Dan is the managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office. He is also the co-head of the firm’s special situations practice. He regularly advises creditor groups, debtors and office holders in restructurings. He also advises investment funds and proprietary trading desks on their debt and equity investment in public and private companies, principally in distressed and special situations. Dan’s clients include some of the leading special situations investors in Asia. Dan was a director in the special situations group at Citadel in Hong Kong from 2007 to 2011, where he was involved in making, restructuring and exiting investments throughout Asia and across capital structures. Dan is proficient in spoken and written Chinese.
Dan is listed as a leading lawyer in Restructuring in Asia Pacific by Chambers and Legal 500 (2016-2017).
Dan also leads the restructuring practice in Hong Kong, which was named “Restructuring Team of the Year” by IFLR 2015.
- Regularly advises one of Asia’s leading special situations funds on credit and equity-linked transactions throughout Asia.
- Advising a committee of noteholders on the restructuring of notes issued by Global A&T Electronics Ltd.
- Advised a steering committee of noteholders on the restructuring of notes and other liabilities of Mongolian Mining Corporation.
- Advised Kaisa Group, a Hong Kong-listed real estate company operating in China, on the restructuring of its offshore liabilities. Named “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for 2017 at the IFLR Asia Awards.
- Advised an ad hoc committee of bondholders on the restructuring of foreign currency convertible bonds issued by Indian wind-turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd. Named “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for 2015 at the IFLR Asia Awards.
- Advised an ad hoc group of noteholders on the restructuring of notes issued by LDK Solar. Named 2015 “Finance Deal of the Year for Restructuring & Insolvency” by The Asian Lawyer.
- Advised PT Berlian Laju Tanker, Indonesia’s largest oil and gas shipping firm, in connection with its US$1.85 billion second-round consensual restructuring. Named “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for 2016 at the IFLR Asia Awards.
- Advised a consortium of investors led by GF Investments and including Huarong International, Huarong Rongde, SPDB International, China Everbright, Everbright Securities and CMBC International, in a US$300 million investment in E-Shang Redwood.
- Advised a leading multi-national hedge fund on share-backed financing to controlling shareholder of a NYSE listed company that primarily operates in China.
- Advising TPG in its $108.6 million investment in Chinese real estate developer Xinyuan Real Estate Co. Ltd.
- Advised a group of bondholders on the restructuring of foreign currency convertible bonds issued by Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited.
- Advised subscriber of $250 million secured second lien convertible bonds privately placed by Singapore listed company that owns aluminum production assets in China.
- Advised a global investment bank on its participation, in a $100 million financing of an AIM-listed, India-based wind turbine power plant developer.
- Advised a leading regional private equity fund on its loan to a Hong Kong company, guaranteed by a PRC company, the proceeds of which were used to acquire an Australian company.
- Profiled, “Ropes Names Special Situations Co-Head as New Hong Kong MP,” Asian Legal Business (November 29, 2017)