Ming Lee (Manley) Leung

Local Partner, Hong Kong SAR



Manley Leung is a local partner in our Asia Banking Debt Finance and Restructuring practice, based in Hong Kong. He advises on debt finance transactions.

Manley advises commercial banks and corporate borrowers on investment grade and leveraged finance transactions, and alternative financing providers in direct lending transactions and special situations financings. He also has experience advising Chinese and Taiwanese banks on establishing a presence in the US and mergers and acquisitions and other strategic expansion plans in the US.

Manley's experience includes four years based in White & Case's New York office, and two years based in the Firm's Beijing office.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
New York
People's Republic of China (non-practicing)
Northwestern University School of Law
Peking University
School of Law, Beijing, China


Advised the financial advisor of Shinsun Holding (Group) Co., Ltd in the exchange offer of the US$300 million 12.5% senior notes due January 23, 2022 issued by Xiang Sheng Holding Limited.

Advised China CITIC Bank International Limited in a credit facility to a consortium led by Templewater Holdings Limited in the HK$3.2 billion (approx. US$409 million) acquisition of Bravo Transport Services Limited (formerly NWS Transport Services Limited) which owns New World First Bus Services Limited and Citybus Limited, the leading bus services operators in Hong Kong.

Advised China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. Hong Kong Branch as arrangers in a term loan facility to WM Holding (HK) Limited and a term loan facility to WM New Retail Limited for the acquisition of majority stake in the Chinese operations of METRO, the German wholesaler by Wumei Technology Group, a leading retailer in China.
Advised mandated lead arrangers and arranger in respect of the RMB2.9 billion acquisition financing for KKR to support its acquisition of a majority interest in NVC Lighting's China lighting business ("NVC China").

Advised a consortium led by Gaw Capital Partners in relation to a HK$8.33 billion term and revolving loan facilities for the acquisition of commercial real estate in Hong Kong from Swire Properties Limited.

Advised I Squared Capital ("ISQ") in connection with its HK$7.1 billion 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.

Speaking Engagements

"Career in International Law" panel, International Law Society of Northwestern University School of Law, February 5, 2013.


"New Rules Force Investor Rethink", coauthored with Xiaoming Li, Financial Times, April 5, 2005.