“[H]as a reputation for handling a range of cross-border financing transactions, including real estate financing facilities", “[G]ives very practical advice” and “very sound technically”

"He's very capable and very client-oriented, a long-time finance lawyer and a very strong pair of hands."
Chambers Asia Pacific (2018, 2019)

Overview

Doos Choi is a partner of Mayer Brown and has a wealth of international experience in banking and finance gained across three continents having worked in London, Sydney and Hong Kong. He has deep experience across a wide range of products including leveraged and acquisition finance, investment grade and sub-investment grade bi-lateral and syndicated loans, capital call financings, real estate finance, loan-to-own financings, margin loans, distressed portfolio sales and work-outs. Doos’ experience spans numerous sectors including healthcare, financial services, real estate, oil & gas, retail, IT, consumer services, automotive, mining, gaming and insurance.

Doos advises banks, financial institutions, debt funds, private equity houses and corporates on complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-tiered, full and limited recourse financings.

He speaks English and Korean.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Experience

APAC

  • Advising the mandated lead arranger on the provision of debt financing to Warburg Pincus for their investment in Ant Financial. Ant Financial raised US$14 billion in what market observers called the biggest-ever single fund raising globally by a private company.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner on the provision of limited recourse multi-tiered multi-jurisdictional acquisition financing to CDH Investments in connection with their public to private takeover of Sirtex Limited for US$1.4 billion by way of a court sanctioned scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising PT Indika Energy Tbk on a committed bridge-to-bond loan financing underpinning the issuance of US$575 million 2024 senior notes for the acquisition of Kideco Jaya Agung, the third largest coal mine in Indonesia.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger on the provision of acquisition financing to SDIC Mining in connection with their US$502 million acquisition of Nutrien’s stake in Arab Potash Company.
  • Advising an Asia private equity real estate fund on the limited recourse onshore/offshore debt financing of their investment in a PRC commercial property.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner in connection with the US$470 million debt facilities provided to Spring REIT in connection with their investment in Towers 1 and 2, China Central Place, Beijing.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger on the provision of acquisition financing to a wholly owned subsidiary of a PRC SoE in connection with its pre-conditional voluntary cash general offer for Luen Thai Holdings Limited.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger on the provision of debt financing for the HK$2.85 billion investment by the Winland Group in a Hong Kong commercial property
  • Advising an Asia private equity real estate fund on the limited recourse debt financing of their investment in a Hong Kong commercial property.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner on the limited recourse debt financing of an investment by Angelo Gordon Asia in a Hong Kong commercial property.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner on the limited recourse debt financing of an investment by Barings Private Equity Asia Real Estate in a Hong Kong commercial property.
  • Advising a consortium on the limited recourse multi-tiered debt financing of their acquisition of the sweater, furniture and beauty products businesses of Li&Fung for US$1.1 billion.
  • Advising an Asia private equity real estate fund on revolving cash advance and letter of credit facilities provided by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger on the provision of debt facility to HCL Technologies for its US$130 million acquisition of a Swedish multinational manufacturing company’s external IT business.
  • Advising the mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners on the provision of a US$300 million syndicated term loan facility to a Philippines based bank.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner on the provision of a US$158 million syndicated term loan facility to a Philippines based commercial bank.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner on the provision of debt financing to a Chinese SOE for its HK$68 billion bid for Nanyang Commercial Bank.
  • Advising the mandated lead arranger on the provision of debt financing to SDIC Power for its EUR 238 million acquisition of the wind power business of Repsol.
  • Advising Luye Medical Group on their debt financing of the AU$938 million acquisition of Healthe Care from Archer Capital.
  • Advising NAB on the provision of US$225 million cash advance and letter of credit facilities to Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund.
  • Advising Melco Resorts on the development financing arrangements of their Studio City integrated resort in Macau.
  • Advising KaiLong Greater China Real Estate Fund on the provision by SVB of capital call facilities.
  • Advising Kerogen Capital on the provision by certain investors of junior mezzanine financing (with warrants attached) to one of its investee companies.
  • Advising Credit Suisse as mandated lead arranger and bookrunner on US$250 million debt facilities provided to the upstream business of InterOil Corporation.
  • Advising Sankaty on their acquisition of the Murray loan portfolio of Bank of Scotland International Australia.
  • Advising Sankaty on their acquisition of the Murray NPL portfolio from Bank of Scotland International Australia.
  • Advising St Barbara Limited on the debt financing of their AU$556 million bid for Allied Gold Mining plc by way of a court sanctioned scheme of arrangement.

UK & Europe

  • Advising a UK based investment bank and commercial banks on the provision of senior debt facilities for the EUR 2.13 billion acquisition of BUPA Hospitals by Cinven and the subsequent OpCo-PropCo refinancing.
  • Advising a UK based investment bank, a UK bank and UBS on the provision of senior debt facilities for the EUR 1.285 billion acquisition of Phadia by Cinven.
  • Advising a UK based investment bank and a UK bank on the provision of senior debt facilities for the EUR 675 million acquisition of USP Hospitales by Cinven.
  • Advising a US investment bank and NM Rothschild on the cash confirmation of Boparan’s bid for Northern Funds plc.
  • Advising a UK based commercial bank on the provision of senior debt facilities for the EUR 1.335 billion public to private takeover of Gondola Holdings plc by Cinven.
  • Advising DnB NOR, Nordea, SEB and Swedbank on the provision of NOK 1.5 billion, EUR 56 million and SEK 41 million senior debt facilities for the acquisition of Handicare by Nordic Capital.
  • Advising Charterhouse Capital Partners on the debt financing of their EUR 980 million acquisition of Bureau van Dijk.
  • Advising Chesnara plc on the debt financing of their GBP 154.5 million acquisition of Save & Prosper Insurance.
  • Advising Nordea and SEB on the provision of the debt finance to the Point Group (backed by Nordic Capital) to refinance existing borrowings and to fund the acquisition of Commidea Ltd.
  • Advising Informa plc on the debt financing of its GBP 360 million bid for Springer Publishing.
  • Advising Oakley Capital on the debt financing of its acquisition of Host Europe and the subsequent refinancing.
  • Advising Royal Bank Equity Finance on the GBP 500 million management buy out of Allied London Properties.
  • Advising Informa plc on its GBP 1.25 billion facilities to refinance existing borrowings and fund the acquisition of IIR Holding Limited.

Perspectives

Education

The College of Law, London, CPE

The College of Law, London, LPC

Christ's College, Cambridge University, MA, Computer Science

Christ's College, Cambridge University, BA, Computer Science

Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales
  • Notable Practitioner - Banking, Hong Kong – IFLR1000 (2019)
  • Band 4 - Banking & Finance: Hong Kong-based, China (International Firms) – Chambers Global (2018-2019)
  • Band 4 - Banking & Finance: Hong Kong-based, China (International Firms) – Chambers Asia Pacific (2018-2019)
  • "He's very capable and very client-oriented, a long-time finance lawyer and a very strong pair of hands." – Chambers Asia Pacific (2019)
  • "He gives very practical advice." – Chambers Asia Pacific (2018)
  • "very sound technically" – Chambers Asia Pacific (2018)
  • "He is very commercial in his approach to the transaction and great to deal with." – Chambers Asia Pacific (2018)