OLIVIA NGAN’s practice focuses on cross-border finance transactions.
Olivia has represented lenders and borrowers, including bond issuers, corporate borrowers, financial institutions, credit funds, and asset managers on a wide range of financing transactions. She has broad experience advising on pre-IPO, structured, acquisition, real estate, fund and equity margin financing, as well as general corporate lending, with a particular focus on mainland China-related transactions.
Apart from loan financing transactions, Olivia also works closely with other Sidley lawyers on debt capital market, non-contentious restructuring, and regulatory and compliance matters.
Olivia has advised on some high-profile, innovative, and award-winning financing transactions, such as for the CBC Group as a lender on the first royalty-backed financing in China’s biopharmaceutical industry and a subsidiary of Shimao Group Holdings Ltd. on the refinancing of the Tai Wo Ping project.
Recently, Olivia has been recognized as a leading individual in Banking & Finance: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) by Chambers Greater China Region 2023. A client praised her as someone who “has extensive experience and is very strong in banking finance; she can deliver quick and constructive comments to protect clients’ interests.” Olivia has also been recognized as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 for Banking and Finance in Hong Kong. A client commented that: “the very professional Olivia Ngan possesses excellent knowledge and experience in banking finance matters.”
Prior to re-joining Sidley, Olivia was counsel in the Hong Kong office of a Magic Circle firm. Earlier in her career, she practiced at a number of other leading international law firms in London. Olivia is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong. She is also qualified as a certified practicing accountant (CPA) with CPA Australia, having worked at one of the “Big Five” accounting firms.
Olivia is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.