Canice Chan is an attorney with close to 20 years experience in transactional matters, representing North American, European, Chinese, and other Asian companies in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments, joint ventures, private placements, technology transfer, environmental compliance, and financing. He started his legal career in California and has since practiced in Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.
Chan has particular experience with the energy sector in China, which he gained during his tenure as legal counsel of the Shell Companies in Greater China where he was involved in oil and gas projects. This included establishing a number of Shell China's oil product ventures such as lubricant blending plants, bitumen processing plants, retail service stations, fuel throughputting, and LPG terminals as well as several petrochemical plants.
While practicing in Paris with a French law firm, he advised French clients involved in China's first nuclear power plant project in Daya Bay, Guangdong Province. He later advised Hydro Quebec in the divestment of their equity interests in coal-fired and hydroelectric power plants in China.
Canice Chan is a member of the State Bar of California and the Paris Bar. He has worked in mainland China for more than 10 years and is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French and English.
Canice Chan received his law degree from University of the Pacific and his LL.M. from Columbia University.