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Banking and Finance

We have a team of specialist lawyers with experience in commercial banking including trade finance, corporate lending, real estate finance and project finance transactions. We advise on matters ranging from highly structured debt arrangements to vanilla loans, and in all aspects of international trade law and practice. We have built a strong reputation through our detailed knowledge of the complex laws in the specialist field of international trade finance, our extensive experience of working in the region, and our commercial approach.

We currently acts for over 27 domestic and international banks on trade finance and/or receivables purchase documentation and supply chain programmes. We regularly oversee the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and the provision of related regulatory advice for banks, financial institutions and corporates. We have also advised major banks in Hong Kong on the enforcement of security and lifting stop payment orders in the PRC, as well as on preparing investment and derivatives product documentation for corporate and retail customers.

We have particular expertise in real estate finance, including acquisition financing, construction loans and project related financing together with large loan-related transactions for Chinese and Hong Kong real estate developers.

The Hong Kong team won the Global Trade Review Deal of the Year Award for their work on Banco Santander’s pan-continental supply chains deal and Project Finance Deal of the Year at the China Law Awards advising China Development Bank on its multi-billion dollar financing of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

How we can help you

Our Asia banking and finance team’s services include:

  • account receivables financing (factoring and forfaiting)
  • acquisition financing
  • asset financing
  • banking regulation and compliance
  • commercial and retail banking documentation
  • commodities and structured trade finance
  • corporate lending
  • debt collection, restructuring and insolvency
  • dispute resolution
  • incoterms and international sale and purchase contracts
  • international trade finance and structured trade products
  • letters of credit (L/Cs), standby L/Cs guarantees and trade
  • PRC financing
  • project financing
  • real estate financing
  • securities and investment products
  • syndicated financing