As a financial services law firm, our global team has an extensive range of expertise and provides comprehensive, practical and commercially minded legal advice on all matters related to banking, international real estate, asset, project and other financing matters. The sector currently faces a rapidly changing landscape driven by a number of regulatory and economic factors including UK ring-fencing requirements, capital efficacy and repatriation, group consolidation and de-risking, Brexit contingency planning and third-party sales. Our team of financial services lawyers are perfectly positioned to assist with these challenges.

Banking and financial services businesses also find themselves under scrutiny like never before from the general public, the media, politicians and their own clients, putting an increased focus on governance, risk and accountability, tax, executive compensation and capital requirements. Our offices provide easy access for financial institutions looking to conduct transactions with international entities and receive expert multijurisdictional advice from experienced financial services lawyers.

Indeed, our global presence as a financial services law firm enables us to provide timely and comprehensive legal advice at the times most critical to our clients.

Appleby’s financial services lawyers regularly provide advice and opinion to our clients on:

Banking

Our highly regarded global banking practice is regularly instructed on a range of banking and financial services work, whether acting as lead lawyers on a transaction or as offshore counsel.

  • Syndicated and non-syndicated loan and credit facilities and security documentation
  • Onshore lending secured by offshore securities
  • Asset and income stream securitisation structures
  • Trade finance

Asset Backed Finance

Banking and asset finance lawyers at Appleby routinely advise banks and financial institutions, ship and aircraft owners, lessors and lessees on a range of asset-related transactional matters.

  • Loan agreements and security documents
  • Formation of SPVs and security, priority, subordination and inter-creditor agreements
  • Sale, acquisition and financing of vessels and aircraft
  • Registration of ships and aircraft across specified international jurisdictions
  • Off balance sheet structures
  • Operating and finance lease structures

Subscription Credit Facilities

Appleby has strong expertise and experience in advising on subscription credit facilities, also known as capital call facilities. The firm represents a wide range of clients in a broad spectrum of transactions.

  • Multiple fund structures
  • Legal entities as borrowers and guarantors
  • Multi-currency facilities and multiple loan tranches with varying levels of collateral

International Real Estate Finance

Our dedicated team of banking and finance lawyers have experience in providing bespoke and innovative real estate solutions for a wide variety of international property transactions.

  • Loan and credit facilities and security documentation
  • Advice on priority, subordination and inter-creditor agreements
  • Sales and acquisitions and the financing of international real estate transactions
Our Experts

David Bulley

Managing Partner, Head of Restructuring and Corporate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 6201 3662
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Fiona Chan

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5760
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Kitty Chan

Partner | Shanghai ; Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales) | Hong Kong : Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5722
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David Clark

Partner: Bermuda, BVI

T +1 441 298 3583
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James Gaudin

Managing Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 337
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Richard Grasby

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5780
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Andrew Jowett

Group Partner: BVI

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Jacob MacAdam

Partner: Cayman Islands

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Garry Manley

Partner, Head of Corporate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 638
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Malcolm Moller

Group Managing Partner: Mauritius, Seychelles

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Lorinda Peasland

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5761
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Eliot Simpson

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5765
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Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5318
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Jeremy Berchem

Group Partner*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 601
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Tom Brook

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 624
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Adam Johnson

Partner: Cayman Islands

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Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 606
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Hannah Yao

Partner: Shanghai

T +86 21 8022 7210
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Crystal Au-Yeung

Counsel: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5767
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Ida Nylund

Counsel: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5709
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Ray Leung

Associate: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5718
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George Mallis

Associate: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5724
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Angelina Wong

Associate: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5713
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Fanny Or

Legal Manager: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5726
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Kelly Tang

Legal Manager: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5757
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Denise Tse

Legal Manager: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5764
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Cissy Chan

Legal Executive: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5754
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Billy Li

Legal Executive: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5729
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Andrea Ho

Paralegal: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5712
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Michael Makridakis

Consultant: Hong Kong

T +852 9678 9970
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