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Paul Lee


Paul Lee has a broad background in banking and finance. His focus is complex cross-border financings, acquisition finance, syndicated loans and project finance, receivables financing, cash management arrangements and vendor financing.

His work often involves a number of jurisdictions, such as England & Wales, Hong Kong, PRC, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines.

Paul's experience includes restructuring work, standstill arrangements, creditors’ schemes of arrangement and enforcing security.

Areas of FocusFinancial Services
Professional QualificationsEngland and Wales, 1991Hong Kong, 1994Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Advising China Securities (International) Brokerage Company Limited as lender in relation to the HK$700 million term credit facilities for financing the acquisition of the controlling stake of and the mandatory general offer for Fittec International Group Limited
  • Acting for the founder of WuXi PharmaTech on the US$300 million financing arrangements for the privatization of WuXi PharmaTech
  • Advising Bank of China Shanghai Branch on the US$60 million privatization loan for the delisting of Charm Communications Inc from Nasdaq
  • Advising Yanchang Petroleum (PRC SOE) on its Hong Kong and Singapore US$200 million finance facilities for the acquisition of Novus Energy 
  • Advising China Development Bank, Hong Kong Branch on its CA$1.9 billion loan facilities to China National Petroleum Corporation for the acquisition of oil sands assets in Alberta, Canada
  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Cardiff University, LL.B.


Ranked as a leading individual in the area of Bank Lending (Hong Kong) by IFLR 1000 2012.