Banking and Finance Law

Tanner De Witt’s Banking and Finance practice is supported by an experienced team of partners and senior lawyers in our Corporate and Commercial and Restructuring and Insolvency practice groups, many of whom are consistently ranked and recognised in their respective areas of expertise.

Our Banking and Finance team is typically selected to cover the Hong Kong law aspects of complex high value and multi-jurisdictional Banking and Finance work. Our experience includes:

  • Syndicated corporate lending
  • Acquisition finance
  • Asset finance
  • Project finance
  • Trade and export finance
  • Regulatory
  • Debt restructuring
  • Enforcement of lenders’ rights

We also advise on domestic and cross-border banking litigation matters with a particular focus on enforcement of security, financial fraud, insider dealing and breach of contract.

Our clients range from banks and funds to corporate borrowers and individual entrepreneurs. Examples of recent mandates include:

  • Advising the senior secured note holders on the Hong Kong aspects of a US$600 million debt restructuring of a multi-national electronics company
  • Advising a US debt fund on the Hong Kong aspects of its secured US$70 million acquisition facility to an international sports conglomerate
  • Acting for an international manufacturer of confectionery in the refinancing of its corporate credit facilities including an export finance facility
  • Advising a large European bank in an ongoing compliance review of the regulatory environment for financial institutions and financial service providers in Hong Kong
  • Advising an Indonesian bank on the Hong Kong aspects of its senior and mezzanine credit facilities to an international mining corporation
  • Advising a large Asian bank on a security arrangement involving a number of high value fleet vehicles
  • Acting for a US debt fund in several of its Asian financing transactions in the technology sector
  • Acting for the borrower on the Hong Kong law aspects of a cross-jurisdictional US$80 million facility agreement for financing the construction of an oil drilling rig
  • Advising a Hong Kong based investment fund on a convertible notes issuance for the acquisition and development of solar assets
  • Acting for a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services on the refinancing of a US$700 million syndicated loan facility
  • Acting for a major Chinese bank on the Hong Kong aspects of a ship finance transaction