Anthony Oakes

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


Tony is the head of Ogier’s finance practice in Asia and specialises in banking, capital markets, corporate transactions, structured finance and restructuring.
  • Background & experience

    Tony has been named one of the top 10 offshore lawyers in Asia by Asian Legal Business in its Offshore Client Choice List in 2016 and 2017 and also commended in 2018. Tony is also recognised by Chambers, IFLR and Legal 500.

    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 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 - and 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 where he gained broad experience in banking and corporate transactions. Tony then worked in-house at one of Australia's largest investment services groups, where he focused on funds establishment and capital markets 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.


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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
    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