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Phill specialises in advising trustees and managers of real estate investment trusts (REITs) with respect to acquisitions and disposals, financings and regulatory requirements, issuers, arrangers and trustees of bond issues in the debt capital markets (DCM) and sponsors and investors in connection with the formation of private equity real estate (PERE) and other funds. He has a wide variety of experience in a number of practice areas having practised as a lawyer in Hong Kong since 1988.

Practices

Representative Experience

  • Advised Champion REIT on the GBP drawdown related amendments to its HK$1 billion revolving credit facility and on its acquisition of a 27% minority interest in a joint venture formed to acquire an office building leased to Deloitte in London valued at £260 million.
  • Advised Link REIT on the update of the listing of its US$5 billion medium term note programme on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and on the issues relating to the trustee in respect of its £371.4 million acquisition of a 17-storey office building in London, from Hines Global REIT and its RMB3.2 billion acquisition of a 50% interest in a shopping mall in Shanghai known as Qibao Vanke Plaza from GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.
  • Advised Sunlight REIT on the HK$500 million sustainability-linked loan arranged by DBS Bank, Ltd.
  • Advised Yuexiu REIT on the update of the listing of its US$1.5 billion medium term note programme on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the related issue of US$400 million 2.65% Notes due 2026 and its hedging arrangements