Press Release: Loeb Smith Launches Banking & Finance and Corporate Offering in Hong Kong with Peter Vas


Loeb Smith is pleased to announce that Peter Vas has joined the firm as a Partner to launch its Banking & Finance and Corporate offering in Hong Kong.

Peter brings a wealth of experience in complex, high value, cross-border banking & finance and corporate transactions, advising banks, other financial institutions, sponsors, insurance companies, other corporate entities and private clients.

Prior to joining Loeb Smith, Peter worked for an international offshore law firm in Hong Kong where he acquired in-depth knowledge of the Asian market. Before relocating to Hong Kong, Peter worked for a US law firm in London and an international offshore law firm in the Channel Islands.

Peter has acted on some of the largest and most complex banking & finance and corporate transactions in the Asian market. For example, he provided BVI and Cayman Islands law advice in connection with China Vanke's participation in a consortium to take Global Logistic Properties Ltd private which was valued at approximately US$11.6bn, Singapore's largest M&A deal on record and Asia's largest private equity buyout. He also advised the steering committee of bondholders of certain notes issued by Kaisa Group in connection with its restructuring of nearly 17 billion yuan in offshore debt involving around 70 offshore vehicles.

Peter is described as "very responsive” in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2019.

Gary Smith, Head of Loeb Smith’s Corporate Group in the Cayman Islands said, “We are delighted to welcome Peter as a Partner in our Hong Kong office and are excited about launching our banking & finance and corporate offering there. Peter is highly regarded by clients and brings a wealth of international experience to the firm. A hire of his calibre demonstrates our commitment to our clients in the region.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Loeb Smith”, said Peter. “Loeb Smith has ambitious plans to grow its banking & finance and corporate offering in Asia and I very much look forward to helping drive this initiative forward.”


 Short Profile: Peter Vas

T: +852 5225 4920 
E: [email protected]
A: 1101 Beautiful Group Tower | 77 Connaught Road Central | Central | Hong Kong 

Peter is a Partner in, and leads/coordinates, the firm’s Banking & Finance and Corporate Groups in Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB Honours) from the University College of London and a Postgraduate Diploma of Law with Distinction (PGDip Law Dist) from BPP Law School London. He has previously worked as an attorney in the London office of a US law firm and the Channel Islands and Hong Kong offices of an international offshore law firm.

Peter’s practice focuses principally on banking & finance and corporate transactions. He provides British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law advice to banks, other financial institutions, sponsors, insurance companies, other corporate entities and private clients to deal with day-to-day legal issues and complex, strategic matters.

Examples of Peter’s experience include:
• Providing BVI and Cayman Islands law advice in connection with China Vanke's participation in a consortium to take Global Logistic Properties Ltd private – a transaction valued at approximately US$11.6bn which was Singapore's largest M&A deal on record and Asia's largest private equity buyout.
• Providing BVI and Cayman Islands law advice to the steering committee of bondholders of certain notes issued by Kaisa Group in connection with its restructuring of nearly 17 billion yuan in offshore debt involving around 70 offshore vehicles, which was recognised as a “Deal of the Year” by the China Business Law Journal and IFLR.
• Providing BVI and Cayman Islands law advice to CTBC Bank Co Ltd on certain senior loan facilities in connection with the US$800 million acquisition of Tricor Holdings Limited, a leading provider of integrated corporate services, by Trivium Investment Limited, a subsidiary of global private equity firm, Permira.
• Providing BVI law advice to China's Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) Leasing on its first ever ship lease financing, a US65.5m sale and leaseback transaction with Eletson Corporation, a Greek tanker owner and operator, which was recognised as a “Deal of the Year” by the China Business Law Journal.
• Providing BVI and Cayman Islands law advice to Caldera Pacific on its US$123.7m acquisition of a 40% stake in Dragon Capital, Vietnam's largest asset management company, in partnership with Samsung Securities, which was recognised as a “Deal of the Year” by Asia Business Law Journal.

Peter is described as "very responsive” in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2019.



About Loeb Smith Attorneys

Loeb Smith Attorneys is an offshore corporate law firm which delivers high quality Partner-led professional legal services at competitive rates. We are Cayman Islands law and BVI law specialists on international corporate, investment and finance transactions. We have an excellent track record of advising investment fund managers, in-house counsels, financial institutions, onshore counsels, banks, companies, and private clients to find successful outcomes and solutions to their day-to-day issues and complex, strategic matters. 



 

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