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
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David Bulley

Managing Partner, Head of Restructuring and Corporate: Hong Kong

T +852 6201 3662
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David Clark

Partner: Bermuda, BVI

T +1 441 298 3583
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Christopher Cope

Consultant: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 633
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James Gaudin

Managing Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 337
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Tony Heaver-Wren

Partner, Practice Group Head: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2732
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Andrew Jowett

Group Partner: BVI, Jersey

T +1 (284) 393 5316
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Jacob MacAdam

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2016
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Garry Manley

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 638
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Malcolm Moller

Group Managing Partner: Mauritius, Seychelles, Shanghai

T +230 203 4301
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Liesl Richter

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2728
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Fraser Robertson

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 032
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Eliot Simpson

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5765
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John Wasty

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3232
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Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5318
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Jeremy Berchem

Office Managing 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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Vincent Chan

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5759
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Adam Johnson

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2983
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Amy Benest

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 009
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Yantee Hurnaurn-Calcutteea

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 203 4310
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Kevin McQuillan

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 367
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Dean Bennett

Counsel, Global Co-Head of SPACs: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2980
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Melissa Chiu

Counsel: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5769
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Crystal Au-Yeung

Senior Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5767
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Sophie Corkish

Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 696
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Angelina Wong

Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5713
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Karina Li

Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5716
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Paul Worsnop

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 225
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Cissy Chan

Legal Executive: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5754
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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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