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Deacons

Banking & Finance (International Firms)

2 ranked lawyersBand 4ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Longstanding independent Hong Kong firm, renowned in the market for its local expertise in the sector. Additionally maintains a Mainland China presence through offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Regularly advises regional banks and borrowers on syndicated and bilateral lending as well as project finance and debt restructuring. Also able to advise on fintech and regulatory questions. Additional expertise on anti-money laundering issues, including handling investigations.

Strengths

"They are prompt in giving feedback," remarks one pleased client, further noting that the team is "flexible with changing deadlines."

Notable practitioners

Philip Gilligan stands out for his strength in the Hong Kong market. Chairing the department, he advises both lenders and borrowers on a range of transactions, encompassing structured trade, commodities and asset finance.

Simon Deane has considerable experience in structured finance and insolvency. He is also mandated to advise clients on fintech and financial services regulation matters. According to market sources, he is "technically very strong."

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Banking & Finance (International Firms) Department

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5th Floor Alexandra House

18 Chater Road

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Banking & Finance: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)


Philip B Gilligan
Band 4
Simon Deane
Band 4