Flavia  Au

Biography

Flavia is a member of our Banking and Finance team in our Hong Kong office.

Prior to joining us in 2021, she was a banking and finance associate in the Allen & Overy office in Hong Kong. She advised major international financial institutions as well as private and listed companies on cross-border debt financing transactions including acquisition financing, margin lending, pre-IPO finance, property finance and syndicated lending. Flavia has also worked as a trainee solicitor in DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office where she gained experience in asset financing, project financing and restructuring.

Flavia is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Flavia’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting as BVI and Cayman counsel to Deutsche Bank AG on a facility, purpose of which is to (i) refinance an existing facility and for (ii) on-lending an intercompany loan for general corporate purposes. The security package includes both onshore and offshore security documents, whereby certain constitutional documents of the BVI security provider has to be notarised and legalised (on which Harneys also assists) before the underlying onshore security interests become valid under the PRC laws upon registration. (August 2021)
  • Acting as BVI and Cayman counsel to Credit Suisse AG on a facility, purpose of which is to refinance an existing facility sharing an identical deal structure. To guarantee the liabilities of the Borrower under the Facility Agreement, corporate guarantee was granted by the Cayman parent of the Borrower and also 24 of the Borrower’s BVI subsidiaries. The security package also involves accession to an intercreditor agreement with an existing pool of shared securities (including share mortgages in respect of the BVI subsidiary guarantors), and a BVI minority borrower share mortgage. (July 2021)
  • Acting as BVI and Cayman counsel to Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. on a multi-tranche facility, purpose of which is to (i) finance the consideration for the acquisition of a Hong Kong property-holding company and to (ii) refinance existing Fubon facilities. The common security package includes share charges in respect of the 2 BVI borrowers, one of which is entered into by a Cayman LP (through its general partner), and an assignment and subordination deed in respect of all the shareholder and intra-group loans advanced to the 2 BVI borrowers and the BVI guarantor. (July 2021)

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