Banking and finance

The financial market is continually reshaped by governments and regulatory authorities at a global and local level. The ongoing transformation and digital innovation significantly impact the way businesses plan and implement strategy, as well as managing stakeholder expectations.

Our experienced team has acted for a wide array of clients including investment and commercial banks, financial institutions, and corporate entities in various industry sectors. Our team also has in-house experience within major banks and financial institutions – which means we understand your challenges and requirements, guiding you through all stages of the project, from decision making to implementation. As your trusted adviser we are able to support you across a wide range of financial instruments on a cross-border basis.

With rich experience in banking and finance transactions, our team can execute deals efficiently, helping you achieve the best possible finance solutions across the region.

Holistic, integrated solutions

It’s not just about the legal advice when you work with us. For each problem your business faces, we are able to package together the right mix of PwC experts from legal, business restructurings, corporate finance, risk assurance, tax and accounting where needed.

This integrated approach provides you with access to specialists across the full range of financial products, from lending transactions to structured debt solutions and asset-backed finance, as well as financial restructuring. Most importantly, it ensures the seamless and efficient transition of your project from start to completion.

Core services

  • Asset finance: We advise on complex multi-jurisdictional financing and leasing of big-ticket assets in the transportation, medical, mining and energy sectors.
  • Aviation finance: Our aviation finance team have extensive experience in aircraft leasing and financing acting for manufacturers, arrangers, lessors, financiers, airlines and other industry participants. We understand the full life cycle of aircraft finance and have systems in place to help our clients navigate through issues that impact their global business and minimise the risks.
  • Securitisation and structured finance: We have extensive experience advising lead managers, originators, issuers, investors, credit enhancers and borrowers on complex cross-border structured finance and securitisations, derivative products and other structured product solutions. With more than 20 years’ experience in structuring cross-border securitisations across Asia, our team can help you create a bespoke structure in order to monetise assets and revenue streams across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Debt capital markets: We specialise in advising the arrangers, underwriters and issuers of DCM offerings across the region, including listed and rated bond issuances, debt-issuance programmes, sovereign debt, emerging market issuances, cross-border offerings and regulatory capital transactions.
  • Lending: Our team regularly advises lenders and borrowers on a broad range of domestic and cross-border lending transactions, whether secured, unsecured, guaranteed or structured.
  • Acquisition and leveraged finance: We advise lenders, borrowers and advisers on all aspects of leveraged and acquisition finance transactions in Hong Kong and throughout the region.
  • Trade finance: We advise lenders, commodity traders, multilateral institutions, equity investors and other corporate borrowers on supply chain finance arrangements, receivables-backed financings, export and multilateral credits, and commodity-based financings.
  • Project finance: We regularly advise sponsors, developers, lenders, financial institutions, investment funds, governments and governmental agencies on projects and their financing across a wide range of industry sectors, including infrastructure, power, renewable energy, and transport.
  • Financial institutions regulatory and compliance: We have deep knowledge in the local business and regulatory environments, which gives us unique insights into the governing regulation of financial institutions in Hong Kong. We advise on authorisation and licensing issues, business conduct requirements, anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance. We also assist our clients in implementing appropriate regulatory compliance policies and procedures. With digital innovation driving an unprecedented shift in the financial institutions sector, our lawyers also regularly advise on fintech matters.

Contact us

Michelle Taylor
Partner
Tel: +[852] 2833 4994
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Tejaswi Nimmagadda
Partner
Tel: +[852] 2833 4908
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Otto-Hans Nowak

Nai Kwok
Registered Foreign Lawyer
Tel: +[852] 2833 4939
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Otto-Hans Nowak

Kevin Tsang
Counsel
Tel: +[852] 2833 4939
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Otto-Hans Nowak