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 has a geographic focus on South East Asia and is particularly active in debt capital markets in the Philippines. Under the leadership of James Grandolfo, the practice handles equity capital markets and high-yield debt matters. The team was bolstered this year by the arrival of Alex Tao from Allen & Overy, he focuses on US dollar high-yield and investment-grade bond issuances and liability management transactions. Paul Pery was promoted to partner. David Kuo left for DLA Piper in Singapore.

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Key clients

JPMorgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

BPI Capital

CLSA

Credit Suisse

Citigroup

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mizuho Securities

Philippine National Bank

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

GIC Private Limited

Son Kim Land Corporation

Standard Chartered Bank

BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited

China International Capital Corporation

Kingsway Financial Services Group Limited

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC

SBICAP (Singapore) Limited

Capital markets (equity) Tier 4

Milbank focuses on the capital markets transactions in the Philippines, India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand markets. US-qualified team head James Grandolfo handles concurrent equity placements and bond offerings, rights issues and recapitalisations across Asia. Alex Tao joined from Allen & Overy and Paul Pery was promoted to partner. David Kuo left for DLA Piper.

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Key clients

JPMorgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

BPI Capital

CLSA

Credit Suisse

Citigroup

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mizuho Securities

Philippine National Bank

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

GIC Private Limited

Son Kim Land Corporation

Standard Chartered Bank

BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited

China International Capital Corporation

Kingsway Financial Services Group Limited

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC

SBICAP (Singapore) Limited

Philippines > Foreign firms Tier 1

Milbank's extensive Philippines practice has a 'large pool of expertise' which spans numerous practice areas; capital markets, M&A and projects and energy are areas of particular focus, and the firm has longstanding relationships with many of the largest operators in these sectors. James Grandolfo, who leads the Hong Kong office, specialises in capital markets, M&A and private equity transactions, and is the primary point of contact for most of the firm's prestigious clients active in the country. James Murray focuses on the projects and infrastructure sector; he primarily advises lenders to the sector on financing issues. Newly-promoted partner Paul Pery is recommended for capital markets work, having advised on the largest single issuance by a Philippine bank of senior notes.

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Key clients

BPI Capital

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citi

Credit Suisse

CLSA

Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions Inc.

Deutsche Bank

GIC

HSBC

J.P. Morgan

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

Philippine National Bank

UBS

Mongolia > Leading firms Tier 3

Operating out of offices in Hong Kong and Washington DC, the Milbank team provides advice on key matters for the Mongolian government, including in dispute resolution, project finance, and investigations. James Grandolfo is a key contact in Hong KongNotably, litigation and arbitration partner Michael Nolan and senior associate Kamel Aitelaj secured a significant victory in 2019 on behalf of the Government of Mongolia in the Southern District of New York.

Photo Name Position Profile
 James Grandolfo photo James Grandolfo Partner
 Paul Pery photo Paul Pery Partner
 Alex Tao  photo Alex Tao Partner
 Desiree Woo photo Desiree Woo Of Counsel