Kingsley is a partner based in Hong Kong, and the Head of Structured Finance and Restructuring/Insolvency (Asia). He specialises in all types of financing and debt restructuring, including debt capital markets, derivatives, structured finance, securitisation, restructuring and insolvency. He also handles related arbitrations and disputes. He is a Hong Kong Notary Public, a Solicitor in Hong Kong, a Barrister & Solicitor-Advocate in England & Wales, and an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore.
Ranked as a Leading Lawyer in five practice areas (Banking & Finance, Structured Finance, Securitisation, Derivatives, Restructuring/Insolvency) across three jurisdictions (China (Hong Kong), India, South Korea) by Chambers, he is the only lawyer in Asia to be recognised in all these categories and jurisdictions.
He actively acts on behalf of arrangers, borrowers, collateral managers, enhancement providers, finance leasing companies, investors, issuers, lenders, liquidators, liquidity providers, originators, rating agencies, receivers, servicers, sponsors, swap counterparties, trustees, and underwriters.
Kingsley is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of The University of Hong Kong. His published opinions have been cited as legal authority in the US Court (Lehman Brothers Special Finance vs Bank of New York, 2010), the Hong Kong Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), and leading textbooks.
In 2015, he was appointed to the Professional Working Group advising the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on policies to position Hong Kong as a leading Corporate Treasury Centre. The new CTC Policy became law in June 2016.
In May 2016, Kingsley served as a Hong Kong Law Expert Witness before the US Bankruptcy Court (District of New Jersey), in connection with a landmark US litigation (Re Manley Toys Case No.16-15374) where the recognition of Hong Kong liquidators appointed under Hong Kong’s voluntary liquidation regime was being contested.
Kingsley also serves as the Secretary-General of APSA (www.apsa-asia.com), a Member of the Hong Kong Law Society’s Islamic Finance Working Group, an External Examiner for HKIB, and a Consulting Editor at Lexis Nexis. He is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and trainings.
Kingsley also actively takes appointments as Arbitrator in arbitrations conducted in English and Chinese. He is a member of the HKIAC List of Arbitrators, the JCAA Panel of Arbitrators and the CAA Panel of Arbitrators.