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

Andrew Bishop

Local Partner, Hong Kong

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“‘He is ‘technically excellent and has market knowledge, and a huge commitment to the client and to getting the right result’,” and “sources noting he is a ‘good negotiator who provides great outcomes for the client.’”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 and 2017

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 has been listed as a next generation lawyer by Asia-Pacific Legal 500 2017, and was recognized as a notable practitioner by Chambers Asia-Pacific in 2015-2016.

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 Bain Capital on a margin loan secured by the shares of Skylark, a Japanese restaurant chain, to recapitalize the sponsor's investment during the post-IPO share lock up period. *

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. *

Advised Kaisa Group, a Hong Kong-listed real estate company operating in China, on the restructuring of its offshore liabilities. The deal was named "Deal of the Year" for 2016 by China Business Law Journal. *

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