Firm Profile > White & Case > Hong Kong, Hong Kong

White & Case
9th Floor Central Tower
28 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Banking and finance Tier 1

White & Case is noted for its experience handling large bank finance deals across Asia. At the forefront of the market for lender-side work, the practice has recently continued to strengthen its private equity sponsor/borrower financing capability. The practice has leveraged acquisition finance and high-yield experts in key financial hubs across Asia, as well as London and New York. Head of the Asia-Pacific banking and restructuring practices, Eugene Man is recommended for bank finance work. Baldwin Cheng is well-regarded for major pan-Asian financings for Chinese banks and leading global banks active in Greater China. Stephen Howard, who was recently promoted to partner, is recommended and Daniel Abercromby is a new addition to the team. Former head of team Eric Berg has retired and Andrew Bishop   has joined Latham & Watkins LLP.

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Testimonials

‘Commercial and efficient’.

‘Very commercial, excellent legal knowledge and market know-how.’

‘Responsive and helpful’.

‘Service-oriented and reliable’.

‘Eugene man is an excellent partner – responsive, thorough, and reliable’.

Key clients

Greentown China Holdings Limited

China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.

EQT Partners AB, GPA Global

Gaw Capital Partners

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Deutsche Bank

Credit Suisse

Morgan Stanley

JPMorgan

China Merchants Bank

China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd.

Bank of China Limited

Hong Kong > Private equity Tier 1

Led on the corporate front by the 'very strongDaniel Yeh and also benefiting from a 'top-notch' finance practice, White & Case is well regarded by a balanced roster of international and regional sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, as well as corporates deploying a private equity-like investment strategy. With four partners focused across the spectrum of private equity investment activity, including venture capital growth buyouts, bolt-on acquisitions, dispositions, and take-private work, the team has a strong appreciation of market trends and the critical mass to handle a significant volume and variety of mandates. The firm's robust regional platform, which includes offices in China, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore, enables it to seamlessly execute deals relying on necessary local expertise, while its ability to execute deals in Asia utilising New York and UK-governed law is also a strong selling point. Although the team is involved in investment activity across a myriad sectors, TMT and healthcare, are particular areas of strength. William Fong is also recommended.

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EQT, and its portfolio GPA Global

GIC

CAA China, LLC

Mubadala Investment Company

Icon Group

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

AM Squared

Bain Capital Credit

Fusion Capital

GaleMed Corporation

Goldman Sachs

CMC Capital

The Carlyle Group

Hong Kong > Investment funds Tier 2

White & Case has experience of both the closed-end fund space and the open-end fund space. It advises on market standard structures and hybrid structures. Areas of focus include private equity, direct lending, special situations, distressed, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital, and open-end funds in the hedge fund space. It also acts for GPs and LPs in structuring, documenting and negotiating co-GP and GP joint venture arrangements. The practice takes a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on strength from its experts in real estate, insolvency and restructuring. The team is now headed solely by Anthony Wong after the retirement of Sharon Hartline.

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Testimonials

‘White & Case boasts a strong banking practice with expertise in private credit and complex transactions’.

‘Anthony Wong leads the way in difficult fund formation work’.

‘Professionalism with custom-made solutions and advice’.

‘Anthony Wong provides excellent client service’.

‘Always timely with detailed responses and always with a solution.

‘Years of experience and good grasp of industry dynamics’.

‘Anthony Wong provides professionalism, expertise, extensive industry knowledge and excellent client service’.

‘Anthony Wong is very capable, knowledgeable, solutions-focused and client-oriented’.

Key clients

ADM Capital

Arkkan Capital

CMC

ESR

PAG

Hong Kong > Capital markets (debt) Tier 3

Through its regional network of offices, White & Case advises on Hong Kong, English, US, Singaporean, Japanese and Indonesian law. It handles international securities and finance matters, acting for issuers and investors on private placement transactions across Greater China and beyond. Head of team Jessica Zhou focuses on advising corporates, banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of debt transactions. The team lost Former head of team Catherine Tsang who left for Travers Thorp Alberga, but welcomed new partner Margie Chan who joined the team from Norton Rose Fulbright in August 2021. Chan has notable experience of advising on high yield debt offerings, private placement issuances and liability management transactions governed by New York, English or Hong Kong law.

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‘Friendly, easy to communicate, knowledgeable, and willing to bring up different options’

‘Jessica Zhou is always available to assist even during holidays seasons’.

‘Patient and easy to communicate with’.

‘Very responsive, commercial and helpful’.

‘Always focused on the deal’.

‘Jessica Zhou is always available to assist’. 

Key clients

Greentown China Holdings Limited

Deutsche Bank AG

Bank of China Limited

Bank of Communications Co., Ltd

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

BNP Paribas

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Haitong International Securities Company Limited

Imagi International Holdings Limited

Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Drawing upon experts with significant restructuring and insolvency knowledge from within the firm's broader dispute resolution and finance practices, White & Case advises IPs, corporates, banks, and funds, as stakeholders in Asia-related mandates, both in a restructuring and formal insolvency context. Melody Chan has very strong ties with many local IPs and Chinese financial institutions, and leveraging her broader commercial litigation skills, is noted for her expertise at handling pan-Asian enforcement matters. Eugene Man co-heads the team alongside Chan and in addition to his front-end bank financing expertise, also regularly picks up work on restructuring mandates in distressed credits. The team is also well-placed to handle multi-jurisdictional mandates by virtue of its far-reaching international network.

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China Cinda (HK) Asset Management Co., Limited

Ernst & Young

Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A) Tier 4

The corporate M&A team at White & Case is well-placed to advise on foreign direct investment, with its strong US presence and CFIUS expertise. It is experienced in structuring and executing complex cross-border transactions and has recently seen an uptick in corporate mandates from private equity clients and their portfolio companies. The team leverages mandates from the energy, mining and metals, automotive, financial services, manufacturing, packaging and consumer goods industries. Christopher Kelly heads the practice with over 30 years’ experience. Catherine Tsang left for Travers Thorp Alberga and Tess Fang left for Allen & Overy.

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Key clients

EQT, and its portfolio GPA Global

CAA China, LLC

Icon Group

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

AM Squared

Fusion Capital

GaleMed Corporation

Goldman Sachs

CMC Capital

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Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Margie Chan photo Ms Margie Chan Partner
 Melody Chan photo Melody Chan Partner
 Baldwin Cheng photo Baldwin Cheng Partner
 William Fong  photo William Fong Partner
 Stephen Howard photo Stephen Howard Local Partner
 James Hsiao photo James Hsiao Local Partner
 Christopher Kelly photo Christopher Kelly Partner
 Eugene Man photo Eugene Man Partner
 Steven Sha  photo Steven Sha Partner
 Paul Tang  photo Paul Tang Partner
 Anthony Wong photo Anthony Wong Partner
 Daniel Yeh  photo Daniel Yeh Partner
 Jessica Zhou photo Jessica Zhou Partner