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Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance (International Firms)

1 ranked lawyersBand 3ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Established practice that maintains strong relationships with Chinese banks and financial institutions for outbound financing work. Regularly acts for the Hong Kong subsidiaries of Chinese banks on lending into the wider region, particularly to South-East Asia and India. Also an established choice of counsel among international and regional lenders. Maintains a flow of work on term loan facilities and loan restructuring. Also experienced in handling syndicated lending, real estate finance, and project and trade finance.

Strengths

"The team perfectly aligned with our requirements and came up with pertinent recommendations keeping our interests in mind," reports an appreciative client.

Work highlights

Assisted China Huarong International and China Huarong Overseas Investment on the restructuring of USD459 million worth of debt owed by Brightoil Petroleum.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Aitken is an established practitioner who leads the finance team for Greater China and is active in both Chinese and Indian financial markets. He has significant expertise in outbound matters relating to real estate and project financing.

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


Alexander Aitken
Band 3