Harneys wins Securities Deal of the Year at The Asia Legal Awards 2022
Harneys is pleased to announce that it has won Securities Deal of the Year: Debt at The Asia Legal Awards 2022 for its involvement in Kaisa’s US$3 billion new notes offering. Results were announced at a ceremony in Hong Kong.
Partner Russell Willings led the team with support from the firm’s BVI Managing Partner Tanya Cassie-Parker and Associate Melissa Thomas.
Russell commented: “We are delighted to have won this award, though the real credit for getting these deals across the line obviously goes to the Kaisa team and to the teams at the finance parties and trustees and to their lead counsel at Sidley Austin, Linklaters and Mayer Brown. It’s satisfying to know that Cayman and BVI retain a key role in international financing transactions such as these and we pride ourselves on ensuring the legal issues are dealt with as seamlessly as possible allowing the principals to concentrate on the commercial aspects of the deals. It is always a pleasure to assist the Kaisa team, with whom we have worked for well over a decade.”
The awards identify and honour the most important transactions and cases with the most complex and outstanding legal work in Asia.
The Banking & Finance team at Harneys has decades of experience advising on BVI legal issues relating to debt finance including bilateral and syndicated loans, note and bond issues, project finance, aircraft financing, ship financing, property financing, and lease finance. The team is regularly instructed on multi-billion-dollar debt finance transactions by leading financial institutions and corporates.