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Kevin So is an associate in our Banking, Capital Markets & Restructuring practice, based in Beijing. His experience includes acting for both lenders and borrowers on a variety of cross-border bank finance transactions, including acquisition and leveraged financings, real estate financings, syndicated and bilateral loans, structured finance and margin lending transactions.
Kevin's career experience includes a secondment at the leveraged finance team of a leading international bank based in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining White & Case, Kevin worked at a "Magic Circle" law firm, based in Hong Kong, as well as two leading international law firms.
A leading international bank as mandated lead arrangers and lenders on an aggregate of US$334 syndicated term loan fora state-owned real estate investment trust based in Guangzhou for financing its acquisition of a commercial property in Shanghai, PRC. *
A leading European investment bank as mandated lead arrangers and lenders on the onshore SBLC-backed US$200 million senior and junior offshore syndicated term and accordion facilities to the leasing arm of a major state-owned bank in the PRC.*
A Japanese financial institution and a leading European investment bank as mandated lead arrangers and lenders on a HK$1.08 million secured syndicated margin loan to a US-based private equity firm for the acquisition of Hong Kong-listed shares.*
A leading US bank and a US-based capital management firm as mandated lead arrangers and lenders on the refinancing of the US$195 million secured loan for the leveraged buyout of a major Philippines-based process outsourcing company by funds advised by a UK-based private equity firm. This was the first ever LBO in the Philippines.*
A Middle East-based Sha'ria-compliant lender on the US$320 million Islamic Murabaha Tawarruq facilities (and subsequent restructuring) to a Hong Kong-listed property development in investment company for its real estate developments in Shenzhen and Guangzhou.*
*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.