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Global 2022
China Capital Markets (International Firms)
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Band 3

4 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Capital Markets: High-Yield Products (International Firms) - China
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Milbank offers a strong Hong Kong-based team with a regional focus, mostly notably with regard to Philippines expertise and with additional strengths in matters spanning India and Vietnam. The team regularly advises underwriters on USD bond issuances, while also handling convertible bond offerings and exchange offers. Key clients include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas.

Foreign desks

Milbank's Hong Kong possesses extensive experience handling Philippines-related capital markets matters. Recognised for its strong track record advising on debt transactions, including bond issuances and MTN mandates.

Notable practitioners

Tao Liang (Alex Tao) remains a key figure in Milbank's high-yield products team. A client enthuses: "I've always been happy with his approach to being able to bridge the process between issuer and bank; he's got very good knowledge and deep connections." A second client asserts: "Alex Tao is one of the senior gurus when it comes to Asia high-yield debt capital markets. His experience in documentation and standard of execution is highly valued by issuers and banks, and his depth and breadth of knowledge always sheds light on complex situations."

James Grandolfo earns a ranking for a consistent track record of advising on debt issuances relating to the Philippines from his base in Milbank's Hong Kong office. A client reports: "Jim is a senior partner who is very experienced and well connected," while another client notes that "Jim Grandolfo is on almost all our Philippines bond deals and is very knowledgeable."

Paul Pery has a strong track record advising on Philippines-related capital markets transactions from his base in Hong Kong. He acts for issues and lenders on large equity and debt capital issuances.

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Capital Markets (International Firms)

James Grandolfo
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James Grandolfo
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Foreign expert for Philippines
Paul Anthony C Pery
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Paul Anthony C Pery
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Foreign expert for Philippines
Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms)

James Grandolfo
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James Grandolfo
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Band 4
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products (International Firms)

Liang (Alex) Tao
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Liang (Alex) Tao
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Band 3