Nathaniel Crowley

Local Partner, Hong Kong SAR


“Nate Crowley has very good technical skills and the development of his experience and expertise on the Asian market and Asian jurisdictions has been particularly helpful to us.” “Rising Star” / “Associate to Watch”
Legal 500, 2022 / Chambers, 2021


Nate is a local partner (Registered Foreign Lawyer) in the Firm's Capital Markets Group in Hong Kong. Nate's practice covers OTC derivatives, structured finance (including cash and synthetic securitisations and credit and equity linked notes), repo and stock lending transactions, finance linked hedging and related regulatory matters. He is also an active participant in the Firm's LIBOR Transition Working Group. Nate regularly advises global banks, sovereigns, funds and corporations with a particular focus on emerging market mandates. From January 2020 to July 2020, he was seconded to the Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities Legal team at a global French bank in Hong Kong.

Nate joined White & Case in 2015, spending five years in the Firm's Derivatives & Structured Finance Group in London. Prior to joining White & Case, Nate worked in the London and Hong Kong offices of a leading global law firm, where he focused on OTC derivatives for major international banks.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Ireland (non-practicing)
Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong
The College of Law Moorgate
University of Bristol


Nate's recent experience includes advising:

BNP Paribas as arranger, initial purchaser and swap counterparty on a $300 million cross-border social credit securitisation for Samsung Card, the originator's first ESG financing.

A global French bank as arranger under their off-balance structured note programme on a number of repackaging transactions involving JGBs and KTBs.

Gaw Capital Partners on a bespoke repackaging of a US$50 million term loan to a Hong Kong borrower, guaranteed by a Chinese conglomerate.

A Hong Kong based alternative investment firm on various total return swap arrangements linked to bond and loan underlyings.

Advising various clients across Asia-Pacific and EMEA on IBOR transition issues impacting their standalone and finance-linked hedge derivatives.

The Reserve Management Team of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates on multiple OTC derivatives and repo documentation and related regulatory matters with global banks across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

A global Chinese bank on a bespoke credit protection trade linked to its participation in a substantial project finance loan made by its Turkish subsidiary.

A major GCC financial institution on a series of funded, US dollar total return swap transactions on sovereign and global real estate loans.

A global French bank as perfect asset swap provider to a number of European CLO issuances by leading European and US investment managers.

Various Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds and local banks on their hedging and related collateral arrangements and funding transactions.