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Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products and Securitisation (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Solid structured finance and derivatives team which advises on OTC derivatives and CLNs among other products across the Asia-Pacific region, with notable expertise acting on Japan-related transactions. Expertise spans synthetic note issuances, mini-future warrants, total return swaps and credit default swaps. Also experienced in taking on cross-border securitisation matters, with particular strength in South Korea deals, as well as being active in the PRC. Well versed in assisting with large-scale repackaging programmes. Frequently acts on behalf of international banks and Chinese asset management companies.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Tang remains a noted adviser on structuring complex foreign exchange issuances. "He knows how we operate very well and is always reachable," says a client, while another cites his "depth and breadth of knowledge in everything related to structured products" and praises his ability to "work intensely over a long period of time with precision."

Jonathan Chapman is considered "technically strong and also very responsive" by a client who says: "He has a good understanding of what is happening in the market and what the market standards are." He remains a solid adviser on matters relating to cross-border structured products.

Patrick Phua leads the firm's PRC structured finance, derivatives and regulatory practice. He advises clients on the set-up of equity and fund derivatives platforms and OTC commodity derivatives clearing houses, as well as advising more broadly on structured products and total return swaps.

Based in Hong Kong, Peter Kwon is highly respected in the market for his ability to provide "bespoke work for Korean clients." His South Korea-focused practice includes advising on structured programmes and covered bonds.

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Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products (International Firms)


Christopher Tang
Band 3
Jonathan Chapman
Up and Coming
Patrick Phua
Band 2

Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products and Securitisation (International Firms)


Peter Kwon
Foreign expert for South Korea