Our team has an extensive range of expertise and provide 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.

Banking & Financial Services businesses 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 multi-jurisdictional advice.

Our global presence enables us to provide timely and comprehensive legal advice at the times most critical to our clients.

We regularly provide advice and opinion to our clients on:

Banking

  • 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

  • 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

  • Subscription credit facilities
  • 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

  • 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

Fiona Chan

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5760
E Email Fiona

David Bulley

Managing Partner, Global Co-Head of SPACs: Hong Kong

T +852 6201 3662
E Email David

David Clark

Partner: Bermuda, BVI

T +1 441 298 3583
E Email David

Christopher Cope

Consultant: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 633
E Email Christopher

James Gaudin

Managing Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 337
E Email James

Tony Heaver-Wren

Partner, Practice Group Head: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2732
E Email Tony

Andrew Jowett

Group Partner: BVI, Jersey

T +1 (284) 393 5316
E Email Andrew

Jacob MacAdam

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2016
E Email Jacob

Garry Manley

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 638
E Email Garry

Malcolm Moller

Group Managing Partner: Mauritius, Seychelles, Shanghai

T +230 203 4301
E Email Malcolm

Liesl Richter

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2728
E Email Liesl

Fraser Robertson

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 032
E Email Fraser

Eliot Simpson

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5765
E Email Eliot

John Wasty

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3232
E Email John

Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5318
E Email Jeffrey

Jeremy Berchem

Office Managing Group Partner*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 601
E Email Jeremy

Tom Brook

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 624
E Email Tom

Vincent Chan

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5759
E Email Vincent

Adam Johnson

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2983
E Email Adam

Amy Benest

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 009
E Email Amy

Yantee Hurnaurn-Calcutteea

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 203 4310
E Email Yantee

Kevin McQuillan

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 367
E Email Kevin

Dean Bennett

Counsel, Global Co-Head of SPACs: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2980
E Email Dean

Melissa Chiu

Counsel: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5769
E Email Melissa

Crystal Au-Yeung

Senior Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5767
E Email Crystal

Sophie Corkish

Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 696
E Email Sophie

Angelina Wong

Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5713
E Email Angelina

Karina Li

Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5716
E Email Karina

Paul Worsnop

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 225
E Email Paul

Cissy Chan

Legal Executive: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5754
E Email Cissy

Billy Li

Legal Executive: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5729
E Email Billy

Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 606
E Email Stuart

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