Firm Profile > Milbank > Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Milbank
30/F ALEXANDRA HOUSE, 18 CHATER ROAD
CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Capital markets (debt) Tier 3

Milbank is a leading name on landmark transactions across the Asia-Pacific region, where it acts for acts for the most prominent names on the issuer and sponsor sides. It also generates mandates from sovereign governments. The team's expertise spans a multitude of areas, such as high-yield debt, investment-grade bonds, RMB-denominated bonds, convertible bonds and corporate hybrids. It also advises on liability management exercises, debt restructurings, tender offers and exchange offers. US-qualified practitioner James Grandolfo co-heads the team with David Kuo.

Key clients

JPMorgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

BDO Capital

BPI Capital

DBS Group

Credit Suisse

AMTD Global Markets

BOCI Asia

First Capital Securities

Haitong International Securities Company

D.M. Wenceslao & Associates

UEC

Citigroup

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mizuho Securities

Standard Chartered Bank

Capital markets (equity) Tier 4

Milbank undertakes the full range of high-end equity capital markets transactions across Asia for global financial institutions and other investment banks, corporate issuers and governments. Its broad geographical reach has seen it recently act on mandates with a nexus to countries such as the Philippines, Switzerland, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Singapore and Indonesia. The team, which is jointly led by James Grandolfo and David Kuo, includes a mix of US, Hong Kong and Philippines-qualified lawyers. It advises on concurrent equity placements and bond offerings, rights issues and recapitalisations, among various other matters. Asia counsel Paul Pery is recommended.

Key clients

JPMorgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

BDO Capital

BPI Capital

DBS Group

Credit Suisse

AMTD Global Markets

BOCI Asia

First Capital Securities

Haitong International Securities Company

D.M. Wenceslao & Associates

UEC

Citigroup

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mizuho Securities

Standard Chartered Bank

Philippines > Foreign firms Tier 1

Milbank is regularly instructed in the most high-profile capital markets, corporate and finance deals that involve the Philippines, and it retains longstanding relationships with leading clients in the financial services, energy and power sectors. Recent highlights include advising GNPower Kauswagan on the EPC and other project development matters linked to the construction and development of its $1.2bn 4x135MW coal-fired power plant project; James Murray and recommended of counsel Desiree Woo led the advice. Counsel Paul Pery is US- and Philippines-qualified and is registered as a foreign lawyer in Hong Kong; he specialises in debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets deals. Highly experienced corporate and finance lawyer James Grandolfo co-heads the team with Murray.

Testimonials

The team is very responsive and knowledgeable‘.

Desiree Woo and Ari SIngzon have exceptional teamwork and are fast and accurate‘.

Key clients

Universal Entertainment Corporation

GNPower Kauswagan

GNPower Mariveles

GNPower Dinginin

AC Energy

Power Partners

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Deutsche Bank

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Credit Suisse

Mizuho Securities

Standard Chartered Bank

ICTSI

ADB

Mongolia > Leading firms Tier 3

Milbank's Mongolia offering is handled from Hong Kong by James Grandolfo, who is supported by Michael Nolan in the firm's Washington DC office. The team has a solid track record in handling capital markets matters for the Government of Mongolia, and has strong capabilities in project finance, disputes and investigations concerning Mongolian parties, and high-profile arbitration cases.

Key clients

The Government of Mongolia

Credit Suisse

JP Morgan