Banking Partner, Hong Kong SAR
“I advise on a wide range of finance transactions, specialising in structured lending and often involving mainland China-related deals. I am trilingual and dual-qualified and offer technically assured, authoritative advice to clients on their most complex transactions.”
Education and qualifications
Maggie acts for lenders and borrowers on all types of syndicated and bilateral secured and unsecured corporate loans, acquisition financing, pre-IPO financing, real estate financing and equity-backed financing involving cross-border elements. She has particular expertise in deals involving mainland China-based borrowers or borrowers with PRC operations and businesses.
Maggie also acts for various credit funds and Chinese asset managers on margin loans and structured investments in the forms of loan, loan-style notes and loan plus equity structures.
Maggie works, as required, in close collaboration with the firm’s market-leading financial regulation, corporate and capital markets lawyers to deliver comprehensive advice on finance transactions.
Maggie has led on a wide range of financing transactions. These include advising:
- Deutsche Bank on an initial facility and accordion facility to be made available to Intime International Holdings for financing the joint offer with Alibaba Investment to take private Intime Retail (Group) Company (a Hong Kong-listed company)
- two credit funds as mezzanine financier for the acquisition of Wharf T+T by a consortium of private equity sponsors
- Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley on margin loan facilities referencing shares of Lenovo Group Limited granted to Sureinvest Holdings Limited and Union Star Limited, respectively. The facilities were primarily to finance the subscription of new shares issued by Lenovo Group Limited
- Deutsche Bank as arranger for a syndicate secured loan for TAL Education Group involving VIE structures and as the coordinating mandated lead arranger and bookrunner in arranging the syndicated US$500m term and revolving loan facilities for China Lodging Group, a NASDAQ-listed company, for its acquisition of Crystal Orange Hotel, a boutique hotel operator in China
- advising the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on a debt investment in a European sports club through a notes plus warrants transaction;
the Mandarin Oriental group on their 2014 refinancings for their hotels in London and Hong Kong
- the lenders on an offshore/onshore Stand By Letter of Credit (SBLC)-backed syndicated facility for a PRC leasing entity
- Natixis, Hong Kong Branch, and Standard Chartered Bank as arrangers of a US$395m syndicated facility for Minera Chinalco Peru
Maggie co-authored “Overview of the fundraising and fund finance market in Asia”, GLG Fund Finance 2018.
Education and qualifications
Maggie studied law and commerce at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
She speaks Cantonese, English and Mandarin.