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Banking & Finance

TransAsia's Banking & Finance team operates in close cooperation with our strategic alliance firms worldwide as well as our M&A, Outbound Investment and Corporate & Commercial practices.  Representing both borrowers and lenders, we advise on local and cross-border banking and financing issues.  We have represented Sino-foreign joint ventures in their dealings with local and foreign banks, and have similarly advised foreign parties on funding and security issues with respect to their investments in China.

Our capabilities in this area are enhanced by our close collaboration with Freehills (TransAsia's alliance firm in Australia) and Torys (TransAsia's alliance firm in Canada), both of which are widely recognized as having one of the leading banking and finance law practices in their respective jurisdictions. They both have strong teams that pride themselves on technical excellence, commercial savoir faire and responsiveness in facilitating and negotiating transactions.

TransAsia's Managing Partner previously served as Chief Representative for China and Legal Advisor, as well as Senior Advisor, to Crédit Agricole.

TransAsia is privileged to be China Development Bank’s preferred PRC counsel for its ongoing cross-border project finance transactions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Establishment and expansion of financial institution networks in the PRC
  • Trade financing, commodities financing and guarantees
  • Cross-border project finance structuring and advising on related regulatory issues
  • Negotiation and documentation of bilateral facilities, syndicated facilities and security arrangements
  • Due diligence on borrowers and secured assets
  • Registration of secured interests

Representative Clients

  • AMP
  • Bank of China
  • China Development Bank
  • China-Africa Development Fund
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Standard Chartered Bank