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Linklaters LLP

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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7456 2222
DX:
10 LONDON CITY EC3
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Web:
www.linklaters.com
Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin and 25 more

Patrick J Sheil

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Work 020 7456 5627
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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Capital markets.

Position

Partner.

Career

Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York 1992-95; associate Linklaters, New York 1995; Hong Kong 1996-99; New York 1999-2001; partner capital markets department, Tokyo 2001-02; partner New York (based in Hong Kong) 2002.

Education

State University of New York at Albany (1988 BS); Brooklyn Law School (1992 Dr Jur).


Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (debt)

Within: Capital markets (debt)

Linklaters' 'very responsive and professional' team ranks 'among the best' for debt capital markets transactions, with clients particularly noting 'its experience in offshore debt issuances by PRC-domiciled issuers'. It is equally strong acting for underwriters. William Liu heads up the team, which is 'able to keep up to date with the latest market developments, while balancing out all parties' interests in document negotiations'. Clients benefit from the knowledge of US securities law expert Patrick Sheil, who has previous experience of working on some of the first high-yield debt transactions in Asia. Hwang Hwa Sim has vast expertise in convertible bonds and exchangeable bonds, cross-border bond issuances by PRC companies, panda bonds and green bonds, among other debt products. Other key figures include Michael Ng, who is 'detail-oriented and has strong interpersonal skills', Andrew Malcolm, Terence Lau and recently promoted partner Gloria Cheung. In a matter connected with China's Belt and Road Initiative, Ng advised Bank of China on updating and upsizing its $40bn medium-term note programme, and is currently assisting the client with an international bond offering, which has been denominated into four currencies, divided into six tranches and involves four branches. In addition, in 2017 Lau and Liu acted for Postal Savings Bank of China on its $7.25bn fixed income issuance; this is the largest fixed income issuance by an Asian issuer to be offered on a Reg S-only basis. The team has also recently handled mandates for clients such as Deutsche Bank, BOCI Asia, China Huarong Asset Management and ICBC.

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Philippines

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Linklaters focuses on specialist projects, energy and infrastructure, development transactions, project financings and M&A. James McLaren and Patrick Sheil head the team. Niranjan Arasaratnam joined as partner from Allen & Overy. Parthiv Rishi and Laure De Panafieu were both promoted to partner. Clients include Republic of the Philippines, ANZ Bank, Credit Suisse Securities, Standard Chartered Bank and Asia Development Bank.

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