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Hallam Chow is a partner of Mayer Brown LLP and Head of Projects, China of JSM. His practice primarily involves project finance, structured finance and energy & infrastructure and oil & gas joint ventures, as well as bank & acquisition finance and asset-based finance, including aircraft, equipment and facility leasing.

In the area of project finance, Hallam has worked with lenders and equity investors in projects involving gas-fired, coal-fired, alternative energy, renewable energy, infrastructure and manufacturing facilities. He has also worked with Chinese and international lenders and borrowers in major outbound and inbound bank & acquisition finance transactions in multiple sectors, including technology, energy, oil & gas, healthcare, real estate and logistic assets, as well as lessees, lessors and lenders in asset finance transactions involving aircraft, rail, hydroelectric, nuclear, coal & gas fired facilities, oil-drilling and other equipments.

Prior to joining the firm, Hallam worked in the New York, Hong Kong and Beijing offices of an international firm, where he was involved in a number of innovative project finance and bank & acquisition finance deals and a wide array of asset finance transactions. His international approach is gained from both his professional experience and personal background. Educated in Hong Kong, the United States and the United Kingdom, he is fluent in four languages, including English, French, Cantonese and Mandarin.


Admitted in New York.


English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghainese.


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, International Academy of Trial Lawyer's Award for Juvenile Justice Clinic; Georgetown University, AB, magna cum laude; University of Oxford, St. Antony's College, visiting student.

China: Projects and energy

Projects and energy: foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Hallam Chow - Mayer Brown

Within: Projects and energy: foreign firms

Mayer Brown took significant steps to build its Greater China projects and energy practice with the recruitment of Hallam Chow, who joined the firm from White & Case LLP and now heads the China projects team. Chow has considerable experience advising Chinese and regional lenders on domestic and cross-border finance and development matters, and has also been instructed by energy and utility companies in relation to strategically important energy and infrastructure projects. The firm also took on senior associate Boya Shen, who worked with Chow at White & Case LLP and has advised lenders, sponsors and investment funds on a variety of domestic and cross-border development projects. Based in Beijing, the team is involved in multiple market-first projects including a significant road project in East Africa and a large-scale telecoms project in Central Asia. The team acts for many of the major Chines bank lenders and has also been instructed by energy and utility companies such as China Water, China National Offshore Oil Corporation and ChemChina.

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Hong Kong

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Mayer Brown's position in the banking sphere is reflected by the fact that it acts for many of the world's largest banks; it also has an outstanding reputation among borrower clients. The arrival of Doo-Soon Choi from Ashurst in 2016 has strengthened the firm's offering in relation to complex, cross-border multi-tiered financing transactions. Choi's experience spans multiple sectors, including real estate, healthcare, mining, and oil and gas. In addition, the firm further bolstered its practice recently, by hiring Hallam Chow from White & Case. Chow has particular experience in acting for Chinese banks and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) on innovative, landmark inbound and outbound transactions. Richard Stock heads the team, which also includes Fanny Wang and Francis Chen. Reflective of the firm's ability to draw upon expertise across practices in particularly complex matters, in 2017 Choi and capital markets specialists Jason Elder and Thomas Kollar assisted Indika Energy with a $575m senior notes issuance as part of a larger 'bridge-to-bond' acquisition financing. Wang was also the lead adviser to Bank of China (Hong Kong) on a $688m syndicated loan facility to Pace Ascend to part-finance the acquisition of New Grade Investments from Greater Honour, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings). Another highlight involved acting for United Overseas Bank on the provision of two bilateral loan facilities (total value $206m) to a subsidiary of a real estate investment fund for the purpose of acquiring properties in Hong Kong for redevelopment into commercial premises. Associate Dion Yu is recommended.

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