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Eugenie Hui

Associate, Real Estate Department
Hong Kong
21-22/F Bank of China Tower
1 Garden Road
Central Hong Kong SAR, China

Fax: (852) 3192 9733

Overview

Eugenie Hui focuses her practice on a variety of cross border real estate transactions, including real estate financing and refinancing, commercial and residential property investments and joint venture projects. She has experience in advising Chinese and international clients, and has acted for leading banks and financial institutions on the lending side, as well as for clients on the borrowing side on a variety of bilateral and syndicated secured financing transactions. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Hui practiced with another leading international law firm in Hong Kong.

Education

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, PCLL, 2010

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, J.D., 2009

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, B.A. in Translation and Chinese (with First Class Honours), 2007

Involvement

  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in October 2012

  • Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong

Recent Representations

Financing Transactions

  • CDIB Capital International, a private equity arm of China Development Financial, and its affiliates KGI Bank and KGI Securities, on their US$45 million corporate mezzanine financing to one of the leading serviced apartment providers in Hong Kong. The financing transaction consisted of a combination of loan facility and note sharing a common transaction security package.

  • A joint venture logistics platform of a real estate fund and a leading real estate investment management firm in an onshore and offshore financings in respect of the acquisition of a portfolio of three PRC logistics properties, with an aggregate transaction value of approximately US$26 million.

  • GIC as majority senior noteholder in a US$3.3 billion deferrable senior secured tranche A note financing of The Center, reportedly the priciest office trade ever at that time.

  • An international bank in a RMB443 million construction financing of a logistics facility in Chengdu.

  • An international bank in a HK$6+ billion financing for the acquisition of an office tower in Hong Kong

  • Manager of a Hong Kong REIT in a £50 million secured refinancing in respect of a portfolio of 84 commercial properties in the United Kingdom.

  • The overseas corporate financing platform of a leading Chinese state-owned bank in a US$45 million mezzanine financing to a leading integrated industrial properties and service platform provider in China.

  • A private equity fund in various onshore and offshore acquisition financing and refinancing transactions in respect of commercial properties in Shanghai, China.

  • An international bank in an onshore and offshore acquisition financing of a commercial property in Dalian, China.

  • An international bank in a US$75 million onshore and offshore limited recourse financing of a commercial property in Suzhou, China.

  • An international bank in a US$250 million onshore and offshore limited recourse financing of an office property in Shanghai, China.

 Investment and Joint Venture Transactions

  • Manulife in its formation of a partnership with Gaw Capital Partners, as the single largest investor of the Gaw Capital-led consortium, for the HK$9.845 billion acquisition of Cityplaza One, a 21-storey grade-A office tower in Hong Kong, from Swire Pacific and Swire Properties.

  • Apollo Global Management on its formation of a joint venture with Hong Kong Shanghai Alliance Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-listed real estate investor, and on the joint venture's RMB3.1 billion acquisition (and financing relating thereto) of Great Wall Financial Building, a 52-storey high-rise landmark commercial building located in Huangpu District, Shanghai.

  • Hongkong Shanghai Alliance Holdings, a Hong Kong public listed company, in the formation with GIC of a US$350 million investment platform for the acquisition of Shanghai office properties.

  • HNA Holdings Group, a Chinese conglomerate involved in aviation, real estate, financial services, tourism, and logistics, in its US$137 million acquisition of the portfolio of Oki Seattle Golf Course, including The Plateau Club in Sammamish, Washington.

  • China Life in the US$1.65 billion acquisition of 1285 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The purchaser consortium was led by RXR Realty LLC., a New York Tri-State Area active institutional owner, manager, and developer. China Life is the single largest investor in the transaction.

  • Ping An Trust in raising a Chinese RMB fund and forming two joint ventures with Pacific Eagle (US) Real Estate Fund, L.P., a private equity fund co-sponsored by Great Eagle Holdings Limited and a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Orient Asset Management Corporation, for the development of two U.S. residential real estate projects in San Francisco and Malibu, California.

  • A leading international alternative investment manager in its formation of a joint venture platform with a Hong Kong listed PRC developer with respect to the development and/or acquisition of industrial properties in Shanghai, China, as well as the joint venture's follow-on investments.

  • Hongkong Shanghai Alliance Holdings, a Hong Kong public listed company, in its sale of a commercial building in Shanghai, China.

  • A private equity fund in the formation of a joint venture logistics platform with respect to the development and/or acquisition of logistics properties across the PRC, as well as the joint venture's follow-on investments.

  • A private equity fund in various disposition and acquisition of commercial and office properties in Shanghai, China.

  • A pension fund in an acquisition and joint venture investment with a leading Chinese real estate developer in relation to a mixed-use development project in Suzhou, China.

  • A leading global asset management firm in its disposition of a shopping mall in Chengdu, China.

  • A private equity fund and an investment bank in their joint venture acquisition and financing with a PRC developer of a mixed-use residential and commercial development project in Kunshan, China.

Languages

Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
englisch

Admissions

Hong Kong Solicitor

Education

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, J.D. 2009
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, B.A. 2007

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