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Grace Fan-Delatour

Partner
+86.10.5817.6105
Fax +86.10.8518.9299

Ms. Fan-Delatour is a partner in the firm's Beijing office. She is an international lawyer with a broad practice that includes cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project development and financing, regulatory and compliance, international arbitration and private equity investments focusing on financial institutions, real estate, technology, medical devices, shipping, oil and gas and various infrastructure matters.

Ms. Fan-Delatour has extensive experience advising clients on transactions throughout the Asia Pacific region, North America, South America and Russia/CIS. In recent years, she has advised major Chinese state-owned clients with respect to outbound transactions in North America, Southeast Asia, South America and Russia/CIS.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Fan-Delatour spent over three years as a senior associate at the Shanghai and Beijing offices of an international law firm and prior to relocating to China, she worked in both New York City and Washington D.C. offices at international law firms.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Fan-Delatour has given many presentations to Chinese state-owned companies and select Chinese government ministries on applicable North American laws.

Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented a major U.S. industrial company in connection with the acquisition for the US$10.6 billion proposed leveraged buyout of Hexion, a leading chemical manufacturer, including tender offer and refinancing matters.
  • Represented a Chinese private conglomerate in acquiring a minority stake in a Cayman-registered U.S. medical devices company.
  • Represented a Chinese private conglomerate in establishing a joint venture with a major Thai-based electronics seller.
  • Represented a Chinese petrochemicals company in its LNG facilities investments in North America.
  • Represented a Chinese power and coal mine company with state-owned entity investors in connection with its proposed sale of a minority interest to non-Chinese investors.
  • Represented a leading Chinese oil company on its acquisition of a non-operating minority participating interest in an Indonesian deepwater project from a U.S. oil major, with a deal value of US$680 million.
  • Represented the China Investment Corporation (CIC) in the acquisition of a 30% stake in the exploration and production division of GDF Suez S.A.
  • Represented a Chinese oil and gas company on due diligence and project structuring related to the proposed acquisition of all equity interests in a Canadian oil and gas company in Canada with assets complimentary to a prior acquisition.
  • Represented a Chinese oil and gas company on due diligence, delisting and initial negotiations related to the proposed acquisition of all equity interests in a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Peru and Columbia.
  • Represented a leading Chinese state-owned mining company in its proposed investment in a Russian mining company and nearby seaport.
  • Represented a Chinese oil and gas company in the due diligence and project structuring stages of a proposed acquisition of a 100% interest in an upstream exploration and production block and a participating interest in an oil pipeline in Ecuador.
  • Represented a leading Chinese state-owned oil company as an anchor investor in an energy focused private equity fund based in Hong Kong.
  • Represented a major U.S. energy company in connection with negotiating various oil field services contracts with Chinese and international vendors on an ongoing basis.

Private Equity and Project Financing

  • Represented a provincial-level Chinese LNG company in designing a set of template EPC contracts for international auction on behalf of the company with respect to building a LNG terminal in the Guangdong province.
  • Represented a leading Chinese national oil company in designing its domestic basin project-based gas processing, transportation and tie-in agreements opposite of the Chinese national oil company’s international oil company development partner.
  • Represented a major New York based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition and bank financing for the US$27.8 billion leveraged buyout of a leading gaming company.
  • Represented a major New York based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition and bank financing for the US$1.25 billion leveraged buyout of a leading international manufacturer of bath, spa and shower products.
  • Represented Vista Equity Partners, LLC in its acquisition, via merger, of The Petroleum Place, Inc. for approximately US$250 million.
  • Represented a major New York based private equity sponsor in connection with a series of bank refinancing's of its portfolio company, a leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of snack foods.
  • Represented a major New York based private equity sponsor in connection with a series of bank refinancing's of its portfolio company, a leading U.S. media company.
  • Represented a major Washington D.C. based private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of debt portfolios at a discount from various leading U.S. commercial banks.
  • Represented Harrah’s Entertainment in a series of debt exchange offers.

Regulatory, Compliance and International Arbitration

  • Represented a leading Chinese securities company in compiling and designing its U.S. Volker Rule, Dodd-Frank and E.U. Financial sectors compliance manual.
  • Represented a leading Shanxi-based Chinese provincial coal company with respect to a clean carbon credit trading contract dispute against an international company in front of the London Court of International Arbitration.
  • Acting for Chinese boutique law firms with respect to distressed asset transactions and Chinese administrative agency international arbitration matters.
  • Represented several New York and Washington D.C. based mutual funds and hedge funds in connection with ongoing compliance matters with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.