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DLA Piper LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Impressive China and Australia finance teams with support from an impressive regional network, including notable finance groups in Thailand and Singapore. Well regarded for its expertise on a range of cross-border deals, including acquisition finance, project finance and syndicated lending. Regularly advises on outbound investments from Mainland China, with particular activity in the energy, TMT and insurance sectors. Also acts for a range major lenders, including major Chinese institutional banks and Australian financial institutions as well as multinational banks.

Strengths

Clients value the firm's "expertise in lending and commercial approach," while also remarking that using the firm allows "access to overseas branches and associates."

A client reports on the firm's Australia-based finance team: "They needed in-depth knowledge on all of those financing deals and they were able to keep all those deals straight and get the job done. They did a great job in handling the complexity and were able to handle the assignment very quickly, coming up with creative solutions."

Regarded as ''responsive and helpful,'' the China-based team ''provides pragmatic and practical advice,'' according to a client.

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of ICBC in a Sihanoukville power project in Cambodia, funded by China Huadian.

Acted for the borrower, Gold Valley Holdings, in relation to the debt facility provided to it for the purposes of providing working capital for the development of its assets.

Notable practitioners

Onno Bakker and Hugo Thistlewood are key contacts for the Australia team. Matthias Schemuth is a key contact in Hong Kong.

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Banking & Finance Department

DLA Piper LLP

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Level 9, 480 Queen Street

Brisbane

Queensland

Australia

QLD 4000

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