Partner

Jasmine Y. K. Chiu

Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Restructuring

"Jasmine Chiu is another notable figure, drawing from her real estate and banking and finance experience to build strong relations with high-profile commercial real estate banks."

"Jasmine Chiu is an invaluable asset. She can get the deal done for you in the most efficient way with aims to close the deal. She’s one of my favourite lawyers in HK. ”

“Jasmine Chiu is knowledgeable and flexible. Jasmine is easy to access and easy to communicate with, she is patient and delivers high quality output."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Overview

Investment banks/commercial banks or sponsors/borrowers (private equity real estate funds, private investors, developers, public listed companies, and real estate investment trusts (REITs)) rely on Jasmine Chiu for her experience advising on debt financings, including secured/unsecured syndicated loans, and mezzanine loans.

Clients trust her counsel on complex real estate financings relating to Hong Kong and cross border property transactions (commonly PRC, Macau, Singapore, and UK), combining the expertise on banking, financing, and HK property law, especially on:

  • Property M&A deals through sale and purchase of shares in property holding companies
  • Alternative asset investment (co-living, hotel conversion, commercial students accommodation, cold storage, logistic center, mini-storage, data center)
  • Green loan and sustainability linked loans
  • Private credit lending
  • Joint venture

Experience

Represented:

  • United Overseas Bank Limited, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, OCBC Bank, and other syndicated lenders on USD1.13 billion Senior Secured Syndicated Green Loan Facilities made to ESR and Chinachem Group. This is Hong Kong's first-ever green loan supporting the development of the first-of-its-kind, and the most advanced, cold storage and logistics facility with cutting-edge green features to be built in Hong Kong at the largest scale in the last 20 years (Media coverage: SCMP; Bloomberg; China Business Law Journal). The documentation embedded the framework for a "hybrid split-loan tranches" structure to accommodate partial sponsor guarantee arrangement and incorporated specially tailored infrastructure construction provisions, milestones covenants, account and cash control management, financial covenants, and business flexibility for the first-of-its-kind logistic development.

Recognition

  • Next Generation Partner – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Hong Kong Guide 2024
  • Up and Coming, Real Estate (International Firms) - Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2024
  • Rising Star Award – China Business Law Journal 2023
  • Asia 40 under 40 – Asian Legal Business 2022

“Jasmine Chiu works on all aspects of real estate financing and is noted for her ‘high quality output‘.”
“We usually use Jasmine Chiu and Wilson Wong for the real estate financing. They usually staff their best associates on the deal, respond promptly, always very reliable.”
– Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022-2024

Education

  • The University of Hong Kong, PCLL
  • King's College London, LLM
    International Financial Law
  • The University of Nottingham, LLB
    Hons

Admissions

  • Hong Kong

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
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