What the team is known for
Highly regarded in the market for finance transactions involving the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors. Acts for a diverse clientele of international corporations and investment banks. Adept at handling cross-border matters due to its spread of offices, including China, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Japan. Frequently assists on matters involving India and Indonesia, as well as being adept at handling Shari'a-compliant mandates. Also able to advise major international banks on their fintech ventures.
A client calls it "a group of lawyers that we know and trust," referencing the firm's Singapore team and singling out "professional expertise" as a notable quality. Another praises the firm for being "very commercial and helpful in facilitating a matter."
A client states that the ''impressive and stunning'' Hong Kong team is ''very diligent and shares a great deal of market insight,'' adding praise for its capability in difficult negotiations.
Its Australia-based team is called "commercial and sensitive to client needs" by one client, another praising the firm for being "creative in finding solutions to legal issues."
Advised a syndicate of lenders on a USD234 million facility to Irrawaddy Towers for the construction of telecoms infrastructure in Myanmar.
Assisted a syndicate of 20 banks, including ANZ and Bank of China, in a green loan for CGNPC International which is valued at around USD500 million.
Advised Viburnum funds and SCF Partners on facilities for the acquisition of the Contact Resources Group from Anchorage Capital.
Advised AirTrunk on a SGD450 million debt financing and a HKD440 million debt financing to construct Singapore and Hong Kong data centres.
Client contacts include Peter Haslam and Paul Coggins in Hong Kong and Tokyo respectively.