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We see various challenges in the asset finance markets today from increased regulation, asset delinquency, financial distress and opportunities caused by the pandemic and increasingly complex tax and licensing issues.

Our team has expertise across the full range of debt and leasing products, including all major asset classes in various jurisdictions, and can help you deal with the unique challenges you face as a party to an asset-financing transaction.

We advise clients in shipping and offshore marine, aviation, renewables and infrastructure and all associated procurement, leasing and operating arrangements. Whatever your need our team in Hong Kong is here to help.

With over 70 offices in Hong Kong, China, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and South America, CMS is in a position to deal with local, national and international issues and to structure and deal with complex cross-border transactions. CMS clients benefit from a joined-up organisation, committed to high standards of service and cost efficiency.

Aviation Finance 

With ever increasing market competition and other challenges ranging from volatile fuel prices to stringent regulatory systems, airlines and other market participants need high quality legal advice which is cross-border, consistent, collaborative and coordinated.

CMS assists banks, operating lessors and airlines with the financing of new and used aircraft and engines. CMS has experience with finance and operating leases, secured and unsecured debt financings, portfolio sales, receivables financings, tax lease structures, Islamic financing, capital market securitisation and export credit financings and is well versed in security registration and perfection issues.

CMS has a detailed insight into the industry and an understanding of how aviation businesses work.

Shipping Finance 

In Hong Kong we advise clients across the maritime industry on procurement, operational and financial transactions.

Our clients are financial institutions, leading national and international private companies, leading oil and gas companies, asset managers, as well as national and local governmental bodies and ECAs.

Our industry knowledge and specialist expertise allow us to offer clients much more than just technical legal advice; we are also able to advise on market practice, negotiating positions and risk assessment informed by a thorough understanding of local and international issues.

"The business staff have rich experience in ship financing and can flexibly use Mandarin, Cantonese, English and other languages to communicate with customers."

Legal 500, 2022

"The team provides knowledgeable and responsive advice."

Legal 500, 2021