Esther So

Associate, Hong Kong SAR



Esther So is an associate in White & Case's Asia Debt Finance and Restructuring practice, based in Hong Kong.

Esther advises banks, financial institutions as well as borrowers in various types of financing transactions including acquisition financings, syndicated loans, mezzanine loans and real estate financings.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
Postgraduate Certificate of Laws
City University of Hong Kong
Juris Doctor
City University of Hong Kong
Master of Science in Comparative Politics (Asia)
London School of Economics and Political Science
Bachelor of Social Science
The University of Hong Kong


Esther's experience includes advising:

  • A leading Singaporean bank on approximately US$100 million loan facilities for the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial properties in Mainland China.*
  • HSBC on HK$1.8 billion loan facility in connection with the mandatory general offer of Xingfa Aluminium Holdings Ltd, a company listed in Hong Kong.*
  • The borrower on US$150 million senior loan facility and US$300 million mezzanine loan facility for the acquisition of a mining group.*
  • A Chinese securities brokerage firm as lender on HK$117 million loan facility for the acquisition of bonds trading on the China Interbank Bond Market by a Cayman exempted segregated portfolio company.*
  • The lenders on A$350 million loan facility to LEAP Legal Software Pty Ltd, arranged by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan for the acquisition of InfoTrack Group Pty Ltd., a technology company.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case