Ester Chow | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Ester Chow

Associate, Hong Kong

T +852 2822 8796

E ester.chow@whitecase.com

Overview

Ester Chow is an associate of White & Case's Banking, Capital Markets & Restructuring group in Asia, based in Hong Kong. She advises banks and corporate borrowers on a variety of bank finance transactions, including acquisition financings, syndicated and bilateral loans, pre-IPO transactions and margin lending transactions.

Ester's career experience includes a secondment to the in-house legal team of a leading European investment bank.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong

Education

  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong
  • LLB, University of Hong Kong
  • BSocSci (Government and Laws)

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

Experience

Advised Deutsche Bank as mandated lead arranger on a US$500 million syndicated term loan to Reignwood Group, a multinational investor and developer, with security over Ten Trinity Square, a mixed-use building in London, United Kingdom.

Advised a European investment bank on a US$150 million secured pre-IPO debt financing to a subsidiary of a leading China-based manufacturer of high-end CNC machines and tools, textile recycling machines and medical testing equipment.

Advised a private credit fund managed by one of Asia's largest investment funds on a US$38 million term loan to with a call option, and a US$30 million guaranteed term loan to a Chinese cinema investment company.

Advised two global investment banks on an up to US$1.6 billion margin loan financing relating to shares of a Hong Kong-listed conglomerate.

Advised the coordinating arrangers on a HK$6.18 billion bridge loan facility to a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Group (CCCG) to finance the acquisition of 24.288% of the shares in Greentown China Holdings Limited (HK:03900). The coordinating arrangers were Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited, China Development Bank, Hong Kong Branch, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.