Melissa Chiu is Counsel in Appleby’s Hong Kong office and a member of the corporate and finance department. She has over five years experience practicing the laws of BVI, Cayman and Bermuda. Melissa’s practice covers a wide range of finance matters, including banking finance, private and public bond offerings, structured finance products and fund financing. Her banking practice covers asset finance, acquisition finance, corporate finance including syndicated loans and onshore/offshore loans. Melissa also has extensive experience in debt capital markets, having advised on a number of corporate bonds, convertible bonds and MTN programmes. Melissa’s experience in structured finance includes setting up on-balance sheet and off-balance sheet security backed and guaranteed structured note programmes, various debt securitizations as well as bespoke asset repackages.

Prior to joining Appleby, Melissa practised banking and finance law at another offshore law firm, and prior to that she practiced banking and finance in an international law firm in Hong Kong.

Melissa is admitted as a solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to practice BVI law. She is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong (non-practising).

Melissa is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


  • Capital Markets
  • Public & Private Offerings of Debt & Equity
  • Banking & Finance


  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (PCLL)
  • King’s College London (LLB)


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7 Apr 2020 |

Structured Credit in the PRC and Hong Kong

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