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Our DCM lawyers have extensive experience on debt financing.
Our debt capital markets (DCM) lawyers have a strong track record and an established reputation in the DCM market.
Our DCM team has advised issuers and arrangers on a number of “first of its kind” issuances as well as ground-breaking and industry award-winning bond issuances in the market. Our broad range of clients include government institutions, major financial institutions, state-owned enterprises as well as domestic and multinational corporations. We have substantial experience in structuring, execution and completion of “plain vanilla” and complex DCM transactions and related regulatory issues.
Kevin Tong, the head of our DCM team, has around 20 years of solid experience in a full range of DCM transactions. He is one of the very few practitioners in the market who has been actively involved in the development of the offshore bond market since it opened in 2007. Kevin has advised both issuers and arrangers on a number of notable DCM transactions including issuances of the sovereign RMB bond issues by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, the offshore bill issuances by The People’s Bank of China in Hong Kong and the issuances of iBond and Silver Bond by the HKSAR Government.
Kevin is recognised as a:
Kevin has been quoted as “a driving force of the firm’s debt issuance work.” He is also commended as “a very experienced and notable expert in the DCM industry” and has been praised for his “very good communication skills and ability to provide very analytical legal advice to issuers and lead managers in tackling issues arising from the deal cycle.” (Chambers Asia – Pacific 2021)
Our market leading DCM team has advised on a broad spectrum of debt financing transactions, including issuances of straight and hybrid bonds, perpetual securities and regulatory capital securities, green and sustainability bonds, establishments of medium term note programmes, commercial paper programmes, issuances of structured notes and liability management exercises.
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