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Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

James Huang

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Finance & Projects


James Huang is Head of the Finance & Projects practice group in Singapore. James has a wealth of transactional experience from practising in London, Hong Kong and Singapore and has worked on numerous cross-border banking, project finance, export credit finance, asset finance and leasing deals in the Asia Pacific region. He regularly acts for sponsors, corporates, project companies and financial institutions.


Singapore (1998)
Hong Kong (1993)
England & Wales~United Kingdom (1991)


English; Chinese


Law Society of England & Wales


  • College of Law, Chester (1989)
  • University College, London (1988)


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The India-focused team at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow boasts expertise across banking and finance, capital markets, complinace, tax and TMT. It acted for Hindustan Aeronautics and the Government of India on US securities law elements relating to the initial public offering of the company's equity shares. A team jointly led by James Huang and Kah Chin Chu advised the lead arrangers (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mizuho Bank, and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, State Bank of India, and DBS Bank) on the $500m syndicated term loan facility to ONGC Videsh Vankorneft, guaranteed by its India parent company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. The group is headed up by Ashok Lalwani.

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Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow focuses on banking and finance, projects,  capital markets, and dispute resolution. James Huang heads the finance and projects team and is supported by Chin Chew. Dispute resolution specialist Nandakumar Ponniya is also recommended.

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Foreign firms

Within: Banking and finance – Foreign firms

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow has a prominent reputation in Singapore for acquisition finance, project finance, real estate finance, trade and receivables financings, Islamic finance and restructurings. The team in Singapore is able to leverage the firm's sizeable Southeast Asia platform, which includes offices in Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and elsewhere. The firm is also at the forefront of China's Belt and Road initiative, leading to key engagements such as advising PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC) on the development and financing of Indonesia’s first high-speed railway project connecting Jakarta and Bandung. Other highlights included advising on the banking aspects of LGT’s acquisition of ABN AMRO’s private banking business in Asia and the Middle East. James Huang acts for a number of regional borrowers and lenders, and is praised for 'going above and beyond expectations'. Emmanuel Hadjidakis acts for a number of key international lenders such as Standard Chartered and 'is extremely commercial and takes a very balanced and even approach'. Andrew Zaw has joined from Linklaters to bolster the firm's bank-side relationships, especially on the project finance side. Local principal Kenneth Chuah and associate principal Prashanth Venkatesh are also recommended.

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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