Flora Chan is an associate in the Financial Services Practice Group. She has extensive experience in acting for lenders, sponsors and borrowers in asset finance transactions, with a focus on asset, project and structured financings in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries. She also has experience in advising lessors and lessees on sale and leaseback transactions. Her practice also includes advising on joint venture arrangements, multijurisdictional sale and purchase and restructuring. She has also advised corporate clients on M&A deals involving multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to joining the firm, Flora was an associate in the banking, finance and general corporate team at a UK law firm.

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  • Advising independent containerships owner Seaspan Corporation, a subsidiary of NYSE-listed Atlas Corp., on two separate ECA-backed JOLCOs in excess of US$2 billion to finance the construction of multiple containerships. Marine Money Export Credit Agency Deal of the Year 2022, The Asset Triple A Sustainable Infrastructure Deal of the Year and Hong Kong Transport Deal of the Year 2022 and TXF Deal of the Year.
  • Advising Seaspan Corporation’s special purpose entities as sellers and lessees on various sale and leaseback financing (and refinancing) transactions in respect of an aggregate of over 30 vessels.
  • Advising a Japanese owner in relation to the acquisition of six new-built LNG vessels and long-term charters to an entity ultimately owned by a Shanghai-listed company, including advising on joint venture arrangements in respect of the owning and chartering of such vessels and the sale and leaseback financings relating to the vessels.
  • Advising a Japanese owner in relation to the acquisition of six new-built LNG vessels to be built at a Korean shipyard and long-term charters to an entity ultimately owned by a leading PRC energy company, including advising on the shareholder and joint venture arrangements regarding the owning and chartering of such vessels and the sale and leaseback financings relating to the vessels.
  • Advising a Japanese owner in relation to the construction, chartering and financing of three Arc7 ice-class LNG carriers.
  • Assisting with a secured loan facility of up to US$70 million involving interest hedging contracts made by a prominent PRC bank to a global energy logistics company based in Singapore.
  • Advising a marine fuel supplier based in Dubai with sale and purchase of vessel.
  • Advised an international bank in granting a US$300 million facility to a HKEx listed company.
  • Advised a Taiwanese bank in granting a multimillion-dollar facility to shipowners for refinancing of maritime assets.
  • Advised a leading international ship management company in acquisitions of target companies in the US, Portugal and Switzerland.

Education

  • City University of Hong Kong, P.C.L.L., 2020
  • City University of Hong Kong, J.D., 2019
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, B.B.A., 2015

Admissions

  • Hong Kong, 2022

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

  • Presenter, “Ship Finance: An Overview from Legal Perspective”, CPD Talk.

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