STEPHANIE CHAN is a member of Sidley’s multidisciplinary China Corporate and Finance group. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, contentious regulatory matters, and international arbitration. She has extensive experience in advising multinational and Chinese companies in a broad range of commercial disputes across multiple jurisdictions, with particular focus on cross-border contractual disputes, joint venture and shareholder disputes, fraud, enforcement of securities, and debt recovery. Stephanie is particularly strong in advising on regulatory investigations conducted by regulatory and enforcement authorities including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Commercial Crime Bureau.
Most recently, Stephanie has been awarded “Securities Litigator of the Year” by IFLR Women in Business Law APAC Awards 2023. She is also ranked as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 in Regulatory in Hong Kong, as well as an Up and Coming lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Litigation by Chambers Greater China Region 2023. In Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024, a client praised that she is “one of the best regulatory lawyers and litigators we have worked with. As a robust, diligent and experienced lawyer, she is exceptionally well placed and experienced in assisting clients in resolving litigation and regulatory matters” and that she is “very committed and dedicated, and handles matters efficiently and cost-effectively, while being mindful of our business needs and concerns”. Clients also recognize her “great commercial sense”, “strong language ability” and “excellent client management”, and appreciate her “solid legal knowledge” and “strategic advice” in settling “big-money and highly complex dispute,” and that “she often goes above and beyond to ensure a positive outcome is achieved,” as quoted in Chambers Greater China Region 2023.
Stephanie speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.