Vincent Chan is a Counsel of the Hong Kong office and a member in both the Corporate and the Private Client and Trust departments in Appleby. He joined Appleby in 2007. He specialises in the areas of capital markets (with a strong focus on private and public offerings of debt and equity, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and restructuring), banking & asset finance, as well as trusts and foundations.
Vincent’s clients include Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands entities, many of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), the Taiwan’s GreTai Securities Market (GTSM) NASDAQ Stock Market and the London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), as well as private companies, banks, financial institutions, asset management firms, high net worth individuals, family offices and trustees.
Vincent graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (Actuarial Studies) and a Bachelor of Laws, and has obtained a Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (Merit) from The Australian National University, as well as a Diploma in International Trust Management (Distinction), an Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (Distinction) and an Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes from The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Vincent was admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (non-practising), a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory and as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (non-practising), and registered as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia. He is registered with the Bermuda Bar and is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong (registered foreign lawyer), and is also a full member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).
Vincent has been named as the China – Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year at the ACQ 5 Law Awards 2017, the Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year for Hong Kong at the 2016 Finance Monthly Law Awards, the recognized Leader in Corporate Law – Hong Kong at the Finance Awards 2015 by the Wealth & Finance magazine, and the Wills, Trust & Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year for Hong Kong at the 2014 Finance Monthly Law Awards and received the 2015 and the 2014 Hong Kong Deal Maker of the Year Awards presented by Finance Monthly.
Vincent is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.