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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.

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China > Projects and energy: foreign firms

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Led from Beijing by the ‘impressive’ Hallam Chow, Mayer Brown provides ‘efficient and effective‘ advice to lenders and equity investors in projects involving gas-fired, coal-fired, renewables, infrastructure and manufacturing facilities. Noted for his ‘solutions-oriented and creative approach’, Chow is particularly effective in advising on complex project finance mandates, often involving a diverse group of finance providers. Recent highlights include advising on outbound mandates across a spread of jurisdictions, including a considerable number of matters for Chinese commercial and development banks engaged in African projects. Boya Shen was promoted to partner in January 2021.

China > Banking and finance: foreign firms

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Hallam ChowMayer Brown