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Rossana Chu

  • Firm: LC Lawyers LLP
  • Practice Area: M&A
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Email: [email protected]
  • One Taikoo Place 31/F, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay

About Rossana Chu

Rossana Chu is the Managing Partner of LC Lawyers LLP.  With more than 25 years of legal experience and deep knowledge and skills, Rossana advises on a wide variety of Hong Kong and cross-border M&As including takeovers and privatizations of listed companies, securities and assets transfer transactions, capital markets transactions, corporate finance, asset management, ESG and sustainability, financings, technology law, regulatory compliance, and employment legal issues. Rossana represents multi-national and Chinese corporations, securities firms, investment banks, funds, non-profit making organisations, families and individuals in their domestic and overseas legal matters.

Rossana is an award-winning lawyer, international accolades include: “Leading Individual” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023); “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer” by IFLR1000 (2015-2023); “asialaw Distinguished Practitioner” by asialaw Leading Lawyers (2023-24); “Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong” at the Global Law Experts Annual Awards (2022, 2023); “Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong” at The Lawyers Network Annual Awards (2022); “Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong” at Leaders in Law Global Awards (2022); “A-List – China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms)” by China Business Law Journal (2020, 2021, 2022); “Finalist for Managing Partner of the Year” at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards (2022); “Award Winner as The Highest Rated Lawyer to work with of the Year” by asialaw Client Service Excellence Awards (2021); “Ranked Lawyer” by Legal Media 360 (2021, 2023), “Award Winner in Capital Markets for Hong Kong” at the Lexology Client Choice Awards (2019); “Commended External Counsel of the Year” by the In-House Community (2017, 2021).  

Rossana made her mark in the areas of Capital Markets (Equity) as well as Corporate (including M&A) and was described by Legal 500 Asia Pacific sources as “Rossana Chu, a lawyer who has garnered much acclaim for her capital markets expertise, serves as practice head.” (2022); “an impressive senior bench on advising the underwriters” on the issuer which was “the first such company to be listed on HKSE” (2016); “very insightful and knowledgeable about the legal issues and business practices in China” and “very committed to the task at hand” (2016); “solid senior bench” and one of “the firm’s most prominent partners” (2017); “attracts and a share of the big-ticket matters.” (2018)

As a thought leader in the legal industry, Rossana has been recognised as a Lexology Legal Influencer (Individual Expert) respectively in “Future of legal services – Cross-border” and “Corporate – Asia-Pacific” for Q1 2021, “Employment – Asia Pacific” for Q2 2021, and “Infrastructure – Asia-Pacific” for Q1 2022.

Rossana is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong as well as England & Wales. Apart from a bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in Law, she also holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. Rossana is an Arbitrator of China Guangzhou Arbitration Commission.  She is also an Affiliate Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom and a Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Rossana is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Admission 
  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales (not practicing)
Accolades 
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers: asialaw Distinguished Practitioner in Capital Markets: Hong Kong (2023-24);
  • Asialaw Client Service Excellence Awards: Award Winner for The Highest Rated Lawyer to work with of the Year in Capital Markets: Hong Kong – 2021
  • ALB Hong Kong Law Awards: Finalist for Managing Partner of the Year – 2022
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific: Recognised as “Up and Coming” in Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms) in China – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • China Business Law Journal: The A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms) – 2020, 2021, 2022
  • China Law & Practice Awards: Finalist for Rising Star Lawyer of the Year – 2022
  • Asia Women in Business Law Award: Shortlisted for Restructuring and Insolvency – 2019
  • Global Law Experts Annual Awards: Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong – 2022, 2023
  • Global Law Experts: Name as an exclusive Recommended M&A Attorney in Hong Kong – 2021, 2022
  • IFLR1000: Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets: Equity, Private Equity, M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency – 2021, 2022, 2023
  • IFLR1000: Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer in Financial & Corporate Law – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • In-House Community: Named as a Commended External Counsel of the Year – 2017, 2021
  • Lawyers Network Annual Awards: Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong – 2022
  • Lawyer Monthly: Takeover Deal of the Year – 2016
  • Leaders in Law Global Awards: Award Winner in M&A Law Expert of the Year in Hong Kong – 2022
  • Leaders in Law: Named as an exclusive Recommended M&A Lawyer in Hong Kong – 2022, 2023
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Leading Individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, independent Hong Kong law firms – 2023
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Recommended Lawyer in Corporate (including M&A): Hong Kong – 2022, 2023
  • Legal Media 360: Ranked Lawyer in Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets (Equity), Restructuring and Insolvency – 2021, 2023
  • Lexology Client Choice Award: Award Winner in Capital Markets for Hong Kong – 2019
  • Lexology: Legal Influencer in Q1/2022 (Infrastructure – Asia-Pacific) – 2022
  • Lexology: Legal Influencer in Q1/2021 (Corporate – Asia-Pacific); Q1/2021 (Future of legal services – Cross-border); Q2/2021 (Employment – Asia-Pacific) – 2021

Q&A With Rossana Chu

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Education

LL.M.
  • University of Hong Kong
  • 2003
PCLL
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • 1997
LL.B. (with Honours)
  • University of London
  • 1996
B.A. (with First Class Honours)
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • 1996

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