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Janice Lee

Partner Hong Kong T +852 2877 3221
janicelee@incegd.com

Department Maritime, Aviation & travel, Banking & finance Education (University) University College, London Languages English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Janice Lee

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Janice was trained in our Hong Kong office. She is an asset finance lawyer who advises prominent PRC clients on ship and aviation finance matters.

Janice has extensive experience in structured financing particularly in sale and lease back transactions. She advises major ship finance lenders and renowned PRC based financial leasing companies within the shipping and aviation sectors.

Janice is also a Notary Public and recently ranked in Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner in the asset finance – ship finance sector in Hong Kong and Asia.

Professional Associations and Memberships

>  Law Society of England and Wales

>  Law Society of Hong Kong

 

 

My matter highlights

>  Advised a major Chinese leasing company on the sale and leaseback of two 162,000m3 ice breaking LNG carriers with a Greek shipowner. The aggregate loan amount was around US$363,800,000. The vessels are each being employed for the Yamal LNG project.

>  Advised a leading Chinese leasing company on the sale and leaseback of a fleet of 51 vessels with a French shipowner as well as the multi-tiered structured financing in relation to the acquisition. The total value of the vessels exceeds US$900 million. 

>  Advised a major Chinese leasing company on the sale of certain ship-leasing portfolio to another major Chinese leasing company.

>  Advised a major Chinese leasing company on the sale and leaseback of four Boeing 737-800 commercial aircraft with a major Chinese airline with an aggregate loan amount of approximately US$207 million and the subsequent refinancing of the aircraft.

>  Advised a European private wealth bank on the financing and refinancing of various business jets owned by high net worth individuals.

 

My recent publications

News / Considerations of a financier in dealing with a problematic financing: A practical guide

26-05-2020 /

The coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to our clients, and leaves our clients uncertain as to what actions they can and are entitled to take to best protect their rights in a potential default situation. We are here to help our clients to analyse the situation so they can make an informed decision.

Considerations of a financier in dealing with a problematic financing: A practical guide

News / Asymmetric jurisdiction clause held by Hong Kong Court of First Instance not compatible with a choice of Hong Kong court agreement

11-05-2020 /

The Court of First Instance recently handed down a significant judgment relating to asymmetric jurisdiction clause ("AJC") in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited v Wisdom Top International Limited [2020] HKCFI 322 (the "Case"). It will impact Hong Kong creditor who seeks to enforce a Hong Kong judgment against a defaulting debtor in the Mainland to ensure that the jurisdiction clause is drafted carefully in the future.

Asymmetric jurisdiction clause held by Hong Kong Court of First Instance not compatible with a choice of Hong Kong court agreement