Geoffrey Chan of Skadden, formerly of Ropes & Gray
Geoffrey Chan of Skadden, formerly of Ropes & Gray ()

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has launched an Asia funds practice in Hong Kong with a hire from Ropes & Gray.

Geoffrey Chan, most recently the Boston-based firm’s head of the Asia private investment funds practice, will now lead a similar practice for Skadden. Chan represented Hong Kong and China-based managers on forming and structuring dollar-denominated funds; he has advised clients including Citic Private Equity, Fosun Capital, FountainVest Partners and RRJ Capital. In 2016, he advised China-based HongDao Advisors on three investments with a total value of $26 million.

Chan joined Ropes & Gray in 2011 from O’Melveny & Myers, where he was counsel. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch.

Michael Gisser, Skadden’s Asia head, said that Chan’s funds practice, combined with the firm’s existing M&A and capital markets practice, will allow it to advise investment funds clients from formation to exit. Skadden’s China practice, led by Hong Kong partner Julie Gao, regularly represents Chinese startups and internet companies on U.S. listings, privatizations and M&A transactions.

Email: azhang@alm.com.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has launched an Asia funds practice in Hong Kong with a hire from Ropes & Gray .

Geoffrey Chan, most recently the Boston-based firm’s head of the Asia private investment funds practice, will now lead a similar practice for Skadden. Chan represented Hong Kong and China-based managers on forming and structuring dollar-denominated funds; he has advised clients including Citic Private Equity, Fosun Capital, FountainVest Partners and RRJ Capital. In 2016, he advised China-based HongDao Advisors on three investments with a total value of $26 million.

Chan joined Ropes & Gray in 2011 from O’Melveny & Myers , where he was counsel. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch .

Michael Gisser, Skadden’s Asia head, said that Chan’s funds practice, combined with the firm’s existing M&A and capital markets practice, will allow it to advise investment funds clients from formation to exit. Skadden’s China practice, led by Hong Kong partner Julie Gao, regularly represents Chinese startups and internet companies on U.S. listings, privatizations and M&A transactions.

Email: azhang@alm.com.