Contact details

Danny Kan

T: +852 2533 2758 Email Danny | vCard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Compliance (Cross-border) & Restructuring

Compliance (Cross-border) & Restructuring

Winner - Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Winner - Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Winner - Banking and Finance / Highly Commended - Capital Markets (Overseas)

Winner - Banking and Finance / Highly Commended - Capital Markets (Overseas)

Danny Kan Partner

Contact details

Danny Kan

Danny Kan
Partner

T: +852 2533 2758 Email Danny | vCard Office: Hong Kong

Danny is an award-winning lawyer with experience advising conglomerates, financial institutions, investment funds and start-ups on M&A, capital raising transactions and ongoing corporate compliance matters. Having served as in-house counsel and company secretary of one of the major Chinese financial groups, and as a software engineer by training, Danny understands the needs of clients particularly in the financial services and technology sectors – he is able to offer not only sound legal advice but also practical solutions to achieve commercial objectives.
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Danny is known for advising on complex transactions involving Listing Rules, Takeovers Code and first-of-its-kind structures. He advises companies at different stages of their development on capital raising, cross-border M&A and corporate restructuring – from early-stage financing to pre-IPO, from IPO to secondary offerings (e.g. rights issue, open offer, block trades, etc.), as well as from spin-offs and public takeovers. He also advises State-owned enterprises, sovereign funds, venture capital funds and asset management firms on an array of investments.

Standing at the intersection of law, technology and finance, Danny currently serves on the Company Law Committee, the Innotech Committee, as well as the Investment Products and Financial Services Committee under the Hong Kong Law Society. He has been appointed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong as Adjunct Assistant Professor to design and teach a course on legal practice and technology. He has also been appointed by the Honourable Chief Justice as a Practising Solicitor Member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel.

“Having Danny as our counsel meant I always felt reassured that the transaction was in excellent hands... Danny’s legal knowledge, diligence and professionalism are exceptional.”

A director of M&A in a bulge-bracket investment bank

  • Public and private M&A
  • Investments funds

Advising on the merger of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa, and the subsequent spin-off listing of Cheung Kong Property on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, involving US$103 billion assets.

Advising Shanghai-listed Xinjiang Xintai in its partial offer to acquire 50.5% of the issued shares in Hong Kong-listed AAG Energy and to cancel 50.5% of its outstanding share options and restricted share units .

Advising Shenzhen International in respect of its disposal of interests in certain expressways in Shenzhen.

More: Public and private M&A

Advising Qatar Holding LLC in respect of its two-tranche acquisition of an aggregate of 22.78% stake in Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, which operates the SOGO department store in Hong Kong and Jiugguan department stores.

Advising Citic International Assets Management in respect of its conversion of convertible bonds in FDG Electric and the simultaneous subscription of shares in FDG Electric by Citic Pacific Limited, involving a whitewash waiver under the Hong Kong Takeovers Code.

Advising ZZ Capital International in respect of its acquisition of a US private company, which constitutes an “extreme very substantial acquisition” under the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

More: Investments funds

  • Technology
  • Private capital and funds
  • Healthcare
  • Real estate

Advising a major Chinese financial group in respect of the listing of its technology businesses on the New York Stock Exchange and their subsequent secondary listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Advising a Chinese technology company in respect of its proposed collaboration with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to explore possible areas of collaboration in fintech and data analytics to enhance Hong Kong’s financial market ecosystem.

Advising a venture capital fund in connection with its various investments in fintech and healthcare tech companies.

Advising a venture capital fund in connection with its various disposals of investments in fintech and healthcare tech companies.

Advising IBM in respect of its acquisition of a Hong Kong software company.

More: Technology

Advising Qatar Holding LLC in respect of its two-tranche acquisition of an aggregate of 22.78% stake in Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, which operates the SOGO department store in Hong Kong and Jiugguan department stores.

Advising Citic International Assets Management in respect of its conversion of convertible bonds in FDG Electric and the simultaneous subscription of shares in FDG Electric by Citic Pacific Limited, involving a whitewash waiver under the Hong Kong Takeovers Code.

Advising ZZ Capital International in respect of its acquisition of a US private company, which constitutes an “extreme very substantial acquisition” under the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

More: Private capital and funds

Advising New York-listed Medtronic Inc. in respect of its strategic investment in Hong Kong-listed LifeTech Scientific, involving:

(i) an acquisition of shares from the substantial shareholders of LifeTech; and

(ii) a subscription of two-tranche convertible notes issued by LifeTech which upon completion would increase Medtronic’s interest in LifeTech to over 51%

Advising a Chinese healthcare tech company in respect of its strategic alliance with leading insurance service providers based in Europe.

More: Healthcare

Advising on the merger of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa, and the subsequent spin-off listing of Cheung Kong Property on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, involving US$103 billion assets.

Advising a major Chinese financial group in connection with its acquisition of 30% stake in a real estate development project for US$1.5 billion from a Hong Kong property developer.

Advising various PRC property developers in connection with its bond offerings

More: Real estate

  • Hong Kong

Advising on the merger of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa, and the subsequent spin-off listing of Cheung Kong Property on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, involving US$103 billion assets.

Advising a Chinese technology company in respect of its proposed collaboration with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to explore possible areas of collaboration in fintech and data analytics to enhance Hong Kong’s financial market ecosystem.

Advising Shanghai-listed Xinjiang Xintai in its partial offer to acquire 50.5% of the issued shares in Hong Kong-listed AAG Energy and to cancel 50.5% of its outstanding share options and restricted share units.

Advising Shenzhen International in respect of its disposal of interests in certain expressways in Shenzhen.

Advising Qatar Holding LLC in respect of its two-tranche acquisition of an aggregate of 22.78% stake in Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, which operates the SOGO department store in Hong Kong and Jiugguan department stores.

Advising Citic International Assets Management in respect of its conversion of convertible bonds in FDG Electric and the simultaneous subscription of shares in FDG Electric by Citic Pacific Limited, involving a whitewash waiver under the Hong Kong Takeovers Code.

Advising ZZ Capital International in respect of its acquisition of a US private company, which constitutes an “extreme very substantial acquisition” under the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

Advising more than 40 Hong Kong listed companies and investment funds on corporate governance and ongoing compliance matters

Awards

Compliance (Cross-border) & Restructuring

Compliance (Cross-border) & Restructuring

Winner - Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Winner - Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Winner - Banking and Finance / Highly Commended - Capital Markets (Overseas)

Winner - Banking and Finance / Highly Commended - Capital Markets (Overseas)

Latest news & insights

02 Jan 2024

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Danny Kan joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its Asia-Pacific M&A practice with the arrival of partner Danny Kan, who joins the firm in Hong Kong.

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