Victor Chen

Victor Chen

Victor Chen
Hong Kong
+852 3658 5323

Victor Chen is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. Mr. Chen represents leading private equity sponsors, corporations and institutional investors on their cross-border mergers and acquisitions and investments. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients on their most significant and complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, take-private transactions, PIPEs, joint ventures, and growth equity investments across a wide variety of sectors and industries.

He is ranked by Chambers Greater China Region as a Leading Individual for “Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment” and recognized in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as one of the “prominent names in the Asia private equity scene” and noted for his ability to “think outside the box” and “find novel solutions.”


Mr. Chen has served as counsel to:

  • FountainVest on the $1.37 billion IPO of its portfolio company, Amer Sports, a global group of iconic sports and outdoor brands including Arc’teryx, Salomon, Wilson, Atomic and Peak Performance. 
  • LionRock Capital on its acquisition of Haglöfs AB, a leading outdoor performance brand, from ASICS Corporation
  • Softbank Group Corp. as lead investor in its investment in the $280 million Series E financing round of Mapbox, a location platform powering navigation
  • FountainVest Partners in connection with its acquisition of CFB Group, a China-based multi-brand food and beverage platform operator that is world’s largest franchisee of Dairy Queen and one of the largest franchisees of Papa John’s Pizza outside of the United States 
  • FountainVest Partners in connection with its US$900 million acquisition of Beijing Zhendong Langdi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 
  • FountainVest Partners in connection with its acquisition of China-based logistics enterprise CJ Rokin Logistics and Supply Chain
  • FountainVest Partners in a number of significant Greater China transactions, including its investments in 360 Finance, Laobaixing Pharmacy, Maoyan Entertainment, Meituan-Dianping, and
  • Horizons Ventures, the technology investment arm of Li Ka-Shing, in a number of its private and public company investments, including Zoom Video Communications, Impossible Foods, Airwallex, ChromaDex Corporation, Celsius Holdings and Perfect Day
  • Hillhouse Capital and its affiliates on a number of its investments in China, Hong Kong and the U.S.
  • LionRock Capital in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in leading shoe manufacturer and retailer Clarks
  • LionRock Capital in connection with its investment in the football club Inter Milan
  • FountainVest Partners in the sale of its interests in Focus Media, a leading digital marketing company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, to the Alibaba Group
  • FountainVest Partners in its China joint venture with WME | IMG, a global sports, fashion and entertainment talent management company, together with Sequoia Capital China and Tencent
  • FountainVest Partners, and its portfolio company, Trusted Doctors, in its merger with Tencent Doctorwork, a medical unit of Tencent Holdings
  • TKK Symphony in the de-SPAC acquisition of Glory Star New Media Group, a leading mobile entertainment platform in China
  • ePak Resources in its acquisition by One Equity Partners
  • FountainVest Partners in connection with its going private acquisition of Chinese online career platform Zhaopin Limited, together with Hillhouse Capital and SEEK International*
  • ZQ Capital in its acquisition of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a medical device manufacturer*
  • ZQ Capital in its PIPE investment in NYSE-listed Nu Skin Enterprises*
  • TOM Group Limited, in their investments in WeLab Holdings (WeLend) and Rubikloud Technologies Inc.*
  • China Media Capital and FountainVest Partners in their investment in the Greater China business of large-screen movie exhibitor IMAX Corp. and the sale of their shares in the Hong Kong IPO of IMAX China
  • The buyer consortium (including The Carlyle Group, FountainVest Partners, and CITIC Capital Partners) in connection with the US$3.7 billion acquisition of Focus Media, China’s then-largest leveraged buy-out (awarded “Global M&A Deal of the Year: China Private Equity” by The American Lawyer (2014) and “Private Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR (2014) and China Law & Practice (2013))*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.




The George Washington University Law School

(with honors)


University of California, Los Angeles

(summa cum laude)



  • Hong Kong SAR
  • California

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Chen is ranked for excellence by the 2023 edition of Chambers Greater China Region.


  • “Key Legal Issues in Start-up Fundraising Deals,” NxTEC Program (J.P.Morgan, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and Hong Kong Business Angel Network), November 2016
  • “Deal Protection and Risk Allocation Issues in M&A Transactions,” HKVCA Private Equity Fundamentals Program, October 2015
  • “China Outbound Transactions,” The American Lawyer Shanghai Summit, November 2014
  • “China Outbound Transactions: A Guide to Doing Deals in the U.S. and Europe,” In-House Congress Beijing, March 2014
  • “How Take-Private Transactions Have Advanced China’s M&A Landscape,” IFLR Asia M&A Forum, February 2014
  • “China’s Cresting Going Private Wave,” Thomson Reuters Business Law Currents, July 2013
  • “Public Target M&A Developments,” IFLR Asia M&A Forum, February 2012