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Ian Chapman

Partner

Hong Kong

Ian Chapman

Partner

Hong Kong

Ian is a partner in our Restructuring and Recovery Group and has over three decades of frontline experience assisting banks and bondholders on many of the most complex and high profile restructurings in the Asia Pacific region.

Ian has an enviable track record of restructuring publicly-owned and private companies across the region, dealing extensively with multi-bank restructurings of multi-national debtor groups. He also has considerable experience in advising on cross border and distressed debt situations generally, including as to settlement; recovery and enforcement strategies; business and asset reorganization; distressed debt and NPL disposals; and receivership and liquidation administrations.

From 2004 to 2010, Ian was appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive to the Deposit Protection Board established under the Deposit Protection Scheme Ordinance to formulate and implement procedures to protect small depositors in case of bank failure in Hong Kong.

Ian has repeatedly been named a Leading Banking and a Leading Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyer by numerous legal publications, including the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR1000, AsiaLaw & Practice Survey and Chambers Asia. He has consistently been named a Tier 1 lawyer in the banking and restructuring fields by leading legal directories and as a “Senior Statesman” by Chambers Asia Pacific.

News & insights

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News: 03 JUNE 2020

A&O advises on world's first ESG-linked loan for a bank

Allen & Overy and Gedik & Eraksoy have advised Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of America as arrangers of an ESG-linked syndicated loan facility for Turkey’s Garanti BBVA.   

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News: 02 JUNE 2020

Allen & Overy advises lenders for Israel’s largest desalination plant – the largest of its type in the world

Allen & Overy has advised the lenders to the successful bidder for Israel’s largest desalination plant – the largest of its type in the world. The 25-year contract to design, finance, construct,…

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News: 02 JUNE 2020

Success for A&O in the TXF Perfect 10 awards

Allen & Overy has picked up a pair of trophies at the TXF Perfect 10 awards, which took place in a virtual ceremony on 29 May. Both of the successes came in the trade and commodity finance category,…

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Publications: 02 MARCH 2020

Hong Kong recognises administrators appointed under the Enterprise Bankruptcy Act of the People’s Republic of China

On 15 January 2020, we published a newsflash regarding the decision of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance dated 13 January 2020 (Decision) on the recognition of the appointment of bankruptcy…

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Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Restructuring

Office

Hong Kong

Allen & Overy
9th Floor, Three Exchange Square, Central
Hong Kong

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, Hong Kong, 1980

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1980

Academic

Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, MA