Bernadette Chen
Name: Bernadette Chen
Firm Name: Conyers Dill & Pearman
Jurisdiction: Hong Kong
Practice Area: Capital Markets Law

Telephone: +852 2842 9566
Fax: +852 6469 3366

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Professional Biography:

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Bernadette Chen is a Partner in the Corporate department in the Hong Kong office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Bernadette joined Conyers in 1997 and became a partner in 2012.

Bernadette’s practice includes all aspects of corporate law with particular focus on corporate finance. Bernadette advises clients on private equity transactions, joint ventures, initial public offerings matters including pre-IPO financings and listings of shares of Bermuda and Cayman companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States of America. Bernadette also has experience in privatization and corporate restructuring matters.

Bernadette has been recognised in the 2020 Edition of IFLR1000. A client commented that she is “Responsive, helpful” and provides “excellent services” as well as “the answers that we require most of the time.”

Experience Highlights

  • Provided Bermuda legal advice to Road King Infrastructure Limited (“RKIL”) and BVI legal advice to RKIL’s subsidiary (“Issuer”) in relation to the issue of RMB guaranteed senior notes (“Notes”) by the Issuer and the guarantee of the Notes by RKIL and 66 BVI subsidiaries of RKIL.
  • Acting for Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (“BEWG”) on numerous occasions regarding the issue of guaranteed bonds by BEWG and its BVI subsidiaries.
  • Providing legal advice to various Cayman companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on the restructuring of the senior notes and/or convertible bonds they issued.

Professional Background

  • Banking & Finance lawyer, Kao Lee & Yip, Hong Kong


  • University of Hong Kong, PCLL, 1993
  • University of Hong Kong, LLB, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), Solicitor, 2014
  • Bermuda, Registered Associate, 1998
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 1997 (not currently practising)
  • Hong Kong, Solicitor, 1995 (not currently practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised as notable practitioner in the 2021 edition (and recognised in 2019) of IFLR1000
  • Recognised in the 2018 edition (and 2016, 2014) of Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (offshore law)


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Firm Description

Conyers is a leading international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

Through our global network we provide responsive, sophisticated, solution-driven advice to clients on matters including:

  • Corporate
  • Capital markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Investment Funds
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Asset finance, including shipping and aircraft finance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Private Client & Trust

We also provide a wide range of registered agent, registered office, corporate director and secretarial services, as well as specialised company trust, management, compliance and governance services.