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Banking and finance Tier 1
White & Case stands out in banking and finance deals across Asia. Its many areas of strength include cross-border leveraged financings, secured and unsecured credit facilities, syndicated and non-syndicated loans, and single and multicurrency-denominated facilities. It also advises on real estate finance, pre-IPO finance, project finance and asset finance. In addition, it handles sponsor-led finance transactions for lenders and borrowers. Clients include major international brands, banks, financial service clients and alternative credit providers. Baldwin Cheng and counsel Stephen Howard are among the recommended individuals in the team. Asia-Pacific head Eric Berg and regional practice head Eugene Man are also names to note, as is Andrew Bishop.
‘Commercial, responsive and focused on getting the deal done for all parties’.
‘No unnecessary grandstanding, just solid, clear commercial advice designed to manage the transactions as smoothly as possible’.
‘Technically able and generally very well-managed transactions’.
‘Eugene Man is an excellent lawyer, very responsive, very commercial and always focused on getting the deal closed’.
‘Team is always very well managed and appropriately resourced’.
‘Very well trained team of associates and counsels’.
‘A lot of resources to make deals run smoothly’.
‘Baldwin Cheng is the best at designing solutions that suit my problem’.
‘White & Case Hong Kong has an experienced team with serious bench strength’.
‘Below partner level, counsels and associates can be trusted to run deals and engage with partners when required’.
‘Steve Howard is exceptional; he is an extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful lawyer, who is both technical and commercial’.
China CITIC Bank International Limited
CTBC Bank Co., Ltd.
Gaw Capital Partners
China Everbright Bank
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
I Squared Capital
The Carlyle Group
Private equity Tier 1
The 'client-oriented and proactive' team at White & Case displays 'excellent market insight' on behalf of an impressive roster of global and Asia-based private equity sponsors, which are appreciative of the firm's ability to 'work well with other offices across the firm's international network', and to provide a one-stop-shop service to sponsors across every aspect of the ecosystem - from fund formation, investment and financing strategies, through to exits. Bolstered by the arrival in February 2019 of several well-respected practitioners from Ropes & Gray LLP, including Daniel Yeh (who now heads the firm's Asia Pacific private equity offering), the team now has the critical mass and expertise to seriously challenge the top-tier firms in the market. Able to execute deals in Asia utilising New York and UK law, the team is able to provide an extremely versatile and flexible service to clients engaged in investments across a range of sectors, including TMT, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. One of the new arrivals from Ropes & Gray LLP, William Fong is appreciated for his 'willingness to go the extra mile' and is a key member of the team that includes Christopher Kelly, who handles private equity mandates as part of his broader ranging M&A offering.
Investment funds Tier 2
White & Case advises on private equity, real estate, credit, venture capital, infrastructure, special situations and hedge funds. The firm also advises on non-traditional matters such as hybrid funds. Practice head Sharon Hartline is recommended for her expertise in advising GP and LP clients on downstream co-investment, project fund and secondaries work. Anthony Wong, who also heads the team, advises on structuring private equity funds and hedge funds. The firm recently welcomed Daniel Yeh, Paul Tang, William Fong and Steve Sha from Ropes & Gray LLP.
Capital markets (debt) Tier 3
White & Case's Hong Kong team covers the entire spectrum of debt capital markets transactions with a nexus to Greater China and other jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. Equally strong advising issuers and underwriters, its work includes Rule 144A/Regulation S, Regulation S only and SEC-registered debt offerings. The group is able to assist with Hong Kong, English and US law issues. Also notable is that it is a core part of an integrated regional team, which includes practitioners in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. Recently promoted partner Jessica Zhou and Catherine Tsang (who has almost 20 years of capital markets experience) are the joint heads of the practice.
Greentown China Holdings Limited
China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Bank of America
Haitong International Securities Company Limited
Alvotech Holdings S.A.
Corporate (including M&A) Tier 3
At White & Case, the Hong Kong team's expertise in large cross-border deals is complemented by the wider cross-practice resources available across the global network, making the firm a top choice among Chinese and international clients in their most critical transactions. The group's experience spans a multitude of areas, including mergers, public and private M&A, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, PIPE transactions, preferred equity investments and joint ventures. The group's broad industry expertise sees it act for clients in sectors such as mining and metals, real estate, travel, hospitality, industrial, financial services and TMT. Christopher Kelly is the head of the Asia- Pacific corporate practice. Daniel Yeh, Paul Tang, William Fong and Steve Sha all joined as partners from Ropes & Gray LLP.
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3
Benefiting from robust lender relationships, including with numerous international and Chinese banks, White & Case handles a significant volume of creditor restructuring mandates, often where the firm handled the original loan documentation. Tapping into a strong general finance capability, in addition to restructuring prowess, UK- and Hong Kong-qualified partner Baldwin Cheng leads on much of the non-contentious work handled from the Hong Kong office (which often includes practitioners from complementary practice groups including corporate/M&A). Commercial litigator Melody Chan spearheads the firm's work on the contentious side, which includes a growing amount of work for liquidators on formal insolvency matters. The team is also well-placed to handle multi-jurisdictional mandates by virtue of its far-reaching international network.
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White & Case > Firm Profile
|Banking and finance||Baldwin Cheng|
|Banking and finance||Eugene Man|
|Banking and finance||Andrew Bishop|
|Capital markets||Jessica Zhou|
|Corporate, mergers and acquisitions||Anthony Vasey|
|Corporate, mergers and acquisitions||Christopher Kelly|
|Energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance||John Tivey|
|Financial restructuring and insolvency||Baldwin Cheng|
|Financial restructuring and insolvency||Eugene Man|
|Mining and metals||John Tivey|
|Private equity||Daniel Yeh|
|Private equity||William Fong|
|Private equity||Paul Tang|
|Private equity||Steven Sha|
|Private equity||Christopher Kelly|
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