Alain Chan Hon

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Alain is an associate in the Project Development & Finance group of the Paris office, specializing in project and asset finance.

He advises lenders and sponsors in energy and infrastructure project financing in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (roads, railways, motorways, co-generation plants, hydropower plants, railways, mining).

Alain further developed significant experience on projects in francophone Africa involving Foreign stakeholders (including Chinese stakeholders).

Before joining White & Case, Alain was trained in the Paris and Hong Kong offices of a Magic Circle law firm.

Alain also worked as a legal counsel for a leading European investment bank and a leading US investment bank.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
Paris Bar School
Master II Law and Finance
Paris Dauphine University
LLM
International Financial Law
King's College London
Languages
English
French
Mandarin

Experience

Atinkou (Côte d'Ivoire)
Representation of Atinkou and its shareholder Eranove in relation to the EUR 404 million financing of a 390MW natural gas-fired power plant located close to Jacqueville (Côte d'Ivoire). This transaction won the "Editor's Choice Award" at the 2020 IJGlobal Awards.

Eiffage, SECAA (Senegal)
Representation of Eiffage and its project company Société Eiffage de la Concession de l'Autoroute de l'Avenir (SECAA), which operates the Dakar-Diamniadio-Blaise Diagne International Airport public-private partnership (PPP) Toll Road Concession, in respect of the entry of the State of Senegal into SECAA's share capital.

Tri-K Gold (Guinea)
Representation of Société Générale, Banque Centrale Populaire, Chaabi International Bank Offshore and Attijariwafa Bank, in relation to the financing of a gold mine project of an annual capacity of 2,800,000 tons in the District of Mandiana (Republic of Guinea). This transaction won the "Mining Deal of the Year – Africa Award" at the 2021 IJGlobal Awards.

Government of Ukraine (Ukraine)
Representation of the Government of Ukraine in respect of the ECA-backed financing of patrol boats by Natixis and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.

National Bank of Greece (Greece)
Representation of the National Bank of Greece in relation to the EUR 41,745,000 financing for the acquisition by the El Sewedy group of a portfolio of 5 windfarms and 2 hydroelectric plants in Greece, through 4 Greek law bond programmes which main terms are governed by French law.

Sahofika Power Station (Madagascar)
Representation of a consortium of sponsors including Eiffage, Eranove and Themis relating to the financing, design, construction and operation of a 192MW hydroelectric power plant in Madagascar.

Ritz Hotel, Limited (France)
Representation of the Ritz Hotel, Limited in relation to the EUR 215 million refinancing of its existing indebtedness.

SNCF Réseau (France)
Representation of SNCF Réseau in relation to a EUR 132 million financing in support of a grant from the European Commission for the modernization and fluidity of the French railroad network.

CI Energies (Côte d'Ivoire)
Representation of Côte d'Ivoire Energies (CI Energies) in connection with the refinancing of the short-term debt of the electricity sector in Côte d'Ivoire.

Mozambique LNG (Mozambique)
Acting as French local counsel for the lenders, in connection with the USD 20 billion project financing of the development of a LNG facility in Mozambique.

Republic of Gabon (Gabon)
Representation of the Republic of Gabon (acting through its Ministry of Economy, Prospective and Development Planning) in relation to a USD 300 million credit facility.