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Allan Wardrop

Partner
Hong Kong

Allan Wardrop

Widely recognised as one of the leading finance lawyers in Hong Kong, Allan Wardrop is a leader in leveraged and acquisition and leveraged finance, mezzanine and special situation financings, direct lending by funds, property financings and debt restructurings.

Whether it's the leveraged acquisition financing of a pan-Asia business, a secured mezzanine financing or a complex cross-border work-out of a distressed business, Allan acts for leading international commercial and investment banks and hedge funds on some of the most complex and high profile transactions in the region. He is also known as a lawyer that gets deals done. Through a combination of deep technical experience, a clear understanding the real commercial drivers, and a collaborative, solution-driven approach, Allan ensures that transactions complete efficiently, and on time.

'nothing short of an intellectual genius and the most charming gentleman you'll ever come across ... his experience in running complex, cross-border transactions in the leveraged space makes him a match for any partner in this region'

Chambers APAC 2012

Representative Experience

Acting for the syndicate banks in relation to the €600m loan to CNRC Capital Limited (a subsidiary of ChemChina) for the acquisition of Pirelli tyres.

Acting for the syndicate banks in relation to the US$500m loan to Haier for the acquisition of Fisher & Paykel.

Acting for the syndicate banks in relation to the acquisition financing of JobStreet by SEEK Asia, a pan-Asian online recruitment business.

Acting for a major US investment bank in relation to an offshore mezzanine financing for the acquisition of a property portfolio in Taiwan.

Acting for a major US investment bank in relation to an offshore mezzanine financing of a shipping business in the Philippines.

Acting for the syndicate banks in relation to the debt restructuring of the Asia Timber Group, a China timber flooring business

Acting for the syndicate banks in relation to the debt restructuring, debt for equity swap, and sale of the First Engineering group.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • LL.M., Central European University, Budapest

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Hong Kong
  • Scotland

2012

Chambers Asia Pacific, Leading Individual in Banking and Finance

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