Chia Ching Tan

Partner


Direct +852 2803 3615
Mobile +852 5185 0296
Fax +852 2803 3618
Email [email protected]


Jurisdictions Hong Kong
Malaysia
Languages English, Cantonese

Profile

Based in Hong Kong since 2007, Chia Ching is a dual qualified practicing lawyer in Hong Kong and Malaysia. She has over 19 years of experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including IPOs, spin-offs, transfer of listings, corporate restructuring, acquisition and disposal, general corporate advisory and regulatory compliance.

 

Benefitting from her practice experiences in both Hong Kong and Malaysia, she is familiar with the Listing Rules, Takeovers Code and the laws of both Hong Kong and Malaysia. This serves as a strong foundation and provides her with better insights and competitive edge in understanding businesses from, not only the South East Asian countries, but also from Hong Kong and China. "She is experienced in assisting Southeast Asian companies with Hong Kong listings" (quoted from Legal 500 in 2020). She is familiar with a wide spectrum of industries, including but not limited to oil and gas, independent power plants, mining, manufacturing, media, telecommunications, agriculture/plantations, real estates, construction, digital platforms, healthcare, retail, technology, education and general trading. She reads and writes English, Chinese and Malay languages, and is fluent in speaking all three languages, as well as Putonghua, Cantonese and Hokkien.

 

Chia Ching was involved in a number of notable initial public offerings and listings on the Stock Exchange acting for the sponsors as well as the issuers, both on the Main Board and GEM, including the first listing of a mineral company under Chapter 18 of the Listing Rules in 2008, the first business trust in the form of stapled securities of HKT Trust in 2011 and a dual-listing (Singapore and Hong Kong) in 2017. On M&A transactions, Chia Ching was involved in a number of local and cross-border acquisitions as well as public takeovers. She also advises listed companies on Listing Rules compliance matters post listing and secondary fund-raising.

Experience

2013 Howse Williams
2007 Reed Smith Richards Butler
2003 Zaid Ibrahim & Co, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2001 Chee Siah Le Kee & Partners, Malacca, Malaysia

Education

2007 Overseas Lawyers Qualifying Examination
2000 University of Melbourne, Australia – Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law (Hons.)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

2008 Hong Kong
2001 Malaysia

Member, Law Society of Hong Kong

  • Altus Capital as sponsor in the HK$368 million spin-off and separate listing of Pentamaster International Limited on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange;
  • VBG Capital Limited in the dual listing of Centurion Corporation Limited on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which has business operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States
  • Fortune Financial Capital in the listing of Pipeline Engineering Holdings Limited on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Dakin Capital in the IPO of VBG International Holdings Limited on GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • A.Plus Group Holdings Limited in the transfer of listing from GEM to Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Icicle Group Holdings Limited in its IPO on GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Deson Construction International Holdings Limited in the spin-off and separate listing on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange together with distribution in specie,
  • OUE Group for the listing of S$346.4 million OUE Commercial REIT on the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • CapitaMalls Asia Limited in its privatisation and withdrawal of listing from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Deson Construction International Holdings Limited on its takeovers by an individual followed by mandatory takeover offer
  • Deson Construction International Holdings Limited in its placing of convertible bonds
  • Lippo Limited and Hongkong Chinese Limited in the disposal of interest in Macau Chinese Bank
  • HKT Trust in its HK$8.8 billion spin-off and separate listing of share stapled units of on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
  • CVM Minerals Limited in the first listing of mining company under Chapter 18 of the Listing Rules of on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • BNP Paribas in the HK$4.9 billion of spin-off and listing of Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
  • China Merchants Holdings in relation to its acquisition of a pallet hire group of companies based in Australia and ASEAN countries for approximately AUD600 million
  • Malakoff Berhad in its US$2.6 billion (or RM9.3 billion) privatisation and delisting from Bursa Malaysia by way of asset disposal and capital reduction