Philip Gilligan > Deacons > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Deacons
5TH FLOOR, ALEXANDRA HOUSE
18 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Banking and Finance practice

Position

Partner

Career

Philip is a partner in the Banking and Finance practice.

Finance: Represents lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured syndicated and single bank loan facilities in various countries in Asia, as well as shareholder financings, security arrangements, structured trade, commodities finance, asset finance, acquisition finance, securitisation and derivatives.

Finance Regulatory: Licensing, revocation and cancellation of licences, and ongoing compliance requirements for banks, money lenders, money brokers, commodities traders and foreign exchange traders in Hong Kong. Advising on electronic transactions, payment systems, stored value facilities and virtual banks. Advising on financing and insolvency/bankruptcy related aspects of gaming. Preparing and reviewing standard forms and advising on related legal issues (including preparing and reviewing account opening terms and conditions and ancillary documents, loan, guarantee and security documentation, equipment financing documentation and factoring documentation).

Restructuring and Insolvency: Represents liquidators, trustees, creditors and debtors in upstream and downstream restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency in Hong Kong, China and regionally, as well as debt trading and non-performing loan transactions, with particular experience in distressed banks and commodities companies/transactions, and acts as liquidator in members’ voluntary liquidations.

Projects and Infrastructure: Represents sponsors and lenders on the commercial and financing aspects of projects in various sectors (such as water, power, petrochemicals and industrial plant) throughout Asia (particularly Hong Kong, China and Indonesia) and globally.

Languages

English

Memberships

Asia Pacific Loan Market Association

Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

INSOL International

Education

B.A. and M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge (First Class Honours each year)

LL.M., Trinity College, Cambridge (First Class Honours, First in Class)