Banking and finance
private equity investments
mergers and acquisitions
Corporate & Funds
With collaboration at our core, we are ready to partner with you to help you dominate the competition. We excel at listening, and then acting on your needs, to deliver a successful project outcome. Our team of highly experienced lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to get the job done, and are poised to deliver a wide range of services.
Banking and Finance
Our team has been instrumental to lenders and borrowers in complex financing transactions. With the uncertainty in the international financial markets, our clients rely on our team for their depth and breadth in local and cross-border transactions. We have represented commercial banks, insurance companies, funds and other institutional lenders. Other key clients include leveraged buyout sponsors, private equity funds, hedge funds, issuers of securities, and private sector. In addition, we collaborate with US and UK counsel in a variety in financings, involving leveraged, asset-backed, mezzanine, investment, senior and subordinated. Together with our transactional expertise, such as restructuring and insolvency, tax and M&A enables us to provide our clients with seamless and integrated representation.
Our corporate finance team advises large public companies (state-owned enterprises; A+H shares companies; banks; insurance companies; pharmaceutical companies and more) as well as small issuers (such as industrial, manufacturing, consumer products companies), investment banks, underwriters and brokers.
Our team represents clients in a wide range of complex capital markets related legal matters, including IPO, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, rights, convertible and structured securities.
Commercial legal work is one of the core practice areas of our firm. Our team of dedicated commercial experts works closely with our client’s management to provide them with practical and individually tailored advice on the operation, conduct and development of its day-to-day activities as well as continued expansion.
We represent start-ups as well as multi-national corporations. We represent customers from all industries, whether dynamic – such as financial services, assets management, fin-tech, reg-tech; or players in traditional and mature markets, such as real-estate, consumer products.
Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to combine our commercial expertise together with our know-how in other areas, such as tax, litigation, anti-competition and finance. As such, we are able to provide our clients with a full range of legal support and identify issues that help moves businesses forward.
Compensation and benefit matters are often not simple. We provide guidance on the entire spectrum of executive compensation and employee benefit concerns. We have in-depth knowledge and experience in advising on all types of employee share option plans, capital-based incentive arrangements and remuneration issues. Our expertise includes performance based awards and benefits, ESOPs, phantom awards and agreements, deferred compensation arrangements, adjustment periods, golden handshake, special entitlements for unique employment circumstances in different industry sectors and at different phases of business cycle.
We are an active investment funds practice in the market, acting on many hedge funds, private equity, venture capital funds and family offices in the region. We provide advice to fund managers and their clients across a wide variety of industries. Given our experience in advising sponsors and investors, we are fluent with current fund terms, fund structures, and sensitive issues facing sponsors and investors.
We work with local and international sponsors on some of the largest funds structuring transactions in the market. We are close to terms on both the GP and LP side and know how to streamline negotiations on both sides of the table.
We advise our clients throughout the entire life cycle of an investment fund – including fund establishment, operations and compliance, portfolio builds, realisations and winding up. We advise on the establishment of wholesale and retail funds and separately managed accounts.
Mergers + Acquisitions
Our M&A team works closely with our clients on all transaction types such as private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, strategic mergers, asset sale and purchase, leveraged buyouts, and private equity. We represent buyers, sellers, target companies, shareholders, board of directors, and financial advisers in M&A transactions. Our services include advice on structuring to maximise corporate and tax advantages, negotiation of transaction documents, due diligence, preparation of investors communications, regulatory filings and other ancillary matters. We also provide advice in broad range of areas, including directors’ duties, board structure, contingency planing, change-in-control arrangements.
We represent private equity and venture capital funds in their transactional work, with services ranging from portfolio company investment activities to exit transactions; including initial and follow-on public offerings, M&A’s, PIPE transactions, bridge funding, mezzanine financing and leveraged buyouts.
We represent various types of private equity and venture funds, including buyout funds, real estate funds, sector-specific funds, distressed debt funds, infrastructure funds, hedge funds, secondary funds and funds of funds.
Our expertise in representing investors, funds and companies at various stages of development is augmented by our tax practice and shared expertise in M&A, securities and regulatory matters. This multi-disciplinary approach enables us to provide our clients with the benefits afforded by a team with significant and strategic depth.