Andrew Bishop | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Andrew Bishop

Local Partner, Hong Kong

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“Bishop has a wealth of experience in acting for financial sponsors, corporate borrowers and banks in cross-border financing transactions.”

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Overview

Andrew Bishop is a Local Partner in White & Case's Asia Banking, Capital Markets & Restructuring practice, based in Hong Kong.

Andrew has extensive experience advising investment banks, private equity funds, venture funds and other, institutional and strategic investors on a wide range of complex financings, including leveraged acquisition finance, take-private and  real estate finance, refinancings and restructurings, debt buy-backs, bank/bond transactions, bridge finance, margin loans and back-leverage  financings, as well as subscription and capital call financings. He also advises on high-yield financing and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters.

Andrew was listed as a next generation lawyer by Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2017, and was recognized as an "Up and Coming" lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2018.

Prior to joining White & Case, Andrew worked at a leading US law firm based in Hong Kong and London.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong

Education

  • LPC, (Corporate), The College of Law, Guildford
  • PGDL, The College of Law, Guildford
  • BA, (History), Southampton University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Advised Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Nomura, Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as mandated lead arrangers and lenders on the Senior Facilities for Bain Capital's acquisition of Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA). TMA is the world's leading seaplane operator (2017) and has the world’s largest seaplane fleet.

Advised I Squared Capital in its HK$7.1billion debt financing for the acquisition of Hutchison Global Communications Investment Holding Limited ("Hutchinson"). Hutchison offers fixed-line telecommunication services for corporations and residential users in multiple countries, including three major hubs in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and London.

Advised The Carlyle Group in its debt financing arranged by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited for the acquisition of Visionary RCM Infotech (India) Private Limited.

Advised Bain Capital in connection with the senior and junior financing for the acquisition of Carver Korea, a leading Korean cosmetics company, by Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs.*

Advised MYOB on the recapitalization of the term and revolving credit facilities for the US$1.25 billion acquisition of MYOB by issuing A$150 million of ASX listed subordinated retail notes and add-on acquisition facilities for its acquisition of Banklink together with the subsequent A$690 million corporate cross-over and dividend recapitalization facilities (the first in the Australian market to contain qualifying IPO corporate cross-over mechanics) and refinancing of those facilities with A$485m corporate facilities upon its successful IPO.*

Advised Bain Capital on the financing of its US$3.3 billion acquisition of Skylark, a Japanese restaurant chain and subsequently Skylark on the debt financing for its dividend recapitalization. The dividend recapitalization used a combination of a multi tranche facility and corporate restructurings to permit the payment of a dividend through a novel structure in Japan and was recognized as 2012 "Debt Finance Deal of the Year" by ALB.*

Advised Blackstone on the going-private transaction of China-based Pactera Technology International Ltd. The financing involved the offering of US$275million 8% senior secured notes due 2021, a US$30million offshore revolving facility, a US$45million cash bridge facility and US$20million equivalent PRC revolving facility. This transaction was the first China take-private to be completed with a high yield offering. It was named 2015 "High Yield Deal of the Year" by IFLR1000.*

*Andrew's experience prior to joining White & Case.