Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance: International Department

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What the team is known for Especially active in emerging markets including Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, and noted for its cross-border capabilities in the region. Demonstrates a strong focus on the energy, projects and natural resources sectors, where it frequently advises regional and international lenders and borrowers on a range of issues including syndicated loans and acquisition financing. Also active advising on refinancing and restructuring mandates.

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

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

Notable practitioners

Adrian Cheng
is a "very good, very technical lawyer who can see the broader commercial picture," according to one client. He leads the department and enjoys a strong reputation for work in projects, infrastructure and natural resources financing. Another client points out his "excellent track record in the Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia markets, and the very important breadth and depth of his experience."