Pinsent Masons has made financial services partner Kanyi Lui the firm’s head of China. Lui replaces Sam Boyling who relocates to the Singapore office.
Lui has extensive experience in advising Chinese financial institutions and borrowers on the development and financing of energy, natural resource and infrastructure projects in emerging markets.
He has handled ground-breaking legal matters such as advising Bank of China, ICBC and China Construction Bank on the world’s first USD/Onshore RMB revolving credit facility of RMB4.8 billion. The 2016 deal was selected by Financial Times as one of the most innovative financing transactions in Asia Pacific that year.
Lui also advised Bank of China and 10 other banks on the USD1 billion project financing of Xiamen Xiangyu’s stainless steel plant in Indonesia, which represented the largest overseas investment from Xiamen.
He also dealt with more than 50 key deals involving China Development Bank.
Lui joined Pinsent Masons in 2020, after being a partner at Jones Day, and has worked in Beijing, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and London.
Pinsent Masons has restructured its leadership in Asia Pacific to meet the demands arising from growth across the region.
Alvin Ho has been appointed head of Hong Kong. Ho, an arbitration and regulatory partner, specialises in construction disputes, and health and safety. He has wide experience in tackling contractual matters for contractors and employers.