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Salam Bassili

Hong Kong

Salam Bassili
+852 2840 5051 (Hong Kong)
+852 2219 0222 (Hong Kong)
Practice Group

Salam is a counsel in the banking group in Hong Kong.

Salam focuses on leveraged and acquisition finance and also advises on a full range of banking transactions including trade and receivables finance, property finance and general banking transactions. She brings a wealth of experience in cross-border work throughout the Asia region, including the PRC.

Before moving to Hong Kong at the start of 2013, Salam spent 10 years practicing as a lawyer in London, and prior to that she started her career as a lawyer in New Zealand. She is qualified in all three jurisdictions.

Representative experience

Acting for the bank syndicate on a U.S.$2.45bn loan to internet giant, Tencent.

Acting for the mezzanine lender on a highly structured cross-border financing of a share acquisition in relation to a real estate company in Taiwan.

Acting for the banks on the U.S.$125m secured financing of Seek's acquisition of the JobStreet online recruitment business, across 8 jurisdictions.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B. (Hons), The University of Auckland, 1998


  • Law Society of Hong Kong

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong
  • New Zealand
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