Christine Chen

Christine Chen

Areas of practice

Christine Chen is a Partner of King & Wood Mallesons' securities group, specialising in overseas securities offering, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and financial institution regulation.

Christine has representing a large number of banks and insurers on various securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Her experience highlights (includes transactions completed prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons) include:

  • Advising on the issuance of RMB3 billion Panda Bond by the Republic of Korea, the inaugural RMB bond issuance by a foreign sovereign in China’s onshore market 
  • Advising on the issuance of RMB3 billion Panda Bond by the Province of British Columbia, Canada
  • Advising on HK IPOs by a number of major Chinese banks, including Agricultural Bank of China, China Construction Bank and China Merchants Bank 
  • Advising on several M&A transactions involving financial institutions, including the US$16 billion debt-for-equity swap of AIG with New York Fed, sales by ABN AMRO of La Salle Bank to Bank of America, and the merger of The St. Paul Companies with Travelers Property Casualty Corp 
  • Advising on various equity and debt securities offering of US, Asian, European and Latin American companies. 

In 2015, Christine has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of capital markets in China by Asia Pacific Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings.

Work experience

Christine Chen joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2014. Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons, Christine was a Managing Director and the Legal Head of North Asia at JP Morgan Chase, overseeing the legal function of the JPM franchise in China, Korea & Taiwan (region), providing legal support to JPM's business and strategic initiatives and managing legal and regulatory risks in those jurisdictions. Prior to that, she worked in a well-known law firm's New York, Hong Kong and Beijing offices for more than 9 years as a New York practicing attorney.

Christine received her LL.B. and Master of laws degree at Fudan University in 1992 and 1995, her Ph.D. degree in economics at Fudan University in 2000, and her LLM at New York University in 2001. When studying at New York University, she was a Hauser Global Scholar and entitled to a full scholarship. Christine is qualified in the PRC and New York.

Christine is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Legal insights

China’s financial system has undergone a significant transformation, but there is still room for further development and improvement.

14 April 2016

Issuers and their advisers have asked several questions to which we provide answers in this supplemental article.

11 March 2016

A significant effort is required to understand the issues that are peculiar to the PRC bond market.

16 December 2015

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