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Prominent team with substantial work in project finance, refinancing, and acquisition and leveraged finance. Frequently represents notable international financial institutions on cross-border lending. Established capabilities in Australia, especially in relation to leveraged acquisition financing and corporate financing transactions. Strong offering in Singapore and regularly garners praise for transactions involving Indonesia. Notable expertise in Japan, in particular for project and acquisition financing. Also maintains a Hong Kong practice focused on advising Chinese banks on outbound work.
Praised by a client as "very proactive in assisting us and coming up with solutions," the Australia finance team is considered to be "extremely commercially focused."
"They punch above their weight and are willing to be flexible," a client says, adding praise for the firm's Singapore finance group being "flexible in accommodating structural requirements."
Another client values the lawyers within the Australia team, noting that they "go the extra mile for us, and it shows."
Clients remark on the firm's Japan-based finance team: "They are very good, provide a very high-quality work standard and offer comprehensive coverage."
Acted for China Development Bank and Bank of China on the USD18.5 billion financing facilities provided in relation to the Central Asia-China natural gas pipeline projects.
Acted for DBS Bank and Société Générale as joint mandated lead arrangers in relation to USD400 million facilities made available to Sentek Marine & Trading.
Advised the bookrunners and financiers on the AUD600 million AGL Energy sustainability-linked loan.
Advised the bank parties on the AUD1.7 billion Charter Hall Office Trust multi-tranched real estate financings.
Assisted the Solomon Islands government in relation to a USD200 million facility provided to SIG Tina Hydropower as borrower for the purpose of funding the development, financing, construction and operation of a 15 MW hydropower plant on the Tina River in the Solomon Islands.
Global head of finance Jamie Ng is the main contact for clients. Martin Coleman and Shawn Wytenburg are key contacts for the firm's Australian team.
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