Clifford Chance LLP

Banking & Finance: International Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded practice with an exceptionally good reputation among major banks. Counts funds as well as public and private corporations among its clients, and is well placed to advise on both international and Singapore matters. Undertakes cross-border mandates including real estate and telecoms financing. Active on a diverse range of transactions, including syndicated lending, trade financing and leveraged and acquisition financing, and offers advice on regulatory and compliance issues. Possesses cross-border expertise spanning China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Strengths"Consistently at the top of the tree" on loan financing according to one client, the firm is praised by another for being "utterly professional" and delivering "at the highest standard."

Work highlights Acted for the arrangers on USD3.48 billion in financing for Indian telecommunications business Reliance.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Hutchins
maintains his position as a well-regarded adviser, particularly on acquisition financing, and he elicits praise for his syndicated loan expertise. "He brings lots of global experience with an Asian overlay," one client says, adding that "he has a good lender perspective." Another client calls him "extremely commercial and constructive, I think he's one of the best lawyers I've worked with."

Thomas England
is building a reputation for strength on matters including asset financing with expertise in cross-border work involving India. "He is very accomplished and experienced, and can also be very commercial," according to one pleased client, while another states that he "continues to deliver at the highest standard."