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Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Renowned firm that comes recommended for its substantial expertise in complex finance transactions. Frequently instructed on matters involving Greater China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand. Market leaders for handling landmark leveraged and acquisition finance deals, and possesses a formidable reputation for handling syndicated loans and project finance. Acts for a prestigious line-up of multinational corporates, investment banks and credit funds.

Strengths

Clients hail the China-based team's ''great commercial awareness,'' further stating that it is ''technically extremely strong and provides great client service.''

"What I value most is the very strong partner involvement," one client says, remarking on its Singapore finance group, and another calls the team "very hard-working, very technically sharp and yet commercial, humble and friendly."

A client reports on the Thailand finance team: "Their main strengths are an ability to identify key risks and advise us how to mitigate or avoid them, their standpoint of working towards our best interests, and their years of experience in the industry."

Work highlights

Represented China Merchants Bank with regard to the financing for the privatisation of Li & Fung, valued at more than HKD7 billion.

Acted for Charoen Pokphand, as the borrower, on four different lending facilities worth a total amount of USD11.7 billion, relating to its acquisition of Tesco's businesses in Thailand and Malaysia.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts include Nathalie Hobbs and Philip Badge, based in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively.

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Overview

Linklaters is Asia’s top law firm in banking and finance, renown for our extensive global footprint and experience in handling complex, innovative deals. Our expertise is predominantly at the sophisticated end of the debt market within syndicated lending, leveraged/acquisition financing, structured finance and margin loan transactions.

We have an unrivalled track record in acting for arrangers and borrowers on private equity backed leveraged buy-outs in the region. Our international offices, enable us to remain at the cutting edge of acquisition finance, with in-depth knowledge of the various debt structures and markets.

Our team consistently wins praise for its strong performance, ability to manage deals and meeting clients’ demands in a pragmatic and commercial manner.

Linklaters is long established in Asia, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Bangkok. Through these offices we have the capability to advise on English, U.S., Hong Kong, Japanese, Singapore and Thai law.

In Indonesia, we operate in association with Widyawan & Partners with a leading Indonesian law firm, to provide clients with a full service Indonesian law capability. Our Australian alliance with Allens a top tier law firm, provides us with access to the standout expertise of their offices in Australia and Vietnam. We also offer leading local law advice in India through our “best friend firm”, Talwar Thakore & Associates (TT&A).

Banking & Finance

Linklaters

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Location

Alexandra House

10th Floor

18 Chater Road

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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