James Ma is a Partner in the Paul Hastings Hong Kong office. He has over ten year’s extensive experience in the international legal practice related to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and banking and financings, with a focus on the structuring and executing cross-border transactions in the greater-China region and Asian markets.
Mr. Ma’s practice focuses on leveraged financings, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investment grade and high yield bond offerings, medium-term-note programs, US and Hong Kong IPOs, privatization of public companies, real estate financings, trade financings, project financings, business reorganizations and refinancings, syndicated banking facilities, revolving and working capital facilities, letters of credit, secured financings and various hedging, securitization and derivatives.
Mr. Ma represents large and medium sized stated owned enterprises, commercial companies, leading international investment banks, commercial banks (including major Chinese banks) and private equity funds in the structuring and negotiation of numerous business projects covering sectors such as commercial and residential real estate, hotel, energy, mining, heavy machinery, manufacturing, export and international trade, retail business, transportation, communication, high-tech, clean energy, biotech and medicine, textile, food and beverage, education, advertising and information technology.
Mr. Ma is a native of China and is fluent in English.
Contemporary Ruiding Development’s US$1.5 Billion Debut Bond Offering
September 15, 2020
Shanghai Electric Group Issues US$300 Million Guaranteed Bonds
February 25, 2020
Shanghai Electric Group Issues US$500 Million Guaranteed Bonds
November 25, 2019
Mei Nian Investment Issues US$200 Million Guaranteed Senior Notes
April 08, 2019
COSCO SHIPPING Holdings’ Proposed Acquisition of Orient Overseas
July 10, 2017
Yuzhou Properties Issues Two Senior Notes Offerings with Combined Value of US$600 Million
January 25, 2017
China Everbright issues $600M Panda Bonds
July 29, 2016
Ping An Fund’s US$1.6 Billion Acquisition of AutoHome from Telstra
June 28, 2016
COSCO’s Highly Complex Restructuring with China Shipping
February 03, 2016
Paul Hastings Advises Managers on Haitong International Finance Holdings 2015 Limited’s US$670 Million Guaranteed Bonds Issuance
April 22, 2015
Paul Hastings Advises Baosteel Financing on US$500 Million Guaranteed Bonds Offering
February 02, 2015
Paul Hastings Advises Managers on Haitong International Finance’s US$700 Million Guaranteed Bonds Issuance
February 02, 2015
Paul Hastings Advises Yuzhou Properties on US$250 Million Senior Notes Offering
December 09, 2014
Paul Hastings Represents Haitong in Convertible Bonds Offering
November 04, 2014
Paul Hastings Advises WH Group on US$1.5 Billion Term Loan Facility
October 06, 2014
Paul Hastings Advises Nomura and Other Banks in Financing AsiaInfo-Linkage Inc.s US$890 Million Go-Private
January 21, 2014
Paul Hastings Advises Nomura and Other Banks in Financing AsiaInfo-Linkages US$890 Million Take-Private
May 16, 2013
Paul Hastings Advises Chinatrust in the Cross-border Acquisition Financing of Trimco
May 09, 2012
Paul Hastings Advises J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse in China Hotel Sector Acquisition Financing
October 03, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Energy Development Corporation on its US$175 Million New Club Loan
June 28, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Energy Development Corporation on its US$75 Million new loan and PHP4.1 Billion existing loan with IFC
June 22, 2011
Recognized in Legal 500 Asia 2018
Paul Hastings is ranked in 19 practice areas across five jurisdictions in Asia – Hong Kong, China, Japan, Philippines, and South Korea.
November 29, 2017
Paul Hastings Awarded Asia M&A Firm of the Year
Paul Hastings was named “M&A Firm of the Year" at the fourth annual Asia Legal Awards, hosted by The American Lawyer, in association with The Asian Lawyer, China Law & Practice, and Legal Week.
Seven firms were shortlisted for this award and Paul Hastings won due to the breadth of complex, landmark matters the firm advised on last year, including:
* Representing Samsung Electronics in its US$8B acquisition of Harman;
* Representing state-owned shipping giant COSCO, China COSCO and its associated companies in the landmark restructuring involving both COSCO and China Shipping;
* Representing Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment, a consortium of four state-owned companies, in its multi-billion dollar joint venture with Comcast NBC Universal and in the establishment of a landmark Universal Studio theme park in Beijing.