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Madeline Leong

Hong Kong, China Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Shipping: Finance (International Firms) , Shipping: Finance
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Shipping: Finance (International Firms) - China

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Madeline Leong is a market-leading practitioner who enjoys a solid reputation in the field of shipping finance. She is frequently sought out by leasing firms and international banks for cross-border mandates in relation to sale and leaseback transactions, syndicated loans and Japanese Operating Leases.
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Hong Kong-based Madeline Leong is a veteran asset finance practitioner who sources view as a standout figure in Greater China. She is described as "a very effective practitioner" who is "a strong lead on any negotiation - she manages her clients' interests at all times, develops innovative solutions to complex issues and delivers the best overall result."
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Madeline is a Partner in the Finance Group and Head of the firm’s Hong Kong office.

With approximately 30 years’ experience, Madeline’s practice focusses on asset, project and structured financings and debt restructuring, with particular expertise in the transportation, intermodal, energy and natural resources sectors. Her clients include leading banks, financial institutions, leasing companies and major transportation, logistics, energy and shipping companies.

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She was named in the list of Top 10 Maritime Lawyers globally by Lloyd's List 2020 as well as “Best in Shipping” at the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017 and 2020.

Madeline is widely recognised as one of Asia’s leading ship finance lawyers by legal directories Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Who’s Who Legal. In 2019, Chambers reported sources as saying that she “fights each and every single clause for clients, she is meticulous and detail-oriented”, while Legal 500 said she has “a deep understanding of all legal matters in this area”.

Qualified in Hong Kong, England & Wales and Australia, Madeline is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

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