Hogan Lovells > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Firm Profile

Hogan Lovells
11TH FLOOR, ONE PACIFIC PLACE
88 QUEENSWAY
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > TMT Tier 1

Hogan Lovells provides ‘pragmatic and commercial advice’ to local and international clients across a range of TMT-related regulatory, corporate/commercial and litigation mandates. Recognised as ‘a clear stand out practitioner for commercial TMT transactions and advisory’, practice head Mark Parsons is often at the forefront of the most significant mandates handled by the team, which includes acting for financial services clients on IT outsourcings, as well as advising on the adoption of fintech-related products. Andrew McGinty has a broad offering in the space that includes advice on standalone TMT regulatory issues, as well as telecoms licensing matters and advice on corporate transactions in the sector. Tommy Liu, who was recently promoted to counsel, is praised for his ability to 'provide practical solutions' on outsourcings, technology licensing and TMT-related corporate transactions.

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Testimonials

The cost-effective practice is very strong for commercial TMT advice and deal support. It is pragmatic, commercial and can draw from deep experience in the sector.’

Mark Parson is a clear stand out practitioner for commercial TMT transactions and advisory. His mastery of technology distinguishes him from his peers, and his pragmatism in negotiations help drive the parties towards a common goal, instead of exacerbating differences which the clients have to live with post deal.’

Tommy Liu can always deliver practical solutions to address our business need. His excellent legal mind combined with an impressive grasp of commercial realities make him an invaluable lawyer in giving practical solutions.’

Key clients

HSBC

Prudential Holdings Limited

Spotify

Tencent

Google

Kuaishou

Ping An Global Voyager Fund

ZTE

Work highlights

  • Advised Chinese video-sharing mobile app business provider, Kuaishou (Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co., Ltd) on its: (1) multi-jurisdictional and global data compliance project; and (2) launch of its live streaming video in various jurisdictions in the Latin-America region, including Brazil, Columbia.
  • Advised Ping An on its Series C+ financing investment in Laiye Limited.
  • Acting for Spotify across a range of commercial and regulatory matters in APAC, including advising in relation to media and advertising regulation, trade promotions and payment regulations, data protection regulation, employment law and commercial contracts such as the implementation of a master services agreement for its service providers in APAC.

Hong Kong > Construction Tier 2

Hogan Lovells' team includes three partners based in Hong Kong, and it is also able to draw upon additional resources on the ground in Australia, Singapore and Japan. Also notable is that the firm is able to advise on PRC law issues through the establishment of the Hogan Lovells Fidelity Associated Office. Under the leadership of Timothy Hill, the firm is a first port of call for many clients seeking advice on all aspects of projects and disputes from a domestic and cross-border perspective. Although the team demonstrates strong capabilities across the entire lifecycle of projects, it is particularly well-known for its strengths in high-stakes disputes that are heard in arbitration, litigation and mediation settings. Damon So  is well-versed in contentious work, having acted for contractors in arbitration proceedings. On the non-contentious side, he is experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts, where clients benefit from his ‘very commercial approach’. Counsel Joyce Leung is also recommended.

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Testimonials

‘A strong reliable construction practice for both front-end and back-end matters.’

‘Damon So  and Timothy Hill are solid lawyers in the construction space that are responsive and smooth operators, easy and a pleasure to work with.’

Damon So has a very commercial approach.’

Responsible, prompt feedback and update.’

Able, smart and attentive.’

Key clients

Build King Construction Limited

Fortune Pharmacal Co. Ltd.

Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Hogan Lovells has ‘the ability to work seamlessly across regions, providing clients with a safe pair of hands when dealing with complex cross-border restructuring engagements’. Its large, global practice has considerable experience in creditor-side work and often acts for adhoc bondholder groups, creditor committees, agents, security agents and bond trustees. On the borrower side, it acts for distressed borrowers, shareholders, equity sponsors, directors and insolvency officeholders. Head of practice Jonathan Leitch advises funds and alternative capital providers in matters across Asia. Insolvency litigator Chris Dobby handles contentious insolvency matters and acts for court appointed liquidators.

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Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells has an outstanding team of experienced professionals globally, seamlessly working together to deliver an outstanding service’.

‘Many firms talk about their teams in different offices working together for their client’s best interests, Hogan Lovells is one of the very few that genuinely delivers on that claim.’

‘Chris Dobby combines extensive legal knowledge with an exceptional grasp of commercial realities rarely found in the legal world’.

‘Chris Dobby provides genuinely thoughtful, helpful and constructive advice that goes well beyond the mere legal issues at hand but extends to the surrounding issues of the matter and the related client decision making process’.

‘They are an excellent team, on top of everything and very well organised’.

‘I always look forward to working with them on engagements’.

‘Jonathan Leitch is a brilliant and outstanding lawyer and a point of reference whenever there is a highly complex restructuring matter’

.’Jonathan’s technical ability, coupled with exceptional soft skills and commercial sense makes him a formidable legal advisor on any restructuring and you want him on your side’.

Key clients

Madison Pacific

Ares SSG

Borrelli Walsh

Rabobank

Oaktree Capital Management

Argentem Creek Partners

SC Lowy

Work highlights

  • Advising an adhoc group of bondholders in relation to the restructuring of $500m 7.15% senior notes due 2021 issued by GCL New Energy.
  • Advising an adhoc group of bondholders in relation to the ongoing restructuring of US$ notes issued by a China based manufacturing business.
  • Advising Oaktree Capital Management in relation to the $1bn note issuance to Vedanta Resources.  

Hong Kong > Banking and finance Tier 3

Hogan Lovells handles a range of Chinese and pan-Asian banking and finance matters. It has notable experience in advising PRC banks and borrowers on onshore and offshore financings. Other clients include international banks, and private equity sponsors and borrowers. Managing partner Owen Chan heads the practice and is recommended for cross-border acquisition finance, real estate finance, structured finance and restructuring.

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Testimonials

‘A strong team in Hong Kong across all levels’.

‘They’re all technically strong but pragmatic and commercial’.

‘You can absolutely count on them to get the deal done, and do it well’.

‘They are probably the team I enjoy working with the most amongst the international firms’.

‘They have invested heavily in thought leadership/legal updates and commentary, and lead the market in that area’.

‘They have a diverse team across China, Singapore and Hong Kong, and my experience has been that they work together really closely as a unit, providing a seamless service across the region’.

‘Louise Leung has an incredible work ethic, and will walk over hot coals to get the deal done within whatever timeline she is set’.

‘Owen Chan is very experienced in China loans’.

Key clients

Oaktree Capital Management

HSBC Bank USA, National Association and a group of 15 lenders

Argentem Creek Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Oaktree on its subscription for up to $1bn of private secured notes in a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources.
  • Advised a syndicate of 15 lenders on the amendment of the $2bn term and revolving loan facilities extended to the Samsonite group for the acquisition of Tumi by Samsonite.
  • Advising Argentem Creek Partners in relation to the ongoing restructuring of the $500m notes issued by GCL New Energy Holdings Limited, which matured in January 2021.

Hong Kong > Capital markets (equity) Tier 3

Although it is relatively small in comparison with some of its peers, Hogan Lovells’ ‘attentive and experienced‘ three-partner team punches-above-its weight, by leveraging its broader international network to good effect on cross-border mandates. UK and Hong Kong-qualified partner Sammy Li leads on much of the most significant Hong Kong-based ECM mandates for issuers and underwriters, work which includes IPOs, global offerings and rights issues. US-qualified partner Stephanie Tang is singled out for her core private equity experience (which has seen her very active over the years in relation to take-private transactions of US-listed Chines companies), she also has experience advising underwriters and issuers on NYSE and NASDAQ IPOs of Chinese companies in the TMT, fintech, and education sectors.

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The team is attentive and experienced, and devoted to their work, particularly when they have taken on the prospectus drafting responsibility.’

Sammy Li is very experienced and can always address the concerns that arise from both the client and sponsor side.’

Key clients

Central China New Life Limited

China Everbright Capital Limited

Ballas Capital Limited

DBS Asia Capital Limited

Central China Real Estate Ltd

Fineland Real Estate Services Group Limited

UBS

BNP Paribas

CICC

Lixiang Education Holding Co., Ltd.

Midea Real Estate Holding Limited

Central China New Life Limited

China Everbright Capital Limited

Ballas Capital Limited

DBS Asia Capital Limited

Central China Real Estate Ltd

Fineland Real Estate Services Group Limited

UBS

BNP Paribas

CICC

Lixiang Education Holding Co., Ltd.

Midea Real Estate Holding Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Central China New Life Limited as to Hong Kong law, on its IPO and listing of shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
  • Advised China Everbright Capital Limited (as the sole sponsor) in connection with the HK$411m IPO and listing of China Gas Industry Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
  • Advising DBS Asia Capital Limited as the sole listing agent and DBS, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan as Joint Global Coordinators in relation to the IPO of SF Real Estate Investment Trust (SF REIT) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration Tier 3

Hogan Lovells‘ international arbitration ‘combines expertise in both construction and general commercial disputes‘. Timothy Hill  and Damon So (who is also qualified as a Chartered Civil and Structural engineer) are key contacts for construction disputes. Hill leads the practice alongside the ‘proactive and forcefulJames Kwan whose broad experience spans the life sciences, energy, infrastructure, construction and technology sectors. The group is also popular among private equity clients and attracts praise for its ‘rich experience in variable interest entity (VIE) equity disputes‘.

Practice head(s):

Timothy Hill; James Kwan

Other key lawyers:

Damon So; Zoe Dong

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells’ arbitration team is long established and combines expertise in both construction and general commercial disputes.’

‘James Kwan is active in the market and is proactive and forceful.’

‘Excellent understanding of the client’s commercial objectives. Rich experiences in arbitration practice. Structured and tiered legal analysis to address the client’s legal issue.’

‘Rich experience in variable interest entity (VIE) equity disputes and in arbitration practice.’

‘A well-resourced and mature team in international arbitration sphere.’

‘Mr James Kwan is invariably thorough, meticulous and fair in his submissions, written or oral. This team is also able to turn around work in lightning speed, despite its obvious heavy workload.’

‘It is a cross border case. We got our arbitration judgement in HK and apply execution overseas. Hogan lovells is knowledgeable in arbitration and then the case in overseas. They are willing to find the best tactic to deal with the defendant.’

‘James Kwan who is professional and knows how to win legally with professional knowledge.’

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Hogan Lovells offers ‘an outstanding team of experienced professionals globally‘ to provide a well-rounded litigation service to liquidators and clients from the transport and multimedia sectors. Hong Kong department head and insolvency specialist Chris Dobby ‘combines extensive legal knowledge with an exceptional grasp of commercial realities‘, while Mark Lin provides regulatory expertise and is experienced in obtaining High Court injunctions. Antonia Croke, who moved over from the London office in early 2020, widens the practice depth to include corporate and shareholder disputes and Byron Phillips  is a key team member with broad litigation expertise who is also a member of the firm's global crisis management practice.  

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Mark Lin; Antonia Croke; Byron Phillips

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells has an outstanding team of experienced professionals globally, seamlessly working together to deliver an outstanding service. Many firms talk about their teams in different offices working together for their client’s best interests, Hogan Lovells is one of the very few that genuinely delivers on that claim.’

‘Chris Dobby combines extensive legal knowledge with an exceptional grasp of commercial realities rarely found in the legal world. This enables him to provide genuinely thoughtful, helpful and constructive advice that goes well beyond the mere legal issues at hand but extends to the surrounding issues of the matter and the related client decision making process.’

‘The people are great: friendly, determined to get a good result and easy to deal with.’

‘Antonia Croke is remarkable in her ability to keep everything on track, push through obstacles and keep the whole team happy in the process.’

‘The litigation/corporate crime team is excellent.’

‘Byron Phillips is a great attorney, but a better human. I want to underscore this second quality, because it is frequently missing.’

‘Mark Lin is very responsive and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Roderick Sutton and Vincent Fok of FTI Consulting

Borrelli Walsh

MTR Corporation

The Hong Kong Airport Authority

Television Broadcasts

Hong Kong > Intellectual property Tier 4

The intellectual property, media and technology (IPMT) team at Hogan Lovells is led by Eugene Low, who is a partner of the Hong Kong, China and Vietnam practices. He also heads the firm’s video gaming and e-sports practice. Low acts for clients in litigation and regulatory investigations, and also advises on commercial IP matters. Counsel Andrew Cobden is recommended for pharmaceutical patent work and acts for a number of large international pharmaceutical companies; he is experienced in advising on the regulatory issues of clinical trials. Senior associate PJ Kaur is recommended for trade mark portfolio management, enforcement and litigation.

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Testimonials

‘All-rounded IP firm with excellent knowledge and in-depth expertise in trade mark matters. From senior practitioners who excel at strategising to junior solicitors who maintain a firm grasp on the details of a case, this firm has everything that a commercial client can hope for.

‘Eugene Low displays superb client care and management skills. He is also a brilliant presenter who can think out of the box. PJ Kaur (associate) has sound IP knowledge and is regarded widely as a rising star in her field.’

Key clients

Merck

Federation of Swiss Watch Industry

Work highlights

  • Advising Merck & Co., Inc. on a major cross border litigation concerning rights in the MERCK trade mark and trade name.

Hong Kong > Private equity Tier 5

Hogan Lovells acts for local and international, such as private equity sponsors, limited partners and public and private companies on private equity transactions. The practice focuses on the TMT, life sciences and healthcare sectors and leans on its international network to support multi-jurisdictional deals. Head of private equity in Greater China Stephanie Tang handles a range of transactional work, including acting for Chinese companies on outbound investments and international companies on inbound investments into the Asia Pacific region.

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Key clients

Buyer consortium in acquisition of Gridsum Holding Inc.

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc.

China XD Plastics Company Limited

Jumei International Holding Limited

Secoo Holding Limited

SS PA Voyager Company Limited

Acorn International

Enlight Growth Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised the special committee of the board of directors of Jumei International Holding Limited (NYSE: JME) on its $250m acquisition and take-private transaction by the CEO.
  • Advised the special committee of the board of directors of Secoo Holding Limited, ‎Asia’s leading online integrated upscale products and services platform covering over 3,800 global and domestic brands, on the $450m acquisition and take-private of the listco by its CEO.
  • Acted for Ping An in its Series C+ financing investment in Laiye Limited (with a total round size over $50m).

Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A) Tier 6

Under the leadership of Beijing-based Liang Xu, Hogan Lovells has notable expertise in the highly regulated sectors such as TMT, financial institutions, life sciences, healthcare and automotive. Within the team, Laurence Davidson is recommended for cross-border M&A and has transacted in Japan, Australia, India and Mongolia, among other locations; Stephanie Tang heads the private equity practice; and Andrew McGinty provides FDI, strategic partnership and joint venture expertise. The team is also adept in commercial contracts, corporate restructurings and take-private projects.

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Key clients

Fineland Real Estate Services Group Limited

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc.

China XD Plastics Company Limited

Jumei International Holding Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Fineland Real Estate Services Group Limited on the major and connected acquisition of 66.31% of the equity interests in Guangzhou Fineland E-Life Service Co., Ltd.
  • Advised the special committee of the board of directors of China Customer Relations Centers, Inc., a leading e-commerce and financial services business process outsourcing service provider in China on the acquisition and take-private of the listco by its chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and other senior management members.
  • Acted for the special committee of the board of directors of China XD Plastics Company Limited on the acquisition and take-private of the listco by its chief executive officer.

Hong Kong > Regulatory

China > TMT: foreign firms Tier 1

Hogan Lovells‘ fully integrated contentious and non-contentious practice advises TMT clients on a wide range of work over the full business life-cycle; and the team increasingly advises heavily regulated, institutionalised organisations (particularly those concerning financial services), in addition to non-traditional TMT players such as consumer brands, retail, life sciences and automotive, which rely on technology to gain competitive advantage and develop new revenue lines. In Hong Kong, Mark Parsons‘ practice covers the full range of commercial and regulatory work in technology and telecoms, along with other business sectors dependent upon technology as an infrastructure to generate business; and Andrew McGinty also has notable TMT sector transactional experience. On the mainland, Beijing partners Sherry Gong and Lu Zhou both act on TMT-related cross-border transactions; and Don Williams, who divides his time between the firm’s Shanghai and Silicon Valley offices, joined from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP‘s Shanghai office in July 2020.

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Key clients

HSBC

Prudential Holdings

Spotify

Tencent

Google

Kuaishou

Ping An Global Voyager Fund

ZTE

Work highlights

  • Advised Kuaishou (Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co), a Chinese video-sharing mobile app business provider, on its multi-jurisdictional and global data compliance project; and the launch of live streaming video in various Latin American jurisdictions.
  • Assisted (Ping An) with its Series C+ financing investment in Laiye.
  • Assisted Spotify with a range of commercial and regulatory matters, including media and advertising regulations, trade promotions and payment regulations, data protection, employment law and commercial contracts.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms Tier 2

Hogan Lovells‘ international arbitration practice benefits from strong teams in Singapore and Hong Kong and a reputation for handling complex construction, energy and commercial disputes. Timothy Hill and James Kwan jointly lead the Hong Kong practice and handle construction and commercial disputes respectively. The Singapore-based team is known for energy, infrastructure and construction disputes, practice head Kent Phillips is popular with Japanese clients.

China > Fintech: foreign firms

Hogan Lovells International LLP is widely praised for its assistance to traditional financial institutions, robo-advisers and alternative lending companies, as well as clients in the areas of payments and money transfer, blockchain and artificial intelligence. Through the firm’s association with the PRC’s Fujian Fidelity Law Firm, it is able to offer integrated international and domestic advice to clients operating in China. The Hong Kong-based practice is co-led by Mark Parsons, who also heads the firm’s Asia-Pacific regulatory practice, and advises on the full range of commercial and regulatory work in technology and telecoms. Andrew McGinty, whose practice covers foreign direct investment, M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as regulatory advice is also a key partner. In Beijing, Lu Zhou is a TMT, life sciences and education sector specialist.

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Testimonials

Hogan Lovells is a market leader in financial technology.’

Mark Parson and Tommy Liu have a cutting-edge understanding of the development of financial technology in Hong Kong, and are able to provide legal advice to clients with great efficiency.’

Key clients

HSBC (Life) International Limited No

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Prudential Holdings

The Hong Kong Association of Banks

Citibank

Enlight Growth Partners

Bank of Nova Scotia

Work highlights

  • Advised the Hong Kong Association of Banks, a trade association representing Hong Kong banks, on preparing a Common Baseline for Phase II of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Open API Framework.
  • Assisted Enlight Growth Partners, as the lead investor in the $24m series A financing of Parkside Securities, a global stock trading and clearing platform for brokerages and digital banks.

China > Intellectual property: foreign firms

Hogan Lovells International LLP's China team routinely establishes precedents in the Greater China IP field. The practice particularly stands out for its international reach, as it regularly collaborates with its network’s global team of over 400 IP professionals and it can facilitate  domestic litigation expertise via associated Shanghai-based practice, Fujian Fidelity Law Firm. Promoted to Asia IP head in January 2021,  Beijing-based Helen Xia brings extensive experience in IP litigation, portfolio management, commercial licensing, and obtaining and enforcing IP rights and Shanghai’s Zhen (Katie) Feng is an IP litigation and brand protection expert. Also integral to the mainland China practice at counsel level are Grace Guo, whose IP practice covers trade marks, copyright, domain names, designs, patents and trade secrets and Yu-An Chang, who is experienced in the protection and commercialisation of IP assets in China and globally. Eugene Low heads the Hong Kong IPMT practice.

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Testimonials

Besides the high-quality work and good results, the Hogan Lovells team are a pleasure to work with, their communication in English is excellent, the advice clear and sound, and they go above and beyond when needed.

They are always professional, well-spoken, and prepared for meetings, instilling confidence in the local management team.

Although not inexpensive, our team at Hogan Lovells provides good value because they deliver excellent advice and quality, top-notch client service, responsiveness and good results.

Helen Xia is an outstanding attorney who regularly impresses me with her always-excellent preparation and responsiveness, the thoughtfulness of her advice, the clarity of her communication, and the percentage of successful outcomes achieved.

Helen Xia of Hogan Lovells immediately impressed me at our introductory meeting because of her extensive preparation, excellent communication skills and clear, proactive recommendations.

I have moved most of our trade mark matters in China (which are extensive) to Hogan Lovells and we are obtaining better outcomes than ever before.

Helene Xia has become my go-to counsel for IP in China.

I could not be happier than I am with Helen Xia.

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India > Foreign firms

With talent in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Dubai, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides global services, combined with its regional hub in Singapore for India-related work. It assists Indian corporates on fund raisings and investors into India companies and also acts for banks. Stephanie Keen heads the corporate and finance practices in Asia Pacific and counsel Soumitro Mukerji, who is English and India-qualified is a key member of the Singapore banking team. Jonathan Leitch‘s work spans finance and structuring, and Louise Leung is part of the banking and finance team; both are in Hong Kong. Charlie Clayton-Payne is part of the Singapore banking and finance group. ‘Clearly a high flier‘, senior associate Derrick Lau has a focus on debt and acquisition finance.

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells have acted for us on a number of India-related matters. They have a strong blend of deal executors and insolvency/downside capability, which is matched by strong technical ability together with commercial nous. These strengths provide confidence that they won’t miss anything, and trust in their ability to achieve the results we are looking for. Experience with other firms is that they may have the technical skill, but it is not balanced by commercial thinking, or have the execution capability, but not the forensic rigour. Hogan Lovells is overall the firm that I am most comfortable with, and I take a lot of comfort when they are acting for us.’

In terms of other services, Hogan Lovells has invested heavily, and from what I see is a market leader in Asia, in technical knowhow.’

‘Key personnel are Jonathan Leitch, Charlie Clayton-Payne, Louise Leung and Derrick Lau (Derrick is a senior associate, the rest are partners). Jonathan Leitch is primarily insolvency/downside, Charlie and Louise primarily execution, and Derrick sits across both. Whilst Derrick is currently a SA, he is clearly a high flier and is an essential part of their offering from my perspective. Sitting below the four people mentioned is a strong team of associates who are technically strong and hard working.’

‘They have a dedicated India Regional Desk which enables them to better understand the mindset of Indian clients and therefore, effectively cater to their needs. The team is led by very experienced lawyers and the work product speaks for itself in terms of the quality and expertise of the team.’

‘Stephanie Keen and Soumitro Mukerji are outstanding lawyers with in-depth knowledge of the law.’

Stephanie Keen is a mature lawyer who is highly skilled in e-commerce and retail. I would highly recommend her.’

Soumitro Mukerji possesses extensive knowledge of the Indian market. He has fantastic inter-personal skills and would not hesitate to recommend him.’

‘Stephanie Keen and Soumitro Mukerji of Hogan Lovells have a deep understating of clients’ needs in relation to India. They understand the client’s requirements, cultural issues, cost consciousness and personal approach very well. They are also very knowledgeable, capable and good persons.’

Key clients

Flipkart Private Limited

Oaktree Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Flipkart, one of India’s leading digital commerce entities, on its US$1.2 billion fundraising.
  • Advised PhonePe, previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flipkart, on its partial spin-off as it secured $700 million in a new financing round, once again led by Walmart.
  • Advised Oaktree on its subscription for up to US$1 billion of private secured notes in a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources.

China > Banking and finance: foreign firms

Particularly sought out for onshore and offshore financings involving PRC banks and borrowers, Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s Greater China practice covers structured and cross-border finance; real estate, leveraged, acquisition and asset finance; fund financing; and pre-IPO finance. Owen Chan leads the international banking and finance team from Hong Kong, which includes restructuring and special situations specialist Jonathan Leitch, and experienced banking and finance partner Louise Leung. Shanghai-based counsel Shantay Cong acts for banks and funds in Hong Kong and China as well as borrowers and issuers with a China connection.

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Key clients

Oaktree Capital Management

HSBC Bank USA, National Association

Argentem Creek Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Oaktree Capital Management on its subscription for up-to $1bn of private secured notes in a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources.
  • Advised a syndicate of 15 lenders (including HSBC Bank USA, National Association) on the amendment of $2.5bn term and revolving loan facilities extended to the Samsonite group for the acquisition of Tumi.
  • Advising Argentem Creek Partners on the ongoing restructuring of $500m notes issued by GCL New Energy Holdings, which matured in January 2021.

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Owen Chan  photo Owen Chan Office managing partner
Andrew Cobden photo Andrew CobdenFor more than 25 years, Andrew Cobden has been helping companies understand…
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Timothy Hill photo Timothy HillTimothy Hill is head of the Projects, Engineering, and Construction practice of…
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Mark Parsons  photo Mark Parsons Mark Parsons is a technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) partner who heads…
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Damon So photo Damon SoDamon So is dual qualified in law and engineering, having started his…
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