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.

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 U.S. investment bank.

Alain assists lenders and sponsors in energy projects financings and public and private infrastructure financing.

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

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).

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).

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.

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.

Representation of Air Austral in respect of the pre-delivery financing of three (3) A220-200. This transaction won the AirFinance Journal Africa Award 2020.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.