Skip to main content

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

News and awards

Leading high yield partner Alexander Lloyd to join Clifford Chance in Hong Kong

11 November 2015

Leading high yield partner Alexander Lloyd to join Clifford Chance in Hong Kong

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance is strengthening its high yield offering with the addition of Alexander Lloyd in January 2016. Alex is a highly experienced US qualified partner advising clients for more than 10 years in Asia Pacific and a further 10 years in Europe. As a top ranked high yield expert, he has represented sponsors, issuers and underwriters on a number of notable transactions in China, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.

"We are delighted to welcome Alex. This hire greatly enhances our offering and ensures we are best placed to meet all the anticipated financing needs of our clients as the acquisition finance and high yield markets continue to develop in Asia Pacific," said Finance partner Anthony Wang.

Alex will join the other six US securities partners in the region and build on the strength of the existing team in response to increasing client demand. In Hong Kong he will be working closely with partner Richard Lee and consultant Andrew Kelly to broaden the firm's high yield and leveraged and acquisition finance offering.

Partner Crawford Brickley, Head of the US Securities practice in Asia Pacific said, "As one of the leading US qualified practitioners in the high yield space in Asia Pacific, Alex will deepen our already impressive US securities capability and enable us to continue to provide the best team for our clients."

"This appointment acknowledges an evolving Asia Pacific market towards a more diversified and sophisticated environment; one which requires a thorough understanding of the region and the wider global markets, as well as sound knowledge of US and European high yield approaches," said Michael Dakin, Global Head of the High Yield team. "Alex is uniquely qualified to advise clients in Asia Pacific as the changes in the market continue."

Clifford Chance's High Yield team has advised on several high profile and award winning deals in Asia Pacific including Geely Automotive on the issue of US$300 million high yield senior notes, the first high yield offering by a Chinese automotive manufacturer; Indiabulls Real Estate on its US$175 million high yield offering, the first high yield bond of its type by an Indian Real Estate company; and China Hongqiao Group's debut issuance of US$300 million high yield notes.