Arthur Chan

Arthur Chan

Associate, Corporate


Arthur Chan represents public and private companies, private equity funds and major financial institutions in a range of corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority and control investments, disposals, fund formation, co-investment and other corporate matters.

Mr. Chan’s recent experience includes representing:

  • Axiata Group Berhad in:
    • its US$30 billion proposed merger-of-equals with Telenor Group’s Asia Pacific business, across 10 countries; and
    • Celcom Axiata Berhad’s merger with Digi Berhad. The transaction was valued at over US$12 billion and is the largest-ever telecom transaction in Malaysia;
  • Grab Holdings Inc. in its US$40 billion merger with Altimeter Growth Corp. As a result of the merger, Grab will become a Nasdaq-listed company in the largest-ever de-SPAC transaction globally and the largest-ever U.S. equity offering by a Southeast Asian company, with PIPE proceeds of US$4.04 billion;
  • Auchan Retail S.A. in:
    • its US$3.6 billion sale of a 70.9% stake in A-RT Retail Holdings Limited to Taobao China Holding Limited; and
    • Alibaba’s US$2.88 billion investment in Auchan’s Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Sun Art Retail Group Ltd, and the strategic alliance between Auchan, Alibaba and Ruentex Group. This transaction was named M&A Deal of the Year at the 2018 China Law & Practice Awards;
  • MassMutual International in its US$1.7 billion sale of MassMutual Asia Ltd. to an investor group led by Yunfeng Financial Group Limited. This transaction was named as one of the Overseas M&A Deals of the Year for 2017 by China Business Law Journal;
  • Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., along with Aboitiz & Company, in the US$1.6 billion sale of a 27% stake in Aboitiz Power Corporation to JERA Co., Inc.;
  • Group Limited (formerly, International, Ltd.) in its US$1.7 billion acquisition of Skyscanner Holdings Limited;
  • The We Company (WeWork) in:
    • the US$200 million acquisition of control by Trustbridge Partners in WeWork Greater China Holding Company BV; and
    • its acquisition of Naked Hub, a co-working space provider based in Shanghai, with locations in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Australia; and
  • SSG Capital Holdings Limited in its sale of a controlling stake to Ares Management Corporation.

Mr. Chan also has worked in Skadden’s Beijing and London offices.



  • Postgraduate Certificate In Laws, University of Hong Kong, 2015
  • B.A. (Law), University of Oxford, 2014


  • England & Wales
  • Hong Kong
  • New York


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Arthur Chan