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Banking & Finance (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Compact and highly regarded team advising on market-leading transactions. Work spans a range of complex structured financings, the firm maintaining an especially strong reputation for leveraged and acquisition finance as well as syndicated loans. Particularly active on lending to the real estate and telecommunications sectors. Acts for a prestigious list of international banks and financial institutions. Offers experience covering a wide variety of markets including advising on matters related to the UK and the USA in addition to catering to clients across the Greater China region. Leverages a strong pan-Asia banking and finance practice, incorporating partners from offices in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, India and Indonesia.

Strengths

"The team works very well," affirms one client who also praises its "prompt response and excellent coordination, especially when handling arguments and issues."

Work highlights

Represented China Merchants Bank in extending HKD7.45 billion to finance the privatisation of Li & Fung.

Notable practitioners

Frank Cui is building a strong practice advising on acquisition and leveraged finance. "He has rich knowledge of legal, financial and accounting matters," reports one impressed source, who goes on to praise his "insightful and sharp legal and commercial advice."

Maggie Ng is noted for dealing with cross-border transactions involving China, particularly syndicated and unsecured loans. One source remarks that "she is calm and collected, and extremely patient, especially when negotiating with the other side."

Nathalie Hobbs is the firm's Asia managing partner and is a well-respected figure in the market. She is well versed in all types of financing matters, including acquisition and leveraged financing, and works with both lenders and borrowers on a host of financing deals.

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Overview

We are recognised for our expertise in China financings and our lawyers are renowned for their ability solve our clients’ most complex problems. Our partners understand local conditions and can navigate our clients efficiently and effectively through the cultural dynamics of this region. Our unparalleled track-record, described in further detail in the deal specific section, is why our clients in Greater China choose Linklaters for their most complex and innovative transactions.

With balanced strength in our corporate, finance, regulatory and other specialist divisions, we can bring together integrated teams across all business lines in which our clients operate. The ability to work as one team allows us to provide comprehensive solutions to clients on challenging and innovative transactions. The China Banking team works closely with our colleagues in Projects, Corporate, Debt, Derivatives, Restructuring, Insolvency and Financial Regulation teams.

Linklaters is Asia’s top law firm in banking and finance. We continue to focus only on first of its kind and market leading deals. We are often praised for our extensive global footprint and experience in handling complex, innovative deals. Our China Banking team has experience in acting not only for arranging banks and lenders but also for credit enhancers and borrowers in relation to a wide range of industrial and financial sectors allowing us to anticipate and address the requirements of all parties to a transaction.

Banking & Finance (International Firms) Department

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Alexandra House

10th Floor

18 Chater Road

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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China

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


Maggie Ng
Band 4
Nathalie Hobbs
Band 2

Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)


Frank Cui Zhe
Up and Coming
Nathalie Hobbs
Band 2