Geoffrey Chan

Geoffrey Chan

Partner, Investment Management

Geoffrey Chan is head of Skadden’s Asia Investment Management Group. He is a leading private funds lawyer with significant experience in structuring and forming private equity and venture capital funds for Asia-based managers, especially in China and Hong Kong, covering Asia-based investment advisers and institutional LPs since 2005.


Mr. Chan has represented a variety of investment advisers and sponsors throughout Asia in fund formation and other related internal funds issues. In addition, Mr. Chan regularly represents institutional investors in their commitments to Asia-based private equity funds and other alternative investment vehicles.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Chan was the head of the Asian private funds practice of another leading U.S. law firm.

Mr. Chan is a frequent speaker at trade conferences on key issues related to the private funds formation industry.

Mr. Chan’s clients have included:

  • Asia Investment Capital;
  • Cenova Health;
  • China Media Capital;
  • CITIC Private Equity;
  • Cowin Capital;
  • FountainVest Partners;
  • HOPU Capital;
  • Mars, Inc.;
  • RRJ Capital;
  • Sky9 Capital; and
  • Unicorn Capital.

Leading international legal publications including Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000 repeatedly have named Mr. Chan as a leading lawyer in Asia Pacific. He also has been named in The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers and was selected to China Business Law Journal’s A-List for 2022.



  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2004
  • B.Com., University of Toronto, 1998


  • Hong Kong
  • New York


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Geoffrey Chan

Partner, Investment Management