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Paul Pery is a partner in Milbank’s Hong Kong office in the Global Capital Markets Group. He regularly represents corporate, sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers, as well as investment banks, in a variety of debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions, including IPOs, private placements, high-yield debt, perpetual securities and a range of liability management transactions. Paul also has expertise in loan financing, mergers & acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Paul has developed extensive experience advising clients throughout Asia and in particular, the Philippines, India, Hong Kong and Mongolia.


LL.M. Columbia Law School; J.D. Ateneo de Manila University

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Hong Kong > Capital markets (debt)

Leveraging the firm’s impressive institutional ties with many leading international investment banks, including UBS and Morgan Stanley, and also developing a growing roster of company-side mandates – particularly throughout Southeast Asia, Milbank provides a ‘commercial‘ service to underwriters and issuers across a range of debt capital market products. The arrival of the ‘very accessible’ Alex Tao from Allen & Overy in June 2020 strengthens the firm’s presence in the China market, as a result of his expertise in advising on New York law-governed high yield issuances for Chinese companies. Paul Pery has been pivotal to the firm’s success in Southeast Asia, particularly in relation to high-value transactions involving Philippines issuers. Team head James Grandolfo has vast experience across a range of Asian markets, including the Philippines and India.

Hong Kong > Capital markets (equity)

Although lacking visibility in the domestic market, Milbank ‘s Hong Kong team, under the leadership of the vastly experienced James Grandolfo and aided by Paul Pery, has developed a particularly strong reputation advising issuers and underwriters on Philippines-related equity capital markets transactions. The arrival of Alex Tao from Allen & Overy in June 2020 enhances the firm’s capabilities in advising Chinese corporates on their US listings.