Dominic’s experience as a finance lawyer spans more than 20 years and covers most forms of finance, including project finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, real estate finance, restructurings and high yield, asset finance, sovereign lending, investment grade lending and trade and structured finance.

He regularly acts for borrowers and sponsors, as well as all types of creditors, including banks, funds and alternative credit providers and export credit and development finance institutions.

Project finance experience has covered most sectors including renewables, conventional power, oil and gas, petrochemicals and other infrastructure assets such as rail, hotels, casinos and resorts.

Acquisition finance and restructuring has covered multiple industries including retail, infrastructure, telecoms, renewables, resources, financial services and technology.

Representative Experience

Here are representative examples of transactions Dominic advised on at prior law firms:

  • An investment bank as arranger of a US$3 billion bridge financing in support of an acquisition in Japan.
  • Project bond underwriters in relation to the bond financing (which was listed and rated) of a waste to energy project in Europe.
  • Senior Lenders, and borrowers, in relation to financings of hotels and real estate companies in PRC and many other jurisdictions across Asia, including Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.
  • Senior Lenders on the development and financing of a coal-fired power project in Vietnam.
  • CT Corporation, a leading Indonesian corporate, in relation to multiple financings, including hotels, resorts, digital media, retail and the acquisition financing of Carrefour Indonesia.
  • Sponsors in relation to the acquisition, development and project financing of on-shore and off-shore wind, solar, hydro-electric and pumped storage projects.
  • Investors in relation to the acquisition financing of 50% of the global power generation assets of Intergen BV, including in SE Asia.
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation in relation to multiple project financings and sovereign loan transactions.
  • A Japanese trading company on the financing aspects of its approximate US$10 billion investment (together with a co-investor) in CITIC Limited.
  • Casino operators in respect of limited recourse financings of casinos in Macau and other jurisdictions across Asia.
  • Japanese sponsors in relation to the project financing of a petrochemicals facility in the Caribbean.
  • Senior Lenders and bond underwriters in relation to the leveraged financing (by way of loan and bond) of an Asian telecom, cable and internet company with operations in multiple jurisdictions across Asia.
  • Japanese sponsors in relation to the project financing of a tunnel and road construction and tolling project in Hong Kong.
  • Various private equity houses in connection with multiple leveraged acquisition financings of portfolio companies, including Apax, Apollo, Soros, Doughty Hanson, TPG and JW Childs.
  • Sponsors in relation to gas-to-power and regasification projects across Asia Pacific, including Indonesia.
  • China Development Bank in relation to limited recourse financings in multiple jurisdictions including in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Madagascar, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, Thailand and Nigeria.
  • Senior Lenders in relation to mass transit and high speed rail projects in multiple jurisdictions including Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam and Thailand.
  • A listed US private equity fund on a secured financing to a listed oil and gas company in Canada with assets in India and Indonesia.
  • The purchasers in respect of US$580 million and US$280 million take-private transactions for US-listed Chinese companies.
  • A Singaporean listed company in connection with the approximate US$2 billion proposed take private of a Hong Kong telecoms company.