Finance: Represents lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured syndicated and single bank loan facilities in various countries in Asia, as well as shareholder financings, security arrangements, structured trade, commodities finance, asset finance, acquisition finance, securitisation and derivatives. He also handles regulatory work including licensing and deposit protection.
Restructuring and Insolvency: Represents liquidators, trustees, creditors and debtors in upstream and downstream restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency in Hong Kong, China and regionally, as well as debt trading and non-performing loan transactions, with particular experience in distressed banks and commodities companies/transactions, and acts as liquidator in members’ voluntary liquidations.
Projects and Infrastructure: Represents sponsors and lenders on the commercial and financing aspects of projects in various sectors (such as water, power, petrochemicals and industrial plant) throughout Asia (particularly Hong Kong, China and Indonesia) and globally.
Corporate Finance: Private M&A and private equity in North Asia, with a focus on financial services (including distressed banks), infrastructure and commodities.
Advising TOCOM, Japan’s leading commodities exchange, on its successful application for authorisation to provide Automated Trading Service in Hong Kong, a key part of TOCOM’s plan for internationalisation.
Advising a US commodities trading company on a USD 125 million (subsequently increased to USD 165 million) structured trade finance facility.
Advising the lead investors on the restructuring of the debt (partially insured) and equity of a BVI company which in turn owns three PRC entities in the commodities sector
Advising two leading US distressed debt funds and a leading US investment bank on debt trading matters with respect to Lehman debt.
Advising on trust and insolvency issues in relation to a distressed Hong Kong company
Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
B.A. and M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge, 1986 and 1990, First Class Honours each year
LL.M., Trinity College, Cambridge, 1987, First Class Honours, First in Class
Recognised as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance, Projects & Energy and Restructuring & Insolvency in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2007-2016)
Acknowledged as a key individual for Banking & Finance in the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide (2007-2016)
Ranked as a leading lawyer for Project Finance in the IFLR 1000