Charles Lam


Charles Lam


Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4753 | +852 3518 4777


Charles Lam focuses his practice on corporate matters, with particular emphasis on corporate finance transactions including public and private mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, debt offerings, and general compliance matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lam worked at another international law firm.

  • University College London, LL.B., 2010
  • The University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, 2012
  • Hong Kong

Takeovers, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • CLSA Capital Markets Limited, as the financial advisor of CITIC Pacific, in the privatization of Dah Chong Hong.
  • Differential Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DFBG), a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS, in connection with the pending acquisition of a significant part of the North American licensing business of Global BrandsGroup Holding Limited, a Hong Kong listed company (SEHK stock code: 787), for US$1.38 billion.
  • The subsidiary of a PRC financial institution on its subscription of preference shares in the subsidiary of a Hong Kong-listed company.
  • Portico International Holdings Limited on its privatisation by Bluestone Global Holdings Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Songbird SG Pte. Ltd. on its mandatory general offer to acquire Tai United Holdings.
  • CNQC International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1240) on its HK$2.6 billion acquisition of a Singapore property development and construction business which constituted reverse takeover and deemed new listing.
  • A HK-listed Singapore property development and construction company on its major acquisition of a Singapore property development and construction business.
  • Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd. on its RMB11.6 billion major disposal of its environmental sanitation business and assets.
  • Lianhua Supermarket Holdings Co., Ltd. on its RMB998 million asset swap transaction for the acquisition of hypermarket chain and shopping center in the PRC.
  • A substantial shareholder on the acquisition of a controlling stake in a HK-listed telecommunication equipment company and the subsequent mandatory general offer.
  • The financial advisor to the offeree on the general offer triggered by the acquisition and subscription of the shares of Skyway Securities Group Limited by CMBC International Holdings Limited and China Huarong Overseas Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. 
  • The financial adviser to the offeror on the HK$6.11 billion acquisition and mandatory cash offers for China Shengmu Organic Milk.

Capital Markets

  • The underwriters (including VBG Capital Limited as the sole sponsor, a joint bookrunner and a joint lead manager) on the HK$130 million initial public offering and listing of SANVO Fine Chemicals Group Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 
  • Guotai Junan Capital Limited and other underwriters on the HK$1.93 billion global offering, initial public offering and listing of China Risun Group Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 
  • Zhejiang New Century Hotel Management Co., Ltd. on its HK$1.16 billion initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • CNQC International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1240) on its HK$216.5 million placing of new shares.
  • A HK-listed Singapore property development and construction company on the establishment of US$500 million medium term note and perpetual securities programme.
  • A HK-listed PRC-based property development company on the offering of US$400 million senior notes.
  • The joint underwriters on the HK$1.2 billion rights issue by a HK-listed PRC-based securities and brokerage company.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin