal 500. He is also listed as a leading lawyer in the Hong Kong edition of the Legal Who's Who.
Mr. Tan received his Law Degree with honors from Hull University, England, where he was editor of the Hull University Law Journal, and his Master of Law Degree (International Business Law) from King's College, London. He is qualified to practice in England and Wales, Hong Kong, and New York. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Venantius Tan was recommended as a leading individual for Equity Capital Markets by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017. He was also ranked as a leading individual in Hong Kong for Debt and Equity Capital Markets by IFLR1000 2017. Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 also listed him as a leading lawyer for Equity Capital Markets in China. He was highlighted as having “strong reputation owing to his many years of experience advising PRC businesses on cross-border offerings.”
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