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Asia Regional Managing Partner (Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo): David H. Zemans
Number of Asia partners: 12
Number of Asia fee-earners: 50
Number of lawyers worldwide:
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Malaysia

Firm Overview:
Asia is an important area of focus for Milbank which has represented clients for almost a century. Milbank covers the region through five active and integrated offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. With an emphasis on cross border transactions, Milbank’s practices include all types of financing transactions (including project finance, transportation finance and acquisition finance), financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity capital markets transactions. Team members have deep ties to the region, where each of Milbank’s Asia-based partners have been based for over a decade. The firm’s expertise and lawyers working in the region are regularly recognised. Milbank has received awards from leading publications like Asian-Counsel, Asian Legal Business, China Business Law Journal, China Law & Practice, Finance Asia, IJ Global, Project Finance International and International Project Finance.

Practice Areas
Acquisition & Leveraged Finance
Bank Financing & Restructuring
Capital Markets (Debt & Equity)
Private Equity & M&A
Project Finance
Transportation & Aviation Finance

Main Areas of Practice:

Acquisition & Leveraged Finance:
Milbank has significant experience in acquisition finance and leveraged cross-border investments. The firm has a dedicated acquisition finance team that regularly acts for lenders, underwriters, investors and financial sponsors in the region’s most complex transactions.
Contacts: David Zemans, James Murray, Giles Kennedy, Jacqueline Chan, James Orme (Singapore), Aled Davies (Tokyo), Shepard Liu (Beijing), Desiree Woo (Hong Kong), David Gartside (Seoul)

Bank Financing & Restructuring:
Milbank has one of the best known bank financing and restructuring practices in Asia and has played a key role in many of the most significant financings and restructurings in the region in the past 20 years.
Contacts: David Zemans, Jacqueline Chan, James Orme, Naomi Ishikawa, Giles Kennedy, James Murray (Singapore), Aled Davies (Tokyo), Shepard Liu (Beijing), James Grandolfo, Desiree Woo (Hong Kong), David Gartside (Seoul)

Capital Markets:
Milbank has one of the most experienced capital markets teams in Asia. Its work encompasses a wide variety of capital markets transactions across virtually every sector. The Milbank team has represented issuers and international and local Asian financial institutions on equity and debt offerings since the early 1990s, including numerous listings on exchanges in the US, Asia and elsewhere.
Contacts: Naomi Ishikawa, Giles Kennedy, David Zemans (Singapore), James Grandolfo, David Kuo (Hong Kong)

Private Equity & M&A:
Milbank has over two decades of experience in private equity, strategic and public M&A in Asia. The team has significant experience representing all the key participants in M&A transactions, including targets, bidders, sellers, minority shareholders, boards of directors and special committees and financial advisors, across many sectors.
Contacts: David Zemans, Jacqueline Chan, Naomi Ishikawa, Giles Kennedy, James Orme (Singapore), Aled Davies (Tokyo), Shepard Liu (Beijing), James Grandolfo, David Kuo, Desiree Woo (Hong Kong), David Gartside (Seoul)

Project Finance:
Milbank’s global project finance practice is consistently top-ranked in Asia. With over 35 years’ experience, Milbank continues to advise on many of the key deals in the region. The Asia team works regularly with borrowers and lenders on all forms of financing across nearly every sector, with particular emphasis on transactions involving power, oil and gas and energy and natural resources infrastructure.
Contacts: James Murray, David Zemans, Jacqueline Chan, James Orme (Singapore), Aled Davies, Justen Fleming (Tokyo), Shepard Liu (Beijing), Desiree Woo (Hong Kong), David Gartside (Seoul)

Transportation & Aviation Finance:
Milbank is a global leader in transportation asset finance practice, working with airlines throughout Asia, including most major airlines and lessors in the region.
Contacts: Paul Ng (Singapore), David Gartside (Seoul)


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