Grace Fan-Delatour

Partner, Beijing



Grace Fan-Delatour is an international lawyer with a broad practice that includes cross border mergers and acquisitions, project development and financing, regulatory and compliance, international arbitration and private equity investments focusing on the oil and gas, mining and metals, financial institutions, shipping and EPC infrastructure industry sectors.

Grace 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. She has extensive experience with running or participating in buy- or sell-side auction process, as applicable, for oil and gas, and mining and metals assets across multiple jurisdictions, along with financial advisors.  She has also helped Chinese energy and natural resources clients with legal matters throughout clients' operational chain, including settlement negotiations for payment disputes, along with the arbitration team members.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar
George Washington University Law School
Journalism and Political Science, Indiana University
Franklin College


COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited and Lianyungang Port Holdings Group Co., Ltd*
Chinese state-owned shipping firm COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited and Lianyungang Port Holdings Group Co., Ltd in its acquisition of a 49% percent stake in a dry port on the China-Kazakhstan border.

CNOOC Engineering*
CNOOC Engineering in its Vessel Purchase from EMAS CHIYODA SUBSEA LIMITED and Their Creditors through US Bankruptcy Proceedings.  

A Chinese leading state-owned company*
A Chinese leading state-owned company in mining and shipping operations in a bauxite project located in French speaking African regions.

A Chinese petrochemicals company*
A Chinese petrochemicals company in its LNG facilities investments in Sourth America.

Sinopec in its acquisition of a non-operating minority participating interest in an Indonesian deep-water project from a US oil major, with a deal value of US$680 million.

China Investment Corporation (CIC)*
China Investment Corporation (CIC) in the acquisition of a 30% stake in the exploration and production division of GDF Suez S.A, including South American assets.

A leading Chinese state-owned oil company*
A leading Chinese state-owned oil company as an anchor investor in an energy focused private equity fund based in Hong Kong.

CNOOC Gas and Power*
CNOOC Gas and Power 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.

CNOOC International*
CNOOC International's exit from its upstream assets in Southeast Asia through a parallel strategy of international arbitration and settlement negotiations.

A Chinese state-owned oil and gas company*
A Chinese state-owned oil and gas company in arbitration/negotiations regarding withdrawing certain jack-ups and related equipment from Iran in accordance with US sanction requirements.

*Experience prior to working at White & Case