Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Impressive finance team recognised for its aptitude in the energy and infrastructure sectors and comes recommended for its ability to advise on structured and asset finance. Dominant practice in Australia with key strengths advising on transactions involving India and Indonesia. Represents an enviable roster of leading Australian banks, corporations and asset managers. Offers expertise from its Hong Kong and Singapore offices, focusing on acting for both borrowers and lenders on matters involving the energy sector.

Strengths One delighted client lauds the "unparalleled market knowledge" of the Australian finance team, adding praise for its "ability to deliver outcomes in challenging situations."

Another appreciates the firm's "scale and expertise," which help clients to "navigate through challenging legal matters quickly and efficiently."

"They have a very pragmatic approach," a client says, adding that "they always put the interests of the client first."

A client says that the China-based team was ''perfectly aligned with the requirements and came up with pertinent recommendations.''

Work highlights Advised Arrotex on AUD510 million unitranche facilities.

Advised Yinson Holdings Berhad on an USD800 million syndicated refinancing of an oil and gas FPSO vessel.

Assisted China Huarong International and China Huarong Overseas Investment on a debt restructuring matter and provided insolvency advice.

Represented Lendlease Corporation as borrower on an AUD860 million syndicated facility.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts John Angus and Adrian Cheng are based in Sydney and Singapore respectively.