Mr Matthias Schemuth > DLA Piper > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
25th Floor, Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place
Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong


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Hong Kong > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Matthias SchemuthDLA Piper

DLA Piper is well known for its strong capabilities in handling project finance work. Recent areas of instruction for the team include oil, private natural gas, mining and geothermal power project mandates. The ‘outstandingMatthias Schemuth shares leadership of the practice with Carolyn Dong .

Hong Kong > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Matthias SchemuthDLA Piper

DLA Piper’s China-based banking and finance team handles mandates throughout the region, with a focus on China, Singapore, Korea and Indonesia. The firm’s client base includes global credit and private equity funds at the top of the market. Under the leadership of recommended practitioner Matthias Schemuth, the practice acts for sponsors, developers, commercial banks, multilateral lending agencies and export credit agencies on project financings, particularly in the energy and mining sectors. Other areas of focus include structured commodity and trade finance, asset finance and leasing finance in emerging markets.

China > Banking and finance: foreign firms

A significant practice with longstanding relationships‘, DLA Piper‘s Greater China-based team distinguishes itself through its extensive geographic reach, particularly in relation to China, Singapore, Korea and Indonesia. Matthias Schemuth heads the Asia finance, projects and restructuring practice from Hong Kong, which also showcases Paul Lee, who has strength in cross-border financings, acquisition finance, syndicated loans and project finance; Carolyn Dong has approximately 30-years’ experience in major cross-border transactions involving China. Senior consultant Matthew Worth focuses on banking and finance, distressed debt and special situations, while of counsel Tom Van Hoof plays a central role at the senior end of the banking and finance practice.

China > Projects and energy: foreign firms

Frequently acting on high-profile project and energy matters, DLA Piper ‘s team ‘develops the best solutions for clients‘. It is experienced in acting for major Chinese clients on their outbound investments, including outbound investments in line with China’s major One Belt, One Road initiative. The practice’s key jurisdictions range from Africa, South East Asia and Indonesia to Europe, Australia, Middle East and Latin America. In Hong Kong, China energy head Carolyn Dong has particular strength in handling mandates involving China and other jurisdictions, and Matthias Schemuth is finance, projects and restructuring head. Providing key support in Shanghai, senior associate Simin Yu is particularly focused on greenfield project development, construction, financing and M&A.

Indonesia > Foreign firms

Drawing upon its Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore offices, DLA Piper advises on an array of matters involving banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, and project finance. These sizable resources led to cross-border deals, including Joe Bauerschmidt ‘s work for General Electric on the Indonesia aspect of its global restructuring. Matthias Schemuth leads the projects team and is highly skilled in the financing of major fossil fuel energy projects. The team also benefits from Timothy Tan‘s broad expertise in banking and finance and capital markets.