Lisa Chung

Joined firm 1997. Partner since 2006.

Lisa has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing transactions, with a particular focus as a member of our ESG practice on sustainable financing and investment matters. Lisa is the lead editor for ESG in APAC, the first pan-Asian publication on the ESG regulatory landscape across 16 APAC jurisdictions.

She was the chief representative of our Firm in Beijing from 2011 to 2015. She is recommended in the 2024 Chambers Greater China Region for Corporate/M&A, and for Banking and Finance. She is also recognised as one of the Women Leaders in Hong Kong and ranked as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for Private Equity and for Banking by the 2023 IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific.

Lisa is a member of the Policy Research Committee of The Financial Services Development Council established by the Hong Kong SAR Government, the Company Law Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong and the Documentation Committee of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association.

She read law at Oxford University and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong.

Highlights of Lisa’s experience include the following:

Sustainable Financing and Investment

  • MTR Corporation’s US$1.2 billion green bond issue, being the largest corporate green bond issue in Hong Kong to-date
  • Swire Properties’ first public green "dim sum" bond issue, being the largest corporate green dim sum bond issue in Hong Kong to-date
  • Link REIT’s HK$12 billion sustainability-linked loan, being the largest of its kind in the real estate sector and among REITs in Asia to-date
  • OCBC‘s sustainability-linked loan to Kerry Logistics Network, being the first sustainability-linked loan in the logistics industry in Hong Kong
  • Swire Properties’ first green bond issue, being the first green bond with HKQAA Green Finance Certification
  • OCBC’s sustainability-linked dual-currency fixed rate loan facility to Shangri-La, being the first of its kind for the hospitality industry in Hong Kong
  • the joint venture for the construction and operation of Hong Kong’s first dedicated PET and HDPE recycling facility and the green sustainability-linked financing of the project
  • Chinachem Group’s joint ventures for a sustainable cold storage and logistics facility and for a sustainable mixed-used development in Hong Kong
  • Swire Pacific’s investment in Green Monday Holdings, which produces and distributes plant-based food products, including OmniPork and OmniSeafood alternative protein products
  • MBK Partners’ sale of its majority interest in GSEI Investment Corporation, a premier operator of waste-to-energy and water/waste water treatment projects, being the largest M&A transaction in the environmental protection services industry to-date

Other Corporate M&A

  • Vodafone’s merger with Three
  • Swire Properties’ acquisitions of the remaining interests in Taikoo Li Chengdu from Sino-Ocean Group
  • Swire Beverages’ acquisitions of the Coca-Cola bottling operations in Vietnam and Cambodia, its purchase of still beverage preparation and packaging subsidiaries of Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing Holdings in China and the expansion of its franchise territories through the realignment of the Coca-Cola bottling system in China
  • Swire Pacific’s sale of its paint business to Akzo Nobel
  • Swire Properties’ joint venture with Sino-Ocean Group for the development of the Phase 2 extension of INDIGO in Beijing
  • Cathay Pacific’s acquisition of Hong Kong Express
  • CK Asset Holdings’ disposal of a property project in Chengdu and the related vendor financing
  • a PRC state-owned investor on its participation in a consortium bid for Western Power Distribution in the UK
  • the privatisation of Li & Fung (acting for Morgan Stanley as the financial adviser to the offeror)
  • Lai Sun Development’s voluntary general offer for eSun (and the related “chain principle” offer for Lai Fung) and its subsequent voluntary general offer for Lai Fung
  • the privatisation of HAECO
  • COSCO SHIPPING Ports’ acquisitions of stakes in Terminales Portuarios Chancay in Peru, Noatum Port Holdings in Spain and Kumport Terminal in Turkey
  • Shangtex’s pre-conditional voluntary general offer for leading OEM garment manufacturer Luen Thai Holdings

Other Financing

  • the financing of JCDecaux’s participation in the general offer for Clear Media
  • the financing of the privatisation of Dah Chong Hong
  • AAC Technologies Holdings’ first club loan
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s establishment of the HKSAR Government’s retail bond issuance programme and first three issues under the programme of HK$30 billion in aggregate principal amount of inflation-linked 'ibonds'.