The Founding Principal
Willa Chan is a Hong Kong qualified funds lawyer and the founding principal of Willa Legal. Willa strives to work and partner with clients, friends and the industry stakeholders to build a friendly, mature and efficient ecosystem for the private fund sector.
Willa advises and represents Chinese, Hong Kong and international fund sponsors, asset managers, financial institutions and family offices on establishing, structuring and restructuring funds, discretionary accounts and other collective investment schemes. She also advises, structures and documents seed investments, revenue sharing and upstream shareholding arrangements, and represents fund investors in respect of their investments in various fund and investment products. Prior to founding Willa Legal, Willa had worked in top tier funds practice in a US white shoe firm and a PRC red circle firm.
Willa is the author of the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance (Cap. 637). She has been awarded “LexisNexis Women to Watch 2023” in recognition of her achievements, leadership qualities and passion in the legal industry.
Willa is also a chartered secretary and chartered governance professional. She is actively involved in government consultancy projects regarding the development of fund-related laws, regulations and policies and is a frequent speaker in corporate trainings and seminars hosted by various financial institutions, industry associations and universities.
Willa graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Laws degree and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.