Anthony Oakes

Partner, 合伙人 Hong Kong
Anthony Oakes
His commerciality and capacity to "cut through a great amount of complexity and provide straightforward advice Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

Overview

Tony is a partner based in Ogier's Hong Kong office and is the head of Ogier’s finance practice in Asia. He provides BVI and Cayman legal advice in relation to a broad array of financing transactions and restructurings. He also has a strong focus on corporate work – including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, private equity structures and capital markets transactions.
  • Background & experience

    Tony is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team. He acts for private equity sponsors and lenders to them, on financing transactions, including cross-border leveraged and acquisition financing transactions, margin loans, minority ‘back leverage’ financings, mezzanine financings, fund-level financings, syndicated facilities and loan restructurings. 

    Tony was named one of the top 10 offshore lawyers in Asia by Asian Legal Business in its Offshore Client Choice List in 2020.  He was also included in the list every year since its inception, except in 2018, where he was commended.

    Tony is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR 1000 (Notable Practitioner).

    Clients say that they value Tony's "commerciality and capacity to cut through a great amount of complexity and provide straightforward advice”.

    Since joining Ogier, Tony has advised on a number of landmark finance transactions, including Indonesia's national airline's US$500 million sukuk - the first non-sovereign USD Sukuk out of Indonesia and the first Asia Pacific national flag carrier to successfully issue a USD benchmark bond on a standalone basis since Qantas Airways’ USD bond offering.

    Tony is also part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Restructuring and Corporate Recovery team. He has worked extensively on refinancings, corporate restructuring and reorganisations, schemes of arrangement and investor and shareholder rights and actions. He also has experience of bond restructurings. Tony advised on the successful restructuring of Mongolian Mining Corporation, a significant and complex matter named Restructuring Deal of the Year by IFLR in 2018.

    Tony started his career at a leading Australian firm in Sydney. Tony then worked in-house at one of Australia's largest investment services groups, where he focused on funds establishment and structured finance transactions. Tony then moved to Hong Kong to join a magic circle law firm where he advised on capital markets transactions, private equity, structured finance and bank lending.

    Tony speaks English and Mandarin.

    Admitted in:
    1992 - New South Wales, Australia
    2008 - Hong Kong (non practising)
    2013 - England and Wales (non practising)
    2015 - British Virgin Islands

    Tony is a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

    Tony是奥杰香港办事处的合伙人和融资业务亚洲负责人。Tony就各类型的融资业务以及公司重组业务提供英属维尔京群岛和开曼群岛的法律服务。Tony同时也参与了很多资本市场业务交易,包括公司并购、公司上市、结构性融资及公司重组。

    Tony在2020年被《亚洲法律杂志》(Asian Legal Business)评为离岸客户选择清单中亚洲十大杰出离岸律师之一。自Tony被提名以来,他每年都被列入榜单,并于2018获表彰。

    Tony被《钱伯斯》、《Chambers Asia-Pacific》、《亚太法律500强》及《国际金融法律评论 1000》公认为行业领导者。

    客户们表示,"他们重视 Tony的商业性和工作能力,Tony可在非常复杂的交易中摈除各类复杂因素向客户提供直截了当的建议"。

    自从加入奥杰,Tony曾为多项重大的交易提供法律咨询,包括最近印度尼西亚鹰航航空5亿美元的伊斯兰债券 – 这是自澳航发行美元债券以来,首家印度尼西亚非美元主权国发行伊斯兰债券,也是首家成功独立发行美元基准债券的亚太国旗航空公司。

    Tony也是奥杰跨区域公司以及债务重组团队的一员。他专门从事再融资、企业重组、重组安排计划以及投资者和股东权利和行动的法律工作。他于债券重组有丰富的经验。Tony曾参与蒙古矿业公司的重组工作,这个重要而复杂的交易,被IFLR于2018年命名为年度重组交易。

    Tony于悉尼的律师事务所开启执业,并于该事务所的银行及金融服务部门累积了丰富的金融和证劵交易经验。其后他加入了澳大利亚领先的投资服务公司当法律顾问,专注于资本市场和结构性融资的交易及基金成立的业务。Tony亦曾在国际律师事务所的香港及伦敦办事处执业。Tony曾参与资本市场交易(包括股票相关及高收益债劵)、私人配售(包括上市前融资)、结构性融资、负债管理及贷款业务、银行融资及公司重组。

    Anthony会英文和普通话。

    专业资格:

    1992 - 澳大利亚新南威尔士州
    2008 - 香港(非执业)
    2013 - 英格兰和威尔士(非执业)
    2015 - 英属维尔京群岛

    Tony 是香港律师会规管的注册外国律师。

     

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  • Recognition

    His commerciality and capacity to "cut through a great amount of complexity and provide straightforward advice Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
    Commercial, succinct advice. He's very efficient and good value for money. My first port of call on any offshore aspects. Chambers Global, 2020
    A pragmatic lawyer who is approachable and gets on with things. Chambers Global, 2020
    Leading Individual Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020
    Very Experienced. Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020
    Anthony Oakes is highly knowledgeable, responsive and great to work with IFLR 1000 2018
    It is always a pleasure to work with Tony, and I would want him on all of my deals which have an offshore element Asian Legal Business, 2018
    Notable practitioner IFLR 1000 2019
    Excellent, accommodating and able to provide seamless, beyond-the-expected service as routine. Very user-friendly and available to provide straightforward advice around the clock Asian Legal Business, 2018
    Very commercial and helpful Anthony Oakes has a great deal of experience in Asia Pacific and brings real value to bear in transactions where he is acting as offshore counsel. Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
    Oakes has vast capital markets expertise and recently advised Lenovo Group on the Cayman law aspects of a novel $1bn issuance of perpetual securities in the form of cumulative preferred shares. Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
    Quick turnaround with quality work, in depth knowledge of the banking and finance sector across a broad spectrum of work. IFLR 1000 2018
    Notable practitioner IFLR 1000, 2018
    One of the top 10 offshore lawyers in Asia Asian Legal Business Offshore Client Choice List 2016 and 2017
    Understands what is a real issue and what is not Client feedback 2016
    Great to work with Client feedback 2016
    Leading offshore lawyer Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
    Very user friendly and very commercial Client feedback 2016
    Really fantastic Client feedback 2016
    Debt & Equity-linked Deal of the Year IFLR Asia Awards 2016
    Anthony Oakes is extremely good. Client feedback, 2015