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Simon Barrell

Of Counsel, Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales)

Lau, Horton & Wise LLP, in Association with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
8th Floor, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong
Languages English, French, German, Italian

Simon is an Of Counsel in our finance group. He has experience of structured finance, asset finance, project finance and trade finance.  He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising a syndicate of US banks in connection with a USD 3,000m securitisation of derivative and FX counterparty credit risk.
  • Advising a global bank as trustee in connection with the issue by a company in the real estate sector of guaranteed notes.
  • Advising a leading Singapore bank in connection with a secured term loan to finance a privatisation proposal made by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising a PRC lessor in connection with a facility provided by a leading French bank and KEXIM to refinance of the acquisition cost of two LNG carriers.
  • Advising a bioenergy company on the financing of the development of a sugarcane plantation, ethanol distillery and cogeneration power plant.
  • Advising a leading national airline and its aircraft leasing subsidiary in connection with the restructuring of their respective aircraft portfolios.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Law Society of England & Wales.
  • Law Society of Hong Kong.
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Awards & Rankings

  • Simon was named as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' in the banking and finance section (China) of the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 and noted for “asset, structured, trade and project finance”.
  • Simon was also named in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 and in the 2021 edition of IFLR1000.
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Publications

  • Hong Kong Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents (Companies: Financing and Taking Security), LexisNexis (2021).
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, Volume 3 (Banking and Finance), LexisNexis (2020).
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