Eugene Man | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Eugene Man
 Eugene Man

Eugene Man

Partner, Hong Kong

A banking lawyer with a focus on complex cross-border financings, “Eugene Man… is ‘proactive’, ‘clear’ and ‘concise’.”

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

Overview

Eugene has a track record advising banks and other financial institutions, corporates and sponsors, on highly structured cross-border financings. These transactions include acquisition and leveraged financings, equity margin financings, pre-IPO financings, project financings, real estate financings and other event driven financings.

Eugene has advised clients on some of Asia's most high-profile financing transactions, such as the multi-award-winning financing transactions for Alibaba Group, China's e-commerce giant.

He also advises banks and corporates on non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters.

Dual-qualified in Hong Kong and England and Wales, Eugene is a partner in the Firm's Global Banking Practice based in Hong Kong. He also has experience of working in London and Tokyo, and has worked on secondment to a major US-based investment bank, where he focused on distressed debt and private equity transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong

Education

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Laws, City University of Hong Kong
  • LLB, London School of Economics and Political Science

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Experience

US$19 billion of financings for Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Advised the mandated lead arrangers on a US$4 billion financing to Alibaba Group Holding Limited, China's e-commerce giant, in 2016.

Advised the mandated lead arrangers on a US$3 billion financing provided to Alibaba Group Holding Limited in 2014.

Advised the mandated lead arrangers on the US$8 billion financing to Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a deal named "Best Loan" at the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2013, "Syndicated Corporate Deal of the Year" and "Syndicated Deal of the Year" at the Asia Pacific Syndicated Loan Awards 2014, "Debt Market Deal of the Year" at the ALB China Law Awards 2014, as well as "Debt Market Deal of the Year" and "Hong Kong Deal of the Year" at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2014. The funds were partly used to refinance the award-winning two-stage US$4 billion financing on which we advised the mandated lead arrangers in 2012.

Advised the mandated lead arrangers on the award-winning two-stage US$4 billion financing to Alibaba Group Holding Limited. The financing was in support of the take private of Alibaba.com Ltd. in May 2012 and the purchase of Yahoo!'s 40 percent stake in Alibaba Group Holding Limited in September 2012.

US$2 billion financing for Take Private of Mindray Medical International Limited

Advised Bank of China Limited Macau Branch and Ping An Bank as mandated lead arrangers on a US$2 billion financing of the take private of Shenzhen-headquartered Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide formerly listed on the NYSE.

US$500 million financing for Reignwood Group

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

US$1.75 billion financing for Melco Crown Macau

Advised the coordinating arrangers and bookrunners on an amendment and extension to senior secured facilities of Melco Crown (Macau) Limited, a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia. The amended facilities provide for US$1,750 million in senior facilities, consisting of a US$500 million six-year term loan and a US$1,000 million five-year revolving credit facility, which amount may be increased by an additional US$250 million.

US$558 million financing of Crystal Galleria Shanghai for Phoenix Property Investors

Advised Phoenix Property Investors on a US$558 million (RMB 3.4 billion) financing for the acquisition and development of the Crystal Galleria shopping mall in Jing'an District, Shanghai, PRC. This transaction won a 2014 "Deal of the Year" award from China Business Law Journal.

Inaugural offshore loan for MIE Holdings Corporation

Advised MIE Holdings Corporation on its first offshore loan facility to one of its subsidiaries, provided by Deutsche Bank AG.

US$3 billion syndicated loan to CNOOC

Advised CNOOC as the borrower on US$3 billion syndicated facilities provided by ANZ, HSBC, Barclays, Citi, Mizuho, SMBC, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, China Construction Bank, Bank of China and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Awards & Recognition

Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 and 2015

Banking & Finance – Hong Kong

Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

Real Estate – Hong Kong