Davide Barzilai is a banking and finance lawyer based in Hong Kong (being Hong Kong and English law qualified) having previously worked in our London and Singapore offices. Davide is active and has substantial experience in advising lenders and borrowers in the following markets: asset finance (particularly within the shipping sector), corporate loans (including syndicated, bilateral and asset based lending) and structured trade and commodity finance. Davide sits on the APLMA Documentation Committee. Davide is head of our Islamic finance business in Asia Pacific and has extensive experience advising European, Middle Eastern and Asian based clients in Islamic treasury, asset financing, corporate financing, real estate and funds sectors.
Davide is recommended as “highly responsive” and “exceptional” in the UK Legal 500 (2009 and 2011) and is commended by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 with “particular experience in shipping finance” and “a comprehensive set of skills on an international basis; he knows the markets, is very open and gets the point right away”. Davide was shortlisted for the Asia Maritime Lawyer of the Year - Lloyds List Awards 2011 and was recognised as ‘Islamic Finance Lawyer of the Year in Hong Kong' 2014 by Corporate Intl Magazine.
A European directive has recently been passed which will have significant implications for those documenting financing transactions globally, not just in Europe..
February 17, 2016
A recent Hong Kong case reminded us of the importance of getting things right when executing documents in virtual closings, particularly in relation to deeds. .
October 29, 2014
Cross-border real estate deal completed .
February 15, 2016
Norton Rose Fulbright acts for AEP Investment Management in innovative Shariah compliant deal.
February 11, 2016