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Katherine Huang

Of Counsel

Lau, Horton & Wise LLP, in Association with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
Nexxus Building
41 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong S.A.R.
Hong Kong
Languages English, Mandarin

Katherine is an Of Counsel in the Finance team in Hong Kong.  

She is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer who obtained her BBA (Law) degree and PCLL degrees at the University of Hong Kong. 

She has experience in a variety of asset finance transactions including debt financing, leasing and sale and purchase of vessels and aircraft. She is experienced in advising PRC lessors and international banks, owners and operators. She also advises on OTC derivative transactions and other hedging arrangements including master agreements, netting and collateral.

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Relevant experience

Shipping/Offshore/Oil and Gas

  • A PRC finance lessor on the sale and leaseback financing of 6 VLOCs chartered to a US oil tanker corporate.
  • A PRC finance lessor on the sale and leaseback financing of 2 LNGCs chartered to a Norwegian owner / operator.
  • A PRC finance lessor on the sale and leaseback financing of one LNGC and one FSU converted from LNGC for a South East Asian energy project.
  • A PRC finance lessor on the sale and leaseback transaction of 17 bulk carriers chartered to a Greek owner.

Corporate Finance/Acquisition Finance/Project Finance/Aircraft Finance/Margin Finance

  • Leasing companies on cross-border aircraft transactions including sale/purchase of portfolio and operating leases.
  • PRC banks and international banks on transactions on pre-IPO listing, de-listing and acquisition of listed companies.
  • PRC banks in transactions on acquisition financings of real estate properties in China, Canada and Europe.
  • PRC financial institutions in transactions on margin financings for listed shares in Hong Kong.
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2010 – Solicitor, Hong Kong

2008 - PCLL, The University of Hong Kong

2007 - BBA (Law), The University of Hong Kong

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