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White & Case
Hong Kong
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Banking, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Taiwan, Technology, Media, Telecommunications




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Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency

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.

Hong Kong > Banking and finance

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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.

China > Real estate and construction: foreign firms

White & Case LLP‘s China-based real estate team was recently active advising developers, owners, private and institutional investors, investment funds, lenders and underwriters on real estate transactions in Asia. It is experienced in a range of assets, such as office and apartment buildings, multi-family developments, mixed-use properties, shopping centres, hotels and resorts, and industrial, warehouse and other commercial projects. The principal advisers are Beijing’s David Li and Hong Kong-based Baldwin Cheng.

China > Banking and finance: foreign firms

White & Case LLP is well known for its assistance on large banking and finance deals that emanate from Asia, including leveraged acquisition financings, real estate finance, project financing and asset finance. The team also acts for credit funds and hedge funds, as well as securities houses, on debt, equity-linked and equity investments in Asia and around the world. David Li is a highly rated Beijing contact and Shanghai’s Frank Shu is a senior legal consultant. In Hong Kong, Eric Berg is the head of the firm’s Asia Pacific region, Eugene Man leads the Asia Pacific banking and restructuring practices, and Baldwin Cheng is well known for advising both Chinese and global banks on major pan-Asian financings.