Banking specialist David Nelson joins Ogier's Hong Kong partnership

Banking and finance law specialist David Nelson has joined Ogier's Hong Kong team as a partner.

David advises on BVI and Cayman law and has particular expertise in leveraged and acquisition finance and fund finance. He also advises lenders and borrowers on structured finance, margin lending, real estate finance and general corporate lending and has experience in capital markets and derivatives transactions.

With more than ten years' legal experience in both London and Hong Kong, including at Allen & Overy and Linklaters, David will work alongside Anthony Oakes, partner and head of Ogier's Banking and Finance Team in Hong Kong, and adds considerable strength and experience to the team as it continues to grow both in Asia and globally.  David joins Ogier from the Hong Kong office of another international offshore law firm.

Prior to moving offshore in 2016, David worked on the financing of multiple market-leading leveraged buyouts in Asia, such as acting for Baring Private Equity Asia on its acquisition of Vistra, acting for the arrangers on the buyout of Giant Interactive Group by a consortium led by Baring Private Equity Asia, CDH and Hony Capital and acting for the arrangers on the take-private of NYSE-listed 7 Days Inns by a Carlyle-led consortium.  He has continued this focus since moving offshore.  At his previous firm, among other matters, he advised the senior and mezzanine arrangers on the Cayman law elements of the facilities for acquisition of Wharf T&T by MBK Partners and TPG, acted as Cayman legal counsel for the arrangers on the financing of the take private of Belle International by Hillhouse and CDH by way of a Cayman scheme of arrangement and acted as Cayman legal counsel to the arrangers in relation to the financing of the take private of Bloomage BioTechnology by way of a Cayman scheme of arrangement.  David has acted as legal counsel on several fund finance transactions both as an onshore and as an offshore lawyer. 

Hong Kong practice partner Nicholas Plowman said: "David is regarded by the market as a very strong technical lawyer – we are delighted to welcome him to the team."

David said: "Ogier is a market leading firm with a fantastic reputation and I am delighted to join at this exciting time of growth for the firm.  I'm looking forward to working with the other members of our strong banking and finance practice and continuing to focus on delivering high quality legal advice and exceptional client service."