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Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3SingaporeGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Herbert Smith Freehills' banking and finance team is active in various markets across South Asia and South-East Asia, and noted for its cross-border capabilities in the region. Its lawyers demonstrate 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. Asian Development Bank, DBS Bank and Singapore Airlines are among the team's clients.

Foreign desks

Herbert Smith Freehills works in conjunction with Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, its Jakarta-based associated law firm, to advise on a range of financings in Indonesia. Led by Adrian Cheng in Singapore, the department is well placed to advise international banks on loans in the energy sector.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Cheng leads the department and enjoys a strong reputation for work in projects, infrastructure and natural resources financing. He often handles deals in Indonesia. A client says: "He is able to explain complex issues very well to clients who don't have expertise in the banking area."

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Singapore

Banking & Finance


Adrian Cheng
Foreign expert for Indonesia

Banking & Finance: International


Adrian Cheng
Band 2